The Toasted Owl Cafe

20 recent ratings
$$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pancakes
94% of 18 votes say it's celiac friendly
12 S Mikes Pike St
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

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Celiac

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We went here while on vacation today (9/3) and were served by Omar, he was very knowledgeable of what items can be ordered gluten-free. I went with the almond pancakes and boy was I NOT disappointed, it was HUGE and I happily finished it quickly. If we ever come back this way again we’re definitely coming here.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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After reading many positive reviews we decided to try this place for my daughter who has celiac disease. I asked the hostess when we checked in, who didnt seem to know much but she turned to another girl who told me the kitchen is not separate but they do their best to prevent cross contamination, and will make a note about celiac disease. The waitress seemed knowledgeable about It. Unfortunately, my daughter threw up after the meal so I would not recommend this place for celiacs.

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Good

Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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I come here often. They have two locations in Flagstaff and are the only breakfast place I have found that I can eat at safely. They are trained on Celiac and always ask if it's preference or Celiac. Almost anything on the menu can be made gluten free. They have bread, tortillas, and even pancakes that are gluten free. My favorite is the fried egg sandwich, highly recommend. They are quite expensive especially after the raise in minimum wage. However, it is worth it to me, to have a safe breakfast out.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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 kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 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
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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this place was incredible!! very knowledgeable servers and staff, and tons of gluten free options. everything could be made gluten free, besides the french toast. the gluten free pancakes were almond cakes, and they were delicious! the rest of my family (not gluten free) got the french toast, a breakfast bowl, and an omelette and loved them all! the place itself is adorable and has a great atmosphere!

Safety


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

— 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

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
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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A very chill place with a good menu. Most things can be made GF and they ask “allergy vs. preference” which made me more comfortable. They appeared knowledgeable about GF needs. Wonderful decor and friendly servers.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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

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
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 3 months ago read full review

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Terrible service. We ordered take out via ChowNow, and when we got there, they had outdoor dining. I asked if we could sit on the patio when our food came, and the hostess said, "NO." Not anything else. No "Oh, I'm sorry, no," or anything conversational. Just NO. So I said, "Okay, we'll know you have the outdoor for next time," and pointed to show her where I was going to be sitting in the waiting area.

45 minutes went by, during which I asked her twice about my order, and she acted like it was some big imposition to check on the order that I'd already paid for.

She finally called my name, and I went up to the hostess stand, relieved that my order was finally ready. But no, first she turns to the other hostess and says something, and the other hostess says, "Just tell her no." She says, "I *told* you that you're *not allowed* to sit on the patio." I wasn't sitting in the patio. I was sitting in the waiting area with other people waiting 45+ minutes to get their pickup orders. I asked if my order was ready yet and that was why she had called my name. She shoved the clipboard at me and says, "Then WHY is YOUR NAME on the waiting list!?!?!!" The guy behind me says that *his name* is the name on the waiting list, which was the same as mine. So, he gets seated, and I'm still waiting for my order.

I asked 2 more times for her to check, and she went back to the kitchen and *never came back to update me* BOTH TIMES.

Finally, I went up to the hostess stand and was like, "According to the ChowNow app, it was ready 15 minutes ago. Where is it?"

Another guy took over for her and went and found it *in the pickup area* where it had been sitting *for 20 minutes* and WAS COLD. I had asked at least twice during that time.

The COLD gluten-free almost pancakes were dry. The egg whites were rubbery. Not pleased with the food. Definitely NOT pleased with the service. I tipped $5 via the ChowNow app for handing me my food, and I will never tip ahead of time again. I will hand people cash for even halfway decent service, but this is ridiculous. What a bad experience.

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?

— Below Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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The food was delicious for me and my non celiac friends. The service seemed chaotic for some reason this morning. It made me nervous that my food wasn’t safe but in the end I didn’t have any reactions so I’d recommend going here!

