Swami's Cafe

2 recent ratings
$$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, French Toast, Pancakes, Sandwiches
50% of 2 votes say it's celiac friendly
20 Main St #100
Vista, CA 92084

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Celiac

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Not celiac friendly. Was going to order the gluten free pancakes for my son and asked if they were cooked separately from the regular pancakes. Was told that not only were they all cooked on the same griddle, but that they couldn't cook them in a separate pan.

Safety


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

— 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

Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Best GF waffles ever. Staff is knowledgeable about celiac disease and cross contamination

Safety


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

— Very

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have fresh juices and smoothies that I enjoyed. Also, some menu items.

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

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch

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Gf pancakes, french toast, and sliced bread

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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

Celiac

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They make an effort considering they have such a small kitchen. I mentioned to the person taking my order that I have a gluten allergy and he said they use the same surface but they would clean it for me. I didn’t notice any contamination symptoms. I had the gluten free pancakes which were pretty good! Worth trying because they care!

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

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?

— Not Much

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

— Good

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
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
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-contamination?

— 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
Celiac

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Ordered the gluten free açaí pancakes and I got SO sick two hours later. The waiter even said gluten free when he brought the pancakes to the table so I’m not sure if they confused plates or if the açaí pancakes just aren’t gluten free.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Good

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

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