Grapevine Cafe & Coffeehouse

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 20 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pancakes + 2 more
100% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

100 East Swordfish Street, S Padre Island, TX 78597 Directions

(956) 761-8463
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    5 ratingAugust 02, 2017

    Delicious! Had the Migas mexicana and a gluten free pancake. The waitress was very knowledgeable and they took great care of me. I felt very comfortable eating there.

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    3 ratingFebruary 11, 2017

    Food is average. Help understands GF menu. GF menu options are good.

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2016

    My wife and I spent a week in South Padre during the "off" season and were pleasantly surprised with this place. We ended up eating here 3 times over the course of the week, and every time it was successfully gluten free and delicious. If you like breakfast food like we do, you will not be disappointed!

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2016

    Absolutely delicious! I got a gf pancake and an egg breakfast with eggs, home fries, and bacon. Best gf pancake I have ever had!

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    2 ratingNovember 21, 2016

    WARNING: I loved this place until I noticed crackers placed in the table sugar!!!! I have never seen this before so beware. Other than that, many items are gluten free and one of the few options on the island.

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    5 ratingJuly 01, 2016

    Gluten free is a $1.25 up charge. Menu was very clearly marked for gluten free and vegetarian. Everything tastes great and tummy feels fine. If you have kids and they use the bathroom by themselves, the soap is very high, above the light switch so they probably didn't wash their hands if they have trouble with light switches at home.

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    5 ratingJune 03, 2016

    SO GOOD! Items are clearly marked on the menu, and the kitchen takes excellent care about cleaning cooking and preparation surfaces and utensils. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food, and our waiter Dan didn't forget a single thing. He also communicated to the kitchen that I had celiac and made sure my food was perfect. I am stuffed, happy, and coming back tomorrow! UPDATE: We went again today- it was perfection round two. Fat and happy again!

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    5 ratingMay 05, 2016

    Everything was really good. We had breakfast; pancakes (gf), chicken and waffles (not gf) and French toast (not gf). Everyone enjoyed their food and the espresso drinks. We tried the Vietnamese coffee, peppermint mocha frappe and a hot mocha. The menu is clearly marked and they will substitute to make things gluten free but if they think there is a chance that it may not be totally gluten free they will let you know and actually tell you they can't do it.

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    2 ratingFebruary 12, 2016

    Food was mediocre. Plus when we went to check out, they told us their credit card machine wasn't working nor the atm. No warning before seating us. We didn't have enough cash to cover our bill and they tried to make us come back later to cover it. Nope. Very irritating. Won't be back.

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    5 ratingDecember 31, 2015

    Thank goodness for this restaurant. I've eaten here twice on my vacation to SPI and it is delicious and celiac friendly.

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    5 ratingAugust 12, 2015

    Have eaten there twice this week and will probably return prior to leaving this island. The owner is very knowledgable about GF and celiac safety. Food is tasty and affordable.

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    5 ratingJuly 27, 2015

    This place is awesome. Great food. Excellent staff. Very gluten free friendly and knowledgeable. I have Celiac Disease and my wife has endometriosis so it is very important for us to be careful to avoid gluten. We thought we were going to have to cook every day of our vacation because it was hard to find a place that even knew what gluten was. Grapevine cafe came to the rescue. Big props to our new friends Gino and Ruben. We ate there several times and never got glutened.

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2015

    This place is very warm and welcoming. They played music overhead and some young girls at a table next to us got up to swing-dance, it was adorable. One of the waitresses at a table next to us photo-bombed a couple of men taking a selfie and they laughed a bunch. Point is, this is a really friendly and happy place. I wrote at first that our server seemed inexperienced, but I think it was because they just got a new tablet ordering system. Both of our servers on both days were extremely friendly and helpful. The staff was very knowledgeable about gluten-free needs and they said that the owner is celiac (or gluten-intolerant, I can't remember which) and so they're very strict about it. A family member ordered a plate gluten-free so that I could try a bite and when it came out our server knew just by looking at it that it wasn't GF and sent it back. I got their crab meat enchiladas, which were amazing (but fairly spicy, so beware if you don't like the heat). Their smoothies are also GF and are fabulous. They use fresh fruits/vegetables and fresh-caught fish and crab, and you can tell the quality is better. After our food came out one of the servers (not ours) came by to check if I liked the enchiladas because they're his favorite as well. Would definitely recommend this place for gluten-free, but they have vegetarian/vegan options as well and their food is great even if you don't have a food issue, my family loved every plate we got and only two (of six) were GF. They get very high ratings from me. We're only in South Padre for two more days but if I can come again on both of those days, I will. There were quite a few GF options I didn't get to try.

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    5 ratingJune 12, 2015

    Excellent. My kids had gluten free pancakes and they were bunny faces. Nice to have a place where my kids can enjoy their favorite breakfast foods.

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    5 ratingMarch 07, 2015

    So many GF and Vegetarian options for breakfast and lunch. It's s bit pricey but you get lots of food. Everything was delicious. You do have to specify that you want GF. The pancakes were amazing. The crab omelet had real crab! I will try to make this a stop every time I come to South Padre Island.

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    5 ratingJuly 31, 2014

    Lots is GF options. Great service. Tasty coffee. My boyfriend and I shared the pancakes and crab omelette. Delicious.

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    3 ratingApril 08, 2014

    Delicious gf pancakes (I had mine with blueberries) and cappuccino. Service s-l-o-w..........

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    5 ratingJune 30, 2013

    Menu is clearly marked gluten-free. Owner's wife is gluten intolerant and was very knowledgeable. They at working on getting gluten-free buns and bread for lunch. Awesome!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes


  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
7:30 am - 3 pm
7:30 am - 3 pm
7:30 am - 3 pm
7:30 am - 3 pm
7 am - 3 pm
7 am - 3 pm
7 am - 3 pm

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