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“Not cheap, but worth it!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Paninis

Cafe Paninis
11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
01305 265904
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Ranked #3 of 108 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $16
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: A bright and attractive contemporary cafe offering fast and friendly service and a large range of meals and snacks made using fresh ingredients - all served with flair. Family friendly with a healthy and interesting children's menu, and choices for special diets and requirements. Pre-orders and takeaway service available, and private parties catered for by arrangement. Open 7 days a week.
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Not cheap, but worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

We had 5 full English breakfasts here, which at £6.50 each were probably the most expensive we've ever had. Consisted of 2 rashers of thick back bacon, one very high quality sausage, mushrooms, a free range egg, and fresh tomatoes. Also possibly the biggest pile of toast we have ever seen, with plenty of butter. Top quality ingredients, cooked very well, but a bit expensive to add beans at an extra £1 per portion! We all know how much a tin of beans costs! Tea and coffee both very good and the service was excellent.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
So pleased to hear that you enjoyed your breakfasts, and that you thought they represented value for money. As you say, we do use high quality local ingredients from our butcher and feel that they taste so much better. We hope to see you again soon.
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62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Tasty big cafe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Arrived here on a wet day and as we walked in the woman invited us to dunk our heads under the dryer to dry off!! Something new ;) the food is good although limited paninis they do other stuff. Great omlette and milkshakes.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you for your comments, our hand dryers come in handy for all drying emergencies! Glad you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon.
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food, service and atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Ideally situated opposite the entrance to the market/car park. Spotlessly clean, delicious coffee and food. Friendly helpful staff.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review, October 2, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review, we are delighted to hear that you like us!
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Wrecsam, null, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Almost too good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

My wife, daughter and I also attended Panini's for the pre-marathon special, and all came away seriously impressed.

The food was superb, with a lot of thought not only being put in to what sort of food we would want, but also on how much. The portions were very generous, much to the surprise of my non-running wife and daughter, but the quality and taste of the food still meant that all plates were cleared.

The deserts were a revelation too, and I blame them being too good to resist and adding an extra 10 minutes on my time the following day.

The staff were brilliant, extremely friendly and very attentive, whilst not being over-bearing.

Excellent all round.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for your kind review Bruce. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit, and that our food proved to be just right for you. We hope to see you again.
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Alfreton, United Kingdom
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“Great flavours, great atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We had a fantastic evening meal there with friends. The food was wonderfully flavoursome, generously portioned and the service was fantastic. Both my wife and myself very much look forward to eating there again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review, July 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are pleased to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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