Coastal kitchen may label a few items on its menu as gluten free, but they don't consider anything on their menu gluten free by celiac standards. The only item on the brunch menu that is labeled GF is the chilaquiles, but they fry the chips in a shared fryer. The waitress said that their kitchen is not clean enough to accommodate someone with celiac when we asked if they could alter anything on the menu so that I could eat there.
Definitely experienced cross contamination here, I think that the gluten free bread is probably toasted in the same place as regular or something in the hashbrowns maybe? Tried to contact them to see if I could narrow it down but no response.
After explaining the Celiac is the gluten allergy, I still got glutened here. It seems they pay the lip service for gluten free, but do not have the follow through or procedures for someone to safely eat there. My guess if their gluten free menu is directed to those following a gluten free fad rather than people with an actual allergy.
I’m torn about this. On the one hand they HAVE a gluten free menu and in some places is annotated with modification ramifications. Many items fried had a star warning about the fryer. That’s the great news. On the other hand, I tried ordering a galette from the GF menu (something I’ve had gf before) and our server replied: “oh that’s not gluten free, I know they put flour in that.” While on the topic I also ask about the fish and chips with malt vinegar on the GF menu and she assured me that was GF. So this left me wondering what the criteria for going on their GF menu is and whether I would be sick if our server didn’t know the recipe specifically for what I ordered. I’ve left it a 4 since service was good, food was good, and you can ask for GF menu. But please take precautions when ordering since it’s just not clear.
Frequently busy, always good, and renowned for their breakfasts. The GF menu lists about half of the dishes on the regular menu (and notes the risk of cross-contamination in the fryer.) The staff is aware of how to keep celiac diners safe and can recommend alternatives.