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299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
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Ranked #55 of 257 Restaurants in San Luis Obispo
Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Bakery
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Description: Recently opened ... probably in the last 6 months +/-?

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English first
Orange, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We were staying at the hotel across the street so Panera was a great little place to stop for coffee and breakfast. They have good coffee and the place was clean and they do have outdoor seating.

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Paradise, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I like this chain. Pretty consistent through out their locations. In SLO, good parking, clean restaurant, good staff. Free wifi, warm fireplace, tasty bakes goods and fresh made to order breakfast and lunch fare.

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Los Osos, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Usually crowded stand-in-line to order converted bank. Mostly sandwiches, good but pricey. Student crowd from Cal Poly, nice outdoor parking lot seating with view of Sears. Food bused to tables, often rather slowly. Inside is noisy.

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Santa Maria, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were there on a Friday night, and it was absolutely jammed with college students from Cal Poly SLO. They were not rowdy, but like all college students, everybody wanted to talk, and loudly. They tend to speak in ejaculations, as if no one will listen, if they speak normally. We sought out a very far corner of the restaurant,... More 

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San Diego CA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This place is located along Madonna, just west of Highway 101, in front of a larger community center. There is a large rear (east) outdoor seating patio. The food is fresh/standard Panera, with freshly baked breads, sandwiches and salads. There are a bunch of freshly baked items to tempt you---go for it, they are all good.

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Paso Robles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This restaurant is such a disappointment. Looked forward to its coming to San Luis Obispo, but after our last visit, will never return. Only one person serving the food, bussing the dishes, and even tending to the women's restroom when it was reported there was no paper towels available. The floors around the tables and even the women's restroom looked... More 

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milpitasca
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238 reviews 238 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We shared a chicken chipoltle sandwich for lunch. There was not enough chicken meat on the sandwich and the bacon was all fat and not crispy (I removed it). Sauce was quite spicy. Tables and floor needed to be bussed better. I can't say I was overwhelmed!

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SoCal
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110 reviews 110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Their new strawberry poppyseed chicken salad is awesome! Clean, crisp lettuce, lots of fresh fruit, excellent dressing, and delicious grilled chicken. The large is REALLY large! Consider a half and you'll have plenty! Service is great, staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

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Chula Vista, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

On our last night there my tummy was upset and all I wanted was soup. The chicken noodle soup from Panera Bread and the turkey sandwich was what I needed.

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Pismo Beach, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The SLO Panera Bread catering staff is the best. Kelcie really helped make our breast cancer survivor celebration lunch a big success. Everyone was impressed with the quality of the food and service. We had a really nice lunch for a great price. The half sandwiches were huge. The Greek salad and cookies were delicious. She made sure we had... More 

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Address: 299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 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 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?