The Morning Dove Gluten Free Bakery and Cafe

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25 Soledad Dr, Monterey, CA 93940 Directions

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Not celiac

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No eating inside. Seemed clean and careful and following COVID-19 protocols. Dedicated gluten free.

Had delicious, gooey cinnamon rolls!

Safety


Is ALL the food in this establishment gluten-free?

— All food is gluten free, some drinks may not be gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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In addition to gluten I can't eat dairy and I had a five minute confusing exchange with cashier where she kept disagreeing with the allergens as listed on the menu as I attempted to verify what contained dairy. Finally she pulled out a binder indicating she was wrong and the posted menu was correct. Wish she had pulled it when I first asked instead of weirdly contradicting the menu and trying to convince me I couldn't read properly but whatever. Got a cinnamon roll (no dairy) and it was just ok and when I was almost done eating I realized it had a very long hair in it :/ yuck. I also ordered a loaf of cinnamon bread that I think may have already been stale when they sold it to me. I've eaten a couple slices and am considering throwing the rest away which is pretty sad. It wasn't cheap. So overall not worth the time and money.

Updated 11 months ago read full review

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I had been looking forward to trying this place when I visited Monterey. I was very disappointed. The chicken pot pie was rewarmed in a microwave. The crust was dry and tasteless. The filing was also disappointing. The cinnamon roll was very dry (tasted old and dried out). If five of us eating there, no one enjoyed their meal. I’m not sure how much is made on premises and how much is preprocessed and just heated in a microwave. Also, both my child and I felt sick after the meal and went to buy activated charcoal.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Reported to be dedicated gluten-free and celiac friendly. However, menus and staff change frequently, so please verify before visiting!

Gluten Free Features

  • Cookies
  • Dessert
  • Muffins
  • Pies

Categories

  • Bakery
  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Vegan Friendly

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Type of gluten free that they overloaded with sugar just to get it to taste good and compensate for the texture. Counter worker was rude.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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100% no worry eating. Lady who took the order was very nice. Cinnamon roll was tasty. Breakfast sandwich was very good.

It’s pretty expensive, but that is true or all gluten free bakeries.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Highly recommend this place. They offer a large selection of gluten free bakery items. I had the pumpkin spice muffin and it was super delicious. I also had a turkey and cheddar sandwich which was very good. It was great to eat at a location with no worries of gluten!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Big update!! We spent a lot of our weekend at this bakery having breakfast there multiple times and absolutely loving it! Spoke with the owner and found out that her son is no longer a part of the business -that he was very unhappy working there and made all of the customers miserable and is now gone and no longer a part of the business. So for those of you who are concerned about the service and who did not want to go back because of that person, you are now in the clear and can get wonderful food and wonderful service as of August 1. New staff and lots of dairy free and vegan options as well if you need those. A must for anyone visiting Monterey and it made our time there so much more enjoyable! Don’t miss out on the cinnamon rolls!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We stopped here for lunch while in town for a reunion. Amazing! My husband says that was the best cinnamon roll he’s ever had. I loved the sandwich and the chocolate hazelnut muffin!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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On our visit to Monterrey we had a whale watching tour booked at 9am with a check in at 8:30. We found this location on Find Me Gluten Free and it was five minutes from our tour location so we arrived 5 minutes before they opened so as to have time to order, eat and go. Not only did they open late without any apologies but their breakfast burrito, blueberry, cherry and apple pies were terrible. To add insult to injury they were horribly overpriced! Those of us with strict diets must eat safe especially on vacation and while we expect to have to pay more for our dietary needs we at the very least deserve good tasting and fresh food. Avoid this establishment at all cost!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Was excited for gluten free bakery, however not satisfied. Food was ok. Portion size was minuscule. Very over priced. Staff was not happy and only 1 person working. Lady came in and waited and the waitress shouted through “I’m finishing there order” and the lady left. Need more people working.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The staff wasn’t very nice or pleasant. I bought $35 to try several items and they were all hard and tasted old. The only good thing was the lemon bar and cinnamon roll was ok. I was extremely disappointed and it was more expensive than expected as the $.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We were so excited for 100% GF place in town. Boy what a let down, over priced, underwhelming food with awkward ordering experience.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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HORRIBLE SERVICE! The guy working the front looks like a drug dealer. We asked him what he would order and he said, he wouldn’t eat here. Whoever owns this joint needs to fire him. He’s bad for business. The food was OK but the experience of this guy ruins everything.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was ok, and it’s celiac friendly. That is the only friendly thing about this place. Came in with my husband and two kids and the guy working there treated us with contempt from the moment we walked in. Got a breakfast sandwich with hard, completely not ripe avocado. When I asked if he had any ripe avocado, he said “if I had any I would’ve given it to you.” Every question we asked was answered in a rude, condescending way. We had planned to get treats for our kids to take home with them, but chose not to because we were so uncomfortable the entire time there. And the pastries that we had (cinnamon roll and cherry pie) didn’t taste great. Also, horribly overpriced for the quality of food. Have eaten at many other gluten free facilities, and this had the worst food and service that was even worse.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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This place is dedicated and I can’t do dairy and it was labeled. The downfall was the service of dude who was there who barely could answer my questions. I suspect they have more helpful and knowledgeable people who work there, but he made me nervous with his disinterest in what was in the stuff. I also ordered a sandwich and it was $14 with a roll, and then there was no rolls, then there was no bread (there was a loaf in the case) and so he gave us our money back after terribly communicating it again. So yeah, sucky service, the cupcake I had was decent but something I could make myself.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