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Such a great cafe, I went when I first came here in search of an apartment and now it’s become a staple for us! Great food, especially the breakfast burritos (huge tortilla which is amazing for gf). Never had any problems getting sick and I am both celiac and have a wheat allergy! 10/10 highly recommend, and the staff is super nice about taking precautions and will substitute bread/tortillas for anything you want.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers delivery
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Great brunch spot! Almost the whole menu is available gluten free if you substitute GF bread. They warned me, but just be aware there is no dedicated fryer or toaster!

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

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 selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 6 months ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— 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?

— Some

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
Updated 8 months ago read full review

Celiac

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They offer gluten free options. The server understood what celiac was. Told me there could be cross contamination but that they will cook my food on cleaned pans. I ate a breakfast burrito. Gluten free tortilla with eggs, bacon and potatoes. The potatoes are baked.

They offer gluten free tortillas, pancakes and bread.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


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 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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(Ate here a while ago and forgot to rate it). Got the pancakes. They were so good. Good bacon and coffee!! Would love to return. Highly recommend.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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So yummy & Celiac safe!! I got a chorizo breakfast burrito, and a blueberry gf pancake!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent food, knowledgeable staff. They asked me specifically if I was Celiac or just intolerant, and then guided me through which items were safe. They have a separate food prep area of us Celiacs. Their GF burritos are amazing!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We are here several times on our trip- it was so good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Service was amazing. Both gluten-free and non pancakes were absolutely amazing. Great food for a reasonable price.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The GF toast was good! A nice thick piece. I asked what brand their thick toast was and they said Canyon Bakehouse, which I know, but did not realize they made a thick sliced bread. This place had a lot of character and they were careful to make sure the toast didn’t touch anything else. No reaction from this restaurant.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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My 6-year old has Celiac and a severely tree nut allergy. We went to the other location and they made her something that wasn’t even on the menu. Their gf pancakes had almond flour (which she is allergic to), so they made her French toast with their gf bread. She was absolutely thrilled because she never gets French toast out! She loved it!! We were very thankful—it is so hard to accommodate kids because the menus mostly cater to adults. Thank you!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Awesome atmosphere and the breakfast was REALLY good! The gf pancakes were a hit with the kids and our daughter (celiac) didn’t have any issues after. Highly recommend this place for breakfast.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great gluten free options! And my waiter let the chef know I also couldn’t have any dairy in my burrito. The bacon burrito was very filling! Great coffee too. I will be back when I visit flagstaff again. I appreciate whatever precautions they took because I did not have a reaction.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Quintessential Flagstaff restaurant. GF selections are great as is everything else. Highly recommend it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was optimistic at first as the reviews held it was celiac friendly. The server was not sure what we could have but talked to the kitchen staff and assured me that everything was good precautions were taken. While I understand there are no guarantees when eating out, I was hoping non the less. Regardless, I ended up sick for several days after. The food was good and I am sure that those who are non celiac would enjoy the experience more than I.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Waiter was great, when I asked for a GF bun he asked if I had celiecs :) always nice when they know what that is.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Loved their GF almond flour pancakes! They have a hint of marzipan flavor. There was a long list of GF items on the menu like omelettes. The sandwiches could all be made gluten free. Food was excellent. For some reason their bacon was amazing- thicker and more flavorful than usual. My husband had the Flagstaff omelette which he “loved”. Wish we had found this place earlier in the trip.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Food was great. Service super slow, if you are in a hurry plan ahead. Burger was great, gluten free bun, all homemade.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great easy going staff- knowledgeable with many options on menu for gf.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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GF tortillas and toast options and a few GF-specific options on their breakfast menu.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Lots of gf options. Had the breakfast tacos and almond cake. Both were delicious!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This place has a gf pancake and usually some pastries gf! I love their food and never have a reaction when I eat here.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Yummy almond pancakes!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Many delicious GF options that brings back comfort food.

Staff knowledgeable and willing to accommodate for food allergies.

Our favorite place to eat in Flagstaff!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Wonderful! My boyfriend and I found this restaurant when staying in Flagstaff. This was one of the best meals we had when traveling cross country. Not only does it have gluten free options but it's also vegan friendly!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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