First Watch

4 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes

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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6109 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Review


it is very tasty and a good place to go for a filling meal

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu stars which items are gluten free. There aren’t a ton of choices but I had a quinoa power bowl and it was really good. The waitress was great - asked me if my gluten free was choice or allergy - made sure to mark on the order slip so they could “change their gloves” etc. Not a lot of gluten free items but I felt really safe!

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Probably not celiac friendly, cross contamination is likely as waiters don't seem to know what gluten is other that having Udi's bread. However, their website is extremely helpful. If you go to their nutrition information detailed allergy information and vegan info is available

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?

— 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 for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 1 year 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

  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Overall Rating

Review


Have eaten here for breakfast numerous times and not gotten sick, love the food. The staff have all been very accommodating of celiac.

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


Need to be in top of staff about GF. You need to tell them many times you need GF.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much

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

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I thought it was a local place with a similar name. It’s some kind of chain - essentially, a Cracker Barrel at double the price. Food is OK, but it worth eating again, and not safe enough to really risk.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Not Much

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

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Eaten here many time and have never gotten sick. Menu states power bowls and salad dressings are all gluten free. Udi's bread is available so sandwiches and toast can be made GF.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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Staff are accommodating dining-in. Another time I ordered the same dish I had previously & asked for no toast. I was disappointed the toast was right on top of the food.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The host told me they do not have a gluten free menu when requested then said, “we don’t really do that.” Our waitress told me she was unable to provide me any information. I requested she ask the chef and she came back out and said the chef recommended I order what I would guess to be gluten free. One of my worst eating out experiences.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


The pancakes are gluten freeeee and made on a dedicated stove!! Great staff, knowledgeable and willing to change any order to accommodate.

Updated 5 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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