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Good breakfast wrap in its rice tortilla Chicken pot pie was good Almond poppy muffing was dry but would make a good scone Chocolate chip muffin the kids enjoyed The lemon bar was very good Nutella on toast: what’s not to like?

The owner was fine with us but he is not much of a socializer if you’re looking for good conversation

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was horrifically overpriced. $15 for a “loaf” of bread that was dense like a brick and tasted like a failed homemade bread attempt. $16 for a little sandwich on a bread roll. I found the food overpriced and underwhelming.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Pretty good gluten free on some items- breakfast sandwich, cinnamon roll with icing (if warmed up), muffins ok. Some items are not done so well like the cherry pie. It’s a bit pricey, but an ok spot for the occasional craving.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Sorta standard fare GF baking and overpriced. The kind of place that gives GF a bad name. Things have come a long way in terms of what’s available out there. This small town spot is kind of stuck in time and not trying much to change.

That said the peanut butter cookie was good and the egg sandwich worked well, just overpriced and the guy working there had zero people skills.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I have to admit I didn’t actually eat here. I came in and told the cashier it was my first visit and asked for recommendations. His response was so rude I decided to leave. What a bummer.

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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It's nice to have a place to go to where everything is gluten free. Food was ok but service was awful! Very rude!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Totally dedicated bakery! First time ever being in one. Will come back!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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I was apprehensive to go here after reading several reviews about the owner's behavior, however when we went the person at the counter was friendly and polite (I don't know if he was the owner or someone else). We really liked that you can order a customized sandwich. I got mine on the sliced bread which they toasted and my husband got his on the roll. After trying both we agreed that the sliced bread was better, the roll had good flavor but was too thick for our preference. We were so full from the sandwiches that we didn't have room for dessert, but they looked delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Completely gf bakery. You can order sandwiches but the roll I had it on was tiny and was pricey-$8. It was good though. Got a brownie which was very good and they had a good selection of treats.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Came here for breakfast 2 mornings in a row because the food was so good!! Even my husband who is not gluten free enjoyed it! Cinnamon roll was amazing and the bread on my sandwich didn’t fall apart! A must try if you’re in the area.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Is the owner and sole employee hostile, rude, sarcastic and/or standoffish? Yup. Is this the only GF bakery in Monterey? Yup - so I went here 3 days in a row (got all 4 of the above attitudes) when in town for a wedding. Beggars can’t be choosers, right? Breakfast wraps, pb cookie and cinnamon roll were all great. Guy working doesn’t know what lactose is FYI.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was shocked at the owners attitude. He seemed disgruntled and indifferent to our patronage. After dropping a knife and using it to cut our bread for our sandwiches we questioned him. He immediately became defensive and sarcastic. Don’t expect anyone other than him spoiling your apatite because he is the only person who works there. I assume that the food is gluten free but you will have a bad reaction to his temper before anything else.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing bakery! We got gluten free breakfast wraps (literally never had one in my life), and muffins and sandwiches to go. A must stop if you’re just passing through to grab something for the road.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I am from ohio and was searching for a good gf treat. the frosted cinnamon roll exceeded my expectations! big selection of yummies. I will be back!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated gluten free facility. The best cinnamon rolls I’ve had in a long time!

