BEARCAT CAFE

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 17 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pancakes + 6 more
91% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2521 Jena St, New Orleans, LA 70115 Directions

(504) 309-9011
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    5 rating
    1 week ago

    Eaten there twice no reaction. Super attentive staff. GF and gluten free adaptable listed on menu. Great shrimp and grits.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    Yes, yes, yes! Best meal I’ve had, including pre-celiac meals! The owners mom is celiac so they get the safety part. But, they also get the amazing food part! They have meat options, but my 22 year old daughter is a gluten free vegetarian & the options for her were amazing & delicious! Eat here!!!!! UPDATE: still awesome!!!!! UPDATE 2: Continued awesomeness!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Staff was knowledgeable. Menu clearly marked on GF and GF Available. Paleo pancakes and GF bison sausage. Yum. Food was amazing.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    GF marked items are not GF per our Nima sensor!! Not safe if you are celiac. Staff wasn’t well trained. Assured us all items marked GF would be safe bc owner’s mother was celiac, and all fryers were dedicated. So thankful for our Nima sensor - we tested the GF chips and queso, which came back with gluten detected. I showed our test to the the waiter who was surprised and didn’t know why. I asked if maybe CC from fryer? After asking around, he admitted that the fryers were just vegetarian dedicated (meat in one fryer, and no meat in the other fryers) but not gluten free dedicated. Hope it was a learning experience for the staff. Please don’t have a false sense of security of eating here, our Nima test definitely proved that wrong.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Excellent GF food, including paleo pancakes!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Amazing. Loved it. Loud and casual place with great food and celiac friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    Yes! Absolutely delicious and safe! Just tell your server that you have celiac disease. The chef has a family member with celiac, and all the kitchen staff is trained to not contaminate anything of notified. Eggs, Paleo pancakes, grits, hashbrowns, fruit... wish I could eat here every day.

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    5 rating
    5 months ago

    Menu is clearly labeled. Delicious food! Great fresh lemonades!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    The menu was labeled well and they were able to substitute bread for a sweet potato tortilla! So delicious

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    I had one of the best meals in New Orleans here, we went to Bearcat for breakfast. I ordered the eggs, bacon, fried potatoes and Paleo pancakes...I ate every single bite. Celiac safe, the staff is very friendly and well educated

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    10 months ago

    Many gf options, although no gf bread...which was disappointing. I’m df as well, and the cashew queso was amazing!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    The food is wonderful. the staff was very familiar with Celiac. The server informed me t hat the owner's mother has Celiac. The server also double checked about any other allergies before discussing the order with the kitchen. The owner came to the table with my food and explained the ingredients he used. I felt very safe eating here. the food was amazing. I will definitely be back. My family that ate gluten also enjoyed their food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    This is a MUST eat! Staff is knowledgeable, friendly service and incredible, safe food. I'll be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    This place is amazing. We visited twice in a weekend for brunch. The food is delicious. Lots of gluten free offerings. The chef/owner came over to our table on both occasions to verify our order and to confirm its gluten free status. My son is excited to have a delicious reasonable priced option relatively close to campus. It is VERY busy on the weekends so be prepared for a wait.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    Friendly staff, good food, neighborhood feel!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Plant Based
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
7 am - 4 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 4 pm
Thursday
7 am - 4 pm
Friday
7 am - 4 pm
Saturday
7 am - 4 pm
Sunday
7 am - 4 pm

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