We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Pannikin Encinitas Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
510 N Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
+1 760-436-0033
06:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 167: English reviews
St. George, Utah
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While staying in Encinitas for a week, we stumbled upon this quaint little shop on the Coast Highway. You can't miss the cute yellow shop on the west side of the highway, with the line out the door. The customer service was awesome, as the workers here treated us like we were locals, and offered suggestions on what we should... More 

Thank Mat A
Pendleton, Oregon
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There were several choices of coffee and tea. It was delicious! The pastries were great! We chose to go there daily!

Thank mcbride2017
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I met a running group there on a Saturday morning. The place was packed, but my order was handled in very good time. My latte tasted excellent.

Thank matthew a
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious food with fair portions. Priced fairly but can get expensive if you are paying for more then yourself but the desserts are big and delicious so it's worth the bit of coin you spend. Sadly no waffles or pancakes. :(

Thank John F
Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I make a stop every time I'm in the area. Love the laid-back vibe! I usually get lucky & miss the crowds.

Thank jlouisville
Tempe, Arizona
Level Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I went there for breakfast with my kids. The coffee and lattes were really great. We had 2 scones which were tasty but a bit dry. I think we might have just ordered the wrong thing because the cakes and pies looked amazing. They also have a few more substantial breakfast items, but not a huge menu. The atmosphere of... More 

Thank betsyrose33
San Diego, United States
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived at about 10AM on Sunday morning, they were very busy. We waited in line, which went fast, and ordered Greek Eggs, coffee and a blueberry muffing to share. The seating was very casual but perfect. The food came very quickly and was good, the service was friendly. Nothing fancy just a good all around experience. Having grown up... More 

Thank Cappie G
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Level Contributor
52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Gets crowded for breakfast. The place is cool and relaxed, great coffee options and sandwiches. Nice to hang on the deck or outside tables

Thank Ernestovan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I try to come here when I am in town and will now never come back again. Unless you are a local, don't bother. Their food is great but the device is crap. I stood there waiting for someone to even make eye contact and they helped everyone behind me then when I stood at checkout did anyone even try... More 

Thank Evan W
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

If ever you get the chance, go to Pannikin! Get the lemon cake if they have it. Also, the iced mocha I got is the best I have ever had. This place is full of yum!

Thank Melissa L

Travellers who viewed Pannikin Encinitas Cafe also viewed

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas

Been to Pannikin Encinitas Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas
  • Phone Number: +1 760-436-0033

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Pannikin Encinitas Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?