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Cafe Paninis

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11 Weymouth Avenue, Dorchester DT1 1QR, England
+44 1305 265904
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09:30 - 15:30
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Dorset, England
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming staff,very clean, good coffee and cakes. Definitely my coffee shop when in Dorchester. Certainly friendlier than others in the town.

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Thank Gillian W
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent decaf latte! Most places don't do decaf well! Nice salad! Panini a bit different than in USA, but still good!

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Thank Susie H
Jason A, New Owner Paul Collins Since 29th March 2017 at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review which is much appreciated. I am the new owner of Cafe Paninis having taken over the business on the 29th March from the previous owners Jason & Fiona who operated the business very successfully for the past 8 years. I have a tough act to follow with the cafe having been in the top 5... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely customer service - started to choke on something and was offered honey! Homemade meals are delicious too! Highly recommend the Beef Chilli.

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

Many thanks for your kind review. We hope that after choking by inhaling a grain of rice it was remedied by our magic honey - a teaspoon served neat is often a good cure for a sore throat or tickly cough! Glad that you enjoyed the beef chilli - a home made favourite of our customers. We look forward to... More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food presented wonderfully .Great portions .Very friendly staf..We have just moved to the area ..we will be visiting regulary

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Thank jamesianscott857
Jason A, Owner at Cafe Paninis, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We would like to welcome you to Dorchester and hope to see you again soon. More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great roast meal's, Had a choice of meats, Tasty roast potatoes and parsnips, Huge bowls of fresh vegetables, Delicious yorkshire pudding with all the trimmings. All most as good as Mum's. Very reasonably priced and a warm welcome.

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

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday roasts. We use local ingredients wherever possible and aim to cook a hearty and delicious home cooked meal which offers taste and value. We hope to see you again soon. More 

portland uk
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176 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable lunch at Cafe Paninis yesterday. This was our first visit but will not be the last next time we are in Dorchester. The establishment was exceptional clean, the staff were friendly and the menu was more than adequate. Produce appeared 'home made' using local suppliers. All in all well worth a visit - thanks

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

Many thanks for posting a review after your recent visit. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit and hope that you will return again soon to sample more of our menu. Your support and review are much appreciated and very important to us. More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We held our Supper Evening & Quiz at Cafe Paninis last night - what a fabulous time we all had! The food is always amazing and is probably the main attraction of the evening! Our delicious buffet included quiches, sandwiches, mini-sausages, savoury and sweet scones, cakes, chocolate-topped meringues, brownies, etc. all beautifully made with the best ingredients and displayed on... More 

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

Thank your for your lovely review following on from your National Trust quiz night at which we provided the food and drink. We are glad that everyone enjoyed their evening and that the food was also enjoyed and appreciated. We very much look forward to the next fundraising evening, they are always such fun and we appreciate your support. More 

1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, with great service. Excellent food - best burgers I've ever had, with quality produce. Well worth the journey.

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

We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our burger, we like to think that ours offer the best taste and best value around and its good to know that you agree. Thank you for taking the time to post your review which really helps our independent business to keep in the spotlight. We hope to see you... More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast with friends on a Sunday morning. We had two lots of the full English and two lots of salmon with eggs, all of which was delicious and fresh. The staff were really friendly too, we were made to feel very welcome! Definitely set us up nicely for our journey back to Birmingham.

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

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to post this review of your Sunday morning visit to our cafe. We are delighted to hear that you a great visit and that our food hit the spot. We hope that you had a safe journey back to Birmingham and hope to see you again down in Dorset in the future. More 

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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Such a sweet little place. We popped in for breakfast on a Saturday morning and were given a really warm welcome - they'd had wine tasting the previous evening and the waitress was very careful to make sure we were at a clean table. I had scrambled eggs with black pudding and added hash browns as extra - it was... More 

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

Thank you for posting this kind and generous review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast visit last Saturday and hope that you will return again in the future. Your review 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?