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“Inventive menu fails to deliver”
Review of Pan Chancho

Pan Chancho
Ranked #1 of 9 Bakeries in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Kingston
Description: Pan Chancho is a bakery and cafe that makes everything in house. In addition to our baked goods and sit down menu items, we have a large selection of salads, sandwiches and main courses available to go. Our kitchens make a variety of ready for the oven frozen goods, and we carry a wide selection of imported and local cheeses, groceries and home-made pantry items for our customers.
Reviewed December 29, 2012

We went to Pan Chancho for lunch because of the excellent reviews it's received. We were excited by the menu but a little disappointed with the actual dishes. In fact, I would rate it between "Average" and "Very Good" if there were such a rating. I had a caesar salad with grilled chile shrimp; it was OK but not extraordinary and, in fact, a little bland. My husband had a "burger"; again, it was not "fast food" -- the burger was freshly prepared and tasted OK -- but the accompaniments were bland. The bread was excellent (it is a bakery, after all). Two pots of tea arrived with the tea bags steeping in warm water; these were sent back and new pots arrived promptly. I bought some deserts to 'take-out": the apple-cranberry pie was excellent and the lemon tart was good, but the Opera Cake was most definitely previously frozen and not overly interesting. Atmosphere is nice. Long walk up- and downstairs from the 3rd floor dining room to the washrooms.

Thank SusanGH
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

This deli / cafe is a favourite of ours here in Kingston. With a wide selection of cheeses, breads, meats and other goodies and a decent cafe up a half flight of steps and patio in back it is a very nice place to spend a relaxing mid morning on a spring or summer weekend.

Thank juniorannex
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Stopped by the store after eating at Chez Piggy for lunch and strolling the streets of Kingston. Thought we would just 'pop in" for a look. Perhaps it was just that it was Thanksgiving weekend, but the store was extremely busy and to crowded to move. The layout of the store created a "flow" problem, but don't let that take away from the overall experience of what they have. They have an amazing selection of breads, meats, and other fresh goods - you can pop in, pick them up and have a great little picnic lunch or take them home to serve. Definately check them out! I will be returning.

Thank FlJ0sh
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Pan Chancho is a paradise for food lovers. It is a state of the art bakery that offers a wide variety of breads, croissants, pains au chocolat, etc. It also is a wonderful place to buy prepared food, as in, made by a chef and ready to eat. There is a second chef that does marvelous patisseries, cakes, pies, etc. One also finds frozen and fresh tourtieres, quiches, meats and now dairy products as well, all from local producers. They have an extensive selection of fine cheeses, olives and gourmet products. I often buy my lunch on the way to work, there is always a good choice of meats, soups, salads, and pastas, not to mention their scrumptuous sandwiches. To try your hand at home, you can buy their cook book too!

Pan Chancho has a beautiful café designed with lots of flair and in the warmer months, you can sit on the patio in the back. This is really fine cuisine in Kingston, a unique place and a real gem that contributes to making Kingston such a special place. It is a must for all visitors, right downtown and with plenty of parking nearby. Prices, for the quality, is lower than what I've seen in Europe. Treat yourself!

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Thank France-Pellicano
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

Simply the freshest, most delicious, best food in Kingston! The service is prompt, the coffee is hot, the mo-meaty burger is mouthwatering and the desserts are hard to refuse. You can't go wrong for a delicious brunch here!

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Thank Seanjm
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