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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

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510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
+1 760-436-0033
06:00 - 18:00
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San Diego, California
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338 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This coffee place is an icon since I can remember if 30 plus Years!!!! Great coffee and the best, the staff!!! Love love love the place.

Thank Dave92024
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy pastry and sandwich selection at this lovely yellow building. A local classic. Fresh coffee beans roasting in lower level, worth the trip down the stairs. Best coffee and latte you can acquire in this area, no question! Unique place and worth your time to experience this area vibe and food!

Thank NougatHeeler
Prince George, Canada
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

What a find! A coffee shop where they grind and roast their own beans and make their own baked goods. Antiques and ambience abound in this coastal gathering place. We sat outside on the upper patio. Below us was a ground floor patio. Our drinks and shared scone were delicious. I was somewhat puzzled by the barista's explanation re the... More 

Thank CappuccinoLady
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place has a nice atmosphere and great cafe drinks, food and pastries. But that is not what I came here to write about. My daughter drove down from LA to do a photo shoot and visit with me for a bit. We met at Pannikin before she left to drive home. We decided to spend the last 40 minutes... More 

Thank Steve-3-13-17-Hike
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Amazingly yummy pastries! Coffee is good too. Cool atmosphere as well! Dog friendly, we saw lots of people with pets. Kids had fun with their treats and the area out front to run and play.

Thank Yolonda B
St. George, Utah
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

While staying in Encinitas for a week, we stumbled upon this quaint little shop on the Coast Highway. You can't miss the cute yellow shop on the west side of the highway, with the line out the door. The customer service was awesome, as the workers here treated us like we were locals, and offered suggestions on what we should... More 

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Pendleton, Oregon
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2017

There were several choices of coffee and tea. It was delicious! The pastries were great! We chose to go there daily!

Thank mcbride2017
Frederick, Maryland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I met a running group there on a Saturday morning. The place was packed, but my order was handled in very good time. My latte tasted excellent.

Thank matthew a
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food with fair portions. Priced fairly but can get expensive if you are paying for more then yourself but the desserts are big and delicious so it's worth the bit of coin you spend. Sadly no waffles or pancakes. :(

Thank John F
Louisville, Kentucky
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118 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I make a stop every time I'm in the area. Love the laid-back vibe! I usually get lucky & miss the crowds.

Thank jlouisville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-0033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?