Honey-Jam Cafe

3 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, Pancakes, Waffles
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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351 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189

Most Recent Reviews


Symptomatic Celiac

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Called ahead and asked if they did Celiac friendly GF options. Hostess said there was pancake, waffle, and toast options. I asked how they prepared their GF option. Hostess checked with a manager and said that they have a separate part of the grill for GF. I was a bit skeptical (worried about cross contamination).

When I ordered, I asked the wait staff if they would cook the GF pancakes in a separate clean pan and change gloves before handling. I only ordered the pancakes. The wait staff said they would have a manager go back in the kitchen and make sure the cooking staff did it the way I requested. Brought out the GF pancakes first before the other orders.

Very accommodating and helpful. I did not get sick and had a good experience with Honey Jam Cafe.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


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?

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I ordered a sweet potato chorizo skillet. It came on hash browns, with peppers and onions, and eggs on top. It was delicious! And I was very happy. My kids ordered gf waffles. None of us got sick. I would definitely go back here.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I eat here at least once a month minimum, sometimes more often, and have for at least several years. They are now “Honey-Jam Cafe”, after being taken over or bought out, but the menu has not significantly changed nor has the high quality of the food or the good training of the waitstaff when I tell them I am celiac and am ordering GF. One of the very very few places where I’ve ever gotten a GF Belgian waffle - and a really good tasting one too. Also GF pancakes available. Portions are large and generous for the price. I’m a super sensitive celiac, I’ll have a reaction to cross contamination or whatever within 15-45 minutes, I’ve never gotten sick there in all my visits, both under the Butterfield’s name nor the new Honey-Jam mantel. Cannot recommended highly enough. My favorite breakfast/brunch place in the area.

Safety


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?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • 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

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Tips


Celiac

Go early on the weekends, or later - avoid the typical lunch/brunch rush. Especially on Sundays, beware of the post-church rush time. Otherwise your wait time to get seated will be way longer than any other time.

1 year ago

More Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


The secret to happiness in life is (you guessed it) BUTTER. like butter, Butterfield's is a place that is not only gluten free, but savory and delicious and I would have no reason to live unless it existed. Not once have I gotten sick, unless love sick after filling my belly full of choco choco chip pancakes counts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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