The Broken Yolk Cafe

3.5 stars 3.5 out of 5 5 ratings
$Celiac Friendly, Pancakes, Breakfast, Restaurant
75% of 4 votes say it's Celiac friendly

Carmel Mountain Plaza, 11602 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92128 Directions

(858) 675-9655
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    2 rating
    8 months ago

    The gf pancakes are overpriced. Another time, I got a gf waffle sandwich and the waffle was burnt. This location just doesn’t cut it for me. I’d feather have breakfast at home.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    10 months ago

    Only thing gluten free were pancake or waffles nothing else. I wanted eggs or anything else but two items

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Like a dream come true. Massive breakfast gluten free menu. I had the belgian waffles with hash browns. All gluten free made in their separate equipment. The non-gluten free members were just as happy with their choices. All of us left completely full.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    Had the gluten free waffles. There were concerns that it wasn't a GF waffle and they were quick to make a new one. They were helpful and accommodating to make sure the customer was happy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    stopped in GF pancakes

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    2034 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204

    Don’t even bother with this place! Half way through breakfast (gf pancakes) I had to ask for the check because of stomach pains. I honestly wasn’t thinking when I ordered my food as to whether or not the food was prepared on the same equipment. It is. The staff advised me all food gf is prepared on the same equipment as everything else...

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    We tried this restaurant after reading positive reviews. My celiac daughter had the GF pancakes. When ordering we explained about my daughters “allergy”. The waitress informed us about their kitchen procedures (separate pan, cook is careful). The GF pancakes were delicious and no cross contamination occurred.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    6 months ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    I have had the gluten-free pancakes three different times with great results. I tell the waitress that I am celiac and they make sure to tell the kitchen staff to use clean pans to not cross contaminate. They write something on the order about taking extra allergy precautions.The staff is always nice and the pancakes are delicious.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    7 months ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    Pancakes only. Could not verify that anything else on the menu was gluten free after multiple requests.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    8 months ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    Food is nothing special, but no issues with food safety for me. Easy breakfast spot if you're visiting for the BNP Paribas open.

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    Celiac
    4 rating Celiac friendly
    9 months ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    There is not a gluten free menu but if you ask to speak with a manager they will tell you the gluten free options. They really accommodate by making substitutions easily. I had The Mom Omelette, a Mexican style omelette with tons of veggies inside and topped with almost an entire avocado! It was delicious! The manager told me my food would be cooked in a separate pan before I even had to ask. I have celiacs and I did not get sick at all at this restaurant. Also, I came planning to wait for a while since the restaurant was packed but they had me seated and eating in no time! I waited a while for my check but I was camped out with my books studying so I was glad they weren’t rushing to get me out. Would definitely recommend and come back 👍🏼

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    11 months ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Great choice of gluten free menu items. They have pancakes, waffles, French toast & bread to make sandwiches as well.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    11 months ago

    2034 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204

    Told by waiter GF pancakes/waffles were prepared on same cooking surfaces as their regular wheat products, so the only real option left was eggs only.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Very few gluten free options. Food is not organic. I’d say the absolute opposite of organic. No flavour in any of the veggies. Wonderful servers but I’ll not go again. 😕

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    The GF pancakes, eggs and bacon were great, the hostess was knowledgeable about Celiac, and the chef ensured my breakfast was safe and enjoyable. I will be back, and I definitely recommend this place to anyone with a GF lifestyle.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    This place use to be great but they have changed to a different bread (Udi's)and possibly a different flour to make pancakes. Last two times we were there, we got major sick. Won't be back unless they go back to what they were using.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    Nice staff. Seemed gluten-aware. My daughter was able to get a gluten-free version of the kids pancakes (mickey mouse shape!) and she thought they were great! Adults enjoyed their not necessarily GF meals, too.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Not impressed. Pancakes/waffles, bread and English muffin are the GF choices, besides all other natural GF breakfast foods. Service, well table that got sat after us apparently their order was taken before ours and they had eaten and left before ours ever came, same waitress! Decided to give them another try bad mistake different waitress same horrible service. Yet she was aware of a few more gluten free items available. If cross contamination is a issue this place definitely is not for you!

