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“Avoid on weekends”

Pannikin Coffee & Tea
Ranked #3 of 9 Coffee & Tea in Encinitas
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Avoid on weekends”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Almost every tourist ends up here and it shows because of the long lines on most weekends and probably summer days too. The coffee situation is ok, but they have a miserable coffee fixing station that is very poorly placed. The staff member who took my order had no personality and the numerous pastries and stuff are very low in cabinet and placed in back also, so it's difficult to know what they offer, especially with line pressure behind you. The banana bread was pretty good though and coffee cake looked nice, but noticed it too late.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Seattle, Washington
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Catch a bite at a restored railway depot”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

Fun place to grab a coffee, light lunch or just sit outside and watch the bicyclists line up for sugar snacks.

  • Visited January 2014
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Saratoga, CA
Level 6 Contributor
224 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Coffee with lotsa stuff and a smile”
Reviewed November 14, 2013

I tripped over Pannikin on the way to a convention in del mar. Many kinds of coffee tea and high calorie baked goods - enough to keep you in diabetic shock for days ( just kidding ). Actually your pancreas will kick in from just looking at all the goodies!!. Coffee is done very well here and espressos are not burnt like you find in some of even the starbucks etc. The surround is great - lots of outdoors seating, lots of friendly people with their dogs. All in all a great family place for coffee, reading , chatting, and oh yea coffee and pastries - and did I mention coffee?

I hear tell they actually serve other kinds of food and herbs and spices, and even tea but I never got that far. The counter staff is unwaveringly friendly and accommodating. somebody else needs to go and order cinnamon etc so they can write about it.
Its a winner

  • Visited November 2013
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