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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

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510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-0033
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Coffee and Pastry

Went to this place twice this weekend. Fresh baked pastry and wonderful coffee in a great location on the 101!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
sadie155Denton
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Denton, Texas
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denton, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went to this place twice this weekend. Fresh baked pastry and wonderful coffee in a great location on the 101!

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Athens, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ended a short jog there for a coffee and iced chia tea. Wow. Love this place. Returned for dessert that evening. Going back tomorrow.

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Joshua Tree, California
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283 reviews 283 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place has to stop resting on old storylines. The service is still bad, with non-interested order takers who cannot multi task for nothing. Also, food very overrated and coffee not up to par. Time to try other more local places.

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Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

I have a sweet tooth, as does my husband. So our diets suffered greatly when we stepped into Pannikin about 30 minutes before they closed (6 p.m.). They make on-site a stunning assortment of pies, mile-high cakes, mammoth biscotti and muffins, plate-sized scones, gigantic cookies, overgrown slabs of coffee cakes and bars that will make you think you're in heaven.... More 

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Toronto
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215 reviews 215 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Fantastic fresh pastries and coffee Nice local governments gift store Staff very pleasant Was surprised it closes at 6 on week days

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Encinitas, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very popular coffee bar located in an old train station on coast route 101. Excellent muffins and pie. Outdoor seating. They roast their own coffee. A place to meet friends. I have never been disapointed here

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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139 reviews 139 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Have enjoyed the *very* laid back atmosphere in Pannikin for years - this one is also in a charming building. The last two visits we noticed that the quality of the baked goods had suffered (maybe its not something you can produce in masses or in a hurry?) compared to prior visits. Love hanging out here (inside and outside, despite... More 

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Encinitas, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Been fairly regular here since 1982, enjoyed Pannikin as the early SD coffee roasting pioneer for decades before that. Always stopped after long coastal bike rides and enjoyed meeting friends for good joe on a foggy morning. No more. This spot is now run by some hostiles (metro sexuals) who are simply rude. They ignore customers in line to chat... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

in this old victorian house, you can get pie (very good) and a latte. can get noisy due to traffic and the kids like to hang out there.

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Carlsbad, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I used to stop here back in the early 90's when I lived in Oceanside. Now 20+ years on and living in Florida, Virginia as well as England and France I find myself back in North County San Diego. This place has barely changed except for the range of food and beverage it now offers. It's nice to sit outside... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760) 436-0033

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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