Breakfast Republic

5 recent ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, French Toast
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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410 E 17th St
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
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Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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I tend to need extra assurance that precautions are being made. I think this place is so used to having celiac or allergy customers that they might not get that. I asked for the server to speak with the kitchen staff about my needs for gloves change, fresh utensils and fresh batch of anything that might’ve been cut on shared surfaces. He assured me he would put the note “hospital allergy “ and that all would be taken care of. So, if you’re like me and need extra assurances, don’t be afraid to speak up about it. Every menu item I had was so good here. There’s a blanket surcharge of 2% on your entire bill for some reason. I asked about it and the server removed it. Weird! Super friendly staff.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Always love eating here. Inform server of gluten allergy and they take special precautions and hook you UP!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We’ve eaten here a couple of times and each time I’ve gotten the gluten free French toast and haven’t gotten sick once! It tastes amazing and they are really good about ensuring no cross contamination. Would highly recommend!

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 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • French Toast
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Family of 7 went none of us are GF except my son. My teenage son had their GF Cinnamon Raisin French Toast and Jurassic Pork both were so yummy! He cleared his plates and he did not get sick! We did tell the waiter the GF was do to a health condition and he noted it on the order. I am always hesitant trying new places with him because his reaction is so severe and he reacts within an hour but after the other reviews we felt it’s worth a try. It did not disappoint.

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 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered the chilequiles, awesome treat that I don’t usually get to have. Had an adaptogenic antioxidant shot before eating and it not too strong. The breakfast potatoes were nice and crispy (which I love). Didn’t get sick afterwards, so it was safe.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great food. Items clearly marked on the menu. GF and vegan options. Fun atmosphere, great cocktails & Coffee drinks. Staff was wonderful!

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Food was pretty good! I just had a basic omelet with gluten free toast. I asked for it to be untoasted to limit the risk of the bread being toasted in a contaminated toaster. The staff was happy to make accommodations for my severe allergy.

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?

— 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 kids
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The Chilaquiles and gluten free cinnamon bread French toast were very good. Both are marked as GF on the menu. There are several other GF options available. Very tasty and fresh. Enjoy! They have multiple locations.

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 takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Server was unsure what was celiac safe or not. Really nice guy but just reiterated that the kitchen just wasn’t safe for celiacs.

I appreciated the transparency but was bummed not to be able to eat.

FYI — served told me the house hot sauce was NOT gluten free and was unsure about ketchup

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Average

Gluten Intolerant

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My daughter’s favorite for breakfast. A lot of GF options including fresh levain sourdough which doesn’t affect me and is always a nice option if you can tolerate it. Service is always good. Wasn’t a fan of the turkey meatloaf hash. But everything else I’ve had is good. A little pricey by average for San Diego I suppose.

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 kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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A fun little breakfast chain - We went to the location in Mission Beach. I wasn’t completely convinced the waiter knew what the issues I described were but I took a chance on one of the scrambles. I explained the toast issue and he offered to bring me a plate of tomatoes instead. I didn’t get sick and my mashed potato/egg dish was great!

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ask for the safest options for celiac, and they told me that all the Benedict eggs were one of the safest options and the gf French toast, they have a dedicated fryer for the potato’s and the bread it’s so tasty. Definitely coming back

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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I just ordered eggs and toast, but enjoyed both. The gluten free toast was good. Will go back for GF raisin cinnamon French toast (on menu) next visit. Server was nice and prices agreed with my wallet 😀

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

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