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Make sure your server knows what gluten free means, I have been glutened here everytime I went! Had different servers each time and explained celiac disease but either cross contamination or the waiter not being knowledgeable has contributed to me getting severely glutened. I won't be back!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    As a celiac, I'm always scared of trying new restaurants. I was pleasantly surprised by the knowledge of our waitress. I ordered the BLT sandwich and it was delish! They don't have a dedicated fryer so stay away from that.

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    Celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    1760 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92008

    I ordered the bacon artichoke omelette with fruit and a side of single gf pancake. I told the waitress of my gluten "allergy" which she wrote down and didn't seem confused by but also didn't reassure me she understood either. I was worried when they brought the food to the table since the guy didn't say it was the gf pancake so I asked and he said it was. I took two bites and got scared that it tasted too good to be gf but after eating my whole omelette without issues, I went back to the pancake. I finished it and had no reaction at all! It was so good we went back to another one of these restaurants at a different location to have banana pancakes for breakfast this morning. This time the waiter delivering the food pointed out it was gf pancakes with banana. Ate half before I got full but never got sick at all. Ps the OJ is delish!

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    5 rating
    1 year ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    Went to two different locations friendly staff at both. Delicious gluten-free pancakes. Great service.

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    1 year ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    Had a very good gf waffle. They also served pancakes. A little expensive but it is California.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    1 year ago

    2642 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar, CA 92014

    Employees are not aware of their allergen menu. Not knowledgeable about gluten free menu. Employee sounded annoyed when I asked about the ingredients. Not warranty this restaurant is focused about cross contamination. Dairy free? Nuts? Gluten? Very poor food service.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Great to have so many gluten free bread options here. I really enjoyed my gluten free English muffin with my breakfast.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    They have great food, big sizes and my daughter who is 13 & has had celiac disease for 12yr LOVES their gluten free pancakes!! Pacific Beach is the best location!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    They have two choices in gluten free bread for sandwiches, choose breakfast potatoes, broccoli slaw or fresh fruit as a side. Also gluten free pancakes. Try the gluten free pumpkin pancakes in fall. Stay away from their hollandaise Sauce though. It's got wheat in it. I did ask them about their pancake syrup and they explained it's a corn syrup base made with no wheat and no gluten in the ingredients but they can't account for any cross contamination at manufacturing. They will however run to the market and get gluten free marked syrup if you ask them to as soon as you sit down and place your drink order if they can spare the staff. That's pretty cool.

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    thisv place is garbage.not celiac friendly and can't give you ingredients to make sure there is no gluten

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    2 years ago

    1760 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92008

    horrible tease. told no written gf menu but waitresses know by heart. "well we have gf pancakes & can modify some other things" gave me false hope. "great which items can be modified" was met with a blank stare.yeah, no thanks!! filthy sticky table friends 2 meals $40....going to in n out burger for double double animal protein style

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    amazing service and very safe food!!! plus for kids they did chocolate chip gf pancakes!! made our trip to palm desert complete!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    I had higher expectations from previous reviews. While the gf pancakes were good, there was no gf syrup option. The server offered honey, but not really what I wanted for my pancakes. The food here is good and the staff great but I won't get the pancakes again unless they come up with a syrup option.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    BLT on gf. bread was good. Two sandwiches with fruit. The French fries are not gluten free. Nice restaurant.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    amazing breakfast place! decently cheap and the best gluten free breakfast I've ever had! super friendly and would highly recommend.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    2 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    My second time eating here without any issues. Staff is great and their huevos rancheros are pretty tasty 😁 Can't wait to go back for more!

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    2 years ago

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    GF pancakes rated 5 star by hubby and son. The four star rating is due to limited choices which are GF. Overall, my husband who is not GF said they tasted like regular fluffy pancakes, which is saying a lot!

