Swami's Cafe

2 ratings
$$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, French Toast, Pancakes, Sandwiches, Waffles
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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503 W Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

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Celiac

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Waitress was good about checking for allergens, but their gf bread/waffles/pancakes are all cooked/toasted in same equipment so do not order if you have celiacs

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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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My husband and I really enjoyed our visit here on a Saturday afternoon. They have an extensive self-serve coffee bar, which was a nice touch while waiting for our food so we didn't have to wait for refills. They have a gluten-free section on the menu, I was pleased to see they offer gf pancakes, french toast, waffles and toast (although I did not ask if they use a dedicated gluten-free waffle iron or toaster for the latter two options since I ordered the pancakes. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly, she made sure to point out that my gluten-free pancakes could actually be made with any of the add-ins as the regular pancakes with the exception of sweet potato since that's it's own batter. I ordered the banana walnut pancakes. My pancakes were fluffly and flavorful, I loved the crunch and the banana ratio was perfect. The portion sizes were huge, I couldn't finish them! We were both pleased with the food, service and ambience and we plan to make a return visit in the future.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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
  • French Toast
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating

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Symptomatic Celiac

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I’d eaten here a few times without issues. Most recently during a busy brunch the bread didn’t have that gluten free look…the waitress checked and swore it was gluten free, but I got pretty sick. Don’t think I can trust them again.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

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

— Good

Celiac

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Wonderful breakfast experience! The gluten free pancakes were enormous and divine! Bottomless drip coffee and quick and knowledgeable service makes for an excellent experience

Safety


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

— 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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I came here for breakfast and ordered the cinnamon raisin French toast. I ordered two eggs and a side of bacon as well. I ask the waitress if the bacon was gluten-free. She went back and asked the chef. The chef said that the bacon was NOT gluten-free but that the turkey bacon was. I DID order the turkey bacon. I also ordered a cappuccino. All in all it was a great breakfast! I felt very comfortable eating here as they specifically had items marked gluten-free and the wait stopped seemed very knowledgeable.

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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The server said the omelettes are cooked in a separate pan so probably one of the safer items. My celiac son had a Denver omlette and liked it. He had the GF toast on the side another day and was fine. We have eaten here with 2 celiac people at least 4x, and never had any issue. They also offer GF French toast.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Had a delicious omelet with fruit. Gluten free bread is toasted on the same griddle as the other bread. Some items marked gluten free (waffles, pancakes) but would be worried about cross contamination here.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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