Red Elm Cafe

15 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches, Waffles
100% of 11 votes say it's celiac friendly
1114 M.L.K. Jr Way
Tacoma, WA 98405

Top Reviews


Celiac

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Best gluten free waffle I have had in ages. And the turkey sausage was amazing. Definitely try their strawberry jam also. I will be coming back.

Safety


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

— Very

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 week ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a bacon cheddar waffle and it was really good! The staff was knowledgeable about gluten and they have a dedicated gf waffle maker and prep gf food in a separate area of the kitchen

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 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Great service, good food and amazing coffee. Lucky find, very satisfied. Will come back again. Best coffee so far in Seattle.

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 month 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Sandwiches
  • Waffles

Categories

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

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Gluten free waffle and chicken sausage.
Gluten-free waffle and coffee.
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Not celiac

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Love the bacon waffles, sandwiches are really good. Hash browns were just ok. Coffee is also very tasty!

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 month ago read full review

Celiac

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Great GF choices, great food and coffee

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 month ago read full review

Crohn's

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Really good GF waffle (try it with the strawberry jam!) and they also have GF bread for their breakfast sandwiches. Coffee is great. Staff is super nice and pleasant. All around great experience. Highly recommend.

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 2 months ago read full review

Overall Rating

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 2 months ago read full review

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I had a gluten free grilled cheese and tomato soup. The food was great and I didn’t have a reaction. They were very knowledgeable about cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


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 2 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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This is one of my favorite places in Tacoma. The owners are super sweet and the staff is lovely. The gluten free waffles are also vegan and delicious. They also offer all there breakfast sandwiches with gluten free bread. They make their turkey sausage in house and it's amazing. I eat here all the time and have never gotten sick

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?

— Some

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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All the sandwiches and waffles are available gluten free! There are also gluten options so idk for sure about cross contamination, we'll see how I feel tomorrow haha. But the food is super yummy!!!

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 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free waffles and sandwiches, can’t speak to cross contamination but tasty gf food options and great coffee!

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 5 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The gluten free waffle is so good! They also manage to make their gf bread super crispy

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 5 months ago read full review

Wheat Allergy

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This was such an amazing and Devine experience. I come from a small town in Missouri where almost no one has gluten free things. We are here 4 times in the 10 days we were in Tacoma. Dedicated waffle maker for just gluten free, also another dedicated waffle maker for vegan gf. The vegan gf Belgian waffle was my favorite and I’m not vegan!! Also the tomato soup and grilled cheese both gluten free were delicious. 10 / 10 I would go 100 more times

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— 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 dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We have been here twice now and they have a separate griddle and work stations for gluten free items. Breakfast has been delicious, everyone is so kind and careful.

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?

— 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 takeout
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gf options. I have had sandwiches a couple times. Service is great. Food is good. Will go back for sure.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food and celiac friendly!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gf Belgian waffles! We will be back.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff was super helpful and assured me they would take all steps possible to avoid cross contamination. However, there is gluten close by so it is a risk. They have a separate iron waffle and grill for GF. I had the delicious bacon cheese waffle and a piece of avocado toast. Ask that the toast goes on the GF grill, not the shared toaster. I did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Super friendly and knowledgeable staff.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious waffles! They let you know that it is not a dedicated facility but are very careful to use separate waffle irons and gloves. I am really sensitive and didn’t feel sick at all. Definitely going back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing place, separate waffle iron, fantastic. Plus good coffee & a kids play area! Yay!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated GF waffle maker and cooking station. Lovely staff, good, quick food and awesome coffee.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have the most delicious gf waffles, which is a total treat! Dedicated waffle makers of the gf items and amazing coffee.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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GF items are prepared in a separate area on dedicated equipment! Knowledgeable staff and no pretense. The GF vegan waffle is crispy and delicious. Eggs are made on a dedicated waffle iron.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We ate here twice in a row while on vacation we loved it so much. The gf waffle was so, so good as were the breakfast sandwiches. Neither of my celiac kids had any issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free waffles and breakfast sandwiches in a very chill cafe!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love the GF vegan waffle! I was skeptical as I am not vegan but am a celiac. The cashier said they were sweet so I decided to try it and LOVED it. Have been multiple times and is my go to place for breakfast when I have a day off.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Wonderful gf waffles!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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They have a dedicated gluten free waffle maker, a beautiful open space, with owners who have been in the business of coffee and food for years. A community spot that's simple, good food and thoughts of the gluten free needs kept in mind!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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