Jewel's Bakery & Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 115 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility, Gluten Free Menu + 17 more

4041 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Directions

(602) 714-5243
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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 07, 2017

    Amazing everything!!!! All gluten free!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 21, 2017

    Can't get enough of the smothered clucker and the chicken and waffles. We go here every morning while on vacation from out of town, great way to start a celiacs day!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 01, 2017

    They have very good food and very good desserts. It depends on who you get as a server but sometimes the wait is very long but worth it.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 26, 2017

    Delicious and many options. Server was awesome!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 26, 2017

    Amazing pancakes! Cool environment, and tasty desserts to take home

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    July 21, 2017

    The chicken and waffles were amazing. Also took home a delightful scone and a biscotti. I wish it wasn't so far from my house.

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    Celiac
    2 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 26, 2017

    This place is "dedicated gluten free" but uses oat flour in everything. Oat isn't safe for all celiacs, and to be honest, oat flour behaves so similarly to wheat flour that it doesn't take an expert-level amount of skill to make non-vegan baked goods with oat flour. I just wasn't real impressed with this place. Spouse and I did manage to have a vegan oat-free lunch, with buffalo cauliflower bites (the breading is rice panko), tacos, and sweet potato fries, which were all delicious. The cauliflower served the hot sauce on the side, and the ranch dip is vegan. I was pretty disappointed that one of the few dedicated-gf places in the Phoenix area is using oat flour in everything. While they may used certified gf oats, using oats alienates a subset of celiacs who can't tolerate them. And I would hope that a dedicated gf business would want as many celiac dollars as they could get. I didn't check out the restrooms, but the space is somewhat wheelchair friendly. In fact, I wasn't the only wheelchair user when I visited. The ramp from the parking lot wasn't very good, but that's not the cafe's fault. They also close pretty early in the afternoon. If I'm in the neighborhood, I might come back here, but I wouldn't be excited to recommend this place to anyone with celiac. It's great for the gf-fad-followers though.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 25, 2017

    I Stumbled upon this cafe today & it was amazing!!! I had their chicken & Waffles. Wow!! Delicious!! Its a 100% GF restaurant. So glad I found it!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 25, 2017

    Everything is excellent!!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 01, 2017

    The food was phenomenal. We had chocolate chip waffles, pancake and caramel apple waffles. All excellent. So nice to take my daughter somewhere that we don't have to worry and the food was great.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 30, 2017

    Everything here is amazing! so happy I can eat anything here ANYTHING!! So worth the 35 minute drive!!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 27, 2017

    Came for breakfast & enjoyed the amazing flavors of biscuit & gravy for me & the chorizo omlet for my husband. The food was delicious & we'll definitely be back before we leave Phoenix.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 20, 2017

    dedicated gluten free!! I have been diagnosed Celiac for 4 years. Jewel's is truly a wonderful treat. Fantastic donuts, fried chicken and waffles, biscuit (dense) and gravy ( had rosemary in it, usually not much of a rosemary fan but it added a nice light touch). Friendly staff, eclectic decorations, relaxed atmosphere. The waitress was very busy but never made us feel rushed. We will be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 16, 2017

    Great food that the whole family could enjoy even though only one needs GF.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    March 03, 2017

    Absolutely amazing. By far the BEST gf breakfast I have ever had in all of my travels since becoming celiac 5 years ago. Dedicated gf facility, didn't have to ask questions regarding food prep and safety. Truly a treat when traveling with celiac. Food was so good that I almost thought it wasn't gf! My husband (a complete foodie and non-gf) said it was also one of the best breakfast places he has ever been to. Loved the pancakes so much that we bought the mix to take back home with us.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    January 23, 2017

    O.M.G. Fried chicken sandwich, French fries, onion rings and Carmel apple cheesecake 100% safe. In a restaurant Feeling "normal" without concern, imagine.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 21, 2017

    I can't say enough good things about this place. Outstanding options for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Everything GF. Cocktail menu too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 14, 2017

    Fantastic food and pastries! Great service.

