The Cottage

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches + 7 more
81% of 11 votes say it's Celiac friendly

7702 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037

(858) 454-8409
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    1 ratingJanuary 31, 2017

    Pretty positive I got glutened 😫 felt awful after I ate there. Great food but I felt like the waiter didn't care that I have celiac.. maybe it would have been better if I would have emphasized my celiac...

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    5 ratingDecember 07, 2016

    ate here two days in a row for breakfast while on vacation, had gluten free toast and no reaction

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    5 ratingSeptember 03, 2016

    Food was delicious. Double checked my order to be gluten free. Still had a reaction after. Not sure if cross contamination happened or if my body just acted up, I did call after and double checked the polenta crab cakes and hollandaise, no gluten.

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    4 ratingJuly 11, 2016

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    5 ratingJuly 07, 2016

    The staff here is wonderful! Before being seated I wanted to make sure they had gluten free options on their dinner menu (dinner is a recent addition for them). At first he thought there were only two options but went to double check and came back with wonderful news about there gluten free options. All three of their sandwiches can be made with gluten free bread, all but one salad could be gluten free, three out of the six fish options were gluten free, and the fish special that day was gluten free. Only one appetizer was gluten free and there were no chicken or meat dishes that were gluten free. The children's menu had gluten free pasta as an option. The host and waitress were not always very familiar with what had gluten but they were happy to ask the chef and the chef seemed very confident in knowing what had gluten in it. I am very sensitive to cross contamination and did not get sick from eating at The Cottage. The food itself was amazing! I got salmon over risotto with sauteed veggies, the veggies were a little bland but the salmon was superb and paired nicely with the marinara based risotto. The host informed me that he will be redoing the menus and wants to make sure that gf options are clearly marked on the new menus.

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    5 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    What was so great about The Cottage was we could order exactly the same thing we always do with some minor modifications that didn't affect the taste whatsoever. So delicious and filling. My husband ordered the Orange Juice Mimosa and I got the Tangerine Mimosa. It was a perfect way to start brunch on a Sunday. We shared the following: Roasted Vegetable Frittata, substitute White Cheddar, add Mushrooms Bacon (mmmmm) and Avocado. A Side order of Gluten Free Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries and Bananas... Remember NO Scone. The proportions are large so sharing is caring. 😉

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    4 ratingJanuary 25, 2016

    long wait. didnt make me feel too.confidrnt when irdering, however I didn't get cross contaminated. yes celoac safe, but cover all your vases very carefully

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    5 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    Had an amazing experience! I wish I remembered our waitresses name because she was jut wonderful. I have Celiac and they are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to gluten free. I had the french toast and they used a new batter for my french toast. Cute patio area as well. My husband isn't GF, so he got the eggs benedict and loved it! Great service and ambiance.

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    5 ratingDecember 27, 2015

    Awesome GF Stuffed French Toast. Enough to share. Lots of fresh bananas and strawberries as well. Very delicious!

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2015

    The gluten free French toast was delicious! There are lots of other gluten free options listed on the menu as well :)

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    5 ratingAugust 03, 2015

    The gluten free French toast was delicious! They gave you a lot too. It's dipped in a separate batter from the other French toast. I'm VERY sensitive and had no problem.

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    5 ratingApril 09, 2015

    Great outdoor patio, delicious gf blueberry muffins and guacamole and unique chilequiles with verde salsa. Wish they had more cocktail choices. Kids could have shared a grilled cheese but other than that it was fantastic!

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    5 ratingApril 01, 2015

    Enjoy a fried egg sandwich or eggs benedict on gluten-free bread at this local gem. It is a pleasant dining experience that you will not want to miss.

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    5 ratingJanuary 16, 2014

    Knowledgable staff and accommodating. They toasted my sandwich on top of foil to prevent cross contamination.

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    3 ratingSeptember 16, 2013

    Not very gluten free friendly, but good

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    5 ratingAugust 08, 2013

    Off the charts good! Even had GF hot sauce for my fish tacos! Gluten free menu.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • French Toast
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Sandwiches


  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
7:30 am - 3 pm
7:30 am - 9 pm
7:30 am - 9 pm
7:30 am - 9 pm
7:30 am - 9 pm
7:30 am - 9 pm
7:30 am - 3 pm

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