Tryst Cafe

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 25 ratings
$Gluten Free Menu, Sandwiches, Pancakes + 6 more
71% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

21050 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050 Directions

(480) 585-7978
  • User profile picture thumbnail
    3 ratingSeptember 05, 2017

    Great food, expensive but delicious. If your celiac stay away from fries!!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 ratingJune 11, 2017

    This use to be a local go to place for me, unfortunately I got sick from the most recent GF salad therefore beware of cross contamination problems!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingNovember 26, 2016

    Everything on their menu can be gf some with minor substitutions! Which is why I gave so many stars, it's soley for the variety. Just make sure your waitor knows that you have a serious allergy and they will take care of you. I've never had an issue. They're just very expensive, however they use very good organic ingredients so you get what you pay for. I was so excited when my husband surpised me with their gf pancakes one morning. I woke up to a delicious take out breakfast! I didn't know there was any restaurant around that had gf pancakes until then. My negetives about this place have to do with the staffs attitudes. They could be frendlier. And there has been an issue before about unknown charges and innacuracies in the order on the bill that they wouldn't work with you on. They only get 2 stars for that aspect. Personally, as far as the attitude goes, I think it's just the area. You're going to get your entitled, above actual work, better than everyone, poor ethics mentality from teenage employees the closer you get to Scottsdale and the more "organic" the restaurant is. It tends to be the mentality in these sorts of places unfortunately. Not all, but definitely in a certain niche of them.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingJune 28, 2016

    Fabulous gf French toast!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 ratingJune 23, 2016

    I love the food, do not like the atmosphere at all. Also the service is poor and the owners/managers have never apologized or offered to take anything off our bill for the food being wrong, taking so long to get it etc. It is an awesome place for Gluten free food. But be prepared for bad service. For instance, came in on a Friday. Asked about the fish special, they said they could make the baked fish to my liking as I have a wine allergy. It was all you could eat. Waited a long time for my first two little pieces (the sides for GF are not great at all) asked for more and it was a half hour and asked what was going as no one even came to tell us anything. Finally the waitress said the chef was not happy with the way the fish came out so he made them do it over. We had been there over an hour already, I was still hungry and the fish was pricey. We had to leave. The waitress said it wasn't her fault the kitchen was backed up! We paid the bill and left. I emailed the restaurant and posted on FB and never heard anything back from them. I am heart broken as this place is the best for people with food issues. And it is very close to my house, not much up here that is nutritious and many options.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    1 ratingDecember 21, 2015

    GF options do not include French fries. We were told the fryer is used for everything. The menu is sketchy because many things are listed as "GF" but that simply means you have to order something else like fruit instead of fries and so on. There aren't many options for kids who are Celiac. Everything tasted fine however, my son, who is Celiac and had a burger (supposedly GF) was sick 2 hours later. We won't be back.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 ratingDecember 07, 2015

    I agree with the last post. The waitress was rude and seemed upset that I was celiac. The food was good, but nothing special. I didn't have a reaction, so that's a plus, but I won't be coming back here.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingSeptember 05, 2015

    Wonderful fresh food!!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingAugust 01, 2015

    I had the pecan crusted french toast. A little pricey but absolutely delicious. best gf french toast I've had to date. alot of gluten free options, just still make sure you clarify gluten free as some dished can be made gf and not.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    3 ratingJuly 05, 2015

    I've been here a couple times. I'm not impressed with the service. The food is good. Orders are small and pricey but good. I felt like we were burdening them both times we went. That was even before we ordered. Probably won't go back. There are too many other places to choose from that are gluten free.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    2 ratingJune 10, 2015

    I have celiac disease and ate here two different times for dinner. First time was just fine I had the fish tacos, the second time a portobello sandwich with no bun and added chicken with aioli pesto sauce. The day after I felt awful. I know what it feels like to be contaminated and that is how I felt. I would NOT say this is celiac friendly.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingApril 01, 2015

    TRYST CAFÉ has a full menu of gluten-free items that will tantalize your taste buds. The Hawaiian breakfast consists of soft jasmine rice, Kailua pork (named after the method of cooking and where it came from, not the alcoholic beverage), cooked shredded cabbage, an over easy egg and a gluten-free soy reduction to finish it off. Once you have enjoyed this breakfast, it will be hard to beat.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingJanuary 31, 2015

    Certified gf. Bread was a little dry. Good food and very healthy. Definitely worth a visit.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingDecember 08, 2014

    Lots of menu selections large portions.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingOctober 24, 2014

    Cute little place to get a great gluten free sandwich or cocktail. They serve GF beer and cider as well as a good selection of gf breakfast and dinner/lunch options. Fresh and mostly organic fare.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingJune 26, 2014

    Went for breakfast yesterday and had a great waitress (Sam). Great food. Both gf and glutenous food. Highly recommend.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingMay 22, 2014

    Great food. One of the few places that hasn't gotten me sick! Staff is friendly and understands food issues. Grass fed beef, pastured chicken. The salads and spring rolls are the best!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    4 ratingMarch 21, 2014

    Great GF food. Service is hit or miss, but the fact that I have been safe keeps me coming back.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    3 ratingNovember 22, 2013

    Lots of options. VERY expensive. Wish I Service is very hit and miss and order more often I correct then correct. But at least there are options.

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingAugust 02, 2013

    Very knowledgable and helpful! They're willing to substitute whatever they can to make their already large gf menu even bigger, and will warn you about anything with cross contamination. I order take out from here whenever I have to stay late at school and I am always pleased! It's also a great place to grab some gf pancakes and a smoothie in the morning!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingNovember 16, 2012

    udis bread and amazing spring roles. great atmosphere. one of the best that has gluten free food! gluten free cider!

  • User profile picture thumbnail
    5 ratingSeptember 23, 2012

    Great all-around cuisine. Aside from the atmosphere, What I love about this place is that I don't feel awkward having to ask for a special menu. All GF items are marked and my friends who do not eat GF enjoy every bite as well. a great little place!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Bread/Buns
  • Cider
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pancakes
  • Sandwiches


  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
  • Lunch
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 9 pm
7 am - 8 pm

map of Tryst Cafe

Nearby restaurants

Do you own a gluten-free friendly business?
Contact us to talk about your advertising options.