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5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
(515) 251-7733
Today
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chicken Noodle Bread Bowl

Went here one evening while traveling for business and the time was around 1730 (5:30PM). Service was nice and fast and the Bread bowl and chips and drink is a nice light meal to satisfy the hunger craving. Would eat here again. Thanks for reading. If it helped give a thumbs up! :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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306 reviews 306 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Went here one evening while traveling for business and the time was around 1730 (5:30PM). Service was nice and fast and the Bread bowl and chips and drink is a nice light meal to satisfy the hunger craving. Would eat here again. Thanks for reading. If it helped give a thumbs up! :)

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Iowa
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great food. A bit on the expensive side but quality ingredients make it worth while. Soups are excellent and the Cinnamon Crunch Bagels are to die for.

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Wever, Iowa
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Always love to come in here on Sundays. Staff is always cheerful and the coffee is fresh. All my food has been very good here. Nice cozy little place to relax and read.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Fabulous food, and oh the treats are so delicious. This place has a smaller venue but it was very cozy and warm inside, ok cool on this day because of the heat. Great place!

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Southeast, US
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Well, this WAS the Panera I liked to go to until today. It was always clean and employees friendly. Went in on a Saturday afternoon 3 p.m. for a cup of coffee. Employees were friendly enough, but only two choices of coffee and none was fresh (as in: coffee was made over 2 hours earlier). Baked goods picked over. All... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

great food, great portion, healthy, clean...just loved it!!!! Try the Asian salad and.....Brocoli and cheese soup is to die for!!!!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

The place seemed fairly crowded at lunchtime. We received fast and effcient service. Food quality was good to very good. A service person picked up our dirty dishes from our table at this counter service location. This allowed us to do a bit of business more comfortably.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

Met a friend for dinner and we chose the restaurant based on location, about 1/2 way between us. I was impressed immediately by the atmosphere, which I hadn't expected! I felt like I has just walked into a fun coffee shop. Love that the dining room is broken up into 3 distinctly different areas with different personalities, so it feels... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Best bread I've had! Fresh, delicious! Salads, sandwhiches, everything was fabulous!

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What Cheer
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

The salads are excellent and large at Panera's, so I can usually get three meals out of one. What a great way for me to save money? Also, I enjoy sitting down at Panera's and read my Kindle while eating.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5525 Merle Hay Rd Ste 100, Johnston, IA 50131
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Johnston
  • Phone Number: (515) 251-7733

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakeries, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?