Denica's Cafe

6 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Cookies, Muffins
2723 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546

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Celiac

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No GF menu and when you enter they only have corn tortillas and GF toast available as options.

Safety


Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Updated 3 months ago read full review

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I love their Florentine Pesto Omelette! they offer GF Toast which sometimes I will have but often I chose not to have it. They have several breakfast items that are GF..but lunch options are a bit more limited. They have a "power bowl" that's kinda like a burrito bowl. otherwise it's a salad option..but breakfast is served all day.

Updated 6 years 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

  • Allergen List
  • Cookies
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Muffins

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe

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Celiac

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HORRIBLE!!!! NOT Gluten free AT ALL. When I asked what they had at this location that was gluten free I was looked at like I had two headed and told "the only gluten free here is the spring salad. oh, are walnuts gluten free?"

If they can't identify what foods contain gluten how could I possibly trust my health eating their food?

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Breakfast served all day! GF marked clearly on menu. I'm pretty sensitive so I ordered food that was less likely to get contaminated. American breakfast; 3 eggs over easy, country potatoes, applewood bacon. I told them about my "gluten allergy" so if she could make a note for special precaution. When the food came out there was toast! Even though the guy said gluten free. Then he clarified it was gluten free toast. I did not try that since I'm not sure where they toasted it (though it looked like a grill instead of toaster). They also had a GF muffin but it was on the bottom shelf of the pastry display with all the glutinous pastries so I avoided it. Did not get sick! And the food was good. Next time I'll try the toast.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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They have great food!! I am so happy they even have cookies and muffins I can eat!

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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Food was good. I ordered an omlet with potatoes. I am pretty senstive to cross contaimination and I think the omlet I ordered was cooked on a skillet that had pancakes cooked on it. I asked about the potatoes and they said they were cooked in their own area and I failed to ask about the omlet, but even if I had asked I am not sure that they would have cleaned the skillet for me. I did tell them that I have a gluten allergy and they didn't really know what to do with that information other than not give me the toast. Overall, they have options if you are explicit and ask, but cross contaimination is definitely a risk here. I probably won't go back.

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?

— 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?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Update: came back to the restaurant after several months and felt too unsafe to order or eat food here. After stating gluten free several times and asking for no cross contamination got offered “sour dough or an English muffin” and then explained gluten again and what cross contamination was to a very confused waitstaff. Would not recommend coming here.

Old review: Celiac safe (including the chips and salsa!) be sure to ask for the gf bread untoasted if you’re sensitive! (Shared toaster)

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?

— 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?

— Average

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Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout

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A bit spendy but delicious and their menu is clearly labeled. Several options in both the breakfast and lunch parts of the menu. They also offer dairy free milk for coffees which I really appreciated.

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Nice gluten free selection, the gal looked at me like i was nuts when i asked her to make sure the cook knew it was an allergy(i have celiac but people seem to better understand the word allergy) and dismissed me. But it tasted great and i did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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The food is amazing here if you aren’t celiac.

Yesterday I ordered the huevos rancheros and got glutened. Could have been the chips on top? Not sure what else they put in the fryer.

I don’t know. All I know is I slept an awful long time and have my usual headache still the next day.

Not sure if I would go back.

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