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Panera Bread

Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
973-324-0310
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Ranked #17 of 88 Restaurants in West Orange
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- Sep 2, 2014
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English first
Livingston nj
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98 reviews 98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 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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NJ
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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NEW JERSEY
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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260 reviews 260 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 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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Peabody, Massachusetts
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137 reviews 137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Not one of the worst locations but at least there is plenty of parking. Normally they don't mess up on your order so I guess that's all you can expect.

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Columbia, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

If you like Panera elsewhere, you will like this one. It is conveniently located, the staff are fast & friendly & the food is hot & good. We have stopped for soup and sandwiches several times over the past month and have yet to have a less than satisfactory experience.

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