Carnation Cafe

9 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Breakfast Sandwiches, Burgers, Sandwiches, Waffles
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Disneyland Park, Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
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Celiac

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I enjoyed my breakfast sandwich on GF bun very much. I ordered off of the allergy menu, server assured he would alert the kitchen. One thing was odd, on the menu it said this comes with fruit, but when he brought it out it had potatoes. Still, it had the allergy stick indicator present. I asked about this, my server told me the potatoes were safe because they were oven-baked instead of fried like the normal breakfast potatoes. I could tell they looked different from my wife’s who had the regular potatoes. Well, despite being a little confused, I still ate them and had no reaction. Again, I enjoyed the food very much. I like how soft/spongey the GF bun is. It’s the same bun they use everywhere else in Disneyland Park from what I can tell.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Updated 1 week ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I had the hearty veggie burger with a GF bun (also no dairy or egg). It normally comes with fruit (cantaloupe, honeydew, grapes, pineapple) but I asked if the fries were breaded or if it was just fryer cross contamination that made it not GF friendly. Server confirmed just CC. I took the risk but it was not worth it :( def skip the fries if you’re sensitive at all to fryer CC. Burger was good though! Just wish I opted for fruit haha

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 2 weeks ago read full review

Celiac

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Very disappointing. I am also df. Brought out chili covered in cheese and sour cream. Brought out turkey club with cheese on it. Brought back the sandwich on rock hard bun and no mayo and hard as rock bacon. I said looks like it’s not made like a club and my DH said they probably don’t have the bread. Server said we have the bread but you have the allergy. Bad joke or nasty comment? Anyway I won’t eat here again for a while.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Poor

Updated 2 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
  • Breakfast Sandwiches
  • Burgers
  • Sandwiches
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating

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Gluten-Free at Carnation Cafe
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Gluten-Free at Carnation Cafe
Front - Lunch Menu May 2022
Back - Lunch Menu 2022
Gluten-Free at Carnation Cafe
Carnation Cafe gluten-free menu
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Celiac

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Ate here on the same day as another Disney location. I’m not sure what happened but the exact same bun here was absolutely awful. So dry and crumbly I eventually ate my turkey sandwich without the bread. The insides were good but missed a fuller meal. Decent option.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Below Average

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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We were asked before seated about allergies. Never offered separate menu. We had breakfast. I got the breakfast sandwich with no bun and fruit instead of potatoes. So egg and cheese with bacon and fruit. Tasty but it was really the only option.

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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Good

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I ordered the Carnation Burger on a gluten free bun and honestly think you should just save your money and go to Galactic grill. Not only is it the same burger but it is the exact same hard as a rock gluten-free bun. After trying weeks to get a reservation for here, waiting to check in, waiting for my food - it’s been 2 1/2 hours and the result was still the same. Below the average burger, but decent fries

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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Workers weren’t as helpful here as I found at other restaurants but was still brought a separate menu. Got a gluten free turkey sandwich and it was good.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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gluten free mickey waffles!!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Disappointed here… rope dropped this 8am reservation a few weeks ago and still can’t stop thinking about how I got glutened when I was one of the first plates served. My breakfast was basically eggs, potatoes and sausage and a few hours later I was feeling the tale tale signs of cross contamination, the entire reason I didn’t risk even getting a GF waffle since I wasn’t sure if they had a separate waffle maker. Really put a damper on my day since I didn’t have a wrist brace with me and I was having GI issues as well. Thankfully it didn’t get worse than that.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I loved it here! I was able to eat Mickey waffles and bacon with some fruit on the side!

