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Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
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Ranked #13 of 87 Restaurants in West Orange
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Archbald, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews 134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Pfanera is always a good bet and this one didn't disappoint. My soup was nice and hot and our sandwiches were tasty with very fresh ingredients! Don't bother with any other restaurants in this location. Stop at Panera and have a nice lunch. You can even take your laptop in and work for a while. Nobody bothers you and the... More 

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Edison, New Jersey, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very good service. There was always a line here but it goes really fast. I stopped here for breakfast on several occasions and the food was prepared fresh and hot. My only grip would be that the entrance is where they have the coffee and where the line to wait is at. This makes it difficult to know if someone... More 

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Livingston nj
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146 reviews 146 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Coffee lovers unite against this Panera outlet's decision to substitute generic low cost artificial sweeteners for the brand names. They severely damage the taste of the excellent varieties of the coffee that Panera offers. I like this outlet and will return but I will bring my own sweeteners. Another diner stated that if they are substituting artificial sweeteners what else... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I went to panera around 7 pm and I bought a cinnamon bagel I founded really good ,people say is expensive to buy in panera but probably is worth it the enviorment is clean, to use the bathroom you need to get a key or number code or other than that you can not use the bathroom, the place closes... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Panera in West Orange is a great place for breakfast - whether by yourself or with others, or a morning meeting. Free wi-fi, a good menu, fast service, comfortable booth-seating. Plenty of parking available. A relaxing morning.

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West Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

More of a Bistro style than anything. Their bread selection is good, but nothing spectacular. The atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable for enjoying a short snack. Mine is near a movie theater and gets customers in waves. Everything is fresh and tasty, without being overly expensive. I enjoy it more than Au Bon Pain.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The food at the Essex Green Panera is about the same as any other locations--what you would expect. It is a nice place to meet people, and we often go there for coffee and breakfast on a Saturday. It's nice to see people we know there, and many are regulars who go there to congregate, chat, meet, and work. West... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Good place to have breakfast. Good soup and fresh salad daily. It gets really busy especially on weekends.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My soup and sandwich was quite good. It was very cold so the soup was wonderful. They don't have a gooey butter pastry-I guess that is more Midwest but they need to try them up East. Service was great. No complaints.

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New Jersey
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287 reviews 287 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

This is such a great mainstay for coffee and a snack, or lunch or a simple dinner. My only problem is the tendency of people who tie up large booths alone with coffee and a laptop.

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Additional Information about Panera Bread

Address: Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone Number: 973-324-0310
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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