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All 255 Encinitas Restaurants

Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
(760) 436-0033
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Ranked #9 of 255 Restaurants in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Waterloo, Belgium
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

As a Brit I am constantly looking for somewhere where they know how to make proper tea......with boiling water, and milk rather than creamer. This cafe not only has mastered the art of tea making but has an array of wonderful desserts, pastries and pies to go with the delicious hot cuppa! This visit was unplanned and very nice.....I intend... More 

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San Marcos, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The Panniken is one of the favorite coffee oriented restaurants in Encinitas. It inhabits an old railroad station and so the ambiance is quite different. It is a favorite of locals and visitors. Their array of coffee drinks is second to none and their pastries and breakfast dishes are all great. If you want a good coffee place but also... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

We enjoyed the house converted into café style dining across from the railroad tracks. Their servers have always been smiling and greeted me with a welcoming Hello, How may I help you? They offer what you would expect from a coffeehouse: Tea, Coffee, Gift shop, breakfast food, snacks, lunch, sandwiches, soup...all of it is great!

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Escondido, California, USA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This is my second favorite place for a mid-morning break in Encinitas. Great selection of coffees, etc. Only place better, as far as the sweets,is St. Tropez (at the Lumber Yard).

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Vicenza, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

It's located on the 101 Highway, pretty important street. It's like an old train station, where you can find very tasty coffee, and amazing food. I recommend the Greek eggs. The best thing is to seat outside on the weekend, and enjoy the atmosphere. The place get busy with families, dogs, cyclists, friends, it's great. Everybody enjoying their coffee! Love... More 

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Encinitas, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

on the 101. lived in seattle for 17 years and there are so many great coffee/bakery/sandwich places like this up there but not so many in this area. they also have breakfast. one of the few places in this city that does a decent expresso drink. get down for a walk on the beach after, tides permitting.

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San Diego, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's located in a bright yellow old train depot/station built in the late 1800's - can't miss it if you're driving on the Pacific Coast Highway - One of my absolute favorite spots in San Diego! Great baked goods - love the muffins, love the pies! The service is great (in case it's confusing if this is your first time,... More 

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San Diego, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Location is fun, staff is wonderful, food is just so so. We probably would go back if the menu changed. I have heard this from friends and we all agree that the restaurant is a keeper but the menu is not.

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Hailey, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Passing by the yellow, old-fashioned building on PCH intrigued me. When I finally stopped to check it out, I was not disappointed. The historic building once a train station is cool and the coffee shop is excellent. One of the best lattes served in a glass mug. The muffins and quiche are quite good too. And it's fun to sit... More 

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CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Pannikins is a coffee roaster and brewer, cafe with intersting food, and great local hangout. The branch at FLower Hill is very nice and energetic, while the one in Encinitas is in the old Encinitas train station and it is funky and friendly. Good cofee, excellent service, interesting surroundings.

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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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