Amateur Coffee

10 recent ratings
$$ • Coffee Shop
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Waffles
Safety Rating
10 ratings

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3913 Cuming St
Omaha, NE 68131
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Asymptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

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Some of the best local coffee!! I’ve stopped here twice and love their sustainability, has GF bakery items if you ask, GF oat milk and all items are vegan. Definitely worth a stop everytime I’m in town.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I LOVE the vibe at Amateur Coffee and I’ve tried so hard to make the experience work but I get sick there almost every time.

I tried the waffles twice and got sick both times even though they said it’s a gf only waffle maker. I got SUPER sick when I tried a gf brownie from a nearby bakery (my fault). I thought I was safe with the 100% gf breakfast sandwich made in a totally different room but got sick again today. I wonder if they’re just not careful with the drinks? Maybe they’re too close to the pastry shelf in their tiny kitchen?

Anyway, if you have Celiac, steer clear!

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Owner Response


Stacey — Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We’re so sorry you’ve had a few reactions.

I’d like to provide you with some information about our products. Our bottom two pastry shelves do contain gluten, however pretty much everything else on our menu is gluten free, including our drinks. We use dedicated tongs for gluten free items vs non-gluten free items. Our breakfast sandwiches are made by Veg.Edible, a 100% gluten free bakery, and we prepare our gluten free waffles at the parlor and have only ever made them gluten free. The brownie is made in a kitchen that also produces gluten pastries at Sweet Magnolia’s Bakeshop. If you would like further information, please send me an email and I’d be happy to help.

Jasmyn, Owner at Amateur Coffee

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Excellent coffee shop with a small number of food options, I love it because EVERYTHING is vegan and most everything is also gluten free. Their oat milk is certified gluten free, the bakery items are baked elsewhere, and brought in. They make in house, gluten free, vegan waffles that are cooked to order, nice to not have to worry about cross contamination. They are also very eco conscious, no plastic, disposable cups or straws, etc. Oh, and the espresso and coffee beverages are divine. Best cappuccino ever! Get the sidecar too!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 7 months 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Coffee Shop
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dedicated Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Plant Based
  • Takeout

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Gluten-Free at Amateur Coffee
Vegan, gf waffle with vegan gf lion's mane chickUn, vegan gf whip and pure maple syrup. $14. Not cheap but  the waffle was so light and fluffy inside and crispy outside.
GF waffles
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More Reviews


Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great service and very knowledgeable about cross-contamination. Waffles and tea were amazing!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Great place that takes pride in everything they serve. Chocolate chip GF waffles is perfect. Drinks are all outstanding.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Gluten free waffles! Great food and great coffee. Lots of dairy free and vegan options as well.

Safety


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

— 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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a dedicated waffle maker that they use for the waffles. I had mine with chocolate chips and syrup and I didn’t get sick.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Friendly staff, small menu, but always delicious

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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/All

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

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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It was good. Not the best thing that I have ever eat while being GF. Still really good!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Delicious gluten free waffles made in their own dedicated waffle maker!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Friendly staff. Clean & calm environment! Great waffles! And open until 5pm now!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I adore this little place! The waitress is was so pleasant and knowledgeable. I had a breakfast biscuit (with vegan cheese ❤) and a waffle with Enjoy Life chocolate chips and coconut whipped cream. The coffee here was AMAZING. I stopped here on the way home from a long road trip and this cafe was a godsend. I only wish I could've stayed longer.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


My 10yo celiac daughter and I ate here based on the reviews - and what a treat!! Yummy hot cocoa, waffles with strawberries and a chocolate brownie! Such a friendly place and it’s even vegan for any dairy issues. We will definitely go back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Small clean little shop. Friendly , with a small outdoor patio attached. They have gluten-free waffles that are excellent. They also carry gluten-free bakery items. We are here visiting this area & this shop is a little gem we discovered. Love it. Great coffees also

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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My Celiac son found this place while traveling through Omaha. Delicious gluten free waffles made to order. Lots a complex tea mixes and oat milk based lattes. Very happy to recommend Amateur Coffee.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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This coffee shop has waffles and some GF pastries (we had a pumpkin square)!!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing gf waffle and superb latte.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Had the gf chocolate chip waffle with strawberries and it was delish! Crunchy on outside, chewy on inside. Very friendly staff. Seating is stools with bar top, not much room to sit. Can take to go. Other than gf waffles, just a couple scones for food, then of course coffe. Menu states they are vegan.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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GF waffle was so good and the staff was very friendly! I will definitely eat here again!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Visited with my sister and we both got a mocha and chocolate chip waffle with whipped cream and strawberries. This was the best brunch I have had in YEARS. I am planning on returning for the gluten free pasteries soon! Didn't seem to become sick afterwards so that was a plus.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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