Merak /měraːk/:

a feeling of bliss and the sense of oneness with the universe that comes from the simplest of pleasures.

About us

At Merak GF, there’s room for everyone at our table. Whether you can eat anything and everything, or are coeliac/gluten free, our incredible team is always on hand to help find the perfect meal or cake that will leave you completely satisfied.

Our team — made up of our close-knit family, with a few special additions — has a passion for creating simple, delicious and memorable food made from scratch in our lively kitchen.

We believe that enjoying a meal with family and friends is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and we’re proud to provide a warm and welcoming environment for you to do just that.

Our story

Over the past three years, Merak GF has had the privilege of sharing our family recipes with our community, right here in the Redlands. Our team pores over each new dish we add to our menu — experimenting and adapting loved favourites that we’re confident every member of your family will love.

We source our produce and ingredients locally, partnering with locals (and pillaging our garden) to deliver exceptionally fresh and tasty dishes year-round. Our seasonal menu is designed with care and attention and packed full of comfort classics and homestyle favourites.

After discovering autoimmune issues and allergies within our own family, we set out on a journey to create meals and baked goods that were safe to eat — and incredibly delicious. Little did we know that this new way of eating was to become such a big part of our destiny.

It was through a serendipitous moment in time, that our family was able to band together to bake and sell our delicious gluten-free cakes and baked donuts at various Queensland markets. As the popularity for our cakes grew, we began to explore the possibility of starting our very own gluten-free cafe.

We understand more than most how important it is to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome, relaxed and completely taken care of.

So whether you’re a local or just passing through...

...we invite you to

at our table.

Our commitment to our gluten-free customers

At Merak, we know first hand how important it is to find genuine gluten-free options when eating out for both children and adults with food intolerances and allergies, particularly to gluten.

Coeliac Australia (CA) reports that 88.5% of gluten-free and coeliac customers feel anxious at the thought of dining out, which can become very complicated and even life threatening. This not only impacts those that are coeliac or gluten free, but also their families and friends!

At Merak, we want everyone to feel welcome.

We want families, children, friends and colleagues to be able to dine out safely. You can trust that we always follow best practice processes as laid out by Coeliac Australia guidelines, and keep our cafe 100% gluten free and delicious at all times.