I am at odds with Patachou. The restaurant has a hip and modern vibe. They use fresh ingredients and have a decent menu, but it just doesn't thrill me, the prices seem a little high, and the food is just OK. Like many restaurants, Patachou isn't gluten free, but they do offer some items on the menu that can be accommodated, such as the omelets, salads, and sandwiches. They do offer Udi's bread, for a $1.50 up charge, but they don't have a separate toaster for the bread. I have gotten sick here as a result of CC.
Food is delicious and there are lots of gluten free options including French Toast!
The food is good but unfortunately I've have a few mishaps here with cross contamination. Be careful.
This was a little stressful. Lots of gf options with lots of cross contamination. I have Lara bars and almonds for travel, but I decided to try the turkey chili based on another celiac review. I Nima tested it to make sure, and it was safe. The waitress was not well informed and seemed annoyed when I asked about the cooking utensils, pans, toaster, etc. But I’m happy to have a safe option in a sea of cc!
Staff was extremely knowledgeable about Celiac and cross contamination. I have eaten here 3 times in 3 days and everything is great. They put a little flag on your plate to show it’s gluten free and do everything they can to prevent cross contamination. I tested their gluten free waffle with my Nima tester and it came out truly gluten free :)
Menu items labeled as gluten free are misleading - the soup said gluten free but was served with croutons. Waiter didn’t seem knowledgeable on why this was a problem. Would eat here again but would ask more questions about the food and prep.
Celiac, ate there two days in a row. On the second day I learned the candied walnuts were prepared in flour on their spinach salad. Their protocol, marking your food with flags is good but don't let your guard down. Question the prep of your food. I will eat there again. I will just be more careful.
My husband and I recently visited Indy. Because I need to eat gluten free, it can be hard to eat while traveling, so we always appreciate restaurants that offer allergen free meals. Cafe Patachou has so many options for gluten free eaters (even waffles!). We ate at the restaurant four times because the food was that amazing. In addition to the food, price was reasonable, and the service was excellent. Each server was highly attentive to my allergy. During one visit, we witnessed a man outside the restaurant get hit by a car; one of the servers ran outside with an umbrella and stood in the pouring rain to shield first responders. He then came back in and finished his shift!
Yes yes YES!!! Excellent wait staff. Very knowledgeable about gluten free. Safe for a Celiac. Very busy place so plan ahead and arrive early. SO WORTH THE WAIT! They have many gf options. I had the Simple Broken Yolk (eggs, white cheddar & avocado on gf toast & fruit). Toast is prepared in a separate gf toaster. AMAZING! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
If you have celiacs, beware. The GF bread is toasted in the same toaster and utensils used to make sandwiches are used making all sandwiches- cross contamination is high and guaranteed. The turkey Chili is good and the salads are made to order. I was fortunate to have a server who also has celiacs who kept me safe
GF waffle excellent, server very knowledgeable
Wow! Amazing food here! Was impressed in how they handled my order and pointed out what was gluten free. Definitely a safe and tasty option for someone with celiac. Literally the only thing I could knock, is its a bit hard to figure out which items are gluten free as they are mixed throughout the menu... but who cares! There are great options and it tasted awesome.
They have gluten free bread so you can get one of their yummy sandwiches.