Parakeet Cafe

4 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Waffles
75% of 4 votes say it's celiac friendly
927 Silverado St
La Jolla, CA 92037

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Went there to get the waffle, when I got there I asked them to double check that they had two waffle makers and they said there was only one waffle maker back there. So I could not order the waffle. After explaining to the staff what cross contamination means, they were pretty confused about what I could eat and ended up giving me one option: the green eggs with GF bread.

The Green eggs were delicious and I did not get sick.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

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

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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So much of the pastries in their case marked gluten free and we tried 5 that were all so good! The cacao gf waffle was delicious. They told me they take good precautions but can’t guarantee the kitchen to be gf (small space I guess) but the girl told me that her mom is a sensitive celiac and never had a problem there. My son is pretty sensitive and we ate there twice and had no issues and some gorgeous breakfast food!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Most

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Food is good. Coffees and teas are safe. I had the parakeet bowl and told them about my allergy and had no issues. However, the pastries are not celiac safe. They’ve got a pretty good chance of cross contamination and I got very sick after having a GF muffin from here.

Safety


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

— 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

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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


Delicious gluten free muffin and tumeric latte!
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Celiac

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Had a hot coconut coco & GF banana muffin- delicious and going back to today for Lunch. Not sure of Gluten cross contamination, however I had no reaction from the muffin ☺

Safety


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

— 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 1 year ago read full review

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Best gluten free selections I have ever seen

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Great staff. Amazing eggs and salmon with GLUTEN FREE bread and a GLUTEN FREE snickerdoodle!!!!! I want to go back.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have super yummy pastries, my favorite is the lavender shortbread thingy. The scones are bomb too! It’s usually pretty busy when I’m there, so I haven’t tried any of the GF entrees.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I went here for breakfast and was really impressed. They have a variety of gluten free breakfast options, including toast, waffles, and pastries. I had the cocao waffles with an iced vanilla latte and it was very delicious. All of the coffee syrups are homemade and the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend this place for breakfast!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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I spoke with the owner, and she explained that since they have such a small kitchen and do not have a designated gluten free area, they would not be able to safely avoid cross contamination. I greatly appreciated her honesty.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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we had breakfast here and it was amazing! fresh waffle, fruit, even gf toast. I also too a cookie to go and it was the best I've ever had! double chocolate! !

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a GF menu but be sure to talk to the staff about food prep. They were very knowledgeable and consulted the chef when needed. I ended up with an egg white scramble that was delicious. They used a dedicated GF waffle iron to toast my GF bread because the toaster could contaminate it.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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