Bocca Café

4 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Bread/Buns, Dessert, Muffins
427 Fitzwilliam St
Nanaimo, BC V9R 3B1, Canada

Top Reviews


Overall Rating


I have been looking for gluten free food and I found this gem. They have bagels and breakfast sandwiches, muffins, cookies, cheesecakes, Nanaimo bars etc ALL GLUTEN FREE! Can’t wait to go back and try more!


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 7 months ago read full review


Overall Rating


The staff are very knowledgeable and careful. They do warn you that they don’t have a dedicated area for baking the GF muffins and bread etc., so cross-contamination is a risk, especially if you are celiac and highly sensitive. I have tried eating there but I always have a mild reaction. So I have written them off my list as a safe place to eat. Please note that their food does taste amazing so if you are not a severe celiac you may not have a problem.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating


Lots of gluten free choices. Bagels muffins, soup and salads. GF Nanaimo bars and cookies. Outdoor courtyard tables with nice jazz music playing. Very friendly staff.

Celiac friendly?


Updated 5 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Muffins


  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly


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