Gluten-Free at The Broken Yolk Cafe

Restaurant
24 ratings
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Pancakes

Overall Rating

Review


Not many options on the menu, but the ones they had were ok. The pancakes were fluffy and I had to double check that they were GF because they were BIG, but after the server double checked, I started putting butter on and started doing all the things GF bread items do. I also had eggs on the side. Delicious espresso martini.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Good

Gluten Intolerant

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I called and asked about GF and they said don’t do that?

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Wheat Allergy

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We joined the waitlist and grabbed a menu before going in and taking our seats. The menu is clearly marked with Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten-Free options. The only two options marked gluten free were their Steel Cut Oats and gluten free pancakes.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Not Much

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 lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Celiac

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Great food, extensive menu and a knowledgeable staff. I had the Baja Breakfast tacos and they were delicious! Not everything is marked with a GF, but I spoke with the server and she walked me through options. Also, the mimosa flight is really fun!

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

Symptomatic Celiac

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I am Celiac and I ate there twice. The service was great for me. I got the pancakes with bananas the first day. The second I had an omelette with potatoes. no digestive problems.

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

Wheat Allergy

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I got the Heuvos Rancheros with corn tortillas. The beans are a little underflavored, but everything else is so delicious! This restaurant also has an option for gluten free pancakes, which I might try next time :)

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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?

— Good

IBS

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No true gluten free menu. 2 items are marked gluten free: gf pancakes and oatmeal. No gluten free bread options. Most items can be prepared gluten free but unsure if they are celiac friendly. Great breakfast menu otherwise. Coffee is tasty as well.

I ordered am omlette with home fries and fruit (they allowed me to sub a bread for a 2nd side.) All food was fresh and good and it came out very quickly.

Safety


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

— 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

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 vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating

Overall Rating

Review


On their menu they list pancakes and oatmeal as gluten free. They stated the gluten free pancakes are cooked on the same griddle as the gluten pancakes. The oats are also not certified gluten-free which probably doesn't matter to some people.

They were not able to make any of their eggs or omelettes in a separate pan, and even though the ingredients listed did not contain gluten they stated they were not gluten-free.

Safety


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

— Not at all

Safety Feature Ratings
  • 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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Poor

Gluten Sensitive

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We went here for breakfast and I was told the only thing that is gluten free are the plain pancakes. Kinda disappointing after a long wait.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Average

Gluten Intolerant

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Limited GF options on the menu but many things can be made GF by not ordering toast or flour tortillas. Knowledgable staff when questioned on GF items. No reactions after eating Machaca and the GF pancake.

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

Overall Rating

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I ordered gluten free pancakes. And 2 eggs over medium. The server? Gave me syrup. That was not gluten free. I'm sick as h***. I will never go back. They need to educate. Servers.

Hashimoto's

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GF pancakes were thin and weak. Had 2 eggs and bacon with it. Might of well been at Denny's or IHOP. Do yourself a favor and cross the street to Gas Lamp Breakfast and have more options and a DELICIOUS memorable meal.

Safety


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

— Not 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?

— Not Much/None

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

— Below Average

Overall Rating

Review


I had brunch at The Broken Yolk with a friend this past weekend because I heard they had great gluten free breakfast. As a celiac I was very excited to try it out. Unfortunately, the rumors I heard were untrue. I ordered the gluten free waffle with over medium eggs and bacon. 1. The waffle was grey in color, had no salt, and tasted like chemicals. I've never tasted anything like it and I burped up tge nasty thing hours and hours later. I only ate about 1/4 of it. 2. I dont typically fuss over eggs, I tend to order them over medium because many restaurants tend to undercook them. These eggs were not even over easy. I had to scrape off a thick layer of clear undercooked membrane, but decided against eating them after a couple cautious bites. 3. The 2 tiny pieces of bacon were the only thing I finished. 4. My black coffee never once got refilled. 5. Our waitess didnt seem to want to explain the menu to me, nor would she make eye contact with me for the remainder of our time there. My meal was $15.90, which is absurd for the tiny amount of food that was served. To The Broken Yolk's credit the manager did take notice thst I had barely touched my meal and asked if there was something wrong with it. I was so upset and didn't feel like complaining or fussing, so I stayed silent and told him I just wasn't hungry. But while I am still experiencing a flare-up 4 days later and have been in pain ever since I've eaten here, I felt it important to leave an honest review.

