There are a number of gluten free options on the menu including gluten free buckwheat crepes and gluten free rice flour pancakes. The sweet potato fries are NOT GF because there is a chicken dish fried in the same oil. They often have GF soups as specials, and there are a number of GF veggie options on the Mediterranean plate.
Waiter assured me all the food I was ordering was gluten-free. One part of my dish seemed suspicious, but I assumed they must be making the extra effort and using gluten free ingredients. Then my "gluten free" dessert came, and it was very obviously full of flour, and the staff obviously had no idea what the were talking about. Painful stomach already... in for a rough week. Absolutely peeved.
I ate here the morning after my bachelorette party and had a great stack of silver dollar pancakes with real syrup and bacon on the side and some tea to drink. It was wonderful and I felt great afterward. Ironically, I've found it hard to find breakfast places in the city in the past (I don't actually live there) so I was happy to find something I can go to in the future. There were four of us eating and we paid $20 a piece for breakfast. I will definitely be going again next time I find myself in the city in the morning.
We didn't eat at the cafe, but made a great meal by buying groceries here. My favorite was the Amy's gluten-free, dairy free, vegetarian burrito from one of the frozen food sections on the second floor, which we heated up in our hotel room's microwave, but Fairway had oodles of GF options: breads, cookies, bars, and of course lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Honestly, I liked meals from Fairway and our hotel room's microwave better than most of the restaurant meals we ate when we visited NYC. Aside from the high cost of restaurant meals, the grocery store meals had a much lower chance of cross-contamination, and they were much more peaceful and easy.