The Railroad Station turned Coffee House makes for a great eclectic place to wind down with a latte and some friends.They work hard at making delicious fresh pies/cakes, breakfast pastries, keish, and of course drinks. If that alone does'nt make you want to stop in, the smell of fresh brewed beans and baked goods that you can whiff within a mile of the place will.
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Wall of Tea
Finally found a source for loose-leaf tea. The shop is better known for roasting its own coffee beans, but a wall of bulk tea selection proves that others like me are seeking out interesting blends and loose-leaf infusions.
I hope they add tea pots to their service soon. For now, if you want to enjoy your brew in the quaint store, they are happy to provide hot water and mugs if you bring your own pot and strainer.
Recently I tried the “Queen’s Blend”—an interesting mix of different teas—at Pannikin. They are better known for their amazing pastries and coffees—roasted in store. If you bring your own pot (and strainer), the good folks at Pannikin will provide hot water and mugs so you can enjoy the atmosphere--a great date with a friend recently. The pastries keep calling me back.
Old-school Encinitas folk want to keep it quirky, with a sense of history. It's a place where conversation flows. Pannikin is one of the funnest spots for that--a coffee and tea house with amazing decor and scrumptious eats, in an interesting, bright yellow old Victorian-style structure.
When I met a friend there recently, a stranger asked to sit with us (it stays pretty busy). Of course! I love a place where community happens.