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Panini Cafe

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2333 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2033
+1 949-675-8101
07:00 - 21:30
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Boston, Massachusetts
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210 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This diner-like restaurant offers quick service, huge portions, and good food, all at a very reasonable price. Can't beat it!

Thank jd068
Laguna Hills, California
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71 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This place is a must! So good! I think anyone and everyone can find something to enjoy on there amazing menu!

1 Thank Samantha H
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This is a go to for a healthy meal. I don't know how to get a better chicken kabob and the iced tea is very fresh and high quality. Difficult to beat and a true value.

Thank Eric W
Orange County, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

every time you go out to eat doesn't need to be a culinary adventure , sometimes simple is better - and panini is that place ! simple , fresh and flavorful ingredients , generous portions at reasonable prices , sounds simple ? its harder than you think . behind the scenes the people at panini work hard to make it... More 

Thank garrett d
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A wonderful menu offering healthy food options as well as a great variety of uniquely complicated panini. I would also recommend the breakfast menu that provides both light dining options and savory weekend food to die for. Caffe Panini gets its inspiration directly from the Mediterranean and tops that with a dose of hormone free proteins and a commitment to... More 

1 Thank Dbtogi
Silverado, California
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to be waited on hand and foot this little gem is for you! The waiters were very attentive. We tried some of the scrambles and they were yummy! The fruit was very fresh and the coffee very tasty. We did find parking a bit of a challenge on a Saturday morning.

Thank Linda O
San Francisco, California
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The Panini Cafe was a wonderful find in our recent trip to SoCal. Unlike the typical tourist traps or upscale (overpriced) eateries we stumbled across a real down to earth cafe with excellent food, very reasonable pricing, obviously frequented by hoards of locals and just so damn friendly service. The portions were generous and all was made to order. So... More 

Thank BajaR0cks
Santa Barbara, California
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Caffe Panini, is a gem of a breakfast and lunch spot. Had many breakfast meetings at this great restaurant. The waitresses and servers are terrific.

Thank mickmankowski
Newport Beach, CA
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116 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Everything at this casual cafe is fresh and flavorful. The grilled salmon salad is my favorite. Kabobs, hummus, and saffron rice are wonderful and make a great takeout dinner. Service is always fast and friendly. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They also offer catering platters which are always a hit.

Thank NewportPam
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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976 reviews
591 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Drove past this place & decided to stop for breakfast. Glad we did as its been one of the best we've had this trip. A filled croissant & filled breakfast panini were more than enough for us with the side of fruit. Delicious soft sweet fruits were a bit different from the normal fruit side offered in many places. Would... More 

Thank McAnnie1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Italian, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2333 E Coast Hwy, Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, CA 92625-2033
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Corona del Mar
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-8101

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