Meli Cafe & Juice Bar

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 6 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Bread/Buns + 7 more
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

540 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60654 Directions

(312) 527-1850
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    Celiac
    1 rating
    July 28, 2014

    so many things went wrong here: 1. of the many soups on the menu, there was one available for the day, and it was only 11 am. 2. my salad was literally drenched in dressing. It should have been called balsamic dressing with bits of organic greens and beets. 3. our server hated her job and me for asking any type of questions and thrust the menu towards me, as if the menu would magically answer all of my questions about gluten. 4. the house made lemonade? what a joke, it tasted like anything but homemade.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 18, 2013

    Excellent omelet and huge portions. Very cute place with great atmosphere as well. Staff seemed very knowledge about gluten free options.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    October 13, 2013

    Good choices. Excellent food

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 23, 2013

    Very cool place with lots of gluten free breakfast options.

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    5 rating
    May 03, 2013

    great atmosphere and lots of choices including crepes and French toast. prices are great for Chicago!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 03, 2017

    301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

    buckwheat crepes #ftw

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    March 10, 2017

    500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605

    Hi This is not a gluten free restaurant. They are gluten FRIENDLY. I went there because I thought it was gluten free but when I went through my allergies, they told me they were not a gluten free kitchen. So, the only thing I could get was a salad because the chef was able to wash out the bowl. If you have a gluten allergy, this is not the place for you. Very deceptive advertising.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    March 09, 2017

    500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605

    Ordered what I thought was gluten free and then I went home sad to realize it was not and got super sick for hours.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    March 09, 2017

    301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

    Order gluten free crepes and about an hour later puked.

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    5 rating
    October 29, 2016

    500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605

    It's amazing! Oh my, I can't say enough good things about this place!! The GF pancakes are so good! They are some of the best pancakes I've ever had, even comparing them to non-GF varieties. The presentation, service and flavor are top notch. It's a must visit before you leave Chicago!

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    July 21, 2016

    301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

    Asked for a gluten free wrap. They served me breaded chicken inside the wrap and did not take any responsibility. Avoid.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    April 06, 2016

    500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605

    Had gf crepes. The staff did not seem to understand the seriousness of food allergies. Three different people gave me three different sets of ingredients for the crepes. My son (tree nut allergy) didn't feel good after eating here. I gave him benedryl. I would be very cautious.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    August 29, 2015

    500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605

    Lots of GF options, but GF is lumped with Vegan for some reason? Also a bit pricey....

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    May 31, 2015

    301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

    Great, friendly service. Food is amazing and very reasonably priced. Great atmosphere. One of my favorite gluten free brunch spots.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    May 17, 2015

    301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

    I was lured in by their appearance in this app. They have GF options but their pancakes and crepes are cooked on the same surface. The server was great to warn me and I should have heeded that warning. An hour after ordering a (blah) salad as what I felt would be my safest option, my belly is now bloated, I feel half asleep and the brain fog heaviness is rolling in. I guess I'll find out how badly I was glutened by tomorrow. I definitely don't recommend if you are severely sensitive. I was going to bike on this beautiful day, now I'm gonna waste it with my head down.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    April 19, 2015

    500 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60605

    Lots of gluten free options! Excellent breakfast!!

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    4 rating
    January 03, 2014

    301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

    The GF pancakes here are really great. Big proportions, good coffee, tasty food. This is your GF breakfast spot.

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    4 rating
    August 27, 2013

    301 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60661

    Gluten free menu...great GF crepes!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Crepes
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly
Monday
7 am - 3 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 3 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 3 pm
Thursday
7 am - 3 pm
Friday
7 am - 3 pm
Saturday
7 am - 3 pm
Sunday
7 am - 3 pm

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