I eat lunch here regularly. Some of my favorites are the rice bowls, black bean soup, avocado fries and various pastas. James, the owner and chef is terrific and very knowledgeable. Ask him for some home grown and made hot sauce. He will also do special items like cakes and breads with notice. I know there are negative reviews of him but he has always been friendly and helpful to me. Everyone has a bad day once in a while.
Everything is gf and so many vegan options!!!!! Worth the drive. Delish !
Great food. Almost everything is gluten free. The owner explained that he has been gluten free, dairy free, and meat free since the 1980s and how hard it was to find safe food in the area. I did not get sick and I would recommend coming here.
For that posted great food, but he's rude. You are correct all around. He's a true French baker in all respects. There were times in the past he had someone helping out in the front on the register. But I haven't seen that in awhile. It takes a lot to engage the man. He is an excellent chef. You just need to ask him the right questions. I'm thinking he might even be a bit Asperger's and just lacks some social skills. I have spent some money there at times.. my daughter's baby shower cake was nearly $100 - standard round, plus I bought another $100 of things (bread and such) for the party. He is sort of matter-of-fact over it all. He would do better with a friendly person up front; however, if it he does have Asperger's he probably can't keep a person. Just try to engage him in coversation or avoid it and try to understand there is definitely a personality or aspie thing going on. And, for the record, I am a psych evaluator.
Wonderful dedicated facility with amazing options. Crepe was the best we've had and quiche was fabulous! Loved the dark roast coffee. Took a large box of goodies to go... macarons are top notch--love this place...we'll be back!
Excellent customer service, always very helpful. Quality fresh food, be it lunch or somethings sweet. Each time I am in Pittsburgh I stop here for lunch and a sweet. Did I say they have a number of vegan GF items as well? The lunch menu changes every week and is always very yummy, and only 10 minutes from the airport or 20 from downtown.
the food was the BEST gluten free I have ever had in a cafe or restaurant. the owner was the rudest ass I have crossed paths with in a very long time! My selections were basically 1 of every single item displayed. My total was $75 and not only did I not get a smile or thank you, he made me feel like I was inconveniencing him. It was not busy, there was only one other customer and he was already consuming his food while reading the newspaper. it did not appear that he was just trying to get opened for the day I mean it was 10 in the morning I didn't hear any timers going off or see him put anything into or take anything out of an oven and again in reference to the time 10 a.m. it's not as if he were trying to close up for the day. I know that I cannot say I won't go back because the food is very very delicious but he is a pompous ass hole! I give the food at 5 I give the owner a zero!
Lives up to all the hype, the best gluten free in the Pittsburgh area. A large verity of items and every time I come in there is always something new. I always leave happy. Thank you Cafe Chocolade for making my GF life easy and yummy.
The food is delicious. I was actually worried that the quiche I got had gluten because it tasted so normal and so good! It was in fact gluten free.
I am revising my rating. While the food is excellent the owner/cook is awful. I only rated the food in my first review. Thought he was having a bad day and let his rude behavior go the first time. Visited a second time and he was just as rude. Welcomed me when I arrived but when I asked questions about the food he literally rolled his eyes and was condescending in response. I tried to engage in convo and asked about his reason for be so progressive and offering such a wide selection of gluten free and he said "it is what sells. You know I'm in business and that is what you do, sell what sells" this was w a "duh" attitude. Well I am a business owner and had just come from a network meeting and in my opinion treating customers w basic respect is required to sell anything. I will not be back ever.
Was in the bakery when the last client wrote the review, the chef did say Hello Ladies 3 times, told them to let him know if you have any questions. Yes there was a service person working on the fridge. He as well said I have the items in the fridge just read the tags, they are in the other fridge. I would say he has a soft voice not rude. I love the items here, been here a number of times when I am in town. The lunches are a must try.
We were visiting from out of town, and this looked like a good place to check out. The products they offer sounded pretty amazing. But, the man working there was so rude to us we actually turned around and walked right out.
Best gluten free cafe in PGH by far. Love everything, from homemade gf pasta to homemade breads and most beautiful pastries. The owners are so kind and helpful. Love this cafe. Never had a problem with gluten contamination
Wow! What a wonderful find. Thank you Find Me Gluten Free for telling me about this gem. Everything we ate was incredible. My non celiac fiance even checked the menu as we were eating because he couldn't believe it was gluten free. It most certainly was as I had no reaction. Can't wait to go back!
