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23592 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1751
949-380-9910
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 7
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Near hotels of the Irvine Spectrum

Nice sandwiches and birthday treat. Lots of construction in business area but accessible. Got takeout for busy class session.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Kay O
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Los Angeles, California
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Lake Forest, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with family to enjoy mid-week lunch at newer place. Ordered chicken sandwich (Frontega Chicken Panini). Ate half and noticed that the chicken had raw looking areas(yuck!). Went to the food passer at kitchen window- was told: " looks like it's cooked to me; that's what dark meat chicken looks like!" Really? This was supposed to be a chicken breast.... More 

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Thank joes1914
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice sandwiches and birthday treat. Lots of construction in business area but accessible. Got takeout for busy class session.

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Thank Kay O
Mission Viejo, California
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146 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really cheap and the food is about as average as youcan get. Some of their baked goods are decent, but in geneal, why go here?

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Thank Richard V
Chandigarh
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had a great time in the Panera Bread in Lake Forest. Free wifi, Tasty bread and coffee. We enjoyed there.

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Thank Mahimai
Laguna Woods, California
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I wait for the Fall menu to come around. The Autumn Squash Soup is just great. I also enjoy the Turkey Chili it is thick and filling. The bakery items are on display and are delicious. I like the pick two menu that allows for soup and half a flatbread sandwich. This is really a good healthy place to eat.

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Thank Vince F
Lake Forest, California
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276 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

The place was jumping for lunch! That's a good sign, generally ... Salads were crisp and fresh and the bread delicious ... But ... Everything was picked over - messy everywhere - tables in-bussed ... Hurried and cluttered. I'll try again at another time but I don't want to go there for lunch again!

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Thank Dave H
Laguna Hills, United States
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107 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We drove by the area and stopped for a quick dinner but ending up spending more than 1 hour there because the food was so great and we like the service.

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Thank Susan H
Laguna Woods, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Takeout what you like and enjoy it. They have some real variety of breads, muffins, mini-pastry and the like.

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Thank Robert B
Trabuco Canyon, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Their souffles are the best thing yet for breakfast. If you haven't tried one, you've got to! Spinach and Artichoke is the most popular. The best thing about lunch is "Your Pick Two". You can pick 1/2 sandwich, or a bowl of soup or a salad combo. I always get a salad and soup combo. Comes with a roll or... More 

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Thank SP P
Laguna Beach, CA
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Always good, and most importantly, consistent. If you're in the mood for a sweet treat or a savory breakfast their menu doesn't disappoint. Favorites? The sticky pecan sweet roll and the egg-white sandwich.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23592 Rockfield Blvd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-1751
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: 949-380-9910

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?