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Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
+1 973-324-0310
Today
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Livingston nj
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486 reviews
435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Coffee lovers unite against this Panera outlet's decision to substitute generic low cost artificial sweeteners for the brand names. They severely damage the taste of the excellent varieties of the coffee that Panera offers. I like this outlet and will return but I will bring my own sweeteners. Another diner stated that if they are substituting artificial sweeteners what else... More 

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Thank Richard S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

I went to panera around 7 pm and I bought a cinnamon bagel I founded really good ,people say is expensive to buy in panera but probably is worth it the enviorment is clean, to use the bathroom you need to get a key or number code or other than that you can not use the bathroom, the place closes... More 

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Thank Rebeca R
West Orange, New Jersey
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

The Panera in West Orange is a great place for breakfast - whether by yourself or with others, or a morning meeting. Free wi-fi, a good menu, fast service, comfortable booth-seating. Plenty of parking available. A relaxing morning.

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Thank TexWalker
West Orange, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 May 2014

More of a Bistro style than anything. Their bread selection is good, but nothing spectacular. The atmosphere is pleasant and comfortable for enjoying a short snack. Mine is near a movie theater and gets customers in waves. Everything is fresh and tasty, without being overly expensive. I enjoy it more than Au Bon Pain.

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Thank OldDad T
West Orange, New Jersey
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2014

The food at the Essex Green Panera is about the same as any other locations--what you would expect. It is a nice place to meet people, and we often go there for coffee and breakfast on a Saturday. It's nice to see people we know there, and many are regulars who go there to congregate, chat, meet, and work. West... More 

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Thank 161945
NEW JERSEY
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Good place to have breakfast. Good soup and fresh salad daily. It gets really busy especially on weekends.

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Thank loveurope00
Saint Charles, Missouri
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120 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

My soup and sandwich was quite good. It was very cold so the soup was wonderful. They don't have a gooey butter pastry-I guess that is more Midwest but they need to try them up East. Service was great. No complaints.

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Thank Rosemary83
New Jersey
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347 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

This is such a great mainstay for coffee and a snack, or lunch or a simple dinner. My only problem is the tendency of people who tie up large booths alone with coffee and a laptop.

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Thank Annelyse C
Peabody, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2013 via mobile

Not one of the worst locations but at least there is plenty of parking. Normally they don't mess up on your order so I guess that's all you can expect.

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Thank papsj
Columbia, Maryland
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2013

If you like Panera elsewhere, you will like this one. It is conveniently located, the staff are fast & friendly & the food is hot & good. We have stopped for soup and sandwiches several times over the past month and have yet to have a less than satisfactory experience.

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Thank maboffey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 22:00
Thursday
06:00 - 22:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ 07052
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  West Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 973-324-0310

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