The Broken Yolk Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 2 ratings
$Pancakes, Breakfast, Restaurant

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

(858) 675-9655
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    4 ratingJanuary 03, 2017

    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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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2014

    stopped in GF pancakes

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    1 ratingSeptember 15, 2017

    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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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2017

    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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    1 ratingJuly 05, 2017

    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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    1 ratingJuly 03, 2017

    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 ratingJune 05, 2017

    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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    4 ratingFebruary 18, 2017

    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 ratingJanuary 21, 2017

    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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    4 ratingJanuary 18, 2017

    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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    1 ratingJanuary 12, 2017

    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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    5 ratingNovember 27, 2016

    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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    5 ratingOctober 05, 2016

    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 ratingSeptember 15, 2016

    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 ratingSeptember 12, 2016

    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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    1 ratingSeptember 10, 2016

    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 ratingSeptember 02, 2016

    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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    3 ratingJuly 24, 2016

    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 ratingMarch 29, 2016

    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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    5 ratingMarch 21, 2016

    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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    5 ratingMarch 20, 2016

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    My second time eating here without any issues. Staff is great and their huevos rancheros are pretty tasty ๐Ÿ˜ Can't wait to go back for more!

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    4 ratingMarch 20, 2016

    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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    3 ratingMarch 13, 2016

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

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

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    5 ratingJanuary 04, 2016

    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 ratingDecember 23, 2015

    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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    1 ratingNovember 29, 2015

    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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    5 ratingNovember 03, 2015

    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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    5 ratingAugust 13, 2015

    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 ratingJuly 11, 2015

    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 ratingJune 20, 2015

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

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

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2015

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

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

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    4 ratingMay 11, 2015

    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 ratingMay 02, 2015

    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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    3 ratingApril 25, 2015

    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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    5 ratingApril 24, 2015

    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 ratingApril 04, 2015

    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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    5 ratingApril 01, 2015

    26495 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA 92591

    Awesome!!!

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    4 ratingMarch 28, 2015

    2034 East Southern Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204

    Pancakes were good and staff is very friendly.

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    5 ratingMarch 27, 2015

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    The Broken Yolk Cafe has the BEST gluten free pancakes you will ever have EVER๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฐ They are fluffy and delicious๐Ÿ˜‹ MUST TRY ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

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    4 ratingJanuary 25, 2015

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    Delicious gf pancakes!!!

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    4 ratingDecember 30, 2014

    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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    1 ratingDecember 13, 2014

    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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    5 ratingNovember 15, 2014

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    Good service. Gluten free Pancakes are awesome. Had them with fresh blueberry topping because the syrup has gluten in it.

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    1 ratingAugust 20, 2014

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    I stopped here on vacation, had the GF pancakes, but definitely had issues (cross contamination my guess)

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    1 ratingAugust 03, 2014

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    They have gluten free waffles and pancakes but when I inquired about eggs, the waitress said "no but we have egg beaters". I left without ordering. Proceed at your own risk.

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    5 ratingJuly 25, 2014

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    Excellent Gluten Free Pancakes. I enjoyed every bite!!!!

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    5 ratingApril 23, 2014

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    Excellent service. My son has celiac and he was so excited to have the gf pancakes! He also wanted to have the hash browns, which are just shredded potatoes and veg oil cooked on a separate area of the griddle, and they still cooked his order in a clean pan. Everything we ordered was super!

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    5 ratingApril 13, 2014

    78430 California 111, La Quinta, CA 92253

    I love this place gluten free pancakes.

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    4 ratingOctober 12, 2013

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    I didn't know they had pancakes but the steak and eggs was amazing. nice staff

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    4 ratingAugust 31, 2013

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    So exciting to order pancakes! And they were delicious! Would have given 5 stars but it was pricey...BTW, you can ask for just ONE pancake ;)

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    2 ratingMay 07, 2013

    1851 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, CA 92109

    My girlfriend became ill after eating the blueberry pancakes. Would not recommend if you are Celiac.

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    5 ratingFebruary 05, 2013

    2434 Vista Way, Oceanside, CA 92054

    Went to the La Costa location this morning and had some of the best gluten free pancakes I have ever had!

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