Bearcat Cafe Uptown

13 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe, Breakfast & Brunch
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes
100% of 13 votes say it's celiac friendly
2521 Jena St
New Orleans, LA 70115

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Celiac

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Everything taste like bananas

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Not celiac

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I got the Bearcat Breakfast and added GF pancakes with blueberries. The flavor was okay, but the consistency was mushy.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Not celiac

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Such a cute place, and the menu had the gluten free or gluten free available items listed. It was helpful and one of the few places I found in New Orleans that had anything marked.

Safety


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

— 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 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
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Paleo pancake (gf) with Chai toppings
Yummy gluten free pancakes!
Gluten-Free at Bearcat Cafe Uptown
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There are some options — you can definitely find something here. But be careful, server told me potatoes are cross contaminated despite being marked GF on the menu. The worst kind of GF place that does things like that :(

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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I truly can't say enough good things about Bearcat. We ordered takeout and there's a whole section to mark restrictions and allergies, including celiac! I called ahead of time to ask my usual questions and they assured me they took celiac very seriously and warned me ahead of time about the button for online orders. We had some trouble with the online interface, so one person from our party went in and ordered it at the counter. After we got our food and left, I realized I'd totally forgotten to check if my restrictions were communicated to the person at the counter. I called the restaurant in a panic and even though they were absolutely packed, they took the time to reprint the ticket to check if it was marked AND asked the kitchen staff to double check. I will 100% go back next time in town and recommend it to anyone with GF needs.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Some

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 lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely fabulous! Worth the wait!! Very busy which is a good sign!

Safety


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

— 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

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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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A must if you’re gf and in Nola

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

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 selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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So many delicious and well marked gluten free options. Don’t skip on the crispy potatoes!

Safety


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

— 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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We ate at the CBD location twice on our last trip to NOLA. My daughter got the steak breakfast burrito with GF tortilla both times and LOVED it. They were knowledgeable about celiac and very friendly. The food was absolutely delicious!

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve been going here for years. It is always delicious and I have never gotten sick. We need more restaurants like this one in the world.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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 for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Love the vibe and the GF/Paleo options

Safety


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

— 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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu is marked and waiter was knowledgeable about what could be made safely

Many options that all looked great

Our food was amazing and did not get sick!

Safety


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

— 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

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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SO yummy and they definitely use every precaution to ensure your food is GF. Highly recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Great food and service. They take good care with celiac and other allergies.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve eaten here three times in two weeks. Everything has tasted GREAT, and I’ve always felt fine afterwards. I highly recommend the shrimp and grits, the brisket hash (no toast) and the Bearcat breakfast with gf pancakes. Their gf pancakes are their paleo pancakes. I wasn’t sure I’d like them, but my server said that they were great. He was right. They use banana, ground almonds and eggs. They did not taste eggy and were so tasty that they didn’t need syrup. Also I was reluctant to try the potatoes after reading about concerns on this app, but I tried them and had no problems. This place is a New Orleans gem.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Staff was knowledgeable and food was delicious.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Owners mother has celiac! Everything is well marked and the staff is super well informed. And the food: delicious.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Very good food and staff knowledgeable of Celiac. Interesting menu and friendly service. Husband has Celiac and did not have any issues after eating here.

SIDE NOTE: Please take Nima results with a grain of salt. The Nima is NOT a fully validated ELISA.There is a significant risk for BOTH false positives and false negatives with this device. I understand how helpful it feels to have this technology available, but try to remember that it is a guide - not gospel. (And before ya get your panties in a twist, I am a biochemist. ;-) )

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We waited a while to eat but it was well worth it. Our waiter was friendly and knew was Celiac was. I ordered the Crab Scramble, but was very nervous to try the potatoes. I haven’t had anything fried in almost a decade. I trusted the previous positive reviews and all I can say is wow!! They were great and I haven’t experienced any negative reactions. Highly recommend Bearcat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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This place is a MUST whenever you’re in New Orleans. Everything is very clearly marked on the menu and the waiters/chef even know what it means to be celiac safe. I’ve eaten here several times and recommend it to anyone who asks. Their pancakes are amazing and so are their potatoes in mornay sauce

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was really good....! Except for the Paleo pancakes which had a weird fish taste to them? Both my husband and I found that to be really odd, but everything else was fantastic.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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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!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent GF food, including paleo pancakes!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Not celiac

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Not celiac

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

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Friendly staff, good food, neighborhood feel!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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