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“New Menu & Improved Outdoor Seating!”

Panini Pete's Cafe & Bakeshoppe
Ranked #4 of 122 Restaurants in Fairhope
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The beignets here are the absolute best on the gulf coast better than anything in New Orleans (Sorry NOLA). There is now an awning in the courtyard seating allowing diners to have better shade and shelter from the occasional rain shower. The menu is new, of course the beignets and breakfast panino are still there. But the portions have gone to half portions as standard (but for a reasonable up charge you can get the full monty). I had the new Italian panino and my companion had the traditional breakfast panino. We found the food perfect for a light breakfast. They're also experimenting with stuffing the beignet base with foods instead of merely covering it with powered sugar. I didn't go this route this time, but it is intriguing.

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Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Two bad lunches in a row after years of consistent quality food. Pete has overexpanded with several locations and a seafood restaurant. The loss of Pete’s daily presence is palpable. Bread was over paninied, tuna was half the usual portion and over-cooked. My wife’s panini had much less mozzarella than usual and over pressed, and drenched in basalmic. Too bad!

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

A MUST place to have lunch!! The food is outstanding and the beignets are to die for!!! You will be so glad you chose to eat here!! There is not one bad item on the menu - hard decisions to make! Outside dining is an extra treat.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

WOW! GREAT FOOD AND GREAT PRICES! Line was out the door for seating...but we walked right in and ordered to go and was back on our way in 10 min. We drove around the corner to the beach area and sat at a picnic table over looking the bay! Simply a delightful and most delicious lunch!

And almost forgot, went there for Beignets! (As restaurant is in the French Quarter of Fairhope.

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Thank MLFrazie
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Best beignet anywhere!!! Great service!!! Skip the egg white one and go straight for the beignets!!!! I loooooved the banana walnut beignets!!!! Great ice and tea was good!

Thank Michelle S
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