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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

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510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
+1 760-436-0033
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food with fair portions. Priced fairly but can get expensive if you are paying for more then yourself but the desserts are big and delicious so it's worth the bit of coin you spend. Sadly no waffles or pancakes. :(

Thank John F
Louisville, Kentucky
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113 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

I make a stop every time I'm in the area. Love the laid-back vibe! I usually get lucky & miss the crowds.

Thank jlouisville
Tempe, Arizona
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

I went there for breakfast with my kids. The coffee and lattes were really great. We had 2 scones which were tasty but a bit dry. I think we might have just ordered the wrong thing because the cakes and pies looked amazing. They also have a few more substantial breakfast items, but not a huge menu. The atmosphere of... More 

Thank betsyrose33
San Diego, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We arrived at about 10AM on Sunday morning, they were very busy. We waited in line, which went fast, and ordered Greek Eggs, coffee and a blueberry muffing to share. The seating was very casual but perfect. The food came very quickly and was good, the service was friendly. Nothing fancy just a good all around experience. Having grown up... More 

Thank Cappie G
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 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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465 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

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 

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, 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: +1 760-436-0033

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