Best place for gluten free items anywhere around Pittsburgh. Was on vacation for three days and ate here everyday we could!
A small place, but has more GF then most super markets. Different lunches every week and the best pasta I have ever had. Must try the cupcakes and biscotti. A must try, they even have tiramisu.
My friend really liked the cupcakes but I'm allergic to gluten and eggs and they don't have any sweets egg free. The chef was nice enough to make me gnocchi for lunch 😊
This place is absolutely Ah-mazing! My husband and I both tried the fresh GF pasta and we both agreed that it is by far the BEST pasta (gluten and non-gluten) that we've ever had!! We are staying in Pittsburgh for 5 days and we plan to visit this spot daily!
More items are gf than not. They can also do dairy free if you ask. Get some of the homemade gf pasta.... every gluten eater in my house that always complains about the gf pasta I bring home said it was the best pasta they'd ever had.
True French baker who makes amazing gluten free products.
This place is amazing!!!! Everything tastes delicious, and there were so many options to choose from. I highly recommend it!
This is THE BEST gluten free bakery and cafe in Pittsburgh metro area. The quality is easily better than many of the most top quality gluten free products I've enjoyed at restaurants, cafes and bakeries across the country. Many of the items are so delicious that I often have to double and triple check whether or not they are in fact gluten free. The constantly changing weekly menus for cafe lunch items are posted at the beginning of the week and many times I find myself planning my weekly travels around what's being served on any given day. Top recommendations would have to be the GF Pirogies, Veggies And Pasta, chocolate cake with raspberry layers, mocha brownies, large soft pretzels, cheese bread, chocolate and farmer's cheese mousse and even the dog biscuits have seemed to be a hit. If you're passing through or live in the area and you are gluten free, or not, cafe chocolate is a must.
How can anyone give this place a less then 5 stars? Who else has as many many GF items as Cafe Chocolade? Who else has 25 + pastas, lunch, quiche, 20 plus sweets every day and 25 flavors of macarons and they make pierogi, ravioli, tortillas, crepes who does this in the Pittsburgh area!! This place is a gem!
I had a great sandwich here and the most amazing cupcake ever!
Absolutely EVERYTHING is fantastic!!!!:)
Excellent! Gluten Free Goodness
Tiffany I was there when you had your pretzel and I told you how wonderful it was, I read what you wrote and they did have 19 different hand made filled chocolates, the chocolate mousse cake, the chocolate and vanilla chocolate chip cupcakes, the chocolate pistachio mini tarte, the milk chocolate cheesecake, the 6 different chocolate macarons, the chocolate white chocolate dried cherry biscotti, the chocolate chocolate chip biscotti, the pistachio milk chocolate biscotti, the apricot and chocolate chip biscotti, and the chocolate chip cookie was not enough chocolate for you. Out of the 22 trays I had on display that's 50%. Things like my pierogies, tortillas, crepes, apple strudel, quiche, lemon meringue cake, farmers cheese mousse, fruit tarte, 14 different pastas, lunch specials crab cakes and baked salmon of course their is not chocolate. About the pretzel yes be it GF or regular a pretzel is bread, and who else makes GF soft pretzels anyway? About the name when you go to Giant Eagle do you see eagles?
Mike I know you are the owner of Gluutney and this is the second time you have given Café Chocolade an 1 star review, very very unprofessional!!!
Not terribly impressed, for a place with chocolate in the name they did not have much chocolate stuff available. Tried a soft pretzel, it was dry and basically just bread.
This place is small but cute and the food is amazing, every time I travel to Pittsburgh I stop here, not far from the airport and worth the trip. Now they even have dairy free items, Wonderful!!!
Be aware of reviewers that do one review.
