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8777 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 302, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-2330 (Formerly Paradise Bakery & Café)
+1 480-951-2500
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Phoenix, Arizona
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205 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We used to go to Paradise Bakery and Café all the time and it was fresh, upbeat, clean and welcoming. We just came from Panera and were shocked at the drop in overall ambience, cleanliness and upbeat feeling. We went to order a salad and the salad bar area was covered with pieces of wilted lettuce and other food items...even... More 

Thank jnjdougan
Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I had a great experience at Panera bread. I haven't been to one in forever. I had the roasted turkey with caramelized kale, just amazing!! Must try! Clean place and friendly staff.

Thank Mohamad H
Phoenix, Arizona
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221 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Panera bought out paradise Bakery. It seems like the same venue with a different name. Big difference is more baked goods especially homemade breads. Great place to meet a friends for coffee, breakfast, and/or light lunch. Plenty of tables. I met a friend to go over some papers and the back room is private, noise proof, and comfy. People use... More 

Thank Geoffrey H
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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60 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Excellent sandwiches on "home baked" bread, always over stuffed. Love the bagels, particularly the raisin ones.

Thank Fred E
Port Orchard, Washington
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189 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Truly not a lot to say except that this is your normal Panera Bread so quick easy meal is what you get. It was crowded but we were able to get in quickly. Not the best Panera I've been but did not see anything out of place.

Thank DonDory
Tempe, Arizona
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412 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Food is typical Panera and always fabulous. Still one of my favorite places to get lunch. Beware though, people like to get a table and sit for HOURs, or sometimes all day so getting a table can be difficult, especially during snowbird season. Get your food to go or you could be standing around and can't get a table.

Thank Hannahbears_mom
Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Our first time there after they bought out Paradise Bakery at this location. First, tables are not cleaned off quickly and then not wiped down. We sat outside and, sure, there's dust in the desert but the table was filthy maybe not wiped for weeks. Then, as soon as you walk to the door you know what's ahead -- the... More 

Thank Looncry
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Only fattening breakfast options. Nothing healthy or organic. It's why American is fat. Tried to get a scamblef egg. It was not an option. Skip it

Thank Audrey S
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Very clean with quick service. I ordered a 1/2 roast Turkey avocado sandwich with chicken wild rice soup and my wife ordered 1/2 steak and white cheddar panini and a cashew chicken salad. Both sandwiches were great....salad was fresh and soup was fantastic. Be sure to try a sugar cookie!

Thank miamiheat7334
Cottonwood, Arizona
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175 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I went for the first time this past weekend. The whole menu is amazing, it was hard to choose. I ended up with a half salad (strawberry field) and half sandwich (turkey, avocado, bacon) and it was so good! I loved their lemon zest cookie too! They have a fun, warm, inviting atmosphere. I will definitely be going again!

Thank AZTravelersII

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8777 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 302, Scottsdale, AZ 85253-2330 (Formerly Paradise Bakery & Café)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-951-2500

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