Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus, Gluten-Free Baked Goods, Breakfast, Best Value, Breakfast/Brunch: This hip coffee house, which is adjacent to Forsyth Park, serves vegetarian and vegan breakfast fare seven mornings a week, along with an outstanding brunch on Sundays. Coffee aficionados will appreciate the Bean's great selection of coffee, which usually includes freshly brewed single origin roasts from Africa and South America, along with an array of made-to-order espresso drinks. The breakfast menu features a vegetarian breakfast burrito with eggs and a vegan breakfast burrito with scrambled tofu, along with quiche, egg and cheese sandwiches, omelets and frittatas. The brunch menu boasts a rotating selection of specialties, among them tofu scramble loaded with fresh, seasonal vegetables and an outstanding breakfast burrito with spicy, homemade vegan sausage.
Local Expert Amy Pine Says:
Best for Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus Because: The Sentient Bean has five gluten-free tacos on its menu, including one in which you entrust the chef to surprise you with a tasty creation.
Best for Gluten-Free Baked Goods Because: The Sentient Bean always stocks its case of baked goods with at least one gluten-free cake. Past choices have included apple spice and banana.
Best for Breakfast Because: The Sentient Bean's vegetarian and vegan breakfast items are made from fresh, organic ingredients. The house-made vegan sausage is surprisingly flavorful.
Recommended as Best Value Because: The Sentient Bean keeps its prices low despite using organic ingredients in its vegetarian and vegan fare. The coffee is top notch and reasonably priced.
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