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Pannikin Coffe & Tea

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7467 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5143
+1 858-454-5453
06:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 06:30 - 18:00
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Santa Barbara, California
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96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw some reviews talking about the good old days. I've been coming here for 38 years, and I'm not sure if the coffee is as good as I remember but I do know that we need places like this that remind us of where we've come from, and where all walks of life can mingle. Soccer moms, surfers, yogis,... More 

Thank Jkwusa
San Diego, California
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236 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Parking is not great but somehow everyone still finds a way to make it to Pannikin for their delicious coffees and breakfasts. There are definite regulars who go to Pannikin every day for gabbing and solving at least a few problems of the world, or at least continuing good friendships. What more for a coffeeshop?!

Thank 2beans2000
Northfield, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Nice brewed coffee and decent baked goods! Very laid back staff. Large, comfy space, and fun decor!!

Thank Northfielder2
Rigi Kaltbad, Switzerland
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This is a local coffee house, that serves home-made pastries, soups and salads. the vegan granola bar is great, especially with their cappuccino. Friendly folks.

Thank TourDeSuisseKen
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Smooth Mexican chocolate latte and a game of chess. The atmosphere is laid back and casual. The entire place smells like fresh roasted coffee ☕️ The location is great for a warm break after a winter walk on the beach or time at the tide pools.

Thank Terry S
Reinach, Switzerland
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345 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Simple quirky establishment serving good coffee & more. Enjoy the unusual interior. Old, tatty but that just adds to the charm.

Thank Frank M
La Jolla, California
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Been here a few times and the coffee has been been either very good or very poor; depending on who makes it Today was grim. Almost no foam, and cold. Basically a cold Americano. Cakes are good though...

Thank Juancoffee
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

came in for some decaf iced tea after a long day of walking around and hiking in la jolla. I had an herbal decaf iced tea which was great. my boyfriend had the decaf latte which he liked. the place was quiet and had inoffensive music playing. it was a nice contrast to the otherwise trendy and touristy areas nearby... More 

Thank Christine C
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Iconic spot with a awesome feel. I've been going here for well over 20 years getting the same drink, Keith Richard. This drink is strong and tasty. The only reason I didn't give them a 5 star was parking.

Thank Jeff D
Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

What a great spot for coffee and a good breakfast. The lox plate is wonderful. Fun to hang out and watch the locals on a Sunday morning before hitting the farmer's market up the street

Thank Jasmine61

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7467 Girard Ave, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-5143
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-454-5453

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