Meli Cafe & Juice Bar

11 ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns
55% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
500 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60605

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Not celiac

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I am gluten intolerant, not Celiac.

This is my go to spot for breakfast in the neighborhood. I love their potatoes! Super tasty! There are a good amount of choices, including GF French toast, which is really good. Being able to get a side of GF toast with my egg dishes is really nice too. I prefer this spot over Yolk South Loop on weekends since Meli is much less crowded and quieter. I've never had a problem here and recommend if you are gluten intolerant.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Gluten free marked items but I was immediately sick from the French toast. Not celiac friendly.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Lots of options, delicious ..........

Updated 4 years 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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

Celiac friendly?

No

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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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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Not celiac

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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.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Lots of gluten free options! Excellent breakfast!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Gluten Intolerant

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Brunch for GF can be hard. This place has options, toast, pancakes etc.

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?

— Average

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Made me feel really sick and they asked if it was a serious allergy and I replied with yes and I still got super sick I got the crepes and a friend got the French toast both gluten free and we did not feel good after but overall good service but besides that not very good

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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I went in but the staff was unsure and not knowledgable and told me they had gluten free bread but when I spoke to the manager he said they didn’t. I felt unsafe eating there so I left.

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No

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buckwheat crepes #ftw

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Order gluten free crepes and about an hour later puked.

Celiac friendly?

No

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