Egg Harbor Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 16 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Burgers, Sandwiches + 7 more
62% of 8 votes say it's Celiac friendly

140 E Wing St, Arlington Heights, IL 60004 Directions

(847) 253-4363
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    5 rating
    7 months ago

    I eat here at least monthly as it is close to my workplace. Great GF menu. I have never had any good issues. Love their skillets and sandwiches.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    11 months ago

    Short hair (pubic) hiding between my pancakes, syrup is fake with preservtives, eggs were so raw in middle the whites ran, people didn't know much about gluten, and their cinnamon rolls taste like freezer and were dry. I left without paying, disgusted.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Great gluten free menu. Great for celiac.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    The best gluten free pancakes I've had in a loooong time!

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    Not celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    We have had gluten free breakfasts many times here. We had breakfast this past mother's day. We ordered gluten free pancakes for our celiac son. Once we got the pancakes, we this time decided to test his pancakes with their gluten free syrup with our ELISA gluten free test kit(our 13 year old never gets sick-just stops growing when eats gluten). The test early on seemed negative(takes 10-15 minutes to complete). My son who is also diabetic could not wait thinking it was OK ate his pancake. At the end of the test, unfortunately, a faint positive appeared disappointing all of us. We had a long talk with the manager(who is celiac herself !) about somewhere cross-contamination occurred. The gluten free batter is from Sweet Ali's gluten free bakery-not questioning that-we tested the gluten free cinnamon roll(also from Sweet Ali's) after taking it to go at home, and it came out negative.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    This is not truly a gluten free menu. I have eaten 5 different gluten free meals here and have gotten sick on every one of them. There is cross contamination so if you have celiac disease like I do this is not the place for us.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    This was our first outing after our 2 year old and 5 year old were diagnosed with celiac. It was a success! The girls split a pancake combo platter off of the gluten free menu. They loved it! We highly recommend this restaurant!!

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    2 rating
    4 years ago

    They have a gluten free menu. It is a decent size. I ordered the GF cinnamon roll breakfast expecting a good size roll. It was very small and the eggs and potatoes were also small in portion size. Very disappointed.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    4 years ago

    Cute. Large GF breakfast menu. So many choices (generally an unusual thing for Celiacs). Be sure to stop by if you are in the neighborhood.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 years ago

    A huge gluten free menu with both breakfast and lunch items makes this one of my favorite new restaurants. I've had the pancakes, skillets and cinnamon rolls and they were so delicious (I haven't had a cinnamon roll in forever and this one was perfect!).

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Great GF menu. The waitress we had was educated and excited to boast about their offerings. The GF pancakes tasted like traditional pancakes, the only difference is they aren't as light and fluffy and that's to be expected. Omelette's, scrambles, bacon, sausage, ham, burgers, salads tons of veggie choices, I highly recommend and the price is fair to boot.

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    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Hadn't been to this restaurant in a while but visited this morning. I was so pleased to learn that they now have a GF menu -- and it includes GF pancakes and a GF breakfast cinnamon roll! I was certainly tempted by the cinnamon roll but can't comment on it since I didn't try it. I did thoroughly enjoy my side of GF pancakes -- excellent. All in all a great, safe eating experience. Look forward to dining there again and would definitely recommend.

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    4 rating
    6 years ago

    Nice gf selection for breakfast. I just wish they had gf pancakes

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    yesterday

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    I was so excited when I read about this place online. The staff was extremely knowledgeable about celiac. They have an entirely separate menu and it is HUGE! It appears that they put their gluten free menu items on red plates and the other food on white plates. I ordered the GF cinnamon roll breakfast with chicken sausage and a side of GF mini pancakes. Don’t be fooled, the mini pancakes are basically normal sized pancakes and you get two when you order it as a side. The food came out very quickly. The cinnamon roll is to die for! And the pancakes are amazing, very fluffy. Honestly I have never had such great breakfast food and have a menu have so many options since being diagnosed with celiac six years ago! And it’s right next to Sally’s gluten free bakery so we got some chocolate chip cookies to take home!

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    1 rating
    2 weeks ago

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    I usually don't write reviews, I hope this will be helpful. My family is Gluten Free, my wife is Celiac. We got there early at 7am, not busy. For last day of school celebration as a family. We asked for gluten free menus, told the server we were all gluten free. My wife and daughter ordered 1st followed by me. As coincidence my wife and I ordered the same thing. Upon my order said GF meal name and wife said your getting the same thing, I agreed. Upon arrival my wife and daughters order were correct and mine was wrong. They gave me a random gluten meal, which I promptly sent back. 10 minutes later they came back with the right meal but missing a side. Since we had to be at the sitter at 8 had no time to wait another 10 minutes for a side. Upon checkout, the cashier asked of everything was OK and I said no. There was no Interest in remedies for my unhappiness. Only in a hurry to get me out. I am glad it was me who got sick and not my wife. She can be wiped out for days. I had to hurry to the bathroom. To get sick at a not busy place, Celiac BEWARE! Go somewhere better like Butterfields.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    2 weeks ago