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Dedicated GF facility! Awesome breakfast wrap and sandwich, some of the baked goods were tastier than others. Would recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The BEST cinnamon rolls. Great sandwiches. Yummy breakfast burrito. So happy to have a safe option in Monterey. We already have gone twice today. Very nice service!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love, Love , Love them. From sandwiches to pastries- it’s all good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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100% gluten free, you can’t go wrong. Delicious breakfast sandwiches & bakery goods.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Best gluten free sandwich I’ve ever had. Really great quiche and a variety of baked goods which are all gluten free. 10/10!!!!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Excellent food! The owner is amazing! Everything in the store is gluten free and the selection is amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We stopped by here after a very disappointing late lunch, I needed something safe and satisfying before the drive home. I got a small (1.5" square) lemon bar for $4, and we each took home mini pies ($6/ea). The lemon bar was ok, there were solid chunks of what I think was lemon peel in it – but the flavor was overall good. The pies had great fillings, but the crust was awful – even for GF. It had no salt or sugar, it was like biting into chalky rubber. We'll still be back sometime to try the cookies and cupcakes... but if you're in Monterey and in a pinch for something GF and sweet... get a marshmallow dream bar at Starbucks instead.

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Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Stopped by for breakfast. Tried cinnamon roll, breakfast burrito and a muffin. Cinnamon roll was good, tortilla a bit dry, muffin a bit dense as expected in gluten free food, but I appreciate to find safe food while traveling.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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The treats were good, but as another reviewer noted, the owner was extremely rude to me and to my daughter. When my daughter dripped something on her shoe, he said, “stop dripping on my floor, what, were you raised in a barn?” We laughed that one off, but it got worse from there. I’m local and was so hopeful that this place would be great, and I really want to support small business owners, but this guy needs to work on his social skills.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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100% gluten free dedicated facility. Owner was super nice. Had the quiche (crustless) and cinnamon roll, both delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Had a company visit with celiac and were so hopeful. We had several young children with our group. There was one extremely rude man running the establishment by himself. The grandmother in the group asked what else came on the sandwich as she was ordering and he said with undeniable disdain, “can’t you read the menu?!” Then proceeded to tell us we couldn’t be in there with the children!!! We were astonished as well as other customers. I will not be going back or recommending it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Nice for my son to pick anything out of the case. The pot pie was good and the chocolate cupcake was awesome.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Friendly staff, amazing cinnamon roll, and good coffee. I got a a ham and cheese sandwich to go that, in all fairness, I knew wouldn't be great when I saw the bread in the case. Crumbly, with a very GF-y odd flavor. The meat was low quality.

I walked here from downtown and enjoyed the walk uphill on the way there. The sidewalk on Pacific goes away at some point, I don't think the area has many walkers. But I'm happy to support a fully GF bakery anywhere I go!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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While it’s delightful to find a dedicated GF facility in tiny Monterey, this left a lot to be desired. The portions were tiny and prices high—$5 for one piece of avocado toast. The white bread was rather salty. There was one guy working there who I’ll generously describe as surly. He was pretty unpleasant verging on rude. It took almost 15 minutes to get our order, with no other customers present. The cinnamon roll was rather tasty. A woman came in and asked about soy-free, and left when he said it would be very hard to avoid—which made me sad. Poor quality ingredients and GF don’t have to go hand in hand. GF bakeries can be so much better than this.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome new place we loved the cinnamon rolls , quiche , lemon bar and vanilla cupcakes.

It’s really cute place with great food

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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100% gluten free, understands celiac. We had deli sandwiches on GF toast and cookies.Very grateful to find this place after a failed attempt at another restaurant in downtown Monterey!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Everything is gluten free. Many vegan and dairy free options. Our son who doesn’t eat gluten free had a lunch sandwich on gluten free bread that he liked. The lemon bars are to die for. At $4 for a tiny bar we savored each bite.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great breakfast burrito and cinnamon rolls! avoid the mini pies...the crust was like rubber. maybe it was a day old? and the carrot cake was hard and crumbly. inedible. definitely not fresh. make sure it's fresh and you're probably good.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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I can’t say enough good things about this place! I came here while on a business trip and loved it so much I had to come back. The owner is knowledgeable and friendly and the place is 100% gluten free! Highly recommend the chicken pot pie, PB cookies and well... EVERYTHING else!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious breakfast fare, and lunch deli sandwiches. lots of sweet goodies, we had breakfast, and then had sandwiches made to take for our hike in Pinnacles. also grabbed a cinnamon roll with frosting and pecans... so good and so nice to not worry, and just order!! Go getcha some!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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