Fontaine Caffe & Creperie

7 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available.
Reported GF menu options: Crepes
85% of 7 votes say it's celiac friendly
119 South Royal
Alexandria, VA 22314

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Not celiac

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I have a gluten allergy (not celiac). Our server was knowledgeable and I felt safe eating there. I had the Californian crepe and it was absolutely delicious. I did not have any reaction. I will be back next time I am in the area.

Safety


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

— Very

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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Fabulous gluten free crepes! Wonderful staff who were aware of celiac disease. Cannot wait to go back!

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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Buckwheat Savory Crepes are GF and delicious. Servers are understanding. Came for brunch on Saturday and Sunday back to back.

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?

— Good

Updated 4 months 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

  • Crepes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • French
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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This is their chocolate crepes (you can order gluten free-it’s buckwheat). I was a little nervous in eating it because I’m very sensitive, but sooooo delicious and did not bother me after eating it.
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Celiac

Overall Rating

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?

— 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 keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I had to ask the server for gf options as they are not marked on menu. The savory buckwheat crepes are gf and the sweet crepes can be made with the buckwheat batter. I will report back if I have a reaction. Very delicious.

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

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I was a little nervous in eating it because I’m very sensitive, and wasn’t sure if the gf buckwheat would harm me. The food was sooooo delicious and did not bother me after eating it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was exceptional. As stated on their menu all savory crepes are 100% GF and all sweet crepes can be made GF on request. Service was good and so was the coffee! I had the market veggie savory crepe with eggs - I would definitely return!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy crepes! Helpful with what was and wasn’t ok.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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100% Gluten Free Buckwheat Crepes

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Staff were a little rough but service was quick and gf crepe was awesome

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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After seeing some reviews about potential cross-contamination, we called to ask about their gluten free food prep. We learned that they don't have any, that the gluten free crepes are prepped and cooked on the same surfaces as the food containing gluten.

When my husband pointed out that this could make people with gluten intolerance sick, he was told that they are "gluten free, not celiac free." I assume she meant celiac friendly, but either way it doesn't seem like a good option.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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If you ask, they may be able to wash the pan. I'm not celiac, but highly sensitive and have never been sick.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I wasn't able to eat there because I called to check and it is a shared cooking surface.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Delicious buckwheat crepes! Very knowledgeable staff. I am not celiac but stein sensitivity and I had no issues. Highly recommend. Agree, a little pricey but cute restaurant and great food is always worth the price :)

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not safe for celiac.

They use the same pan for both types of crepes, they only wipe the pan. Our server had no idea what I was taking about, the manager walked by and overheard me asking. I haven't been very sensitive lately, so I went for it. I'll leave another update if I have a reaction. It was delicious!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Pricey but the food is superb and the staff is very accommodating and knowledgeable.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Best gluten free crepes ever! Tastes just like ones we had in Paris!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Perhaps it was a new waiter, but one of the staff members said something that directly contradicted what another said. I'm happy to say that I did not get sick and the food was very good. You need to ask for any of the sweet crepes to made with the buckwheat flour, and the gentleman who helped me said he wasn't entirely sure the sausage was safe. Still a great place to eat. I'm not sure celiacs would be completely safe if they talk to the wrong person.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great food. Helpful staff! Very celiac conscious

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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really enjoyed eating at Fontaine. My girlfriend has celiac, she ate some of the french fries and had no after effects as all. Felt celiac friendly Will definitely go there again.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Just to clarify, not all of the crepes are gluten free. The desert crepes are NOT gluten free, but the others are. Overall a nice little caffe with solid food.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Very cute cafe. All of their crepes made with buckwheat are gluten free. Delicious food.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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The entire menu is basically gluten free when you have the crepes made with buckwheat flour. Delicious and really cute atmosphere

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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