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Panera Bread

696 E. Altamonte Dr. Send to Phone
407-481-9880 | Menu
From bagels and a latte to signature sandwiches, dependable Panera caters to every taste.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily

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Panera Bread Restaurant Review

: On busy State Route 436 near the Altamonte Mall, regulars stop by every morning for a fresh-brewed cup of java, from espressos to lattes to cappuccinos. The bakery is just too tempting to pass by, stacked with freshly baked bagels and treats from giant chocolate chip cookies to sticky pecan rolls. Lunch is jammed too, with signature sandwiches served on fresh bread. There are four to five soups on the menu each day, from vegetable black bean to chicken chili. The cold sandwiches (almond chicken salad, Mediterranean vegetables, turkey with bacon and smoked gouda) are freshly made and are the best bet (the panini---like steak and white cheddar---are premade, but still pretty tasty). The you-pick-two option is good if you’d like to try a half sandwich and a cup of soup or small salad. If you want a loaf of sourdough to take home, go early; they sometimes sell out by mid-afternoon.


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