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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

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510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
(760) 436-0033
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gets crowded for breakfast. The place is cool and relaxed, great coffee options and sandwiches. Nice to hang on the deck or outside tables

Thank Ernestovan
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I try to come here when I am in town and will now never come back again. Unless you are a local, don't bother. Their food is great but the device is crap. I stood there waiting for someone to even make eye contact and they helped everyone behind me then when I stood at checkout did anyone even try... More 

Thank Evan W
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If ever you get the chance, go to Pannikin! Get the lemon cake if they have it. Also, the iced mocha I got is the best I have ever had. This place is full of yum!

Thank Melissa L
Murrieta, California
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440 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pannikin Cafe is in a great location along the 101 and it is a beautiful building. There is a lot of seating outside.

Thank Alexandra T
Jamul, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can’t remember it, of course, but I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that my first time in the Encinitas train station was when my mother carried me in as a baby in 1936. Encinitas’s main train station, was skillfully moved from “down town,” to Leucadia, its present site – The Pannikin. Her parents moved to Encinitas before she married... More 

Thank RDeason
Haslemere, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had chocolate cake which was really rather good but had food envy over my husbands carrot cake ! It was amazing !!! Slices are enormous though

Thank Jody A
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They have the most amazing pastries, pies and of corse coffee. Great local family owned coffee shop. It is in a really cool old train stop building. I highly recommend it and if there is a line, it moves fast and totally worth the short wait. In door and out door seating.

Thank LisaPorcelli
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee roasted there. We stopped there twice on our visit to the coast. I had a non fat latte both times and it was truly the best I've ever had. Fir breakfast I had the bagel with avocado, sprouts, tomatoe, and cream cheese. It was perfectly fresh and tasty! My husband had an omelet that was heavenly. Our second... More 

Thank pmccarley54
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121 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Wow! I have never been dissatisfied or dissapointed. Great food, fantastic bakery goods and go or coffee. Servers are professional.

Thank Nathaniel R
San Marcos, California
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

The coffee is good and the cinnamon rolls are decadent. This place can get crowded but it is a quaint nice place to meet a friend for coffee. You stand in line to order so allow enough time.

Thank Karyn V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: (760) 436-0033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?