Samovar Tea Lounge

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 17 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Waffles + 2 more
84% of 13 votes say it's Celiac friendly

730 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 Directions

(415) 227-9400
  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating
    November 19, 2017

    Best gluten free waffles I have had! The bread is also really good. They don't have a specific gluten free menu but plenty of options! The service is really good as well.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    April 02, 2017

    Best sandwich I've ever had

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    November 02, 2016

    Waiter was knowledgeable, dish came out on different kinds of plates than it has when I ordered it pre-diagnosis.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    September 16, 2016

    Amazing gluten free options - sweet and sour gluten free waffles, Japanese tea soup and more. very tasty, kids-friendly as well. staff very knowledgeable. will be back for sure.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    1 rating
    February 13, 2016

    They indicate that they have a gluten free menu; however, they do not!!!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    January 23, 2016

    All the waffles are gluten free. I had the smoked duck, cheddar, and scallion waffle - amazing! I'm very a sensitive celiac, and had no reaction. I'm looking forward to trying the smoked duck jook next time.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating
    April 10, 2015

    The tea was lovely sitting on the garden terrace this morning. Was disappointed to learn the waffles are not Gf :( but did have a WONDERFUL China pudding w fruit, honey & candied nuts that was well worth it. Not an everyday spot... 21$ breakfast for one pre tip.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    March 29, 2015

    Great sandwich with gluten-free bread; however, it was toasted and that toasting probably happened on a shared surface. Next time I will have the gluten-free waffles, which my server said were definitely cooked on a dedicated surface. They don't even serve non-gluten-free waffles!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 rating
    May 17, 2014

    Disappointed! I went for the GF waffles and they were out of mix. I was told 20 mins and then 30 mins. I decided to go somewhere else to eat. The chai was good though.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    March 22, 2014

    great and uniqie choices..gf options are clearly spelled out

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    March 04, 2014

    This is my go-to spot for lunch meetings. Close to convention center, good food, awesome tea, unique atmosphere above the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating
    December 09, 2013

    gluten free items are noted on their menu but there aren't a ton of options. waffles are tasty.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    4 rating
    December 09, 2013

    amazing gf waffles but very expensive.some of the tea is 15 dollars or more.waffles are worth the money.They come with fruit which is great.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating
    June 15, 2013

    AWESOME food! and the tea is really good too! :-) Try the GF waffle...I will be having one every day I am in San Fran.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    May 15, 2013

    I was pleasantly surprised to see gluten-free and/or vegetarian options called out on the food menu. The server was careful to ask about specific food sensitivities once I mentioned the gluten issue.The only downside is Samovar tends to be pricey, but that just makes it a place to go for a special treat!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
Monday
11 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
11 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
11 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
10 am - 8 pm
Sunday
10 am - 8 pm
  • maps.google.com/?cid=15905898013703886149

Be the first to add a photo!

map of Samovar Tea Lounge

Nearby restaurants

Do you own a gluten-free friendly business?
Contact us to talk about your advertising options.