rich emollient used in the management of eczema, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.


This wasn’t just any old breakfast. This was no greasy spoon. Number Twenty Six in Teignmouth, Devon, is a lovely little cafe bistro that my Dad and I discovered many years ago while out walking. That first visit was great and I had a gluten free sandwich. We returned for a special belated birthday breakfast and they didn’t disappoint.

Number Twenty One Bistro in Teignmouth - best gluten and dairy free breakfast

Number Twenty Six Bistro in Teignmouth – best gluten and dairy free breakfast

They were very clued up for gluten free food requests; the only thing not suitable were the sausages. This would be the only suggestion to enhance their #GF menu. I even got saute potatoes and some delicous and delicate salad on the side.

They were happy to go through every element of the breakfast I chose and gave me extra bacon and egg to make up the sausage that I couldn’t have. Nothing was too much for them. I was able to have mine cooked in oil and they even did a special portion of mushrooms in oil for me.

Normally I will get told that the mushrooms are cooked in butter and that’s that! So I miss out on my favourite breakfast accompaniment, but this time I had my mushrooms.

Really tasty crispy bacon and perfectly cooked egg. Really a rather delicious breakfast. I love a poached egg and being completely incompetent at achieving this myself it’s lovely to have one when eating out. Apologies to all of you with an egg allergy. There was plenty on the menu that didn’t have egg.

I had my own gluten free and wheat free toast which I think was Genius but forgot to ask. I did take in my own spread and milk. They had soya and almond milk in stock which weren’t good for me but I’m sure they would get different milk if you phoned to book and told them your allergies.

If you are in Teignmouth this place is well worth the visit.

Thank you to Dad and Liz for taking us. It was a really delicious breakfast and such a treat to be able to order from the menu and get almost everything on offer! Great coffee too!

Finally here is a very bad selfie complete with seriously bad hat hair!

Here we are, me, Ken, Dad and Liz in Number Twenty One

Here we are, me, Ken, Dad and Liz in Number Twenty Six

Has anyone else been here? Well worth a visit and just a stone’s throw from lovely Teignmouth beach.

PS. Tracy… another breakfast with salad! ?

PPS. They have a branch in Dartmouth too which is currently closed for winter but also worth visiting later in the year



An allergy and health writer and freelance copywriter, Ruth is passionate about helping those with allergies and food intolerances take control, embrace their condition, and learn to live with and love who they are. It can be very lonely finding you have allergies and discovering what helps you can be a life long journey. What works for one person won't work for another, so after trying nearly every allergy treatment under the sun and finding hours of research necessary to keep abreast of what's going on, Ruth started writing her blog, What Allergy? in April 2009. Ruth has life threatening allergies herself to all nuts, all diary, tomatoes and celery and knows first-hand what it's like to have an anaphylactic attack. Voted in the Top 5 UK allergy blogs by Cision UK in 2011, What Allergy is packed full of interesting articles, hints and tips and product reviews which are a must read for anyone with allergies, food intolerances or sensitivities, asthma and eczema. From subjects such as "What is celery allergy?" to "Surviving a holiday abroad with allergies", it's packed with useful and interesting information. You can register free for a weekly newsletter by visiting her website and also keep in touch by following her on Facebook and Twitter.

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