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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

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

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  • 60
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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great simple self service food and delicious coffee

Adorable old train station (built in 1888) and plenty of outdoor seating. It is self service partly (you place the order and get your drinks and then they bring you your food dishes). All bakery items were delicious and everything is fresh!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
R0bandMichelle
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Adorable old train station (built in 1888) and plenty of outdoor seating. It is self service partly (you place the order and get your drinks and then they bring you your food dishes). All bakery items were delicious and everything is fresh!

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Sacramento, California
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I just got a pedicure and was walking down the street and saw this place. It looked busy so I went in to try it. I got the avocado benidict. The egg was way over cooked but the flavor was good. And the hashbrowns were under cooked. The service was fine. But it was 25 bucks for just 2 entrees... More 

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

great coffee and muffins will keep you full all day. yu cn sit outside, bring your dog and hang out for as long as you like.

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San Marcos, California
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310 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Nice place to grab a muffin and and get a cup of coffee. Great service. Nice place to relax. Place is very popular and usually busy

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Wales
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

When I feel like cake, I always wish I was standing at the counter in Pannikin. When I am standing at the counter I start panicking because I can never decide what to go for! Over the 10 years that I've been visiting I've tried nearly all the muffins and cakes and I think the best one is the iced... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I love the atmosphere inside and out. Good thing the weather is so nice in Encinitas, since the line stretches outside the door. But the service is good and fast, and the food is worth waiting for. We like the huevos rancheros, chocolate croissant, and coffee. The bran muffins are good for you but a bit too healthy for my... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Panniken is housed in an old train station on the 101. It has a cool, hippy/surfer/yoga vibe (par for the course in Encinitas) and very solid baked goods...the corn muffin is heavenly. Not a huge fan of the regular ol' brewed coffee though. It's a little weak for my taste. Worth a visit, but beware:The lines can sometimes get long.

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Denton, Texas
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 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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Additional Information about Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

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

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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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