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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
+1 760-436-0033
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (24 reviews)
“egg dishes” (5 reviews)
“quiche” (6 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cute house, the delicious looking cases of pastries, the sandy bohemian wait staff. It’s a gorgeous scene out of a surf film. But....the pastries just aren’t that great. The croissant was dry and stale, the coffee bitter and my friends sticky bun no better....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank iCriticSD
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Pannikin is a San Diego coffee tradition. The quality and roasting of the coffee is simply the best! I drink mine black so it's got to be right -- and it is. They have a limited but excellent menu. I love their quiche for breakfast....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TrippyDIane
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Yes, the place is OK and a little better than Starbucks. BUT after 2 visits we still can not figure out why so people go to Pannikin when there are much better coffee shops in town. Philz and Better Buzz are right down the road...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank GrandTour36077666076
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Lots of great food. Tuna is awesome! Even better sweets.. pies, cakes, scones, vegan bars, etc.. But sound and advice.. Get there early. Grab a Cinnamon Bun. So darn good! Oh yeah.. coffee is also awesome. Some of the better espresso drinks south of Seattle..

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Don R
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

A great place to stroll to along the beach in the morning. The coffee is excellent and the the tea ok - but I’m not sure tea is ever that great in the US :-)

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank DavidCardiff101
Reviewed 18 July 2018

The cafe is an old train station. I think the building is over 100 years old. It is beautifully restored and decorated. There are pastries on display and bulk teas and coffees for sale. My husband and I both got the Jimi Hendrix drink and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ibhayhay
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a very pretty, historic, and lovely place to stop for a morning break. The pastry case will tempt you beyond reason; everything is obviously homemade, and portions are huge, whether it be the cakes, muffins, or pies. The coffee is roasted on site....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JinxHE
Reviewed 18 June 2018

I've been coming here since 1978. The coffee is always great. They've expanded to a wide variaty of coffee drinks from regular coffee, cappucinno, espresso, to Vietnamese Coffee, Keith Richards or Jimi Hendrix. Good tea selection. You can get nearly all the drinks hot or...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank George W
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Good coffee. Good bakery. Fresh food. Friendly service. Did not have any problem. Enjoyed our time there. Funky little place.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank seetheworld010
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Do not go there for meals!!!! They made mistakes in two sandwiches and when they brought it back, they had used the same sandwiches instead of making fresh.... gross......person touching the money serves food without gloves..... Go there for coffee and baked goods.

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank jambord
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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