Can't wait to try this place-great restaurant for years that now I can enjoy this they added the GF menus!
Dropped in before going to the SF Zen Center. Had delicious GF waffles with fresh fruit and white tea. Wife had GF rice bowl with tempeh, ginger, veggies, and tamari sauce. Really friendly staff and knowledgeable.
The tea was lovely sitting on the garden terrace this morning. Was disappointed to learn the waffles are not Gf :( but did have a WONDERFUL China pudding w fruit, honey & candied nuts that was well worth it. Not an everyday spot... 21$ breakfast for one pre tip.
Great sandwich with gluten-free bread; however, it was toasted and that toasting probably happened on a shared surface. Next time I will have the gluten-free waffles, which my server said were definitely cooked on a dedicated surface. They don't even serve non-gluten-free waffles!
I was pleasantly surprised to see gluten-free and/or vegetarian options called out on the food menu. The server was careful to ask about specific food sensitivities once I mentioned the gluten issue.The only downside is Samovar tends to be pricey, but that just makes it a place to go for a special treat!