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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-0033
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Ranked #5 of 218 restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Palm Desert
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Whenever I'm in the San Diego area a visit to the Pannikin is a must. It is a converted train depot. Indoor and outdoor seating. Food is amazing. The muffins are HUGE! Come and enjoy!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is great! The espresso is wonderful and the food compliments it very well. When we're in town we make it a point to go here.

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Spring Valley, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We meet here. My husband rides his bike in and I drive in with the dog. Prepare for a wait if you are here at regular lunch hour. We usually time ourselves outside the rush. Great outdoor, pet friendly seating! Wonderful looking pastries (I don't eat pastries - wish I did when I'm here) and the Chicken Curry Salad is... More

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Joshua Tree, California
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183 reviews 183 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Have your order in your mind when you get to the end of the line. not a great way to move the clients. could use some upgrading on ordering, and by the time your order comes thru, the coffee is usually cold

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Ogden, Utah
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123 reviews 123 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

At the corner of Athena and hwy 101 there is a great spot for a lazy Saturday brunch. Had hue is rancheros and a steamer plate with the additional meat and avocado. Cute place with a friendly staff. Stop in for one of their fifty or so teas and enjoy the California sunshine with the locals.

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Redlands, California, USA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We loved the bakery items but was disappointed in the latte's! The ambience is outstanding but no WIFI!

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Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The atmosphere at Pannikin is great. It has such a laid back relaxing feel. Top that off with great food and coffee and you can't go wrong.

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Mesa, Arizona
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22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

The coffee and gluten free muffin were divine. The parking situation pretty much was a nightmare! Loved the little gift shop inside. Wish I could have sat under an umbrella table in the large front grass area and enjoyed the fresh air!

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Leucadia, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

good pie Don't eat the chocolate chip cookies with nuts because I eat those and sometimes there aren't enough.

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Whittier, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Wow what a treat!! This place is rustic. Looks like an old train depot. They sell loose leaf tea and coffee. Also there are baked good like muffins and cookies and brownies and so much more. They offer a light breakfast and lunch menu. Just enough to fill you up for your next adventure. Easily located on highway 101 about... More

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