Keys Cafe & Bakery

7 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported NOT to have a gluten-free menu, but gluten-free options are available
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pancakes, Waffles
Safety Rating
6 ratings

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504 Robert St N
St Paul, MN 55101
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Most Recent Reviews


Overall Rating

Review


Great experience. Had the GF waffle and it was delicious.

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 3 weeks ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


Delicious GF pancakes! Good options, good variety too.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Dog friendly
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

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Wonderful service! Huge portions and gluten free and vegan options. GF Waffle made in the same waffle maker as regular waffles.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Scrambled eggs and bacon. Bacon was very salty but meal seemed safe.
Woodbury location: GF pancakes are huuuggge and very yummy. I don't think they are DF though.
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Overall Rating

Review


I had an omelette and it was amazing!!

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The waitress told me they have a separate GF toaster but NOT a separate griddle for pancakes, etc. So I had an omelet and toast and it was delicious.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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 selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


If it wasn’t for the toothpick I would have been afraid the huge pancakes I got weren’t GF. They were and they were excellent and fluffy. I asked for strawberries and whip on the side and was surprised when they brought out fresh sliced strawberries not the syrupy goo you get at diners. They also have some GF cookies and baked goods. Eggs and bacon and stuff are also safe and standard. Bacon was a bit too salty for me. Tip: ask for hash browns crispy otherwise they come out as soggy shredded white greasy potatoes.

Safety


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

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Wonderful breakfast location in the heart of Saint Paul. Wait staff were Celiac knowledgeable, and checked with the kitchen when they weren’t.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


The Keys menu does offer some options for their meals to be gluten free accommodating. I had their GF Apple & walnut pancake and you would never know it was GF!

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 for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I wanted a specific omelet with wild rice in it and asked if it was gluten free but my server had no idea. They were busy so I didn’t want to be an additional stressor by asking her to go ask the kitchen. The server said they had gluten free bread and pancakes, and also went to mention the pancakes were very good. I took her word for it and got an omelette with a side of one pancake. I’m only gluten intolerant and so I can handle the shared kitchen utensils. I was quite disappointed in the pancake though. It was served 5 minutes before my omelet and the rest of my party’s food so was cold and dry by the time I ate it. The pancake was bland and crumbly. The omelette was good but over priced.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Server was very knowledgeable of Celiac. Had gluten free bread for my sandwich. Brought bagged chips. They even had GF rice crispy bar and a GF monster cookie. No GF menu, but the server I had was great.

Safety


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

— 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 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Review


I used to eat there a lot. Then I got Dx with Celiac. Went for pancake & I thought it was exactly like a regular pancake. Next time the pancake was obviously GF. My guess, the wait person didn't put in correct order or cook screwed up. Luckily I was still going through Gluten withdrawls & blamed everything on that back then 🙄

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Gluten free pancakes are very good! Highly impressed with the staff as well.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I choose to be gluten free, but I think key's tries hard for those who do not do it by choice. They asked me if they could put my sandwich on the grill to be sure they did not cross contaminate.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


I was glutened. So was my mom, waiter was not great either.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


both times I ate anything gluten free I got sick, my hubby did to and he doesn't have celiacs. not sure what was going on but never eating there again.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


GF pancakes are phenomenal. I have celiac and did not get sick

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Very accommodating and certainly knew GF options and constraints (server even came to tell us the GF toast would be an extra minute because they use a separate grill).

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Fast serviceTasty Pancakes friendly staff

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Overall Rating

Review


The restaurant had many awards displayed and had a fun atmosphere. The kids menu was also fun. Unfortunately, it was not a celiac or allergy safe restaurant.

I have celiac, but often say I have a wheat allergy because so many people are unfamiliar with what celiac is.

When I told our server that I had a wheat allergy and asked if she could make a note so the kitchen could be careful not to cross contaminate, she gave me a funny look but said ok. Just to be sure, I asked the person that brought our food out if they use separate toasters for gluten and non-gluten items- they do not. They only have a shared toaster. The lady that brought our food asked if I wanted her to take the toast back and remove it from our bill. I said I would appreciate it since I couldn’t eat it. Our waitress came by and asked if I wanted a different kind of bread and I again explained that I have a wheat allergy and can’t have regular bread or anything with wheat. She then asked if I wanted a biscuit (made with wheat) instead since they aren’t toasted. She clearly didn’t understand what a food allergy was.

I did eat the rest of my meal (eggs and hashbrowns and bacon) because I was traveling and hadn’t eaten for a while, but a few hours have passed and I’m super sick now.

The food itself was eh. It wasn’t bad but wasn’t great either. My husband got chicken fried steak and my BIL got biscuits and gravy and those meals both looked really good. If you don’t have allergies, it might be an ok place to eat but I definitely wouldn’t recommend if you have celiac or allergies.

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?

— Average

Gluten Sensitive

Overall Rating

Review


*My daughter is gluten sensitive She got the omelet and the GF toast which she was not super fond of. We did however see some beautiful cupcakes that were gluten free.

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

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


No matter where you go, unless it's 100% gf, you take a chance. I take these chances. Most times everything is alright. Sometimes, not so much. Its definitely better than McDonald's.

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?

— Excellent

Hashimoto's

Overall Rating

Review


Lots of gluten free options. Good gluten free pancakes and french toast too!

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


I was given a tip by someone that I could safely have omelette, eggs, toast and bacon here. I ordered poached eggs with gluten free toast and confirmed when I ordered that they still have a separate toaster for GF. Happily enjoyed my breakfast and did not get sick. I was told that the pancakes would not be celiac safe because of cross contact.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

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