Sola Coffee Cafe

12 ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Sandwiches
Safety Rating
7 ratings

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7705 Lead Mine Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

Most Recent Reviews


Celiac

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Cute coffee cafe, with indoor and outdoor seating. The menu includes a wide selection variety of drinks and food, half of which can be made gluten-free. They use Udi’s gf bread. Staff was knowledgeable of menu options and gluten-free modifications. I am not confident in cross contamination practices. However, I did not get sick and would visit again. A little disappointed that wifi is not available on the weekends. Wouldn’t mind if it had a 30-60 minute timer on it. Just something to be aware of when visiting. Plenty of parking on site.

Safety


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

— Not very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Has some good options. You can sub bread for gluten free on sandwiches and bowls. Just be careful. We have had a few mix ups here where the staff served us regular bread instead of gluten free. They were quick to fix their mistake but please double check when eating here so you don’t get sick.

Safety


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

— 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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I’ve only eaten their blueberry gluten free scone and their gluten free coffee cake. Both are made offsite and both are safe for celiac (I am extraordinarily sensitive). The blueberry gluten free scone is truly phenomenal, one of the best GF baked goods I’ve had anywhere, it’s a must try.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free 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 3 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
  • Sandwiches

Categories

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

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Overall Rating

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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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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/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Wonderful food. Exceptional workers

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Asymptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Delicious 'maximizing' salad - it's gluten free AND Paleo (minus the beans and cheese)! Their fresh lemonade is also so yummy! The atmosphere is so relaxed-- next time I would try their coffee and sit down for a while to enjoy it !! I would definitely come back! Yum!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Ok, here's the scoop. The ONE star is for the coffee. It is spectacular! HOWEVER, ***Please Read***** had a huge long chat with the owner TWICE. He finally sat down and chatted. They are NOT safe for celiac. He said there is a disclaimer on a sign up by the register (NOT on the menu) I never saw it. They don't have a separate prep area, they use the SAME toaster for everything and they use the same cutting board and knife. He told me they cater to the "fad dieters" who want gf items.

I should have had a clue when a waitress told me that she had several customers "cheat" and try their mini donuts, even though they are full on gluten!!!! What the what???

The cook who brought the plates out was DOWN RIGHT RUDE and told us that, while they prepared ours "special" that they basically didn't want to deal with the prep involved in the future.

NOT IMPRESSED and will never return!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Fantastic independent coffee place where they care deeply about the quality of the coffee they serve. [UPDATE: They now have a gluten-free menu, and they have gluten-free bread now too.] [UPDATE 2: just had a FANTASTIC omelette with fresh vegetables -amazingly good!] They had gluten-free cake when I was there last, and they are friendly and the place has a lovely atmosphere.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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cozy, fresh atmosphere w/ helpful staff and GF options like salads, sandwiches w/o bread. large variety of coffee drinks including pour-over.

Updated 11 years ago read full review

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