Safety


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

— Very

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?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Amazing breakfast and service in Disneyland! Before we were seated the server asked if anyone had a food allergy. We tried three different gluten free meals: the Mickey shaped waffles, Eggs Benedict, and Oscar’s choice. All of which wee fantastic and NO REACTIONS! Also, it’s very cute and they have heaters outside in the patio if it’s too cool outside. Fast and accurate service as well. :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great burger. Fries are not cooked in a dedicated dryer, so I had to go with broccoli.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here with no problems. Have gluten and dairy allergies, so choices available are more limited. Talked with chef and modified a turkey sandwich subbing bacon for the cheese. Little bummed that they wouldn't do a direct swap, instead they charged me for the add on. Fryer here is not dedicated, so only option is fruit. I sort of knew that coming in, so I brought a bag of potato chips with me to have something salty. Overall, it was pricy for a sandwich that I could get elsewhere in the park cheaper, though sitting on main street while the bands go up and down made it more worth the cost.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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*Breakfast Review* I ordered GF Mickey waffles (Yay!!!) w/scrambled eggs off of the allergy-friendly menu. Our waitress made note of my allergy, said that they are very conscious about cross contamination with allergy orders, and was happy to answer all of my questions. The GF Mickey waffles are made with Bob's Red mill mix, and I ended up ordering sliced banana to top my waffles to avoid high fructose corn syrup.(Log Cabin maple syrup is served on the side) Great service and yummy food!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I ordered gf pancakes here and I was so excited! They even tasted like regular pancakes! They had the chef come speak to me and I was treated as if they were excited to serve me, instead of a burden like so many other restaurants do. The food was so good and even though I have celiacs I did not get sick! Will eat here again next time we come to Disneyland :)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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They do Gluten free Mickey waffles, enough said ❤

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The staff was very knowledgeable, and even knew about CC! They had an allergen friendly menu, and made sure to know all allergies. This is definitely our favorite.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Eggs benedict was fantastic and I had no reaction. Order taken and delivered by the GF liaison. The prices are also amazingly reasonable for Disney sit-down. Make a reservation.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great options - Disney staff are very accommodating and knowledgeable! Ask for an allergy menu and look for the items marked 'For Gluten', meaning for people with a gluten allergy (or celiacs).

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Amazing breakfast place at Disneyland. The prices were fair and there was a good selection for gluten free. I had the spinach egg white frittatas that were shaped in mickey heads. Highly recommend it!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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I have eaten here twice and both times they have went above and beyond.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Been here twice in the last few months and it's been awesome both times! Haven't gotten sick plus amazing choices, gf/ allergy menu has almost the same choices as the regular menu just with a few modifications. Both gf and not gf friends loved it!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ordered the bacon cheeseburger and came with a side of fruit. Didn't feel sick after and enjoyed the burger. They do not have a separate fryer for fries, just an FYI. Staff were amazing to my needs!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This restaurant was the same as all Disneyland places. GF options...Chef came out and spoke with us about our allergy and we ordered with specifics. They are always careful about cross contamination but can't guarantee but I have never been affected and I am highly sensitive celiac. Great option to eating inside the amusement park.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A decent place to get a meal while you are in Disneyland. They are careful in food preparation and do gluten free right. It's also very convenient to get a meal right in Disneyland that is safe. As is the case with Disney, it was overpriced for what you get. Also, they must not have a dedicated fryer for french fries - I ended up with fruit with my burger.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Classic Disney attention to food allergies, with a personal visit from the chef. GF options are somewhat limited, but there are still choices. We all enjoyed our food. Service was fairly good. Ambiance/menu was not my first choice, but it's what we got for short-notice GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not a lot of options. The hamburger option is $18 you can get a cheaper burger at any quick service.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Love this place! My 4th visit in 3 yrs; never been sick. I have many food issues so the chef always comes out to talk to me. Burgers are the best but the roasted turkey sandwich was a nice change.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Extremely good experience. Chef came out and talked to us. Explained exactly what and how they prepared all the GF food.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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I ate two meals here (breakfast and lunch). Both were delicious and I had no reactions. The chef and both servers were very helpful and kind. Made for a great experience.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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When we put our name in at the Carnation Cafe they asked about allergies. I told them I had Celiacs, but don't really expect them to cater to me. When we sat down the chef came out to go over the menu with me. There are several items like chili on the menu that are gluten free and they substituted their brioche bun for a gluten free bun. As anyone that was a foodie before celiacs knows, there is no such thing as good gluten free bread, but as time goes by it is getting better. Their gf bun was actually pretty good!Now for the best part, not only did the chef take my order, but he prepared it and delivered it to me to avoid cross contamination! As Disneyland has to cater to a lot of different folks they can't possibly have a gluten free facility, especially as we make up a very small portion of the population. That said, they went way above and beyond. I left feeling pretty sure I would not get sick... And I didn't! Note to all of the haters out there: Disneyland no longer has a Gluten Free list because of all of the Celiacs that gave them a hard time over certification. Please stop trying to make your problem everyone else's responsibility! It is causing businesses to avoid trying to help us!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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