Cafe owner sparks social media firestorm after demanding gluten-free diners provide doctor's note

(FOX News) -- They mince garlic and onion at the White Moose Café, but they don’t mince words.

Having previously thrown more than a few F-bombs at vegans, breastfeeding moms and other visitors, the Dublin, Ireland, eatery has put out the not-very-welcome sign for another group of patrons it would like to see less of.

Welcome to the club, gluten-free diners.

On Saturday, White Moose owner Paul Stenson posted the following warning on his café’s Facebook page:


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

Cue the outrage. Among the 9,894-and-counting comments to the post Tuesday morning, there were just a handful without four-letter words.


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