Panera's Bread in Vacaville is located in the Nut Tree Plaza. Lots of folks seem to get off the I-80 fwy. for a quick break here. It's smaller than many other Panera restaurants and can get busy and crowded if you go during peak times.
You don't have to just get pastries, bagels or rolls for breakfast. You can, but the breakfast sandwich on various breads and bagels is much more satisfying. Breakfast sandwiches are made-to-order so if you'd like it sans an ingredient, no prob. Breakfast hours offer individually-sized souffles, as well.
Coffee drinks are adequate, but I prefer to grab a cup of Pete's Coffee which is just on the other side of the parking lot. Service could be improved. The skill of the employees taking orders, bagging or plating pastry and bagel orders, and taking payment is not consistent. A few are very efficient, friendly and accurate and I'm so happy to see them. Most others need to hear the order 2 or 3 times, and repeat it back incorrectly the first and/or second time. (Maybe there should be employee tests for auditory receptive skills.) It's somewhat frustrating early in the morning, but the end-product makes it worthwhile.
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