Windmill Cafe

4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 17 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Waffles + 3 more
100% of 12 votes say it's Celiac friendly

21231 East Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA 95062 Directions

(831) 464-4698
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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 week ago

    Friendly service and amazing food. The food was great and not heavy.

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    Not celiac
    2 rating
    2 months ago

    After waiting almost an hour for our food, the bacon tasted microwaved and the gf waffle was under done.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    Had an amazing breakfast and when I asked about gluten free and said I had celiac the counter person said “don’t worry we will wash the pan before we cook your eggs” and told me no gluten has ever touched their waffle iron. Plus it was all delicious!

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    2 rating
    3 months ago

    I really wanted to love this place... gave stars for the great vibes, service, decor, excellent Wild Women organic decaf latte, fruit smoothie, and delish bacon. AND we were so excited to find a cafe with GF waffles...but we were sadly disappointed. Their waffles and baked goods...oat bar, blueberry muffin, and coconut pineapple muffin...ALL had no flavor and were heavy in corn. Basically bland cornbread with some berries, chocolate, and coconut shavings thrown in. GF doesn't mean flavor-free. The waffle was heavy and soft because of the corn...no amount of butter and honey fixed it. I don't mind paying extra for GF but it should taste amazing. It's completely possible. We may be back for their coffee and bacon.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    This place go’s the extra mile and cares about the quality of there food and there customers! The food is incredible !!! The owners are so nice ! The staff is so friendly. We have been regulars for 4 years. We have never had a negative reaction to there food.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 months ago

    This place nails it! Huge selection of GF muffins/pastries (actually they had more GF options than they did non-GF) as well as waffles, French toast and specialty frittatas. I felt very safe eating here and it made me so happy to have such a great option while visiting from out of town. Not too hippy-dippy either so the hubby could enjoy normal food too.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Excellent place that felt like home. The gluten-free vegan waffles were delicious. My whole family has celiac and we all ate there very safely. I will definitely be coming back to this place. Oh and the gluten-free brownies and muffins were delicious.

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    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    They really care! They are more than accommodating! I told them I have celiacs and Crohn's disease. They made sure to use clean pans and the food was great! The guy at the counter was super friendly and said it was his loves/partners birthday. She was in the kitchen making my meal. I felt the love in my Asian Stir fry with wild Salmon. I will go back to this place every time I am in town!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    1 year ago

    French toast and waffles!!!

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    5 rating
    2 years ago

    Good selection - good homemade Gf bread

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    4 rating
    2 years ago

    I really like this place- expecially the gluten free waffles- no other place in town does this! Also great gf brownies and I love their gf tempeh fakin' bacon! It it's cheap but celiac friendly!

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    1 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    We were excited to try the gluten free french toast. It was very disappointing. Not good, flat and very little flavor. The syrup was good and so was the coffee. I was taken aback because they charged for a coffee refill. It wasn't much, a dollar, but still, really? My husband got a brownie which was gf and very good according to him. Not enough reason to go back.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    I could cry I'm so happy.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 years ago

    Gluten free waffles and French toast. Almost everything on menu can be made gluten free.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Waffles

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Cafe
Monday
7 am - 3 pm
Tuesday
7 am - 3 pm
Wednesday
7 am - 3 pm
Thursday
7 am - 3 pm
Friday
7 am - 3 pm
Saturday
7 am - 3 pm
Sunday
7 am - 3 pm
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