Café refusing customers gluten-free food without doctor’s note

The owners of the White Moose Café in Ireland are taking a stand.

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The owner of a Dublin-based café is taking a stand against customers ordering gluten free food and people are very unhappy about it.

Writing on the Facebook page for the White Moose Cafe, one of the establishment’s owners kicked things off by regaling followers with the story of one girl and her pancakes.

“This morning a girl asked us if we did gluten-free pancakes and when we asked her if she was a coeliac, she didn’t even know what the word meant and then proceeded to order regular, gluten-rich pancakes anyway,” they wrote.

Evidently angered at the customer’s request and subsequent ignorance, the White Moose Café decided to lay down the law.

“From now on, guests who demand gluten-free food are required to produce a doctor’s note which states that you suffer from coeliac disease,” they announced.

“Guests following a gluten-free fad, who don’t even know what gluten is, can cop the fuck on and eat regular food like everybody else.”

The White Moose Cafe on Facebook.


The frank posting has left customers divided though, with some 37,000 likes already accrued alongside a fair few angry comments.

“You obviously do not know anything about the difficulties people with coeliac disease go through,” one user writes.

Keen to take a stand, however, the White Moose Café has shown little in the way of remorse when it comes to replying to the complaints – quite the opposite, in fact.

“You’re upset?” they respond in once instance. “Hang on. My violin is around here somewhere.”

Another poster, who brands the debacle a “PR nightmare” is told they are “clearly a person who likes to whinge and moan” while one lady is simply informed they “look like an absolute dick.”

The undoubted highlight, however, came when one bloke pointed out a café should serve whatever the customer orders off the menu.

“Not if you’re an arsehole.” comes the response. “We won’t serve you full stop if you’re an arsehole.”

Sounds like our sort of café.

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