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299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Recently opened ... probably in the last 6 months +/-?

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Light food, quick service

I go here for a quick easy dinner which is filling, healthy and light. They are changing their menu options so interested in what they will offer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Bonnie C
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Corona, California
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Corona, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I come her often so must say very disappointed in today's meal. First of all they were short at the cooking area. There was a large 'take out' wait. I ordered in. The quinoa bowl was salty and average, the quinoa was lumpy and a few 'balls' like it was taken from a package and cooked. The power chicken &... More 

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Corona, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I go here for a quick easy dinner which is filling, healthy and light. They are changing their menu options so interested in what they will offer.

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San Dimas, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I was visiting in SLO for a few days. This was my go-to place for a quick breakfast meal. The breakfast Baked Egg Soufflés are my favorite for the morning. Ordered different ones over the course of 4 days. My spouse liked the oatmeal but keep taking bites of mine. DOG FRIENDLY with patio seating in front. Easy to get... More 

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Orange, California, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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138 reviews 138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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288 reviews 288 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 299 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  San Luis Obispo

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries

Description

Recently opened ... probably in the last 6 months +/-?
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

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