The Buff Restaurant

15 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Burgers, French Toast, Fries, Pancakes
Safety Rating
14 ratings

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2600 Canyon Blvd
Boulder, CO 80302
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Ate here twice while in Boulder this weekend. I had breakfast burger without cheese ( gf buns are gf and df!) and second time I had the pecan pancakes without butter on top! My huband orderd the vegan gf skillet so we could share, also delicious! Had no problems, staf really helpful! We stayed next door at Marriot residence inn canyon street. It was so convenient with The Buff next door, our own kitchen in the hotel room and Sprouts supermarket with lots of glutenfree items next to the hotel! Really enjoyed my stay!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
Updated 1 week ago read full review

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Gluten free items are marked clearly on the menu. There are plenty of breakfast and lunch choices that are gluten free. I had the Eggs Florentine. Very delicious.

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

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great options

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 3 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
  • Burgers
  • French Toast
  • Fries
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Delivery
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gluten-Free at The Buff Restaurant
Gluten-Free French Toast at The Buff Restaurant
French toast eggs bacon potatoes
Breakfast tacos with avocado
GF Fried chicken + French toast with potatoes. So very good.
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Chicken and French toast! Really great. I’ve been here a couple of times now and everything has been great.

Server was knowledgeable, and food was great.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Solid menu selection with GF foods labeled. The food came out so quickly that I was worried I’d get sick but had no problems

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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 5 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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It was amazing! Almost everything f can be made gluten free. Staff is very knowledgeable and when I asked for my sandwich on GF bread our waitress asked if it was an allergy to make sure they kept my meal safe! They have a dedicated frier which is great since not very many places do.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

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?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Waitress was knowledgeable and helpful

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Gluten free pancakes that are a fantastic texture!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Most/All

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 lunch
  • Good vegetarian options
Updated 10 months ago read full review

Hashimoto's

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Great place for GF! Items were marked GFO and our server told us what the changes would be to make GF. Food was delicious and would definitely eat there again! 10/10

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

Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious food! Clearly marked menu. Knowledgeable waitstaff. Great experience !

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

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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My celiac daughter and I enjoyed a yummy breakfast. After talking with the server, I felt safe to eat. I had French toast and fried chicken. My daughter had the breakfast sandwich. The chicken was bland but all else was good.

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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Wanted a great breakfast in Boulder and this did not disappoint! I had the Harvest Skillet and my husband had French Toast and Fried Chicken. We are both GF and they had TONS of options that were clearly labeled. Our server was well educated on avoiding gluten and asked if we had any other allergies. It was clean, food was SO GOOD, and staff was helpful. Will absolutely go again!

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

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DO NOT TRUST YOUR SERVER OR THIS RESTAURANT IF YOU ARE A CELIAC! This place is NOT safe for Celiacs. We asked questions about shared cooking and prep surfaces and we were assured everything in our order would arrive gluten free and not contaminated. When our food arrived at our table, there were no tags indicating the food was gluten free nor did the food runner announce that they were the gluten free pancakes and potatoes. To be extra safe we asked our waitress before consuming and she said that they were the gluten free versions, and that she herself eats gluten free so she understands the importance of being assured. Unfortunately, 2 hours later (like clockwork) my daughter was vomiting up (for over a 1/2 hour ) all of the Buff’s “gluten free” breakfast.

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?

— Not Much/None

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu includes GF anf GFO(ption) along with other dietary needs. Lot’s of options. My waitress was perfectly comfortable with my questions about GF. I had a slice of GF toast which was quite good and asked about she brought out the package so I could get the brand. Food was good as it was before I my celiac diagnosis.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Good amount of options and based on what the waiter said they take cc as seriously as they can in a shared facility. Unfortunately, I was actually pretty disappointed with the french toast I got. Whatever gf bread they were using just did not soak up the custard at all so it was essentially a dry piece of bread with eggs cooked onto both sides of it. It was still edible though and with their dedication to safety I’ll definitely go back and try something else sometime.

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
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • 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?

— Some

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

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Loved the gluten free French toast + fried chicken in a gluten free frier. The French toast was amazing- the fried chicken was pretty good. The 99 cent mimosas were a nice touch!