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    2 years ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    food is ok. ordered online and it was fifteen minutes late.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Read to the end... We usually go to the same two places but wanted to try something new. I was concerned about the syrup having gluten (I read in a review here,) so I called and they assured me they had little packets of GF syrup. Didn't sound too appetizing but went anyway AND I am so glad we did! Not only did our server "Rene" have someone run to the store and buy us a bottle of high grade organic maple syrup but she was extremely versed in Nutrition and Gluten Sensitivity. I was sure to thank the Manager for great food and great service! We will be back! We were a party of 7 and everyone was HAPPY! My daughter and I are Gluten Sensitive and she had the French Toast and I had Pancakes! Yum!!!

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    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    Not celiac safe. Pancakes are cooked on the same surface as regular pancakes. Very nice but not very knowledgeable...the waiter offered to ask the staff to clean the area before cooking the pancakes. I had no problems eating eggs and fruit.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    2034 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204

    I got the Gluten free pancakes. they tasted OK but i was hanging stomach pain within an hour. It was expensive to feel this sick! steer clear

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    This has been our go to breakfast since I went on a Celiac diet. I have eaten here multiple times and have never gotten sick. I make sure the put Allergy on the ticket. I really like their french toast and pancakes, but I bring my own syrup bc theirs contains gluten.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    What a treat, I never make pancakes so it is a rare treat. The syrup container didn't look too inviting so I squeezed the orange slice over it along with two fried eggs and Applewood bacon....yum!! I am celiac and enjoyed this twice. Can't wait to visit Temecula again! The food servers were happy to pass on to chef to prepare my meal in GF area, whew;)

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    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    I am having breakfast here and they do Not have lots of options. Only 2 --- gluten free pancakes or wafffles but cooked on the aame griddle as other pankes. They do not know if any of thr meats are GF. Waitress says she gets customers whi are GF and surprised they have little to no choices as the websites say.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    Had a salad with a side of bacon and had no gluten issues.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    Gf English muffins, pancakes, hash browns too!!! celiac heaven.

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    2034 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204

    I get gluten free pancakes and mimosas from here.They have gluten free waffles but I asked and they do use the same waffle iron as normal waffles . So I wont be talkingthat chance but I love this place!

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    Best gluten free pancakes! We all ended up eating my son's pancakes. They were light and fluffy!

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    Not celiac
    3 rating
    3 years ago

    2034 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204

    Limited GF staff knowledge. My omelette was just barely ok. Hardly any onions, peppers & spinach in it. My husbands bisquit was not light nor fluffy, but rather dense. His omelette was tough. Others in our party received an incorrect order. The wait staff, however, was very friendly & served our party of 14 very quickly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    I am Celiac and have had a good experience with them multiple times now.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    2034 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204

    Went for gluten-free pancakes but what got me was how fast the service was; plus the eggs and bacon are fantastic!! It is a bit pricey because the Gluten-free pancakes are around $8 and anything else is ala cart so it was $30 for the two of us. It was worth it though and we will definitely come back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Awesome!!!

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    2034 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204

    Pancakes were good and staff is very friendly.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    The Broken Yolk Cafe has the BEST gluten free pancakes you will ever have EVER🍳🍰 They are fluffy and delicious😋 MUST TRY 👍👌

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    Not celiac
    4 rating
    3 years ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    Delicious gf pancakes!!!

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    4 rating
    3 years ago

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    They offer gluten free pancakes and waffles. I had the waffles, they were good since I don't get to eat waffles often. I topped them with strawberries. Nice and attentive wait staff and all other items my gluten eating friends enjoyed.

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    Celiac
    1 rating Not celiac friendly
    3 years ago

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    NOT gluten free! The pancakes themselves are GF, but they cook the pancakes on a grill with gluten-ful products. Luckily the waitress warned us before we ordered and we had to leave because my girlfriend has celiacs disease and she could only have eggs.

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