The Potholder Cafe

2 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes, Waffles
Safety Rating
2 ratings

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3700 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803

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Celiac

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This was the best breakfast we’ve had in a long time! Everything was delicious, and there were plenty of gluten free options for our son. Gluten free waffles and pancakes! He had plenty to eat, and they made sure to note that he had an allergy. Very attentive, food was delicious, and service was expedient.

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?

— Excellent

Updated 5 days ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Food is prepared on the same surface as food with wheat. I asked my gluten free pancakes to be prepared on a separate surface. I was told it was. I still got sick. Do not go here.

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

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

— Average

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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They did not have dedicated equipment but I got the pancakes and they were delicious and huge like 12" huge! I am celiac thus very sensitive and had zero reaction! Highly recommend the pancakes.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

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

— Excellent

Updated 2 years 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

  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Vegetarian Friendly

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Very nice, outdoor seating. Proper COVID precautions.

I got the gluten free waffle which was very thick and filling but also a little bland. So add fruit or chocolate chips. I got scrambled eggs and turkey sausage. Everything tasted great.

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?

— Average

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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TL;DR: If you’re just avoiding gluten casually, this place is GREAT. If you have any actual sensitivity, RUN AWAY.

My friends love the food here and showed me their GF menu, so I came along. But then I was advised by the manager that it is impossible to prepare food safely. It took 1/2 hour for my server to actually find this out.

SO BEWARE: Staff is friendly but does NOT understand food allergies enough to be helpful.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They are NOT gluten free! They cook everything in the same area and use the same utensils. The chef refused to even wash out a separate pan for us to cook the eggs in. He said he would only wipe it out. Thankfully the waitress warned us of this or we would have been contaminated for sure. DO NOT GO HERE IF YOU HAVE CELIAC. You will wait 45 minutes just to have them tell you they cannot accommodate you. We had to leave and go elsewhere. should really be zero stars....

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I just spoke with them and they use the same waffle iron and cooking surfaces for regular food and GF and don't do anything to prevent cross-contamination. Celiacs beware!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Amazing gluten free waffle and pancake options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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