13950 Cedar Rd., University Heights, OH 44118 Directions

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Best breakfast ever !!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Good menu, and well labeled. They need gf pancakes and breads. Disappointing for kids who want pancakes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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My favorite breakfast/lunch place before going GF. I appreciate their detailed menu descriptions of gluten/non-gluten items but wish the options weren't so limited for me now. Must encourage First Watch to offer GF bread and tortillas...would be so easy to do and make many of their items more appealing!

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  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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great food!! our server Lisa was wonderful.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Not celiac

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Great meal. I would come here again. Had the classic breakfast. Substituted UDI’s toast. Ham was excellent.

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Lots of gluten free options, however they do have a note on their menu that cross contamination is a possibility, so if you are severe celiac this is not the place for you, but as a person with moderate gluten intolerance I did just fine

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Has GF items marked in the menu. Powerhouse quinoa bowls are gluten free! Just not many choices :)

Not celiac

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Very limited gf menu and the risk for c.c is very high. They have gf bread but it toasted in a toaster with all bread products.

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The staff was very knowledgeable. The food is farm to table. Everything is fresh, never reheated...they don’t even have microwaves or warmers.

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The food is okay and they offer a lot of gluten free and dairy free options, BUT it’s probably best to ask for a manager before ordering. They have gluten free toast, but it’s toasted with the regular bread. So I asked for no bread at all. Her food came out after mine AND it had a big piece of regular bread right on top of her eggs!!! So they had to go make it again. By the time her food came out, I was done eating. I’ll probably go back, but not with my daughter :(

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They offer gluten free bread / toast! Yum! Wish they offered other options but it is a good alternative for those wanting a healthier breakfast!

Not celiac

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Staff is knowledgeable about cross contamination and being allergy safe. I had the traditional breakfast with GF potatoes and Udis bread; as for non-toasted as they use the same toaster as normal break. Yummy food and great service!

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I am celiac and the waitstaff have always been very helpful and conscientious of my allergy. I always forgo bread but if you do, make sure they are not using a common toaster. I know that happens at some places. Always had a safe breakfast here.

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I got an item that did not contain gluten, let my waitress know I had Celiac Disease, and still had a horrible reaction from the food when I got home.

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Yes

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They have gluten free options. I personally do not have Celiac, but it appears that they are doing a good job.

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I used to visit this location all the time but then they removed their gluten-free toaster. Not a deal breaker but was a bit of a red flag in my mind. The last time I visited I told the waiter I was Celiac and that my meal (a naturally gluten-free dish) needed to be gluten-free and I didn’t want any bread. My meal was brought out with regular ciabatta bread on the plate. I sent this back (stressed again that even crumbs can make me sick) and 5 minutes later the same dish came back, only now minus the bread. At this point I don’t feel safe eating anything there and can not recommend it to other Celiacs.

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Always have a good experience here! Wish there were more items available.

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Avoid!! They don’t understand gluten free and asked if I wanted my gf bread toasted on shared equipment. I said no. When I got my order, they put cross contaminated toasted bread on the meal. Hubs is sick. I don’t think they cooked it on a separate surface either.

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Not a lot of gluten free options. But the staff is very knowledgeable. Twice I have had the traditional breakfast platter with the Udis gluten free bread. They informed me they do not have a dedicated toaster, and since I’m celiac they recommended just having the bread untoasted. They brought my food out separately from the others at my table and insured me they washed their hands before handling my food. Will go back again!

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Went in for brunch hostess said they have very little gf. I said an omelette? She said no so we left.

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Fresh beautiful dishes . Highly recommend. No gluten free menu but easy to find dishes without. Udis Gluten free bread available.

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Good breakfast. Told the waitress I had celiac. My order came out first for “omelet for the person with the allergy” which made me laugh. Did not get sick but I tend to order naturally gluten free things that have minor risk of CC.

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Very cozy setting and friendly, knowledgeable staff. I have Celiac and was so pleased to see how's many gluten free options/accommodations they have! Oh... and the food was delicious!

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They had udis gluten free bread as an option to go with omelets! And other gluten free options also. Very good.

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I have been twice. Upon arrival they warn you that they have gluten flying around and that they have a few options but don't accomodate though their menu suggests otherwise. -First time I spoke with a chef and ordered a GF salad with no feta/no corn (because I am nursing and baby can't have dairy or corn). It was good but the bottom of my salad, under everything else was a handful of corn. They apologized profusely and gave me a $20 GC and remade my salad. -Second time I ordered breakfast with gluten free bread(not toasted bc no dedicated toaster). My breakfast was served with regular gluten sourdough toast on my plate and a side plate with a piece of cold gf bread. I asked the server about it and she reached over and snatched the gluten toast off my plate. I will not be returning.

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Gluten free labeled options on menu. The Power Bowls are all gluten free

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The waitress was empathetic to me explaining my need for GF and sent back my meal that came out with non-GF toast. However, still got violently ill. Not going back to this location.

