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Cafe Paninis

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11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
+44 1305 265904
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08:30 - 17:30
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Sun 09:30 - 15:30
Mon - Sat 08:30 - 17:30
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are relatively new to Dorchester and as we live close by we visited this delightful cafe for breakfast. We ordered scrambled eggs, mushrooms and toast and was, by far, the best we have ever had! Creamy eggs, mushrooms sautéed in butter and quality bread; this simple meal can often be ruined but, done well, is an absolute pleasure. Cappuccinos... More 

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Thank Christine M
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52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Sunday with good intentions of enjoying a home cooked roast - but sadly the roast was so popular that it had sold out. Considering there are other eateries close by - it says to me that the cafe's home cooked food is streets ahead of the competition !!.. (well done Paninis)...We were greeted inside the cafe by a lovely... More 

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Thank Deborah B
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you taking the time to post this kind and thoughtful review. We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to our cafe and that our food ticked all the boxes. We are sorry that we had run out of our Sunday roasts just before you arrived, however as you confirm we have... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Dorchester with the family today and my children originally wanted to go to the pizza place nearby. However as my wife has allergies we decided to go here based on the menu in the window, there was a far better choice than the pizza place which had nothing she could eat. And we are glad we did. A lovely... More 

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Thank Table158
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our cafe and that your family had an enjoyable visit with food to suit you all. We hope that you are able to return again soon, and look forward to seeing you. Thank you for posting this kind and generous review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went for my 5th Christmas 🎅 Meal last evening at Cafe Paninis.36 of us from the British heart ♥ foundation. I had never been in here before, so wasn't sure what to expect. Well, I have to say , it was the best meal I have had in a long time. We received a very warm welcome, and the... More 

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Thank Rendog01
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post this kind review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Christmas meal and your first visit to our cafe. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again very soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

What a lovely atmosphere. Lovely delicious food and we felt really attended to. Friendly staff and management and very accommodating. Will definitely be back next year Thank you staff of cafe paninis

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Thank jgdrgjg
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for your lovely review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your party, we certainly enjoyed the event ourselves. We look forward to seeing you again next time! More 

Merriott, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We went in for dinner with friends and our children (9 of us). We were very well received and accomodated. Our children wanted to have pizza but the local pizza place was full. Cafe paninis offered to make each child a pizza style panini! Brilliant and served quickly so we would not miss the movie. Delicious food too. Thank you,... More 

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Thank VaninaEscuderoCooper
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to post this review which we greatly appreciate. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your ad hoc pizzas, and are glad that our panini style take on pizza making was a winner. We hope that you enjoyed your film, and also hope that you will pop in to see us... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Perfect, all tastes catered for. Home made taste from salmon and cheese scones to quiche and cakes that were so light everyone felt they could eat another !! Nothing was too much trouble. arrived beautifully presented with lots of salad and bowls of fruit. Lots of comments as to how was 'better than the normal buffets at work events' !!!l... More 

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Thank mollymadgerennie
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

We really appreciate this lovely review Molly, and are so pleased to hear that the conference guests enjoyed their buffet lunch. Thank you for your support and custom, and we look forward to catering for you again in the future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Our first trip to cafe paninis and very nearly walked past! So glad we didn't! They couldn't have been more helpful. They modified the menu to suit and were friendly, quick and efficient. Couldn't have asked for more. When we visit Dorchester again we will definitely go back.

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Thank Jenny P
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for posting this review which is much appreciated. We are pleased to hear that your pre-cinema supper hit the spot. We hope that you enjoyed your visit to Dorchester and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Had a Club meeting there, in all about 25 people eating, food was excellent, could not have wished for better, service was perfect

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Thank Les F
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Thank you for this kind review. We are delighted to hear that our food and service were appreciated, and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your custom and support. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Last Saturday, we visited Paninis for a nourishing lunch before going to support our local football team. Two items on the Specials Board caught our eye: Barry chose Jason's homemade lasagne, and I chose the platter of seafood, salad and French fries (cod goujons, whitebait and scampi with mayo and sauce tartare dips and a fresh green salad). This was... More 

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Thank Caryl V
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and your pre-football match lunch. It is always a pleasure to serve you, and we very much look forward to seeing you again very soon. Thank you for posting this kind review which is very much appreciated. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$16
Cuisine
Cafe, British, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:30
Monday
08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 17:30
Thursday
08:30 - 17:30
Friday
08:30 - 17:30
Saturday
08:30 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 265904
Description
A bright and attractive contemporary cafe offering fast and friendly service and a large range of meals and snacks made using fresh ingredients - all served with flair. Family friendly with a healthy and interesting children's menu, and choices for special diets and requirements. Pre-orders and takeaway service available, and private parties catered for by arrangement. Open 7 days a week.

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