Excellent food that is both healthy and tastes great
This is by far the best gluten free restaurant/bakery in Pittsburgh!!! Unlike others in the city, the pastries have flavor instead of too much sugar to mask the flavorless products!!! We tried the quesadilla and salmon, not only was it a great gf meal, but one of the best meals I've eaten out!! Keep up the great work! Wonderful hidden gem
The food is excellent but the menu is confusing. They need to hire out someone to make it logical. I ordered a hamburger and all of their croutons are gf but the bun was not which I found out half way through eating it. The owner/ chef has a terrible attitude. He made me feel awful for not ordering a gf bun. There are no signs for if you should sit and order or go to the counter so we sat and no one came so we went to the counter and got eye rolls and told the chef was too busy...THEN a woman came to our table. Definitely do not take children. all glass table tops and they treat you like crap. I have celiac and so do my children so our options are limited. We went for my sons birthday. Will Not go back. Even the most tasty food isn't worth it.
The best gluten free I have had in the Pittsburgh area. No GF taste of fell. Not heavy or grainy like most places. The pasta, bread and all the pastries if you gave them to a gluten person they would not know it is a gluten free item. The quiche is the best I have ever had and the macarons rock!!!
I love this place, best multi grain bread I have ever had, the quiche, biscotti, macarons and cakes you can not tell they are gluten free. A must try, seriously great stuff.
I've been to Café Chocolade and I do enjoy many of their GF baked items. They are all very flavorful. That being said, I have to believe that all of these 5-star reviews are bogus. The reviews have the same themes in them ("Great parking," "I live in Moon and used to go to the East Side," etc) but what made it certain for me is this: I simply cannot believe that so many people in Pittsburgh choose the incorrect "there" when speaking of THEIR products! This makes me sad too, because I believe the food is good and of quality and the owner seems nice. But the parking is nothing fancy (about 5 spots only) and the place is tiny and off the beaten path.
This is the best place in Pittsburgh, I used to go to the East Side not any more. This place is so much closer and much better. There is always something new, so clean and fresh. I love there multi grain bread, I have given it to some of my not GF friends and they did not know it was GF. It is really that good!! I love there pastas and there lunches they have every day, great! It is a small place but very comfy. They have out door back yard garden seating when weather will let you. Its very nice out back. Then they have a full service day spa up stairs do not miss that. I real gem in the Burgh.
I have been going here for two years now and they just keep getting better, making more new items and enlarging there choices for GF items, the best pizza crust in the Burgh, bread, rolls, pastas, lunch items, Quiche, candies and the Best Gourmet Pastries you will find in the area, I used to go to the east side but I live in Moon and I hated the drive this place is great. Clean, always new items great different lunches and the best pasta and pizza crust to take home for dinner, you must try this place.
This place is small, clean but amazing!!!!! They had run out of there daily special, but I was able to get a tomato penne pasta with veggies and a salad with not too much of a wait. It was amazing. I used to go to the east side for years, but have been coming here for around 6 months and everything is sooooo much better and not dry or starchy, I really recommend this place. There candies, pastries, pizza, pasta, bread, rolls are truly the best in the Burgh.
There pasta, pizza crust, bread, pastries, lunch and candies are amazing. It is so nice not having to go to the East side any more, I live in Moon and this place is only 5 minutes from my house, I call in the morning and reserve there daily menu item and pick it up on my drive home for dinner so easy and always like it wrote "amazing". I love this place you should try this place you will not be disappointed and now you do not have to travel to the East side.
Pasta, pastries, pizza, candies, bread and lunch, it does not get any better, must try this small clean easy parking gem.
Amazing. Pastries, pizza, bread, lunch you name it the best. In the Burgundy.
I love this place, I live in Moon and it is only five minutes away. All there products are wonderful. I highly recommended this place. You. will love there gourmet pastries, pizza crust, bread and pastas.
The best pasta, bread and pastries!!!!!!!!! Only a few minutes from my house, I live in Robinson town center. Its nice not having to go to the east side, and the parking is so easy!!!!!!!
Bought there gf pasta, pizza crust to bake at home, as well a pumpkin pie and we ate the pie when we got home, could not wait. I used to go to the east side but this place is two min. From my house a great spot. I love there lunches. You must try there bread. Small but a true gem. A must try A ++++
Very unimpressed with this place. It deserves to be in the boondocks. So much for all their awards.
Best GF lunch in the Burgh, and the pastries, Wow!!!
Awesome place. The food is amazing. I am from Texas and found this on gluten free. I want to move to Pittsburgh so I can frequent this place. The best cheesecake - hands down! ! The brownies are very good as well.
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