Bottom Line: UWS diner with all the fixings and an enormous gluten-free menu that includes gluten-free pancakes, waffles, and French toast!
Cafe Eighty Two offers classic diner brunch two ways - gluten and gluten-free - making it the perfect destination for those with celiac or a gluten-intolerance to brunch with gluten eating friends and family members.
- The restaurant is part of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America's Gluten-Free Restaurant Awareness Program (GFRAP) and has received formal training on preparing gluten-free meals including how to prevent cross contamination. This is a very important designation for those in the gluten-free community!
- Although a participating restaurant, make sure to ask for the gluten-free menu when seated and to tell your waiter that you are gluten-free when ordering. Do not be afraid to ask questions about their gluten-free menu. The waiters at Cafe Eighty Two are wonderful and want to make sure you have the best gluten-free brunch experience possible!
Food: The gluten and gluten-free brunch options range from breakfast fare such as eggs, omelettes, and griddle favorites like pancakes and french toast to soups, salads, and sandwiches for those looking for more of a lunch than a brunch. Whichever end of the brunch spectrum you order from, you are sure to leave satisfied.
The gluten-free pancakes, waffles, and french toast are a must! Anyone who is gluten-free knows how hard it is to procure these brunch favorites gluten-free at a diner, so make sure to try at least one of them! They are equally delicious so it is going to be hard to choose. They can be topped with strawberries, bananas and/or ice cream. Feel free to add bacon, ham, sausage or eggs alongside them. The gluten-free omelettes are fantastic and come with potatoes and the option of a gluten-free english muffin or gluten-free toast. There are also a number of gluten-free options that border on the lunch territory including a greek salad, gluten-free pasta with feta, spinach, and tomatoes, and even a burger. If you decide to lunch for brunch, make sure to order a side of gluten-free fries!
Although this gluten-free bruncher cannot eat them, she has been told that the gluten pancakes, waffles, and french toast are delicious. On this particular Saturday, her friend enjoyed an omelette with seven grain toast, which was said to have been the prefect brunch.
Booths and tables for an informal and relaxed brunch experience. Dress up or come straight from the gym. Either way you will fit right in!
Cafe Eighty Two: 2282 Broadway (At 82nd St) 212-875-8373