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“Not as good as it used to be” 3 of 5 stars
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Panera Bread
5010 Council St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-2405
319-393-2100
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Ranked #42 of 312 Restaurants in Cedar Rapids
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Sandwiches, Bakeries, Soups
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Hiawatha, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Since it's arrival in Cedar Rapids, Panera Bread has been a wonderful spot to find a very good and even healthy meal or snack at all times of the day. The parking lot on the Collins Rd location is always overflowing at lunch time. But something has changed in the past year for me. The soup is not quite as hot and delicious as it used to be and the sandwiches are less somehow too. I've been lured away by another deli place! I hope Panera as a corporate entity can get back to the top quality, inventive and delicious food they were once known for.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Great food and a real comfortable atmosphere. Wonderful place to casually meet with friends. The fireplace on the west side of town is a nice touch in cold Iowa.

Visited February 2013
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Marion, Iowa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Panera Bread: An excellent little bistro :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I really like this little restaurant. They have amazing food and I love that the atmosphere is so relaxed. Everyone just sits around and relaxes. In the summer, sitting on the patio in the sunshine is perfection :)

Visited June 2012
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Always a delight”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Food is fresh, hot, and healthy. Staff is very friendly. Manager (or asst. manager) stopped by to ask how the meal was.

Visited August 2012
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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Quick coffee and bagel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Within walking distance of the Marriott. Good coffee. Good breakfast sandwiches. There were fourteen in our group and we were easily accomodated.

Visited November 2012
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