Chocolate Cafe

4 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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1855 Northwest Blvd
Columbus, OH 43212

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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They toast the bread in aluminum foil and I have not had any problems with their staff

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 10 months ago read full review

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Low quality food, dirty dining area, seemed short staffed. It’s never been great, but it used to be okay in a pinch. They’ve since changed their GF bread. The new bread is not good. They don’t ask if you have an allergy when you say GF, you have to say so. Overall, all the food tastes like it’s reheated from frozen and then a day old. The chicken is rubbery and seems… not right. I used to feel okay eating here because they do take precautions to change gloves, wrap the sandwich before using the panini press, etc, but at this point, I don’t feel comfortable eating here because the ingredients upset my stomach - and not in the way cross contamination with gluten does. Plus, the new GF bread is bad. The environment is bad. They have a line through the middle of the restaurant, there aren’t enough seats. Everything is dirty: tables, chairs, floors. You name it. I left smelling like the restaurant - and definitely not in a good way. The windows were steams over and it was smoky inside. The staff were nice.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I’ve eaten here semi regularly for lunch over the years. The staff is incredible and always wraps the panini before placing it in the press. I’ve sampled their delicious chocolates, drinks, and sandwiches. 11/10.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year 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
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dinner
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free bread that they use on their sandwiches is absolutely incredible. It even looked better than the regular bread! They were able to wrap the sandwiches in foil to prevent cross contamination in the panini press too. Almost (if not all) of their chocolate truffles are gluten free too!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Food was great, asked about the press (for a panini) and they said they could easily wrap it in foil to ensure no cross contamination. Staff was super friendly, overall a great experience. Although, I didn’t see any treats for us Celiacs my boyfriend enjoyed the cheesecake!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Sandwiches can be made on GF bread for a small up charge and salads are generally good as well. Not a lot of soup options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Great sandwiches and grilled cheeses! They offer GF bread and sides are chips or fruit. Also serve basic coffee/latte drinks. There's a small patio to enjoy getting out in the sunshine. Staff are nice and the owner is super friendly.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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