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    5 rating
    January 06, 2017

    Most incredible gluten free food in the whole entire valley. Amazing wait staff, quick and friendly service. My weekly go to.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 03, 2017

    Friendly service, delicious food. Visiting from out of town... we will go back! The syrup is amazing on waffles or pancakes!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 28, 2016

    it is so great to eat somewhere everything is safe and no concerns of cross contamination. lots of sammies and salads. everything was tasty. Chocolate chip cookies esp. good.

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    5 rating
    December 12, 2016

    I met her at the expo and purchased some goodies and her pancake batter. My family loves it. My 8 yr puts it, it doesn't taste gluten-free- they taste like a regular pancake! 💗 Can't wait to make the trip into the cafe. I agree you need to have a place out west. Their is alot of people in the Buckeye area that are in need and would support your business!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 05, 2016

    First time to have chicken and waffles in years! Just like I remembered, perfect combo. Very friendly service. Will eat here every time I visit Phoenix. Please open a spot in the airport!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    November 27, 2016

    All of the bakery items are divine. The menu items are all pretty good, but I definitely prefer the bakery items. I'm not a fan of their homemade sausage, it lacks any flavor complexity and is too heavy on the onion. But, for a celiac it is a safe and delightful, delicious, dining out option.

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    5 rating
    November 21, 2016

    Wife loves this place. I cant wait to try it. She drives 30 miles to eat hear because there are so few gf options in the West Valley. Please open another location out west.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 19, 2016

    Our new favorite place!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 13, 2016

    Best place to eat if you are a celiac! waffles are amazing!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 20, 2016

    So awesome! Had the chicken and waffles and it was delicious! My husband is not GF and he said it was the best he's ever had! Everything is GF!

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    5 rating
    October 19, 2016

    Feeling safe in a restaurant is a rare thing indeed! Incredible treat, coffee and food to eat, along with a happy friendly staff! No gluten is allowed anywhere near the place. Even the staff, if they bring their own lunches, are required to adhere to the gluten free promise. Try it, you will love it and feel safe!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 19, 2016

    EAT HERE! Heaven. Had gf chicken & waffles for the first time ever, and they were so good my non-Celiac husband ordered a second waffle. Beef stroganoff was also good. Just wish they weren't out of donuts by the time we got there! :)

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 17, 2016

    Outstanding selection, and quality! The fried chicken and waffle was amazing, the donuts light and delicious. So nice to have so many choices: not only gluten free but vegan, and dairy free options. Planned my return before I even left.

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    5 rating
    August 05, 2016

    It's always a relief to find a dedicated GF restaurant so I don't have to negotiate my meal. I ordered chicken and waffle and really liked it, and my husband enjoyed his beef stroganoff. The staff were friendly and enthusiastic, and we were served quickly (we arrived around 5 pm for an early dinner). The waffle was crisp..and every bit as good as one made with wheat - we really couldn't tell the difference. The baked goods looked yummy, but we were too full to try them. I would definitely eat there again when I'm in Phoenix.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    July 22, 2016

    I used to live in AZ and it wasn't until I moved out of state that I was diagnosed with Celiac. I travel to AZ frequently so I was more than pleasantly surprised upon a return trip to stumble across Jewels. To be completely honest my first thought when it came up on the app was "oh thank goodness ANOTHER gluten free bakery to help fulfill my baked good desires" (anyone with Celiac gets this...if you don't get it, get Celiac and you'll understand!) I reluctantly decided to try it with my visiting parents (my mom also has Celiac) and pleasantly surprised would be unfair to say. The food is unbelievable and the portions are, let's just say you're gonna be satisfied for a few hours when you leave minus the bloating! While the Chicken and Waffles have remained my favorite (it was the first thing I ever tried), everything and I mean EVERYTHING on the menu is delicious. I live in Vegas and am constantly trying to talk them into opening here because in addition to the food, the syrup they give you for the waffle is something special. I highly recommend this awesome restaurant to anyone....and even better they are now open for dinner, which means more trips to AZ!

