Water Street Cafe

12 recent ratings
$ • Cafe
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, French Toast, Muffins, Pancakes
Safety Rating
12 ratings

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467 Exchange St
Geneva, NY 14456
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Overall Rating

Review


Yummy gluten free French toast and cheese omelette. Cute old fashioned diner atmosphere with outside dining on sidewalk. Friendly staff. They said they could make most menu items GF except gravy, Mac and cheese and fries.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Been here twice and love it. Very helpful staff and good cross contamination practices. Gluten free items are well marked and diverse. They can make most of their regular menu gluten free. My non-celiac partner thinks their gluten free pancakes are better than their standard pancakes too. Never gotten sick here and a solid option when dining with non-celiacs.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent GF menu but also they can make anything on the menu GF. Son has celiac and it was the best GF muffin and pancake he’s ever had. No stomach issues after eating here.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free fryer

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month 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

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Bread/Buns
  • French Toast
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Cafe
  • Dog Friendly
  • Healthy
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Takeout

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Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Easily my favorite place in Geneva. They always ask if I have Celiac disease when I order, and I have never once gotten sick from eating here despite being VERY sensitive to cross contamination. You aren’t limited ordering here either, and can even get gluten free French toast and pancakes!

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Review


We had a great experience here. Grilled gluten free muffin and scrambled egg.

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?

— Most/All

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

— Good

Updated 9 months ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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A very good Cafe with excellent food for a good price. They have amazing tasting gluten free options and coffee. It had a separate section on the menu for gluten free options, but it said that almost everything could be ordered gluten free. When I ordered the gluten free pancakes they asked if I was celiac and, even though I'm not, if I wanted my food to be cooked on a separate griddle. They take everything very seriously and the staff is amazing.

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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This was a nice and busy diner on a Sunday morning, extremely standard diner breakfast fare. They have either a separate/gluten free griddle or a dedicated section of the griddle (I'm not sure which). They also have a separate/gluten free toaster. Most of the menu can be made gluten free except the sausage gravy (which is a dang shame). They used Schar brand bread for the toast and french toast we got. For gluten free, it was pretty cheap; $25+tip for 2.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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/All

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 takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


GF toast, pancakes, French toast. Separate griddle area and toaster. Quick service, large portions, very fair prices. Delicious diner style breakfast and no illness from gluten for myself and my mom (also celiac).

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?

— Some

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

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


I had the Gluten Free Blueberry pancakes & they were phenomenal!! A little hole in the wall diner but excellent food & service. I will definitely go back!!

Safety


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

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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We came here on a weekday morning and had a great experience. The server seemed well versed in Celiac safe food. There is a gluten free section on the menu, but they also note that most everything can be prepared gluten free upon request. There is a separate area (griddle) for gluten free food. We saw the line cook change his gloves. We ordered gluten free pancakes, bacon, and eggs. They were even able to make the Mickey Mouse shaped pancakes from the kids menu for our children. Our very sensitive celiac daughter had no reaction. I was happy with the taste and texture of the gluten free pancakes. Service was fast and friendly. We will definitely frequent the Water Street Cafe for their diner breakfasts!

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?

— Most/All

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 for takeout
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

Overall Rating

Review


The French toast with bacon was amazing plus it’s gluten free

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • 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?

— Separate gluten-free menu

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?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Server knew what gluten free was when I brought it up! Spoke about celiacs before I said anything. Ate the gluten free pancakes and bacon and did not get sick. Food was very good

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Separate GF griddle for eggs and pancakes. Had a GF muffin that was great, the pancake was alright.

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?

— Some

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

— Average

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Just your basic little, hole in the wall, diner. But they do gluten free right! If you have Celiac, they will cook your food on a separate grill. Their hash browns are really good. I just had eggs, hash browns and bacon. Simple, but it was delicious and I would recommend going!

Safety


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

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen

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 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Gf pancakes were very good.

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?

— Most/All

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

Overall Rating

Review


Great place food is amazing staff are wonderful and they understand gluten free

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff very friendly and knowledgable. Many of the items on the menu can be prepared gluten free and they have a dedicated kitchen space!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Excellent diner food! Had the Statesman meal. Eggs, FRENCH TOAST, bacon, hashbrowns. Lots of gf options! I really missed eating local food when traveling and I was very pleased with everything!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great breakfast with more than eggs for gf choices. Used a separate griddle for my breakfast and I did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgeable, celiac staff, nice cozy cafe, friendly. Highly recommend

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Friendly knowledgeable staff. Food is excellent! There’s a lot of options and a separate grill for GF. Owner makes fresh GF muffins daily. Highly recommend a visit!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


They offer gluten free breakfast foods, eggs, toast, pancakes, French toast and blueberry muffins. Food is cooked on separate griddle and toast made in dedicated toaster. Typical little hole in the wall diner with friendly staff. Owner is wonderful too. Prices were avaerage.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

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Absolutely love this place! Small diner feel with amazing GF options. The staff were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the menu! The GF French toast was incredible! Even got a GF blueberry muffin for the road!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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My SIL is GF, so finding restaurants can be difficult. Was happy to learn that they have a separate griddle for GF and staff is very familiar with what celiac is and aware of cross contamination. Spoke with the cashier and told her we only came in because of the separate griddle and she told us that she just replaced it because it had broken. Glad she did!

Good food and no running to the bathroom for anyone.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We have traveled to Geneva, NY many times and Water Street Cafe is a must go to. I have never had an issue eating at this fabulous diner. They take careful consideration when they know your GF request is a must and not a preference. Highly recommend it...best breakfast food in Geneva.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Updated 7 years ago read full review

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I had bacon eggs and toast for breakfast, was told it was all cooked separately and would be all gluten-free, including the toast, so I believed there was no cross-contamination. They have specific menu items that are gluten-free and told me everything would be cooked separate. Within an hour I had a slamming headache which is my reaction to gluten. I spent the next six hours in bed and I'm disappointed to say my delicious breakfast was contaminated.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Overall Rating

Review


Staff really go out of their way to ensure no cross-contamination. I had the paleo breakfast special with udi's whole grain bread. Everything was made in a separate area. Highly recommend!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great diner food. Asked if I had an allergy or just preference. Has a separate cooking space.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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