Swami's Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 4 ratings
$$$Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches, Pancakes + 5 more

8284 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91942 Directions

(619) 668-9030
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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    I came in with some friends for breakfast and was pleasantly surprised to find they had GF items. I'm also soy free so I often have to ask lots of questions since many GF products have soy in them. I asked about GF pancakes and was told by the very helpful server that the GF flour was a rice flour and that the only thing they added was buttermilk to the mix. He did not know if the mix had soy because it came prepackaged and did not list ingredients. I then asked about the GF bread and he said they got their bread from a GF bakery and again the packaging did not list ingredients. But, the server went out of his way to call the owner and came back and told me they get their GF bread from Deanna's Bakery in Escondido. That website says: . All of Deanna's Products are baked in a 100% Gluten Free Bakery in Escondido, California, U.S.A. Our Breads are Soy Free, Nut Free, Tree Nut Free, Corn Free, Dairy Free, Shellfish Free and of course Gluten Free. Don't know if Deanna's also provides their pancake mix...I forgot to follow up. Food was delicious! They use canola oil to fry their foods. Enjoy!

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    2 rating
    1 year ago

    Thus place is delicious, however if you are celiac, they use the same toaster for regular bread which defeats the whole purpose of gf bread! I have Celiac and did not get sick but they need to educate and train their staff. Just ask lots of questions to be safe.

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    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Great food. Gluten free options on the menu but staff didn't seem very informed when asked questions. 4 stars for staff not seeming friendly towards children but food was excellent.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Their gf pancakes are so delicious! I had them once about two weeks ago and hadn't stopped thinking about them. My husband took me back and I love them even more!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches


  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 4 pm

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