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    Celiac
    3 rating Celiac friendly
    May 15, 2016

    I had been eating here when I would travel into town for work the past few years and while the food was fantastic, I could not figure out why I would get extremely sick every time I visited Phoenix. It turns out, it was Jewel's that was making me ill. I cannot eat oats (on top of having celiac disease) and on my first visit here when I asked the staff about what items contained oats, they said "Oh you'll be fine, just avoid the items with oats on top." Turns out, just about everything has oats in it, which I did not discover until a recent trip to town. I'm not sure if the staff was playing some sort of trick on me because they just assumed that I was lying or over exaggerating, however it was extremely disappointing to discover because I had become extremely ill multiple times prior and never made the connection because this is such a loved and well known business with the reputation of being safe for celiacs and individuals with additional food sensitivities. The food here is absolutely phenomenal but if you have any form of additional food sensitivity I would be cautious as the staff did not appear to answer my initial inquiries seriously and I paid the price because of it.

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    1 rating
    April 08, 2016

    had a burger on flax seed roll. I believe I ate.the cow, along with what the cow ate... the roll did not warrant a return visit

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 05, 2016

    they use oats in everything. literally. they even said the omelette has a high probability of cross contamination. most celiac are also allergic to oats and it seems this place is cutting as many gluten free corners as possible to serve the fad gluten free people instead of true celiacs. drove 30 minutes to waste my time. extremely disappointed

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 01, 2016

    Gluten free chicken and waffles - need I say more???

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    Celiac
    2 rating
    March 29, 2016

    I called to ask about their use of oats in their products. They were short with their answers to my questions and not friendly or helpful. I found out they use oats in their flour mix so all of their bakery products and a lot of their cafe products contain oats. As a Celiac that cannot do any kind of oats, I will not be eating here.

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    5 rating
    March 17, 2016

    Very good tasting food. Even my non celiac wife loved he food. It is worth giving it a try. The bakery items are a welcome treat to take home for later.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 04, 2016

    Just arrived in Phoenix and spent two days looking for gf groceries and dining. This place is great! Had the grilled chicken sandwich and cheeses cake, delicious and hours later no issues! Great menue choices! One thought, I understand Hunts ketchup contains gluten yet it was on their tables. Correct me if I am wrong.

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    5 rating
    December 21, 2015

    Love this place! Excellent gluten free food!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 16, 2015

    Just had a great Belgian waffle with strawberries. Love the variety and friendly people. Great place!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    December 13, 2015

    What a wonderful way to sooth my sweet tooth!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    December 09, 2015

    Excellent! Had biscuits and gravy (gravy could have been spicier) and purchased a great loaf of bread. I will visit again when I return to Scottsdale area.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 08, 2015

    Amazing!! I was so so excited to find a dedicated gf restaurant, I seriously tried almost everything and it was all yummy! Even my non-celiac husband loved everything we tried.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 03, 2015

    This place is amazing. It was so nice to be at a restaurant and know I could have everything on the menu and not become sick. The food was so yummy, it makes you forget you're eating GF.

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    5 rating
    October 01, 2015

    As a newbie to the gluten free world, it was nice to come here, enjoy lunch and have a dessert. I didn't need to ask all the questions you have to when ordering out! Everything was a yes I can have that! It was also amazing!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 10, 2015

    a must if you are GF

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 01, 2015

    I absolutely adore Jewel's Cafe and have written many reviews - check out my latest on http://glutenfreegalaxy.com/jewels-cafe-bakery/!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    August 18, 2015

    It's wonderful to go into a restaurant knowing you can safely order anything on the menu. My kiddos are always so happy to eat here.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bagels
  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Dedicated Gluten-Free Facility
  • Dessert
  • Donuts
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Quiche
  • Ravioli
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Monday
8 am - 3 pm
Tuesday
8 am - 3 pm
Wednesday
8 am - 3 pm
Thursday
8 am - 3 pm
Friday
8 am - 3 pm
Saturday
8 am - 3 pm
Sunday
8 am - 3 pm

map of Jewel's Bakery & Cafe

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