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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-0033
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Ranked #6 of 225 restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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86% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Pannikin was recommended to me by a local when I was in from Chicago last month. The breakfast sandwich was delicious and the iced coffee was nice and strong. I will definitely be coming back during my next vacation and plan on trying the pastries. Thumbs up!

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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great coffee and wonderful sweets. I love the Lime pie and the kids love everything with chocolate :-) As a Swede you long for great coffee and you will find it at Pannikin. The building is very wonderful.

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New York City, New York
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118 reviews 118 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Seems like a cool place to pay for a coffee or tea so you can hang out and enjoy a morning or afternoon on the lawn. But the coffee isn't very good (I didn't like the taste or consistency) and a large isn't very large. Not the place to stop and pickup coffee on your way to work.

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San Diego, California
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276 reviews 276 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Been comming here over 25 yrs! Live down the street and walk here to get my coffee! Breakfast there is good. Order their breakfast scramble. Enjoy the art works, and their little store where you can buy items and coffee! Always crowed.

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Solana Beach, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Loved the ambiance and espresso drinks at this hot-spot. I ordered eggs and it was pretty basic...I would pass on that in the future. what did look great, were the pastries. They appear to be home-made, but I cannot confirm.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Stopped here for breakfast - what an incredible building! Food was great and the coffee even better. A must see in Encinitas.

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Carlsbad, California
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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Yes, this place can get busy and parking can be a nightmare so it's not likely to be an every day stop but it is a WONDERFUL special treat. The old train depot is just such a cool building and exploring it a bit is what makes coming here fun and worth doing. There is also ample seating indoors (upstairs... More

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Carmel, Indiana
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Gorgeous old nostalgic building, GREAT cafe mocha with Mexican chocolate, and awesome quiche, pastures and cookies! The only thing that would make it better would be moving the location from right on the highway. With that being said,....still love the place and have probably visited 40 times in the past decade!

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Redwood City, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Love this place! Coffee is great! The pastry selection is superb! Muffins Yummy! Strawberry/Peach Strudel great! Scone OK...Ambience "A+" . Sat outside on a beautiful late Saturday morning and relaxed.....enjoyed our coffee (which was really good...) and pastries....Quite the selection of many types of pastries...hard to choose......

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Palm Desert
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64 reviews 64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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