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    Was so great to have a cinnamon roll again! Super friendly service and lots of GF options.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 weeks ago

    2350 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

    Great place. Staff is very knowledgeable. All GF meals are served on dedicated blue plates. Food was delicious! Ordered identical meal to go for the next day.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    5128 Mochel Dr, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    So happy to see they have a GF menu. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. The GF menu is big too!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    The gluten free menu was extensive! It was so awesome seeing pancakes and cinnamon rolls on a menu not just omelets and other eggs. I would recommend this restaurant to other celiacs. Food was good and safe!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    They have an excellent gluten free selection and seem very knowledgeable about celiac. The food is delicious.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 month ago

    125 Lake St, Libertyville, IL 60048

    Excellent. Great service. I chose it for the gf pancakes for my husband, and the portions were generous. Other great options, too. My chicken salad melt was tasty.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    The gluten free menu had many options. The food is served on a separate to make sure there is not cross contamination. The food was amazing and I would recommend the gf cinnamon rolls!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Outstanding GF menu. The cinnamon roll does not taste GF!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    125 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

    I used my Nima sensor and tested my Aztec omelette and cinnamon bun....all came up GF.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045

    One of the best GF menus I’ve seen. Great place.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    GF menu. gf pancakes. gf cinnamon roll breakfast . need I say more?

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    5 months ago

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    They offer an extensive GF menu, but not Dairy free. Extremely disappointed!! Used to offer DF, but no more. Don’t they know most folks that are GF are Dairy intolerant too? Last visit for us. Sad because used to be a staple place we would go and not get sick

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    2350 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

    This is my go to place when visitng the Northshore to meet people and safely eat out.I have eaten there (celiac) many times and never had a reaction. Wait staff always seem knowledgeable about gluten allergy and cross contamination. Dedicated toaster. different color plates to denote gluten free

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    477 S 3rd St, Geneva, IL 60134

    I’ve come to this location for a number of years. I ordered an almond milk mocha and scrambler after alerting the server I have celiac. The server brought me a regular milk mocha and “almond milk on the side”???? And then told me they don’t make almond milk mochas. My food came with an English muffin and when I asked for it to be remade and gently alerted the server again that I was Celiac, the server brought the food to the kitchen, removed the English muffin and brought back the same plate. Horrible. Never returning to this location.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    The staff is very knowledgeable and assured us they would be very cautious while cooking my daughters breakfast. She is 8 years old and newly diagnosed. Usually we have a lot of tees when we go out to eat because she is limited on her choices. But this place can make almost anything on their menu gluten free! Wish we lived closer!

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    Celiac
    4 rating Not celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    They say they are gluten sensitive only. They cook the gluten free pancakes right on top of where they cook gluten pancakes. I've asked them to clean the grill for me and I'm not getting sick. Food tastes good.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Many Gluten Free options. Your GF selection arrives on a unique color plate so there is no confusion by kitchen or server. Top quality food, prepared carefully, provides a thoroughly enjoyable and Celiac safe dining experience. I have eaten here often without any reaction. On weekends it can be extremely crowded (it is right on the Naperville River Walk) with rather long waits, but definitely worth any inconvenience.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    They have never gotten me or my girlfriend sick so I can confidently say their kitchen practices are very safe and thorough for Celiac people. and their customer service is great as well. On one occasion we thought they had given us regular gluten pancakes because they were very fluffy and looked too good to be true. The manager got us a double order of gluten free pancakes complementary and asked us to bring back our original order so he could show his kitchen staff upon arrival. He explained to us that our pancakes were in fact, gluten free. He still gave us the double order and we apologized for the inconvenience. But I have nothing but good things to say about this place :)

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    8 months ago

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Best gluten free place

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    2350 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

    We always go here for brunch and I've never had an issue. They are very knowledgeable and they toast the bread in a separate toaster. Their options are varied and they have a fast service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    Love love love this place!!! They have many gluten free options. I had the pancakes with a frosted cinnamon roll.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    The best gluten free dairy free breakfast I've ever had!! Please try this place out!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    fast, fantastic food, gluten free menu

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    2350 Lehigh Ave, Glenview, IL 60026

    This place is definitely celiac friendly. They have a separate prep area, a gluten free menu, and the servers are very knowledgeable. All gluten free orders come on colored plates, whereas non gluten free food comes out on white plates. While in the area for business, I ate breakfast here 3 times successfully.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    5128 Mochel Dr, Downers Grove, IL 60515

