Swami's Cafe

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

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2780 Carlsbad Blvd
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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In 5 Public Collections

Most Recent Reviews


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

Updated 4 months ago read full review

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Good variety options, I ordered a sandwich with gluten free bread. Bread was toasted when I got it and I had the server double check it wasn't toasted in a gluten toaster but it was. She was very kind, but clearly did not know about gluten free. I asked them to remake it not toasted and the bread fell apart almost instantly. I was very disappointed as I was told this place was very good for gluten free :(

Safety


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

— Not at all

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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Absolutely love this place! GF chocolate chip pancakes, gf pancakes with nutella and bananas! Yummy!! Our server was amazing!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 8 months 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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch

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Gluten Intolerant

Ask the hostess for GF guidance bc some things that are GF or can be made GF are not listed.

2 years ago

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My daughter got the gf pancakes with chocolate chips and said they were delicious! They prepare them in a separate area to avoid cross-contamination. Service was great too

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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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I got the gluten free pancakes and they were so good!!! I was worried because they almost tasted too good but I could tell they make them with almond flour. Highly recommend!!

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 1 year ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Lots of options, great staff, and good vibes!

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 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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Wow. One of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had! And I’m 44 and not skinny. Lol. I had the vanilla latte hot w almond milk, açaí pancakes, chicken sausage and scrambled eggs. I did not try the maple syrup bc there was a fruit sauce with the pancakes. This was simply divine!!! Highly recommend. I sat outside and people watched. Love this!

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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Great gluten free options including sandwiches which are always hard to find. Staff is super knowledgeable on allergies. We have gluten, dairy and soy allergies and there were a lot of menu options. Food was very tasty and had lots of fresh ingredients. We are very affected by cross contamination and didn’t have any issues.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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 dairy-free
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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This place has a large gf menu. They have bread and can make all of the sandwiches gf. They also have cinnamon raisin French toast and pancakes.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great place. I’m a regular. They have GF bread and can make many of their items GF with the bread. They also do GF pancakes! I’ve never gotten sick here. Definitely a long wait time, but worth it.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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We have been here many times with no issues. The place gets super busy so be ready to wait especially on the weekends.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


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

Celiac

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Review


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

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


I got sick a couple hours later. Very tasty but a lot of regret.

Safety


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

— Not at all

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

Overall Rating

Review


This is the one place I know I can eat and feel ok after. I always get the Popeyes omelette and ham fries and gluten free toast. Aside from the toast being a touch on the brown side for me, it's awesome every time.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Overall Rating

Review


Amazing. Made my daughter a GF strawberry pancake and it was delicious. I had an omelet and FF toast.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

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