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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
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Merriott, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been to Paninis many times over the years. We have always been given a warm welcome by the friendly owners Fiona, Jason and staff. The food is excellent with a wide range and in particular great efforts to take care of vegetarian needs. I have been delighted with every aspect of venue, service and food. On our last visit,... More 

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Thank mark2wnsend
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

This kind review is very much appreciated and we thank you for taking the time to post it. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoy our wine tasting evenings, they are always an enjoyable event and we thoroughly enjoy working alongside Mark Banham to provide the canapes and dinner to match his delicious wine choices. It was a... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous evening at the 'Wines for Christmas ' tasting dinner hosted by the amazing Cafe Paninis with the very knowledgeable Mark Banham from Morrish and Banham introducing the wines and guiding us through the tasting menu. It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday with friends. The canapés and two course supper were delicious and a vegetarian... More 

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Thank greenslade23
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post this lovely review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wine tasting and your Birthday celebration. We hope to see you again at a future tasting in 2017. More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here for years for the fantastic food and the wonderfully warm welcome. No matter how busy this place never fails to deliver really tasty food (the specials in particular are well worth a look) cracking coffee and excellent, friendly service.

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Thank HughPlus2
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to post your review which we greatly appreciate. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoy our food, coffee and your visits to our cafe. We very much look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been lucky enough to have the lovely Cafe Paninis cater for us on such a special day as our daughters Christening. They were very flexible to all of our dietary needs, and produced a beautiful range of sandwhiches, quiches, crositinis and sweet treats. I loved the service and the quality of food produced, I would never go anywhere... More 

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

We are delighted to hear that you were very pleased with the food we provided for your Daughter's Christening celebration. We very much appreciate your custom and hope that we can have the pleasure of catering for another event in the future. Best wishes to you and your family. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Use this place often, it's great for; burgers, panninis and fries although there is a vast amount of choice on the menu! Always fresh and tasty food and really good service.

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

Thank you for this kind review. We like to serve generous portion sizes as we are of the opinion that value for money is very important, and cheating customers with overpriced and stingy portions would never be our style. We are glad that you love our food, and hope to see you again very soon. 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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?