Cafe Avalaun

29 recent ratings
$ • Bakery, Cafe
dedicated gluten-free badge Reported to be dedicated gluten-free
Reported GF menu options: Crepes
4640 Richmond Rd
Cleveland, OH 44128

Top Reviews


Not celiac

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Delicious, crepes are also DF without whipped cream!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is amazing, highly recommend! The food was delicious and the owner/chef was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about allergies - not just celiac/gf. As someone with a dairy allergy, I often find it difficult to find places to eat, especially on vacation, but this place was a gem and I’ll definitely be returning!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 4 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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I’m so grateful to have Café Avalaun close to home! Their GF pop-up events are amazing - and I love their daily offerings, especially the BBQ pulled pork and Nashville hot chicken sandwiches!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, since menus and staff can change, please verify before visiting!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Allergen List
  • Crepes
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Coffee Shop
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Nut-Free Friendly
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Soy-Free Friendly
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Overall Rating

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This local, small business has great, gluten-free food. Lots of yummy meal, dessert, and coffee/lemonade/tea options. Only one ask - bring back the toast of the day!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

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Omg, the breakfast sandwich. Everything we've had is so good, but something about that biscuit is just next level.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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One of my absolute favorites!! Chef Brian never disappoints and I always feel safe eating here

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is absolutely amazing! If you have to eat gluten free, or even if you dont, this place is a must go to. The biscuits are indescribable, the crepes, omelettes, baked goods, french fries .....all delicious! My husband is not celiac and raves about the biscuits, can't believe they're gluten free, he also loved the crepes and Nashville.chicken sandwich. We live about 40 minutes away and will drive there for the Nashville chicken sandwich. If you haven't been you need to go, even if it's a little drive it will be worth it.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

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INCREDIBLE gluten free restaurant. I have had Celiac for 17 years now and have never found such incredible baked goods, breads, crepes.

They also have pop-up dinner nights which are always great too. The calzone nights and Italian nights are my favorite so far. Oh, and the tiramisu! So many options for foods I never get to enjoy otherwise

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing place!!! Entirely gluten-free and the food is amazing!! Love the specials and theme nights!! I wouldn't drive 45 minutes from Akron to this place if it wasn't worth it!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Every time I eat here, I love it so much!!! The crepes are so delicious. I always get a savory and a sweet. Highly recommend!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing food, and great customer service. I got a pineapple upside crepe and it was delicious! Highly recommend!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 2 months ago read full review

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Love This place! My favorite is the Nashville hot chicken, mild with the slaw and aioli. I also like the vegan Caesar with chicken, and the carrot cake muffin is delicious. Highly recommend!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Oh my gosh! I cannot believe I just now found this little gem. They were SO NICE to work with. Zero gluten enters the doors. I had the carrot bisque and the club sandwich and I was IN HEAVEN! I want everything in there all the time. Definitely worth the trip from Fairlawn.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Amazing food! I highly recommend the lemon bar crepe and the grilled cheese. I've been eating here almost every day for two weeks and not a single issue. Thank you!!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious! I have celiac and it’s very safe. Biscuits were amazing, garlic fries so yummy. Definitely worth the drive 👍

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Everything’s gluten free and the Nashville chicken sandwhich was amazing. Portions are kinda small though

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

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An incredible find!! High sensitivity celiac since I was a kid and I can honestly say, this place is a gluten-free mecca. 100% GF with many other allergen options. I’m great full to have found this place and it’s probably the only reason I’ll come back to Cleveland lol

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Small local coffee shop and cafe feel with big taste. The Nashville hot chicken sandwich was fantastic and the bun being gluten free was amazing!! Great and stress free knowing the entire restaurant gluten free

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Went here a few years ago for their “carnival food” event, had corndogs, funnel cakes, cheese on a stick, and a few other things! Was delicious and can’t wait for another theme night

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Absolutely delicious! Pierogis & fries were homemade & so good. Sandwiches and salads were such generous portions we all only ate half!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 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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You can tell the owner, Brian, is a really talented chef. His pop-up dinners are always worth a trip. You can tell every single part has thought put into it. Of all the things, a red cabbage side from the German dinners is one of my favorites. I also really liked the Thai menu! My boyfriend (with no dietary restrictions) kept talking about the holiday beef Wellington. I don't know how he does so many diverse things so well.

