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Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
+1 760-436-0033
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (19 reviews)
“lemon cake” (2 reviews)
“egg dishes” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024-2035
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very popular place on the coast highway for coffee and baked goods with long lines most of the day. My sister said she'd had a fairly good breakfast there but my experience was NOT good. The scrambled eggs I ordered were steam...More

Thank B H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a coffee and tea place but I don't drink either. I go strictly for the muffins and hot chocolate! Wonderful service (they handle long lines like champions) and exquisite pastries!

Thank kathrync501
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place has been here for years always busy especially on weekend. Located right in 101. Have excellent coffee and baked goods.

Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast and lunch place in a quaint old RR depot. Fabulous coffee, egg dishes, and muffins. Outdoor patio is very dog friendly. Ate here 3 of 3 mornings during my annual visit to the area. Crowded on weekends, but the line moves fast. People watching...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This place is crowded in the AM because of the super coffee. Don't even try to park on site or within a couple of blocks. It won't happen. Best bet is to park on the dirt across 101 next to the train tracks and then...More

Thank derbusa
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I love Pannikin! The coffee is great (iced is AMAZING on a hot Southern California day), and they have a cute little shop too. Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, and I've never had trouble finding parking, usually within a block to walk. I definitely...More

Thank Megan T
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a great place for Latte's and pastries, one problem is in the morning the lines to try to get your Latte's and pastry can be very long but worth it.

Thank 09RayRay37
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I'd been here before and always loved it but this past trip was the first time I had taken my boys (8 and 11). The breakfast was incredible as always and the boys had so much fun in the little store. They each had scrambled...More

Thank shannsedg
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

It must be something about the beans they use or the gigantic roasting machine they use, because the flavor of their americano is superb. This place has indoor and plentiful outdoor seating, delicious food and is located a couple blocks from the Pacific Ocean.

Thank TheRTWTraveler
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Super friendly find whose alluring coffee aroma greats you before crossing the threshold of the front entrance. Although true that it overlooks a road and rail line that for me did not detract from this place. Not only do they offer a wide array of...More

Thank Mitchell C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
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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