EmJ's Cafe

6 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bagels, Bread/Buns, Pancakes, Waffles
100% of 5 votes say it's celiac friendly
814 E Lancaster Ave
Berwyn, PA 19312

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This place is so awesome! I was a little hesitant if they had gluten free options because I couldn’t find GF markings in their online menu but after seeing some reviews mentioning GF food, I decided to take a chance. I’m so glad I did! Their menu had everything labeled and they also had their specials listed as GF available (for a small surcharge). Their staff seemed very knowledgeable about celiac and I felt very confident I wouldn’t get sick. I can’t recommend this place enough!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 1 week ago read full review

Celiac

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They knew their GF stuff and the food was delicious! Friendly servers and a terrific spot for breakfast, brunch, or lunch!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The possibility of cross contamination is high. The server let us know that the french toast and pancakes are cooked on the same griddle top as the glutened ones. Also, the waffle maker is shared so again cross contamination is likely. So that limits your options quickly.

After consulting with the staff I went with a Benedict- they said thats the safest since they do have a dedicated toaster. I got the salmon Benedict and it was so good! The potatoes that come with it were even better. I did not get sick but was a little bummed that the many gf options aren’t safe for celiac thats why 3 stars

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
Updated 10 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

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Takeout

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EmJ's Cafe gluten-free menu
Salmon Benedict w Side of Potatoes
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Celiac

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I got the gf waffle and it was very good!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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All the pancakes and waffles and French toast you can get gluten free, as well as omelettes, eggs and a variety of bread (that I haven’t tried yet). The chunky monkey waffle was fast family favorite and I love the lemon swirl pancakes. The staff is super helpful and easy to talk to. They don’t shy away from gluten free conversation which is so nice. They come off to me as confident and competent which is really the most I feel I can ask for. They offer curbside pickup which is so simple and convenient. I really feel like we’ve found our new spot.

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

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of delicious g free options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Sensitive

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Updating my review - four hours after eating, got a migraine and a mouth blister. Could be unrelated, but this is the only thing I ate that could link back to being glutened... migraine aside, I usually only get mouth sores when glutened, which is disappointing because it tasted so good!

— Got the gluten free waffles at lunchtime since waffles are something you rarely see gluten free AND celiac friendly - the giant belgian waffle that came out was amazing!

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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The owner was very helpful and knowledgeable. They had so many options, it made it difficult to decide what to get! The cinnamon pancakes were delicious, and I felt great after. Celiac friendly, and will definitely be going back soon.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Currently living overseas and EmJ waffles are my most frequent craving. I’ve always had safe and delicious food and I’m definitely stopping by when I’m back in the states. (At least twice!)

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our area is out of power, so the restaurant was extremely busy. The staff handled the chaos tremendously and service did not suffer. Gluten free pancakes and waffles were amazing!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My 4th time at this cafe & very, very disappointed!!!!!!! We had a new waitress, she didn't really know what Celiac or gluten free was. I was very adement about having an allergy to gluten. My meal came out, tasted like old greasy oil. Horrible! 15 minutes to 1/2 hr I began to have terrible pain in my stomach, vomiting & if your Celiac you know the rest. 👎👎😝😣🤢😠

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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I love emjs. They have the best gluten free breakfast options - pancakes, waffles, and French toast. I'm so happy they're in the neighborhood.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Despite their efforts to avoid cross contamination, I was sick after eating at EmJ's April 27. The server notified the cook that I needed gluten free because of Celiac. Unfortunately, I'm still in pain three days later. The food was good, just not free of gluten.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great breakfast stop! My fiancé and I went here and had the best experience. They were out of gf bread but our fabulous server Amanda gave me a gf English muffin. Will be back to try pancakes! Amanda was knowledgeable and totally pleasant to talk to. Recommended to everyone!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate breakfast here, great selection of GF options. I had an omelette with Turkey sausage with potatoes and GF bread. it was great. They have a big board up on the wall with all of the gluten free options, plus there were items noted on the menu. Very GF friendly, highly recommended.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely amazing! Best (GF) sandwich ever. I would 100% recommend you eat here.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free samdwhich I've had. So many options on the menu to choose from! Respectful staff who are aware of Gluten allergies. I

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Awesome place. Gluten free breakfast items displayed on a large black board. Dedicated gluten free menu. Staff knowledgeable. I had the gluten free waffles. Delicious!!! They were fluffy and golden brown. I highly recommend this place.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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great gf pancakes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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