That being said, the regular menu is also great. The Nashville hot chicken is an obvious star.

And, of course, the whole place is GF and worry-free.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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1st time visitor... came all the way from the west side just for the Mardi gras special menu. Catfish po'boy and 'beignets' (glorified funnel cake balls) were amazing!! Ordered shrimp/duck/andouille gumbo... no shrimp in my bowl and def lacking in creole flavor/spice, but still quite good... just not $12 a bowl good. The 'paczki' were so disappointing tho... Overly fried, crispy grease biscuits. Would've been better off filling those little 'beignets' puffs with custard and jam... now that I'd go back for! Paczki, not so much.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

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I love it here. As someone with several food allergies, I appreciate that everything is marked, and the staff is happy to answer any questions you may have.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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This place is a gem! It’s a 100% dedicated gluten free facility and the food is amazing. The lemon bar crepe is a favorite. Best French fries I’ve ever had. Also love their specialty pop up items.

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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 don’t think there’s anything more that needs to be said about Cafe Avalaun. The place is the legendary. I’ve been to several dedicated GF restaurants, and i fully believe Cafe Avalaun is among the best. So i figured I would review to update, since there hasn’t been a review in a while.

Throughout Covid they have remained open, with curbside pickup. They have also had several specials as well (Calzones and Crepechangas were stellar). Recently they came out with a Nashville Hot Chicken sandwich menu item. Honestly, if you live within 3 hours of Cafe Avalaun, have celiac/NCGS, and haven’t made the trip, it would be worth it! (Just for the chicken sandwiches if not anything else)

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— Yes, the establishment is dedicated gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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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The Indian coconut-turmeric vegetable curry was delicious. It was wonderful going out to eat and relaxing knowing I was at a dedicated gluten -free restaurant. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The breakfast biscuit was delightfully fluffy. One of the best breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had. I also ordered the toast of the day, goat cheese and blueberry compote! My inner foodie is satisfied. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Great food, serving dinner now on select days. The Big Mac special was awesome, the chicken paprikash and rib specials were excellent

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Great food now they have funnel cake.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Completely gluten free menu. Delicious. Four took awhile to Get to the table.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing as usual. Been here many times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cafe Avalaun is the most amazing gluten free restersunt I’ve ever been to. Their staff is full of very kind people, and they make sure they do their best to make your food and get it to you quickly. Their food is absolutely delicious and I have never once had any reaction eating anything there. I have severe celiac disease and I give this restaurant an A+!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I. Love. This. Place. I have brought all my friends here and all my family. It's a 40 minute drive for me but I do it happily. Amazing food with options and no worry. I would highly recommend the Philly cheese crepe and lavender lemonade.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Food was excellent! Everything was gluten free and service was great

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious! We visit here every time we are in town and are never disappointed! Great crepes and eggs and love the bakery case treats!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Great food! Really delicious. Easily accommodated dairy free as well. The crepes were superb. The entire facility is gluten free, which is fabulous. The charm was great. We’re from out of town but the next time we’re in Cleveland this makes this list of places to visit.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Ahhhh-mazing gluten free breakfast food on the east of Cleveland. The Fast Sammy is the thing to get, but they also offer crepes, omelettes, and other tasty treats. But really, get the Fast Sammy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Dedicated gluten free kitchen, amazing coffee - what’s not to love? 😍 that said, the prices are a little steep, but I think you get what you pay for.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our Thanksgiving hosts specially catered a Meal for me (Celiac) from here and I am so grateful. The food was delicious and most importantly I didn’t get sick. The Chili sweet Potatoes were especially amazing. I had turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes and vegan green beans. I love this place. Thanks so much for offering Thanksgiving catering. A++++

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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This is my all time favorite place to eat. I have Celiac Disease and I have never gotten sick after eating there. The Cafe has food that I can’t get anyplace else. It’s delicious 💕.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac

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Baked good are delicious. Especially the banana nut bread. Chicken and waffles was good as well. Slow service and not the most attentive. Food came out at separate times and all my mom got was a loaded mashed potato bowl and she got it way after I got my chicken and waffles. They were out of most vegetables for the Potato bowl

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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