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“Meh”

Pannikin Encinitas Cafe
Ranked #1 of 23 Coffee & Tea in Encinitas
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

Seems like a cool place to pay for a coffee or tea so you can hang out and enjoy a morning or afternoon on the lawn. But the coffee isn't very good (I didn't like the taste or consistency) and a large isn't very large. Not the place to stop and pickup coffee on your way to work.

2  Thank WhitsEnd2014
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

Been comming here over 25 yrs! Live down the street and walk here to get my coffee! Breakfast there is good. Order their breakfast scramble. Enjoy the art works, and their little store where you can buy items and coffee! Always crowed.

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1  Thank Dave92024
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

Loved the ambiance and espresso drinks at this hot-spot. I ordered eggs and it was pretty basic...I would pass on that in the future. what did look great, were the pastries. They appear to be home-made, but I cannot confirm.

Thank Jill P
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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast - what an incredible building! Food was great and the coffee even better. A must see in Encinitas.

Thank JANETTE B
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Yes, this place can get busy and parking can be a nightmare so it's not likely to be an every day stop but it is a WONDERFUL special treat. The old train depot is just such a cool building and exploring it a bit is what makes coming here fun and worth doing. There is also ample seating indoors (upstairs has seating, even outdoor seating on the balconies) and especially outdoors - which is where I recommend you sit and sip your tea and enjoy your goodies.

I've never had their coffee but they have an extensive tea menu. They'll make any of the teas hot or cold and they have almond or coconut milk as non-dairy options for your coffee and tea drinks. My favorite on a hot day is the coconut oolong with coconut milk - a very light, refreshing, and tasty drink! They also have a great menu for a light lunch and plenty of baked goods to choose from, including gluten-free selections. The pumpkin pecan muffin was delicious.

I love this spot, it's a great place to go for a special treat when you have some time (it's not a place to pop in for a quick coffee or tea!) or to take out-of-towners (or go to if you are an out-of-towner!). I like to go here with my girlfriend after we hike Torrey Pines and are heading back up the coast to Carlsbad for a refreshing tree and a goodie. Also a great spot for cyclists along the coast to refuel!

I recommend going, at least once!

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Thank MyCuppaJo
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