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“not like American Panera-breads” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Panera Bread Cafe

Panera Bread Cafe
Ranked #100 of 140 Bakeries in Toronto
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Fast Food
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Etobicoke
Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“not like American Panera-breads”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I have been to many locations of Panera Bread in the various states. When I lived there, it was my fav place to go 2-3 times a week. This Panera Bread misses the mark by a big distance. The quality of the food is lower, the portions are smaller, and the prices higher by 30%. Maybe if I had not seen the real thing I would be okay with this, but I couldn't go to this place again. Once was enough.

Visited December 2012
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Um, no.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

This place looks great from the outside, but inside, they literally crammed in as many tables and chairs as possible to fit people. Chairs are uncomfortable, food is waaaay to overpriced for what you get. The cashiers were pretty bad, not helpful at all. Servers are great though! Won't be back.

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toronto
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Once was enough”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Went to PBC on Queensway after they opend.Just had Coffe and a Cinnamon-Bun.Wich was very doughy,just a big blob of something.I gave it another try for lunch.Salad,Sandwich and Iced Tea.Salad was soggy,Sandwichbread doughy and too much bread,Tea was so sweet I could only take 2 sipps of it.Did not eat Lunch,got up and left.Did not complain-cause it would not have been pretty!!

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not as good as US Panera's”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

Food here is ok but portions and quality are not as good as USA locations. Might be a supply issues or training issue but currently is rather average.

Visited December 2012
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