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

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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The Buff is AMAZING! Hands down one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at. Our server was informed of my gluten intolerance and did a wonderful job assuring me that my food would be safe, informing the kitchen of my intolerance, and recommending things to eat on the menu. I ordered “The California” with a side of potatoes and it was hands down the best omelet I have ever had! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is Celiacs or gluten intolerant as I suffer from cross contamination and did not get any reaction to the food I ate.

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent extensive gluten free options. I had the French toast and fried chicken. The fried chicken was delicious. French toast wasn’t quite battered enough but still tasty. They are very aware of cooking on a separate surface and using separate utensils, etc. Very good!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Was good. So many GF options it’s nuts.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Knowledgeable staff. Dedicated fryer. I indulged in something I usually can’t eat in restaurants, French toast and battered chicken. It was a huge serving. Real maple syrup to dip in.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Loved it. Chicken and french toast. It was a great treat!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant was extremely easy to navigate! They take GF very seriously with separate cooking spaces and utensils. There are so many food options and the food was delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu has lots of GF options and the staff is knowledgeable. I had the Chicken & French Toast meal and my only complaint was that there was too much food. (We were traveling from out of state so taking the leftovers was not an option). My meal was delicious. I cannot remember the last time I had fried chicken or French toast at a restaurant. It was a real treat!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Staff was super knowledgeable, and the menu was very clearly marked with what was naturally gluten free or could be substituted to be made gluten free. There were tons of options! I had pancakes, potatoes, and bacon; it was all delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I have waited so long to come here and was so excited to try the gluten free blueberry pancakes. I must be in the minority, but I did not like them. I went early when they opened at 6:30am. The service was terrible despite the fact there was hardly anyone there yet. Will try again on my next Colorado trip-maybe was just a bad day/need to try different pancake or french toast. They were knowledgeable about GF which was a positive.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Fabulous food and very knowledgeable about Celiac / GF precautions! Separate griddle for gf pancakes and french toast. My Celiac girls devoured their breakfasts.

Beware- the gf pancakes contain almond flour! We have one tree nut allergy and almost had an issue. Thankfully we caught it just before she ate it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Delicious GF pancakes!! Waitress assured me that there is a separate grill for GF items. Definitely knowledgable about celiac & gluten allergies/intolerances. I am a very sensitive celiac & did not get sick😊 Very pleased!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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Celiac

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Excellent food but it was packed! Ordered to go which came up quickly.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Celiac

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The first time we ate here, my daughter had just been diagnosed with Celiac Disease. The server told her that the owner's kids are Celiac, so they have a separate kitchen for the GF foods. Great pancakes and bacon, and that's all she cares about!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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The menu is full of options. This might be heaven.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Great breakfast place to eat if you have celiac disease. The staff is very knowledgeable and is able to make many things on the menu dairy free as well. I ate here both days I spent in Boulder with no side effects.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Amazing gluten free pancakes! Tons of GF options. They are celiac friendly. Never been sick here.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Loved it! Real maple, GF is all clearly marked. Full bar.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Great food and lots of options clearly marked on menu.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

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Celiac

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absolutely incredible, highly recommend

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing food, amazing people.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Fantastic! Food was great, owners are gluten free so they know. I would recommend the fried chicken and French toast. It's to die for

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was really good and would recommend it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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love the lemon pecan pancakes!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Symptomatic Celiac

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Great menu! Menu clearly indicates gluten free items or ones that can be prepared gluten free. I had the Chicken and French Toast and it was SO good! Friendly service. Short wait on a Friday so if you a visiting on a weekend, prepare for a wait but it is worth it!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I like that their gluten free items are clearly marked on the menu. Their gluten free pancakes are delicious and they take care to cook your scrambled eggs away from gluten foods if you let them know you have celiac disease.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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The food here was amazing!! Gluten free was not an issue and nearly everything on menu could be adapted to accommodate gf. Three of the five of us ate French toast with fried chicken and bacon. It was delicious! The fourth had a breakfast sandwich, also great. All of our meals came with potatoes...so much food I couldn't finish it all. Definitely a great place to eat!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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The best gluten friendly restaurant that I have found in the Boulder and surrounding area! Very helpful and nice staff and so many gfo! Definitely will be coming here many more times.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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