71% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2801 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104 Directions

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Celiac
1 month ago
Not celiac friendly

Ate here once, told them i was GF and either they gave me the regular bread or it was cross contaminated because I felt SO sick afterwards. I told them I was allergic so this should not have happened. If you eat here, make sure and ask repeatedly that you’re getting the GF bread option !!

Celiac
1 year ago

They were just ok and luckily I didn’t get sick. I told the waiter I had celiac and his attitude was like “uh huh ok...so what’s your order?” Not very attentive. They have a gluten free menu but there’s a risk of cross contamination. I only ate here once. I wouldn’t recommend it. The food was also just ok. Nothing to write home to mom about

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

The food is delicious, but I've had a reaction all three times I've dined here.

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  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Sandwiches

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  • Lunch
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Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Gluten-free friendly, but not celiac friendly. Same cutting surfaces and grill. I appreciate that the gluten free menu states the kitchen is not gluten free. Upon further questions I'm not comfortable that the handling of food is a safe for someone with celiac. if only gluten intolerant, it's probably just fine.

2 years ago

What a great place to eat! They were so knowledgeable and the food was great, especially the cinnamon bread.

2 years ago
Celiac friendly

We stopped in on a busy Saturday morning, before heading to the zoo. Got seated right away and service was pretty quick. The food was amazing, my 8 year old took one bite of the rosemary potatoes and asked to come back everyday on this vacation. The homemade gf rosemary bread was amazing. I am super sensitive and had no problems at all. They have a gf menu and make their own breads every morning, and lots of options. Highly recommended and we will be back!!

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great gluten free menu and very helpful staff. I had the BLT and it was fantastic. We had lunch on Saturday and this place gets very busy. 30 min wait for a table and about another 20 min before getting the food. Well worth it.

Celiac
3 years ago

Rosemary gf bread is great! Do not get the GF French toast. They use the same batter as the regular bread.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

I usually get the Rosemary off the GF menu, with eggs over hard instead of scrambled. The rosemary potatoes are really good, and always have lots of crispy bits. The GF rosemary bread is phenomenal!!!! There is a gf french toast option, which I haven't yet tried, but I wish you could get gf pancakes here!

Not celiac
4 years ago

Amazing! I love this place! The rosemary potatoes are OFF THE HOOK good and the GF rosemary bread with blackberry jam... I over-ate here more than once because it was just so good. Scrambled eggs are fluffy and need no ketchup - so yum. Try an iced Thai coffee if you're looking for a drink - yum!

Not celiac
4 years ago

This place has a great GF menu and Bridget was so helpful and accommodating with all my allergy questions!

5 years ago

Amazing gluten free breads! So good I thought I had gotten the "regular bread. Luckily, it was gluten free (and delicious).

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Incredible gluten free food, lots of delicious breakfast and lunch items, very good gluten free bread.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing house made bread. Not just udi's! Lots of gluten free selections and doesn't lack in flavor or substance. Love this place.

Celiac
6 years ago

Great bread!!!

Reviews of this Chain

Not celiac
2 months ago

Hands down best gf toast I have had maybe ever. Cute place with Mexican breakfast!

Celiac
3 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Tested the bread with my Nima, got a gluten found. Manager told me the bread has cross contamination because it’s made in their bakery, which makes the regular bread as well, and with flour everywhere, they can’t guarantee anything. Tested the eggs and potatoes and they were fine. Avoid their bread!

Celiac
6 months ago
Celiac friendly

April 2019: We ate breakfast at The Mission today. They have a separate GF menu with many choices. My daughter has celiacs and is highly sensitive to gluten. She ordered the sausage, eggs and potatoes. (See photo.) There was also rosemary toast that came with her order (but she didn’t eat the toast because she’s a kid...only reason). She did not get sick. Food was good and servings were large. Very nice.

Celiac
7 months ago

5 star so amazing even sold us Gluten free rosemary and cinnamon loaves of bread. Staff is amazing as well! A hidden gem!!!!

7 months ago
Not celiac friendly

Gluten free menus is not really super gluten free. The kitchen has cross contamination.

9 months ago

Great GF options for kids and adults! Visiting for a week and will definitely be back before the end of the trip

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Great breakfast! Sadly the French toast is cross contaminated but the rosemary bread is so good. Highly recommend

Not celiac
1 year ago

They have a gluten sensitive menu. Food is okay. Like 10 things to choose from so that’s good! I split a bunch of stuff with my family. The best thin was that they have gf rosemary toast!!

