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Panini Cafe

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600 w. 9th street, Los Angeles, CA
213 489 4200
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 24
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Stopped in for lunch with a few friends. The hostess was very friendly. We did not have to wait long and we were there at twelve. My chicken kabob was amazing. My friends had the Mediterranean salad and a veggie sandwich. They said it was delicious. Quick service with a family attitude.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Kendra H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with a few friends. The hostess was very friendly. We did not have to wait long and we were there at twelve. My chicken kabob was amazing. My friends had the Mediterranean salad and a veggie sandwich. They said it was delicious. Quick service with a family attitude.

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Thank Kendra H
State College, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After being on the road for several weeks and all kinds of food, heavy or light, fast or fancy, I was very happy to find this place. The place is well located next to the campus of UCLA. The food was good and hearty. The balance of meat, vegetable and rice is perfect for a traveler.

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Thank Chun L
Melbourne, Australia
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386 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here one night before the basketball at the nearby Staples Center. Fortunately we ordered some of the main meals without the accompanying rice or potato dishes because the salad and either salmon or chicken dishes were more than enough for a meal. The food was served hot and tasty and could not be faulted, and is reasonably... More 

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Thank Johnpsau
Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an unexpected surprise. We stopped for lunch and Panini Café was so good. Healthy, healthy, chicken. I ordered the chicken kabobs and when my plate came I thought there is no way I can eat all that but that is just what I did. It was so good. Service is great and the place is clean with interesting... More 

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Thank Susan B
Patchogue, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Imagine your first day in a new town and you find an awesome restaurant! Literally was just looking for something to eat after checking into the Residence Inn down the street and walked into this place, which looked warm and inviting from the outside. Great selection and the food was incredible. The prices were amazing too! Being from NYC and... More 

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Thank DK345
Long Beach, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Excellent Greek food at a fair price. What a delightful find in Los Angeles. We had the steak wrap and date salad. Amazing. Indoor and outdoor seating, great food, fair prices, attentive and friendly wait staff. Mostly downtown locals eating here. That's nice to see.

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Thank JAR411
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

I love coming here for lunch. I've had some of the panini's, which are pretty good. But my favorite is the chicken kabobs. It's a large portion with rice and salad. The avocado salad is delicious and the dressing is light & flavorful.

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Thank Marina V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Food was amazing! Went there on a Sunday for their breakfast. Oats with all the toppings on the side, delish. The next day we went for lunch - best food in LA, service was amazing, the beautiful lady took our order with a smile and made sure our dietary requirements were met.

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Thank Debbie K
Houston, Texas
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Located near L.A. Live and Staples Center, this place is always packed and busy. You know it's good because we constantly saw LAPD folks parked in here. The hummus and falafel are great. The kabob plates with rice and salad are a complete meal. Everything is reasonably priced. Ate here on several occasions since convenient to where we were staying.... More 

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Thank David116116
Jupiter, Florida
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116 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This restaurant was located near our hotel and the L.A. Convention Center. While in L.A. we had breakfast here several times. The service was excellent and the food was just like you like it. We will go back here on our next L.A. trip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 w. 9th street, Los Angeles, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 213 489 4200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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

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