Breakfast Republic

3 ratings
$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, French Toast
66% of 3 votes say it's celiac friendly
251 N El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024

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Celiac

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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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I have celiac & was thrilled to see so many GF options! BUT, the third time I went in for breakfast, having requested no toast on my plate, it arrived with toast touching the omelet. I politely reminded the waitress that I'd requested no toast at all since I prefer not to take the chance as a celiac. She seemed annoyed and took the plate away to the kitchen, returning less than 2 minutes later with the same plate less the toast on it, but with an obvious wipe mark. My friend politely explained that the seriousness of celiac disease and cross contamination issues and requested that the dish be remade. 15 minutes later my plate reappeared, minus the toast. Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing whether they actually remade it or simply placed it under a heat lamp on a clean plate. I was ill for a week after eating that breakfast. I probably wouldn't risk it again.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Not the best food I've ever tasted, but safe for Celiacs & has lots of options!! I had the eggs Benedict (on GF toast). The cinnamon raisin French toast sounded good too, I'll try that next. Items clearly marked gf on menu, and waiters are knowledgeable... as soon as I mentioned "allergy" he said "Do you have Celiac? We make sure there's no cross contamination." Overall good experience, I'll be back 😊

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years 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

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Kid Friendly
  • Restaurant

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I was looking forward to a wonderful breakfast. I ordered the breakfast Jumbalaya which was delicious and listed as GF. But an hour later had a severe reaction. I had eaten nothing else for over 12 hours. So it could only be the breakfast. Just be warned.

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Gluten Intolerant

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Amazing! Great service. Great food! Highly recommend the chilaquiles and orange juice. I had no reactions to the food.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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They were knowledgeable about Celiac and gf. Not a ton of options on menu, but several. They took extra care in the kitchen to acknowledge cross contamination and the manager brought out the food to our table personally, to inform us that he had over seen it’s preparing and came directly to us after it was ready.

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

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Very helpful server. Took us seriously, and let us know the GF items were prepped separately. When meal came he let us know he subbed the potatoes for fruit because he was concerned they were cross contaminated. My Celiac daughter, who has seen her share of fruit plates declared it the best she had ever had, and she enjoyed her breakfast sandwich as well.

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

Overall Rating

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The menu said all of their eggs Benedict were “served over sourdough English muffin, topped with gluten-free hollandaise sauce.” The Mushroom N’ Pesto one is marked gluten-free. I asked about that English muffin, waitress said if it must be gluten-free, they sub with gluten-free toast. I said I’d go with that. (Should have been a red flag that it was ambiguously marked on the menu). Within an hour I had a migraine, and then I got the usual indigestion issues. I seem to tolerate some cross-contamination, and I still got sick. Our food came out at completely different times too, so some of us were watching our food get cold for a considerable amount of time while waiting for the rest.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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?

— Average

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