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/None

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

— Poor

Gluten Sensitive

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Great Breakfast stop!

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

Celiac

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I told my server I had celiac and she knew. I didnt have to explain it to her. When I asked the server to make sure they don't put pancake mix in my eggs she didn't bat an eye. I got gf pancakes, eggs and bacon. All was very good. The pancakes were a little dry, but nothing butter doesn't fix. They were very fluffy too. Nice vibe and very friendly staff. Good coffee.

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

Celiac

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I spoke to the GM and she mentioned all omelettes were prepared in a dedicated gluten free space. I had no issues eating here and loved the ranchero skillet with hash browns. I asked to include some spinach and it tasted great. It was easy to just have them remove the cheese. She did mention that the pancakes although gluten free were at risk of cross contamination.

Safety


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

— Somewhat

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

— Some

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

— Excellent

Celiac

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This restaurant offers GF items including french toast. They are aware of cross contamination

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?

— Most/All

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

— Excellent

Wheat Allergy

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Beware- unknowledgeable staff and rude when questioned. I ordered a smoothie knowing there would be cross contamination and I have severe reactions to gluten, my son was starving and excitedly ordered the GF pancake, it came with a potato side - so I asked for a potato side that wouldn’t have gluten. When they came out the French fries looked like they had breading. I politely asked the server if the fries were GF as they looked breaded. She said “they’re potatoes of course they’re gluten free”, I further explained often fries are coated with flour making them not gluten free, she rudely responded “no/they’re just potatoes” and she rolled her eyes. I looked online and sure enough they’re coated in flour. If she would have been willing to go in the back and check the packaging, or check with a cook, this would have been a different rating. Instead her ignorance and unwillingness to check, puts this restaurant as a NO GO.

Also only 1 option for GF(pancakes), no GF bread notated or other indications of GF on menu. Also no allergy info available on website, just nutritional.

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?

— Below Average

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
  • Offers outdoor seating
Symptomatic Celiac

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They don’t know what gluten is & I got sick afterwards :(

I got the gluten free pancakes & told the server I had a gluten allergy (celiac disease). I ordered coffee & asked if the syrup was gluten free, she left, came back right away and said no. I proceeded to ask why not, what’s in it that’s gluten (just curious) and she didn’t know. She came back with the whole thing. It was gluten free and fine. When my pancake came out I asked to make sure this was the gluten free pancake and they didnt know. -Em <3

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/None

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

— Average

Overall Rating

Safety


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

— Not 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

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Offers outdoor seating
  • Reservations recommended
Symptomatic Celiac

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Best GF breakfast restaurant. HANDS DOWN!! Omelets and Cinnacake! They will treat you right.

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

Celiac

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The owner was very knowledgeable and had his staff go the extra mile to keep me safe. Great food and service. Large portions.

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

Celiac

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We had the best gluten free blueberry pancakes at this restaurant! The service was wonderful too!

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

Overall Rating

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There are only 2 GF items on the menu: Pancakes and Oatmeal.

The gf pancakes are made on the same griddle as everything else, so they will be cross contaminated.

Only come here if you're interested in eating oatmeal.

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

Celiac

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The staff was very attentive to prevent cross contamination. The waitress Aurora, the manager, and the cook all came up to confirm the food order to prevent cross contamination. Delightful experience. I ordered the Sope, but replaced the base with corn tortillas because there isn’t a dedicated GF fryer. I’m fairly certain they have a dedicated waffle maker though.

Safety


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

— 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

Celiac

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Got sick. Pancake was delicious but not worth ruining a couple of days vacation over.

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?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

Celiac

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I only ate a side of fruit but I saw that they had gluten free pancakes and options to make other things gluten free. I’m not sure how it is but the option is there. My family thought the food was okay and the service wasn’t great.

Safety


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

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the 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

Overall Rating

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The GF Pancakes are the best in San Diego (so far)! Huge, fluffy hot cakes are a must have. Short stack is 2 & enough to feed you for two meals. 3 stacks is enough to share with a friend! Worth the trip!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Symptomatic Celiac

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Great food in huge portions! They also accommodate you, do it you need help with GF choices, you will get it. I love their GF pancakes.