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Staff knowledgeable about celiac and gf. Asked about GF toast (offered without upcharge!) and they told me toasted in own pan, under warmer. We ordered hot choc and server came back to show us hot choc packet had “may contain wheat” and wasn’t safe. Offered choc milk instead. Food also delicious. Strong rec. from mom of 2 celiacs.

Not celiac

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GF toast was so friggin’ good. Can’t wait to go back and try more.

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They can make any dish gluten free, Love the staff and food. Delicious!!

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Have eaten this several times here and comes gluten free every time on Nima. Nice place for gluten free brunch. Nima tested. I get quinoa protein bowl and house potatoes.

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Need to tell your server you have celiac. They have gluten free bread available but no dedicated toaster so you can’t get toast. Their omelettes are safe with some adjustments - I was told the salsa was not safe for my bacado omelette. None of the salad dressings are safe. Very limited options but it is possible to get something safe as long as you communicate with your server and they communicate with the kitchen.

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Excellent for folks who are gluten sensitive - but they are gluten friendly, not celiac friendly. Bread goes through the same toaster as regular bread. Waitress was great about letting me know.

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As soon as I said I have Celiac, my server told me I could have absolutely nothing on the menu. It was a really frustrating experience. I ate fruit and drank coffee.

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First time here so I will see how I feel later but was told they can pretty much make anything gluten free by subbing GF bread. There is not a dedicated menu which is disappointing and food is not prepared in a separate area but there are many options for breakfast, lunch, and brunch that can be made gluten free. Good food.

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I've had numerous meals at FW without issue, I do ask that the GF bread be toasted in a clean, dry pan. I also did have a staff member tell me they could do french toast GF, that is not the case since they use the same custard & griddle for all french toast. They have great GF bread, I usually get a farmhouse skillet hash with runny eggs & it is a ton of food. I know that I am going to be safe eating here because the kitchen knows what it is doing.

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I have celiac and couldn't have felt safer eating here. Our waitress Ariel, was very knowledgeable about celiac and other allergies as well. She was an awesome waitress and we will ask for her next time we go. The manager Josh was very knowledgeable as well and came to our table to go over the menu and what to stay away from that had gluten. Great breakfast place!!

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Always get sick from eating here. Plus the servers are always extremely rude.

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Stood right in front of three girls who worked there, wasn’t acknowledged or told that they would be with us in just a moment. Food might be great, but who cares if you’re not given any service at all.

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They offer Udi’s GF bread you can sub on any of their sandwiches. They have salads, soups and some breakfast dishes marked gluten free on their menu. You do need to specify that it is an allergy.

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Knowledgeable staff. Gf menu that is hard to read. All allergens are listed all together. Plan on extra time to figure it out. Do not get the gluten free toast. At this time and location they toast it in the same toaster as regular bread. I get eggs and bacon. Oatmeal is not certified gluten-free.

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a good chain restaurant. we've eaten at them in several states. staff is almost always knowledgeable and management always has been. some gf options address on menu abs others available if yout ask. breakfast meats are gf. omelets are safe and they now have gf toast instead of corn tortillas.

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They just opened and are still getting their “flow” worked out, so service was generally pretty slow. I had a delicious turkey burger and was comfortable with the server’s knowledge and follow through

Not celiac

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We walked out after 10 minutes because no one bothered to take our order. Only GF items on the menu were the power bowls.

Celiac

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Very reliable. Excellent food, Udi's gluten free bread available.

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Been to First Watch on the East Coast, and they were very GF aware. The Troy location, not so much. Ate here once, asked for a GF menu l, and was told to check their website. Not overly confident on the cross contamination procedures as well. I ordered a salad I had had on the East Coast, with the modifications from the last visit. But, I won't be returning too soon.

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Other than eggs or fruit, they only had one breakfast item that was gluten free. I couldn’t even have the gluten free toast because they admitted to using the same toaster. So what’s the point??!!

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I had a vegetarian potato hash with fried eggs and a piece of gluten free toast. It was really good! Sadly they didn’t have a separate toaster but they put it on a dedicated gluten free grill. I’d definitely eat here again!

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The entire kitchen is covered in bread crumbs. Icky and not safe

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didn’t try the gf toast, only had eggs, hash brown potatoes and bacon. everything was tasty and I didn’t get sick.

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Be cautious if you have Celiac Disease! While they do serve Udis gluten free bread, they use the same tongs and toaster as the regular bread. I didn't find this out until my 3rd time dining there, even though I mentioned that I have Celiac every time! Other than that, their food is pretty good. Their bowls and omlettes can be made gluten free and are very tasty!

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This is a fantastic place for breakfast, brunch, or lunch! Their staff was very knowledgeable. They assured me that they change gloves and cooked my food in a clean skillet. I had an omelette with greens and a piece of GF bread. They did not toast the bread because they don’t have a way to guarantee that it is safe. I had a very pleasant experience and I will be back. They do have a disclaimer on their menu but I felt safe and did not have a reaction.

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Staff was great and knowledgeable! Very delish and didn’t get sick!!

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