First Watch

3 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu

Warning

This is a chain, which typically means a high risk of cross-contact. It may not be possible to dine safely at this establishment.

Safety Rating
2 ratings

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2059 Altamont Avenue
Ft. Myers, FL 33901

Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


They have a thorough third party allergen list. And gluten-free options and substitutes for many items. Very friendly and knowledgeable about food safety.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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/All

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

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I used to feel safe eating here. The waitress said, we have been instructed to say we cannot guarantee your food will really be gluten free. We make no guarantees, ok? I said, "No, not ok. I can actually get a safe gluten free meal at Waffle House. They take care of me there." Her attitude makes me want to call management and explain how to keep a darn kitchen safe and how to tell your servers to speak to people to reassure them even if you can't "guarantee." Be specific if you go and talk to the manager.

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Very

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 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

  • Reported to have a dedicated fryer

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Overall Rating

Review


Went there twice it was so good. The power bowls are awesome. Had a great experience with the wait staff both days. They made sure to note my celiac disease. Probably make at least one more stop before I head home.

Safety


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

— 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?

— 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 selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Beverly, that's a paid ad by Pamela's pancake mix. It's a recipe and not an ad for the restaurant. I thought it was (also) for the restaurant until I clicked on it. I had a wonderful breakfast of eggs, avocado and fruit. I always tell the waiter wherever I eat I am gluten intolerant/Celiac and please let the chef know cross contamination will make me sick. I dined with non Celiac's who ordered with bread and we all enjoyed our meal and I am fine. We all thought it to be delightful and will go back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Ad states best GF pancakes! First Watch does NOT carry GF pancakes or any GF bread products (which is not hard to provide). I do not consider this chain GF friendly­čśá

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The best breakfast for sure - fresh local ingredients! They take gluten free allergies very seriously!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Went this morning. The full site has a gluten-free guide located under menus and nutrition. The guide will instruct you how to order from the menu when ordering gluten-free. I initially couldn't find it on my phone so they printed it out for me when I got there. The server put a big square on the food slip with gluten-free on it and told me that they take their gluten-free orders very seriously. I happened to sit at a table with a view of the kitchen. I heard someone call allergy window and saw a server walk over to the sink and wash her hands and then walk back to a plate that turned out to be mine, pick it up and bring it to my table. The service was friendly and accommodating and the food was very good

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


i ordered gluten free bread and they use the SAME toaster..shouldnt be too hard to get another toaster to make sure that it is fully gluten free but they only have one. also, eggs were overcooked and potatoes were undercooked anyway, very disappointed

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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Reservations recommended
Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


GREAT!!!!! Went for brunch and told the waitor I had celiac and he reassured me that they take all of the safety precautions to not cross contaminate and cook GF food separately. I got the healthy turkey omlette with breakfast potatoes, gf toast (with butter and jam) and a fruit cup. To drink I had a morning meditation. Everything was delicious, I am so happy they were so knowledgeable and cautious!!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


My server verified if gluten free was a preference or not and I specified Celiac and she made sure to toast my gf bread in a gf dedicated toaster

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Husband and I both have celiac. Great care was taken on our food. Very good experience!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


Always a great variety of gluten free for breakfast and lunch. And healthier options then most places.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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

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