Lofty Coffee Little Italy Cafe and Bakery

3 recent ratings
$$ • Coffee Shop
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Dessert, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
3 ratings

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444 W Cedar St
San Diego, CA 92101
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Review


Great coffee and a delicious muffin!

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
  • 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

Updated 10 months ago read full review

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Picked up a sandwich to bring to the waterfront to enjoy. I ordered the americano on gluten free bread. It was ok. I didn’t love the texture of the bread. For 18 bucks, I think it was overpriced but I was happy to have the option of gf.

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?

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Our favorite coffee house during our visit to SD! When I asked about any GF options in the bakery case, the barista excitedly named every item in the front row! She even explained which ones had nuts, almond flour, eggs, etc. extremely knowledgeable about each item. I had the egg tart on their house made pastry. She even noted that the oat milk they carry is not GF certified! I came back later for an iced oat milk latte and was fine, though I am not celiac. GREAT safety awareness and allergy awareness at this coffee shop!

Safety


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

— Very

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

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 dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Bread/Buns
  • Dessert
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Coffee Shop
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Americano sandwich with side of caesar salad
Egg tart with housemade GF pastry! Ask for it warmed up if possible.
GF Matcha donut topped with crushed pistachios.
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When I said I was celiac they explained to me how they could keep my food away from any cutting boards or shared surfaces and my barista personally spoke to the cook and brought it out to me. I ordered the yogurt fruit and granola bowl. Im 24 hours out with no symptoms!

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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The food was delicious - tons of GF options and the coffee cannot be beat. This place is truly amazing and I adore coming here... BUT for the first time I tried their GF sandwiches and donuts, and I did get sick. The donuts, while GF, were in the same case as the regular baked goods. They make their own GF bread and it was very good, but I don’t know what controls against cross contamination they took when making them. I’ll come back for coffee, but I don’t think I’ll risk eating there again.

Safety


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

— Not very

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Questionable gluten free practices. French toast was tasty..but nothing out of the ordinary. It was a bit cold..and I couldn't sit indoors because they didn't have many tables, and of course, they were all taken. It would be nice if the had some sort of heaters for the patio on days like this. I was cold, eating food that should have been hot, but didn't have a chance. Also very crowded..and only one lady taking offers..inefficient. Won't return here.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Very helpful staff. Loved the ambiance! I ordered gf French toast and a latte with homemade almond milk - both were delicious!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Panini's are made on the same press as regular gluten bread. Pastries are good though

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great place. I was very comfortable ordering their GF food, and it was delicious! oh, and the coffee was amazing too.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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amazing coffee and lots of gf options.

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Their Gluten Free croissants/ bread are delicious!!!!

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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