Cafe 8, Mesa Arizona, Gluten Free Dining Review – Part Two
Recently I told you about a fantastic place in Mesa Arizona called Cafe 8. I went there and raided their dessert selection like a pirate grabbing booty. Well, ummm, considering I am the one who ate alllllllll those desserts from that article I probably don’t want to think about booty right now I might get a little blue. Big Blue Bootie… let’s not even go there.
Anyway, if you want to learn about our first encounter with Cafe8 Click HERE for the link.
As I mentioned in that article, after having such a wonderful experience with their baked goods, I couldn’t wait to get back and try their dining menu. As we drove down there, I spent the entire time on my phone looking at the menu as Handsome Hubby drove. Then upon arrival they seated us and I studied their menu again. The problem is there is so much I want to try and just not enough stomach to eat everything.
It was early afternoon so we finally decided that Handsome Hubby would have the roast beef sandwich and I would have a meatball sub, both having the soup of the day and a promise to come back soon so that we could try more items.
The soup of the day was an amazing Tomato Basil. Rich and hearty. Yet it did not taste like there was any cream so it might have been dairy free as well!! My meatball sub was amazing. Crusty Italian bread with flavorful, yet not overpowering, meatballs. Don’t even get me started on the melted cheese!! When being served my eyeballs almost popped out because it looked so amazing!! Handsome Hubby’s roast beef sandwich… oh where to begin?!?!?! We read the menu and it sounded great BUT we had no idea what we were in for. It came out and surprised us right away. We were expecting gluten free lunch meat roast beef. NO SIR! This is the real deal. This was actual roasted meat, NOT cold cuts / lunch meat. We quickly swapped half of our sandwiches to each other and both bit into our first bite. We love roast beef sandwiches but this was BEYOND any I have had. I expected the beef to be a bit tough but tasty.. you know, where as you bite it kind of pulls out of the sandwich.. not that it’s bad, but that is just what roast beef does. Well not at Cafe 8 it doesn’t!! As we oood and awwwd over the roast beef the Chef / Owner let us know that he actually uses prime rib. I have never ever ever had such a wonderful roast beef sandwich, even when I have made it myself.
Basically lunch at Cafe 8 ROCKED!! LOVED IT!! Cant wait to go back and try more stuff.
Also important to let you know…. they will be having their later “winter” hours soon and they will be adding more items onto their menu. However, most importantly… they do not serve wine but you can bring your own… with NO CORKING FEE!! That’s right… I said no corking fee. I am so excited about going back for dinner soon and yet, I am bringing my friend Red… red wine that is.
This establishment is a place for people with Celiac Disease, Gluten Sensitivity, Gluten intolerance or on a gluten free diet because none of the ingredients contain gluten.
I was NOT provided with product or financial support for this dining review. The opinions stated here are simply my own.