Cafe 8

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 21 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches + 17 more
100% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

5235 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85206 Directions

(480) 338-2640
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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    Not sure why they are listed twice or ranked so low. I am Celiac and extremely sensitive. And I have been to almost every restaurant that truly caters to folks with food sensitivities. For the money, variety and consistent quality I have found none better. Get there early for the bakery because they sell out quickly - especially during snow bird season. Tell Alex and Tracy that Carrie and Larry sent you.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 7 years ago and this is by far the best gluten free food I've ever had. Owned by a husband and wife, who make almost everything from scratch, themselves. The food they make is all gluten free, with the exception of outsourced gluten containing breads they bring in for non gluten free folk. I've been there twice and haven't been sick afterwards, the service has never been slow (for having three people at the most working the entire restaurant) and the food has been excellent.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    LOVE LOVE This place! Very celiac safe and knowledgeable of dairy intolerances and celiac disease. I would recommend this place to anyone. Thank you both for being you!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I agree that the food is great and there are many gf options. However, the service was so slow that we were there almost 2 hours for breakfast! (By the way, we were seated right away) The excuse given was that 3 out of 4 of us ordered french toast. Only go if you have hours to spend waiting for service. food, and the bill.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Good food. Service a little slow.

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    1 rating
    1 year ago

    Terribly rude staff we couldn't believe it. We were told it would be a half an hour to wait for four people but then later she said that we could sit separately and to wait a minute and she'd clean the table, then she gave those tables away within the time allotted and told us we have to wait a half an hour they were horrible here!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    I had the GF French Toast and the hot chocolate. The food was wonderful, didn't feel sick afterwards, and I recommend the hot chocolate. Absolutely delicious! Also bought a blueberry scone on the way out. Talked with the lady who owns the store and she bakes everything from scratch with a GF all purpose flour that she mixes herself. Loved that she immediately asked upon us sitting at a table if anyone needed a GF menu instead of me having to ask for it. I highly recommend this place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Our French Toast was okay. I'm giving it 5 stars for the service and the fact that I didn't get sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    What a great find! Delicious gluten free baked goods, French toast, pancakes, tortillas, pies, muffins, donuts, cakes! Family run and incredibly knowledgeable about celiac and gluten intolerance cross contamination. They take it very seriously. No worries eating here!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Definitely one of the better places to eat gluten free in the area. It's a small family run restaurant with delicious food. They have a separate gluten free menu with many options, and they understand food allergies very well. To top it off, they bake gluten free muffins and donuts in house. The muffins do contain a little dairy, but the donuts don't. They don't make the donuts everyday. So if you really want one, best to call the day before or early in the morning to place an order. This is our favorite place.

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Delicious gluten free Belgian waffle, blueberry muffin and quiche!! Super tasty!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    I go to Cafe 8 all the time and they are always very nice and accommodating to our needs. It is a family run business. The food is amazing! Bacon and gf french toast is off the charts! I would suggest making a reservation though because they are always packed. :)

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Delicious, real food. GF or otherwise. Great service, clean. GF bakery a plus. Great to have you in Mesa.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    I never thought that gluten free could taste so good until I ate here! They have many yummy options on their gluten menu and the blueberry muffins are to die for!

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    5 rating
    3 years ago

    So thrilled to find gf breakfast items! The Belgian waffle was delicious! my husband loved his omelette and I so appreciated an entire gf menu! We will be back many times!

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Best quiche I have ever had. Delicious every time. So nice to have an affordable GF option so close to home. Many thanks.

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    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Stopped in for breakfast and their gf Belgium waffles are amazing! They have unique and delicious flavors of iced tea as well. All of their desserts are gluten free, I grabbed some strawberry cheesecake to go and it was soooo good. I will definitely be back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    Owner is allergic to wheat and has a family member who is Celiac. Has a GF bakery inside with raw vegan options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    awesome

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dessert
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Pasta
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lunch
  • Mediterranean
  • Organic
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
8 am - 2:45 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday
8 am - 2:45 pm
Friday
8 am - 2:45 pm
Saturday
8 am - 2:45 pm
Sunday
Closed
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