This place is amazing and awesome! After having a brief conversation with them online (LOVE that their responses were almost immediate, very informative and sincere), I went into their café yesterday when we were in Fairmont (we live 200 miles away and were in town briefly for a funeral). We had discussed their gluten free options (which are extensive) previously and discussed them again upon my arrival (my 4 year old son has celiac). I was incredibly impressed how well educated they were on the subject and even told me about how they have a separate work area for preparations to avoid cross contamination - they told me before I even had a chance to ask! Their gracious personal touch was such a delight, the owner informed me of members of her family who also have celiac. Not only was their customer service great, but so was their food. It was simple, but delicious (and very low priced). We ordered 8 meals all together for take out (they even offered to deliver them, but I truly enjoyed waiting and looking at all the firehouse memorabilia in the cafe while drinking my complimentary beverage). We ordered a mix of gf and regular items - gf items were clearly marked and packed separately. Everyone enjoyed their food! It was a nice touch that each sandwich was accompanied by a serving of chips - I had assumed we were just getting the sandwich. My celiac son dived straight into his gluten-free grilled cheese and devoured it. It may sound simple, but I have never seen a gf grilled cheese on a menu before and he was so excited to have the same thing his cousins were eating. They made a 4 year olds day (and his parents too). We don't make it to Fairmont too often anymore, but be assured whenever we do we will be coming to the Firehouse Cafe 😀
Although Firehouse was supposed to go gf, it hasn't. I was told I could bring my own bread, but they don't have a dedicated prep area.
They have now added all salads to be gluten free. Sandwiches and hot dogs are also available as gluten free. Finally! Gluten free food is prepared & cooked separately from foods that contain gluten. :)
they are trying to become gf. there menu is changing to help us.