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Careful! Because of previous reviews, I double checked and asked if my toast was gluten free. It was not. New toast - so delicious! Got the steak hash. Steak was fine. Potatoes were amazing. Eggs were cooked too long for my taste. I would have preferred poached or over easy on this dish, but it seems like they only do scrambled. Rosemary potatoes were delicious! I didn’t care for the horseradish cream sauce. I’d come back for the bread! Didn’t find anything else that spectacular. Celiac, no reaction, but I would have had a major reaction if I hadn’t double checked my order!

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

My family and I were in the area to visit my brother and his family, and we needed a place that was safe to eat while everyone else ate pizza. We made the trek down to The Mission from Belmont Park and it was so worth it! The people working there were so wonderful and careful, there was a surprisingly extensive gluten free menu, and the food tasted great and was very filling. We now want to travel back down to San Diego just to eat at The Mission again! As always, be sure to ask that the kitchen staff be as careful as possible with your food, and they will be sure to!

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Not safe for celiac. Gluten sensitive menu but shared cooking surface, shared utensils and shared batter for french toast.

Celiac
1 year ago
Celiac friendly

Excellent food and atmosphere! I had a chorizo dish with gluten free rosemary bread, and it was soft and moist! There was also French toast on the menu. The GF menu does say gluten sensitive, however. I have CD, and have had no issues with any of the food here.

Celiac
1 year ago

Food was okay. Wish we had gone elsewhere. Ordered two GF dishes so my wife and I could split and I could try both, but the GF french toast wasn’t really GF. They put the GF bread in the same batter as the gluten bread when making it so it is not truly gluten free. However, she said it was pretty bland. The chilaquiles were good. Nothing spectacular. A little spicy, which I like, just unexpected. They didn’t warn of cross contamination for that dish, hopefully I won’t get sick!

Not celiac
2 years ago

Good food. Lots of GF choices. FYI, they said they use a soy emulsifier for their GF bread.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Considering cooking surfaces are intermingled, how is one lucky enough to get food not cross contacted by a gluten containing food or ingredient? If you're celiac this is a mine field. If you just go gf as part of the "fad diet" you'll not notice the contaminants. I would give no stars but the review will not be posted without at least one star. Thus you see one star.

Not celiac
2 years ago

gluten free bread for French toast is dipped in same batter as regular French toast. bread has dairy in it. they were knowledgeable.

3 years ago

Ordered directly off a gluten free (separate) menu and when my order came egg croissant and separate French toast dish I asked the waiter if the French toast was gluten free and he said no, taking it away to fix it he didn't bother to mention the croissant I was already picking up to eat wasn't either. Halfway through I thought there was no way it was, after asking, of course it wasn't. I will be severely sick tonight on my vacation from this. Why have a separate allergen menu if it means nothing to anyone who works here???

Celiac
3 years ago

Food is awesome. Staff is knowledgeable and asked the chef when they weren't 100%. Ask for each item though because some things on the menu are not gf at all and some have cross contamination (French toast).

Not celiac
3 years ago

Excellent gluten free rosemary bread and French toast. love this place!

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Great menu. Delicious food and drinks. Try the breakfast tamales.

Celiac
3 years ago

I ordered eggs, rosemary potatoes, gf rosemary bread and sausage. It was good and I didn't get sick. The bread is dense and thick. The potatoes were kinda burnt.

Not celiac
3 years ago

I go here every time we are in town. Gluten free French toast!! On cinnamon bread!! Amazing.

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Food and service is good and a great atmosphere. If you are sensitive you better not eat here. I got sick.

Celiac
3 years ago

breakfast is the bomb. many gf options and they will make substitutions. don't be in a rush, many times there is a line, this place is popular and worth the wait. every time we forget how good the food and service are.

Celiac
3 years ago

I ordered a gf/df club and after I was finished the waitress said she forgot that there was milk in the bread. Ugh. It was an ok sandwhich but not worth the raging belly I have now.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

We've been here a couple times. Once with our Pup and once without. We loved it both times. For lunch I had a sandwich on the house made GF Rosemary bread. For breakfast I had a croissant sandwich and it was amazing! Pup had a great time too.

Celiac
3 years ago
Celiac friendly

Loved my French Toast, Bacon, and Eggs on a rainy morning at Mission Beach. Great service. Great knowledge. Loved it so much that I took a sandwich home too!

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Too busy to wash pans, too small to prevent cross contamination. Bread source claimed to be made and processed in same facility that makes wheat breads with no separate ovens. Too many red flags for a celiac's safety. Ok for fad dieter in my opinion.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Loved the Rosemary bread (and blackberry jam). Would have given five stars but they got my order wrong the first time and brought my sandwich with cheese even though I ordered it without. Bread was thickly sliced and made it hard to eat the sandwich with my hands as it started to fall apart so I had to use a fork and knife.