Celiac

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I enjoy eating here occasionally.

It is Pricey. That being said. It is a favorite of mine.

Love a gluten free pancake along side a GF omelette. I have not had reactions from here. I always order the same thing. Delicious. Very limited selection for GF. I am GF/DF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Symptomatic Celiac

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The only thing visibly gf on the menu were the pancakes. Didn’t seem like a lot of options. Pancakes were fine, but nothing special. Wouldn’t eat here again. I don’t know how seriously they take gf.

Symptomatic Celiac

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They have gluten free pancakes on the menu, but I didn't try them. However, the server and the chef were very careful with my order, and I had no discomfort afterwards.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Had breakfast delivered via DoorDash. The GF pancakes were delicious!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Very disappointed since there are only two gluten free options on their extensive menu. Great for vegetarians but not gluten free.

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I wish I could give zero stars. I begged them to make my food in a pan by itself and they refused. Within the first 3 bites, I was in the bathroom.

Celiac friendly?

No

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They can make almost any of the pancakes or waffles gluten-free! The cinna-cakes are amazing, the pancakes are SUPER fluffy. So happy to have delicious pancakes again!

Celiac

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I had the gluten free cinna pancakes and totally got sick. Would not recommend this place and will not be going back!

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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We came here based off the reviews. My daughter had the GF pancakes and a scrambled egg. She liked them and didn’t get sick. (She is celiac and highly sensitive.). But once they brought us the pancake I asked for GF syrup. They looked puzzled. What’s the point of GF pancakes if you don’t have syrup? Our server brought us a little cup of honey but my daughter wasn’t down with that. Then she brought us a brand new bottle of Smuckers sugar free syrup to try. I looked it up online and found it was GF. My daughter liked it. The waitress really cared about our GF sensitivity and brought us a free bowl of fruit from the owner. We had a good experience and didn’t get sick.

Celiac

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Pancakes were good but NOT WORTH GETTING SICK within an hour of eating I was running for the bathroom :( I informed my server of my allergy and I still got sick... Do not eat here if you have celiac.

Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

No

Celiac

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Don’t even bother with this place! Half way through breakfast (gf pancakes) I had to ask for the check because of stomach pains. I honestly wasn’t thinking when I ordered my food as to whether or not the food was prepared on the same equipment. It is. The staff advised me all food gf is prepared on the same equipment as everything else...

Celiac friendly?

No

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We tried this restaurant after reading positive reviews. My celiac daughter had the GF pancakes. When ordering we explained about my daughters “allergy”. The waitress informed us about their kitchen procedures (separate pan, cook is careful). The GF pancakes were delicious and no cross contamination occurred.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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I have had the gluten-free pancakes three different times with great results. I tell the waitress that I am celiac and they make sure to tell the kitchen staff to use clean pans to not cross contaminate. They write something on the order about taking extra allergy precautions.The staff is always nice and the pancakes are delicious.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Pancakes only. Could not verify that anything else on the menu was gluten free after multiple requests.

Celiac

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Food is nothing special, but no issues with food safety for me. Easy breakfast spot if you're visiting for the BNP Paribas open.

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The gf pancakes are overpriced. Another time, I got a gf waffle sandwich and the waffle was burnt. This location just doesn’t cut it for me. I’d feather have breakfast at home.

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There is not a gluten free menu but if you ask to speak with a manager they will tell you the gluten free options. They really accommodate by making substitutions easily. I had The Mom Omelette, a Mexican style omelette with tons of veggies inside and topped with almost an entire avocado! It was delicious! The manager told me my food would be cooked in a separate pan before I even had to ask. I have celiacs and I did not get sick at all at this restaurant. Also, I came planning to wait for a while since the restaurant was packed but they had me seated and eating in no time! I waited a while for my check but I was camped out with my books studying so I was glad they weren’t rushing to get me out. Would definitely recommend and come back 👍🏼

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

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Only thing gluten free were pancake or waffles nothing else. I wanted eggs or anything else but two items

Celiac friendly?

No

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Great choice of gluten free menu items. They have pancakes, waffles, French toast & bread to make sandwiches as well.

Gluten-Free Features
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pancakes
Categories
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
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