First Watch

2 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
5144 N Broadway St
Knoxville, TN 37918

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Overall Rating

Review


While the food was great and I did not get sick(I have a severe allergy not celiac) the waitress was AWFUL. She finally came to our table after 30 minutes of waiting, when I said I was gluten free she asked how severe because of the possibility of cross contamination. She. The food was brought out she grabbed the bread off of my plate saying it was the wrong bread and she’d bring out the gluten free. I asked her to bring a fresh plate because there were crumbs all over my food and she proceeded to argue with me that it was just the seasoning.. worst experience I’ve had so far. I’ve heard so many good good things about this place but the waitress ruined my experience.

Safety


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

— Not 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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 days ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The waiter was aware of gluten and the menu had a lot of good options for gluten free.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


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 month 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

  • None Listed

Categories

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

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Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Have a separate gluten free menu. Waiter was awesome and talked through their allergen procedures! All good came out marked and was yummy.

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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Gluten Intolerant

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Review


A pretty average breakfast. I had the healthy Turkey omelette and let the server know about my allergy needs. The food came out with some crumbs of another meal on them. I told the server and the manager came over and apologized, had my meal remade, and refunded me completely. They do seem to have some allergy standards in place, but I don’t think they follow them very well. The food wasn’t really good enough for me to want to eat there again, but my second meal was safe.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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?

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Celiac

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Review


Server was very knowledgeable about gluten-free options and ensured that precautions would be taken (heard him mention celiacs and gluten free to cook twice). Skillet hash with fruit was delicious and no reaction!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Very friendly, gluten and diary accommodating, gf bread, and was able to cook everything diary free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good selection of healthy options
Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


They have a decent amount of options! They don’t have a gf menu but an allergen list to help you figure out what to order. I ordered the Cobb salad with no bread. Our waitress said they had gf bread but I prefer without anyways. When my salad came (via a different waitress), it had the bread on it. I told her I couldn’t eat it and when I told her I would need a new salad, they obliged. Our waitress came back with a new salad a few minutes later and apologized for the mix up. I didn’t have any reactions & the salad was good.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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 for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating

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