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I was very excited to have gfree French toast but then very disappointed to find out that they used the same batter on the regular french toast to dip the gfree French toast... Cooking surface is one thing, but batter filled with regular crumbs is another! I still had some very good chicken apple sausages and rosemary bread that was "just okay". Our server was nice... The atmosphere is nice as well... Just don't show up excited to have french toast! ;)

4 years ago

Hands down best breakfast in SD. Go early on weekends

Celiac
4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Tasty food, not Celiac friendly. GF bread not toasted separately. They were really kind, and brought me untoasted out of a fresh bag, but without toasting was so dry. No kids menu. Very limited choices for celiac- quite certain you can't avoid cross contamination.

Not celiac
4 years ago

I was happy to see they had a gluten free menu but there is risk for cross contamination. The manager said he wasn't familiar with Celiac but took time to listen to our needs. He made a special plate for my son and used new utensils and pans in the kitchen to avoid any contamination.

Celiac
4 years ago

Great separate gluten free menu with large selection! Everything tastes wonderful! The The french toast is good (beware the French toast may have cross contamination because they use the same mix for both GF and regular bread)

5 years ago

The power Plato was delicious! The rosemary toast was a great replacement for the tortillas. I want to go back for a GF lunch.

Celiac
5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Incredible meal and the waiter was familiar with Celiac which was nice.

5 years ago

They have a huge gluten free menu and offer just about every sandwich on their delicious gluten free bread. The sandwiches are huge so come hungry.

5 years ago

I had the gluten free French toast and it was wonderful! They did inform me upon ordering that the homemade gf bread would be dipped in the same batter as the regular bread but that worked for me as I do not have celiacs. They offer a seperate gf menu and the staff is very friendly and helpful

5 years ago

Amazing gluten free menu. The best gluten free bread I have ever had and its made in- house. I cannot give this place enough stars.

Celiac
6 years ago

delicious food and the gluten free bread is good. I go to these restaurants around town but this one burned my toast ;/

Celiac
6 years ago

Good food. Long wait.

Not celiac
6 years ago

Great selection. Gluten free bread falls apart but it's still delicious!

6 years ago

Very yummy....great choices, unique choices.

6 years ago

Our favorite breakfast spot in San Diego! The gluten free rosemary bread is the best gluten free bread I've ever had. They make killer sandwiches with it too.

Celiac
6 years ago
Not celiac friendly

good rosemary gf bread, but not impressed with service. our waitress, when asked if they were careful with cross contamination, said, "hope so." not what a severely sensitive Celiac wants to hear. I risked it anyways and had a nice sandwich.

Celiac
6 years ago

Food was ok, ordered eggs over easy with my meal and scrambled eggs came out, they took those and didn't bring the others for about 15 minutes and I was done eating by then. We both left unimpressed, pretty generic breakfast food.

6 years ago

the food was great! lots of options on the regular menu you can pick from that are naturally gf. gf menu was great, wish their granola they make in house had the option of being gf.

Celiac
6 years ago

Honestly, I wasn't overly impressed with the Mission for what it was hyped up to be. Although everything on the menu looked good - I wasn't overly impressed with their sandwiches that we got. I also noticed that the bread was toasted (only after I had eaten a part of it) and I'm really wondering where they toast it??). They waiter seemed rushed to understand my gluten allergy (even though they were super busy). The bread was way too thick and didn't hold up (go figure, it's gluten-free!!). I guess I could have ordered breakfast before really judging the place, but to have to wait SO long to get it, it might just be easier eating gluten-free breakfast on my own!

Celiac
6 years ago

Had the turkey sandwich on homemade rosemary GF bread! Bread was soft and thick, it fell apart a bit, but it was worth it to not have a sandwich on toast! Oh and have their coffee! They use local San Diego roaster Cafe moto! BEST COFFEE!!!! :) next time I'm have breakfast, my mom got the sweet tamales that were GF and vegetarian. We will be back!

Celiac
6 years ago

The turkey sandwich with gkuten free rosemary bread was a large sized sandwich and icluded fresh tomatoes and lettuce. Separately they serve a salad included and everything tasted really good as was fresh. We did our sandwiches as take away and called ahead to pick up on our way to the San Diego Int'l Airport since the airport does not offer gluten free options. I will go back again!! If you go to eat inside on a Sunday morning for brunch or lunch, give yourself plenty of time. Not much else available in the area and the food is good.

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