Brunch Cafe

1 rating
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pancakes, Waffles
1407 W Lake St
Addison, IL 60101

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Celiac

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We had brunch at Brunch Cafe when we were visiting the Chicagoland area from out of town. I had previously been to the Roselle Brunch Cafe but this was my first time at the Addison location (the restaurant looks brand new and given that it wasn't listed here until now, I think it must have opened pretty recently).

Absolutely delicious gluten free breakfast and the portions are huge!

I had the Bavocado, which is a skillet with potatoes on the bottom, choice of eggs, and bacon/avocado/cheese; they subbed out the fried potatoes that come with with skillet and gave me hash browns instead. It also came with my choice of toast or pancakes; I chose the pancakes and they were delicious. I confirmed that the hash browns, eggs, and GF pancakes are all cooked on a separate, gluten free surface.

I highly recommend doing call ahead seating because this place is packed, at least on the weekends. I joined the waitlist over the phone at 12:20 pm on a Sunday and we got our table at about 12:50 pm...so not a terrible wait but there were so many people waiting that there was no place to sit as we waited.

I can't wait to go back!

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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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
Updated 11 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout

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Celiac

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They offer bread if you want a sandwich or pancakes and waffles for breakfast. I had a churros waffle and it was yummy

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Celiac

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This place is one of my favorite little breakfast joints and I was super concerned that I would never again get to have one of their Mediterranean omelets after I was diagnosed. Instead they were the first restaurant I trusted to order food from. Much of their menu is marked gluten free. I did get my food take out because frankly I was nervous. The omelette was great as always and I was able to get a very good tasting gluten-free pancake to enjoy as well. I'm so happy I get to continue eating here and I really appreciate the staff. It's hard to comment on cross contamination because while I am celiac, to date, I have not had any symptoms related to cross contamination and since I'm new at this I have to assume at some point something has been cross-contaminated.

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?

— Excellent

Gluten Sensitive

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Found plenty of gf options. Great food. Very careful!

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

Celiac

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After asking the waitress a ton a questions, I ended up asking her to find out from the manager what the safest food they have for a celiac. The answer was toast. “Everything is on shared equipment.” They wash everything as best they can but that’s far from ideal. I was disappointed that this restaurant is listed on this app. I ended up getting dry toast with very cold lettuce and tomato and bacon. It was a cold and dry BLT.

I will say though, that I appreciated their honesty!

Safety


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

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Below Average

Symptomatic Celiac

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We are in from out of state. Ate breakfast this am and yesterday. I asked about the protocol in the kitchen. They use a separate grill for the gluten free pancakes, that were delicious. I did not try the gf waffles. There is a dedicated waffle iron for the gf waffles. They offer gf French toast.

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?

— Excellent

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