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“Always a favorite stop on our way South...”

Pannikin Encinitas Cafe
Ranked #1 of 9 Coffee & Tea in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Laguna Niguel, California
Level 6 Contributor
269 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
“Always a favorite stop on our way South...”
Reviewed March 7, 2011

I love Pannikin because it was an old Santa Fe train depot at one point & it really is a beautiful old yellow clapboard type building that is a rare thing to see these days in California anyway. Plus, it's just a cheerful place to hang out in where loads of people stop for a drink or a bite on the weekends. There are lots of freshly baked goodies: all kinds of pies & treats, plus coffee or tea drinks. Personally, I have yet to find a lunch or breakfast item I am really excited to order though & I wish they'd revitalize their menu & add some really tasty egg or sandwiches for the road! Either way, its a really neat old building with some grass & outdoor seating & a train goes by to add to the ambiance. Enjoy!

  • Visited March 2011
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Carlsbad, CA
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“The best tea on earth!”
Reviewed September 21, 2010

The best tea on earth! And terrific service and top quality yummies too!

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Edmond, OK
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed July 5, 2010

We were so glad we stopped by this charming restaurant and shop! The huevos ranchero and bagel with everything as well as the white mocha was yummy. We loved the atmosphere as well. The staff were very friendly. We decided at last minute to stop in and I am so glad we did!

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1 Thank Hope4lee
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Ventura
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Great breakfast hangout”
Reviewed December 22, 2009

Great coffee, tea, pastries and other foot to be enjoyed in the pleasant garden that surrounds this vintage yellow house. There are tables and garden chairs. It's a good place to stop when on a walk with your dog, and they usually have a water dish out in front.

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1 Thank precipice
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encinitas, ca
2 reviews
“Great place for coffee and a snack”
Reviewed October 8, 2009

This is a great place to hang out with a friend over a cup of coffee especially on a nice sunny day. Good people watching and great desserts.

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