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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 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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English first
Longmont, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

An amazing place with a retail section and indoor/outdoor café. Parking in the rear. Muffins and pastries the size of your hand. Memorable indulgence for a number of your senses...

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San Diego, California
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117 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Been coming here over 25 years and it still is the best! Love walking from home and enjoying the coffee ! Go for breakfast and sit outside. The art work from the locals is worth a visit in itself.

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San Marcos, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Pannikin is a great little spot to grab a coffee or tea and relax. They have a cozzy atmosphere. The service is friendly. The only complaint would be that parking sucks when there busy.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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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17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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295 reviews 295 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 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
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10 restaurant reviews
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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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LITCHFIELD PARK
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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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80 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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