    Gluten free menu with a lot of options!! Awesome breakfast place that is totally celiac safe!! Staff is so knowledgeable

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    Was very disappointed to find out AFTER they served us our pancakes that they don't make dairy free GF pancakes anymore. We made it very clear to the server that a member of our party has a dairy allergy in addition to celiac. Again, very disappointing - not just because they don't offer dairy and gluten free pancakes, but more so that their standards for the care of customers with allergies has turned negligent. This used be a safe place to eat - not any longer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    125 Lake St, Libertyville, IL 60048

    I had the bacavado omelette and a GF cinnamon roll. While I thought $5 was a bit much for the small roll, it was delicious and something you don't find very often. There were plenty of GF breakfast and lunch options. Remember, they are only open till 2 pm.

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    5 rating
    11 months ago

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Their GF cinnamon rolls are on the dry side and are made in muffin tins, but get the job done and satisfy my cinnamon roll cravings. I was a Cinnabon junkie for years, so I know a good cinnamon roll. Still haven't found one that's up to par, but these are pretty dang good for the time being. Their omelettes and pancakes are also amazing. They have a full GF menu. Definitely one of my favorite breakfast spots.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Not many dairy free items though. Dried fruit has added sugar.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    I am celiac and I eat at more than one of their locations often. They use to have gf, df pancakes and French toast but now all have dairy. They said corporate won't allow special items made.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    140 Robert T Palmer Dr, Elmhurst, IL 60126

    Gfree options very carefully prepared. My celiac daughter has eaten here many times and hasn't gotten sick.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    175 W Jackson Ave, Naperville, IL 60540

    One of my favorite GF restaurants! Very knowledgeable about cross contamination!!! Great selection and top notch service!!!♥️

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    4 rating
    11 months ago

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    Gluten free menu with lots of choices. Food was fresh and delicious! Definitely coming back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    125 W Main St, Barrington, IL 60010

    Amazing menu. Have been to this restaurant so many times, never gotten sick. There is a separate place for gluten free food, and they even have separate plates, completely avoiding cross contamination. This place is amazing!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    Very knowledgeable about Celiac. Great breakfasts.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    Excellent pancakes and cinnamon rolls! Staff very knowledgeable about cross-contamination.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    It was decent. Very similar to Another Broken Egg. We had the cinnamon buns and were underwhelmed by them. I ordered an omelet and they brought it out with an English muffin on top of the eggs and potatoes. Since we all ordered from the gluten free menu it was a surprise. Had to ask for it to be remade- bummer! Not bad, just not super special.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    512 N Western Ave, Lake Forest, IL 60045

    Egg Harbor is the only place we feel completely safe eating! They are extremely good about keeping their GF food separate from the rest of the kitchen

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    It was so nice to be able to get skillet potatoes and a cinnamon roll out! I also had the bacado omelette. Very yummy and quick service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    827 Main St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

    The wait staff was not completely knowledgeable but it is a chain and has a GF menu, so I was able to trust that. Did not get sick and had a good selection of breakfast options including cinnamon rolls and skillets. Safe place right downtown!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1603 N Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

    We love Egg Harbor. Just recently we went to this one. The food as well as the service was exceptional. I love that they give me my own pitcher of water and my own coffee pot. They have a real gluten free menu too, not just a salad page. Highly recommended!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    1820 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309

    This breakfast place is legit! The GF cinnamon rolls are To. Die. For! I also had grits and a spicy jalapeño omelette. Worth every bite! Portions are generous, service was good even for a busy Sunday, and good phenomenal! There are tons of GF options. No reactions either.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    208 S Hale St, Wheaton, IL 60187

    Love the gluten free cinnamon rolls!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    4719 Lower Roswell Rd Suite 210, Marietta, GA 30068

    I have come here before being diagnosed having an allergy to Gluten and the food was great. So I was nervous coming back. I didn't want just four or five things to choose from. Was not disappointed. They have a very charismatic and friendly staff that are knowledgeable about GF. Don't be fooled by the Gluten free pancake options on the regular menu. When you ask for the GF menu be prepared to have 20+ options available. Extremely impressed and I will be back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2054 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Went there this weekend because of all the positive reviews and the GF menu was great. My daughter would not give up any of her Cinn roll. Let them know right when we walked in that my daughter has Celiac and they knew exactly what to do.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    2054 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523

    Love their menu and attentiveness this location moved from Yorktown mall. Gf cinnamon rolls, pancakes you name it it,a heaven

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    5920 Roswell Road Northeast, Sandy Springs, GA 30328

    GF cinnamon rolls are amazing!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    125 Lake St, Libertyville, IL 60048

    Love the Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Breakfast! Have eaten there several times and have never had an issue!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
Monday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2 pm
Sunday
6:30 am - 2 pm

map of Egg Harbor Cafe

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