Panera Bread
4108 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309, United States
Review №1

I have the monthly coffee membership, and I have been here 6 times already and only once has my coffee been good. Most times my decaf is really cold or they give you sweetener instead of sugar when you ask for sugar. 2 stars because I love the pastries.

Review №2

I was excited that there was a Panera bread close enough to our hotel to walk to but the service wasn't very good and when we were looking for a place to sit down, most of the tables were dirty. Maybe because it was a slow night or it was later in the evening (8pm) I still think I'll just drive to a different location next time.

Review №3

Nicest people working here!! And I've been to a lot of Paneras, & other coffee shops while roadtripping the US the last few months (love the monthly coffee subscription!)

Review №4

I love this place. First time I had ever gone to Panera Bread and they were so nice and the food was good and hot. Kinda pricey but they're worth it. Will go again to this location.

Review №5

I just got a large mac and cheese and it wasn't what it normally is I also got it to go so maybe that was the problem

Review №6

Staff was awesome. My order was incorrect but were super nice and helpful. Fixed the problem quickly and efficiently. Food was bomb. Love the Everything Bagel and the many options of teas.

Review №7

Yard! Soup I have found thus far that my wife has not thrown up. Thank you

Review №8

This is seriously the best Panera and they have the kindest staff! I ordered online this morning to pick up and was waiting for my order to be completed (I got there early) I had to suddenly leave at no fault of Panera's. The manager called to offer to remake my order a different day since I wasn't able to stay. I told them it was no fault of theirs but he insisted. They are the best. I also went back for lunch today (since I hadn't eaten breakfast) and they didn't have a part of my order. They easily replaced it and gave me two free cookies! They turned my hectic and awful day into an amazing one!

Review №9

Had Cobb salad it was very good. Its open indoors now.

Review №10

Fresh, healthy and delicious. The quality of food speaks for itself. If you're a salad lover, they've got some really good choices and of course you can always customize it to your liking.

Review №11

I love Frosty King on Brandage and Cottonwood so bomb always fresh I just wish they had a bigger verity other then salads for people who don't eat meat, that would be awesome

Review №12

Panera Bread Cafe is an excellent place to eat tasty, healthy food. I like the ten vegetable soup and their Greek Salad. They serve large fresh baked rolls with your soup and another roll with your salad. Panera Bread also serves a warm grain bowl that is a Mediterranean dish served with or without chicken.Panera also offers an excellent choice of beverages. My favorite drink is the sweetened papaya tea.Panera Bakery Cafe has a nice atmosphere and the people who frequent the cafe dress casually. It's really a cool place to eat.Panera Bakery Cafe also has a drive through for takeout orders.Panera Bread Cafe serves good tasty food that is good for you. Prices are not bad either...

Review №13

Accidentally ordered from the Panera on Stockdale and when I drove up to this one I realized it. They had me call to cancel from there and then put the order in at this location. When they brought it out they didn't charge me! I couldn't believe it with all that's going on and the fact that the business might be losing money over the next few weeks. I absolutely appreciate what they did and plan to pay it forward!

Review №14

I have been going here the last 3 years I never had a problem until today. The cashier I never saw her before there even if she is new thats noway to treat customers she was very disrepectful and rude her name was Liz. I went there at 10:42 am. Its Covid-19 all I wanted to do was get a coffee and breakfast who is she to he rude to me I paid for my food and drink like I always do plus I tip I would like for someone to get back to me on this because what took place is not necessary and has never happened in the 3 years I visited Panera Bread

Review №15

Worst customer service ever!! I was rushed while ordering they gave me a half empty Ceasar salad dressing. There was a hair in my salad and to top it off they forgot to give me a damn spoon for my soup.

Review №16

Everyone that works here has an IQ of 42. Theyre nice however, lack common sense and the food is garbage.

Review №17

Overall was a decent/good experience. While I've been passing by this Panera for quite some time I have never stopped by.In my one trip I noticed:1. Two of coffee dispensers were empty so I had to ask for them to be replaced. They were somewhat prompt at getting the coffee ready.2. Food was put together within 10 minutes but the sandwich was a bit in disarray with chicken and avocado falling out of the sandwich before picking it up.3. Table at which I sat was wiped down from previous visitor so I had to wipe it myself.4. Food and coffee however tasted good and seem to have been from fresh ingredients.Overall I was somewhat pleased with my first and only trip.I'll be back in the future when I am in the area.

Review №18

The bagel, sourdough bread and coffee were delicious. The service was not good. I don't eat there regularly so I didn't know what I wanted. The cashier was rude and didn't look happy my friend and I were there. She had very little patience with me. I believe it would have been better had she explained, what she was telling us, in Spanish

Review №19

The food is awesome.

Review №20

Always great service and food quality.

Review №21

Ordered curbside service they were right on time but my order was all wrong I ordered the chicken and bacon flatbread and they gave me a bacon grilled cheese sandwich with chips which I didn't order and some kind of salsa if I go back again it'll be a long time Very disappointed

Review №22

Food as it should be. Simply presented with high quality and freshness made when you order it. Very good soups and salads always so good. The bakery items are outstandingly scrumptious and a must have treat. Go there.

Review №23

Went here for lunch. The food is really good. The dining area was clean and the prices are about the same as what you would pay for fast food

Review №24

The staff here all dedicate themselves to helping the community & their families. Real people serving real people. Food as it should be. I love it here.

Review №25

Very delicious. There was quick and friendly service. Prices are appropriate. Reminds me of a place in New York I liked to visit.

Review №26

Great first time. I really liked this sandwich which is rarer for me. Thank you for a good service too.

Review №27

Its was not bad at all its a healthy restaurant I'm use to eating Burger King or Wendy's during lunch but PANERA BREAD was intresting choice me and my sister did like our sándwich if we ever get use to eating healthier I'm sure my ratinh would change to a 5 star

Review №28

Great place... their butternut squash soup was great... give it a try!

Review №29

It's the bomb love the cheddar soup

Review №30

First time here. Went to lunch with my daughter. I ordered the soup and I/2 sandwich combo. I was delicious. My daughter ordered the salad and 1/2 sandwich combo. They have a wide variety of food. Their pastries are awesome. I recommend this place. They make coffee drinks also.

Review №31

It was ok. Large chicken soup looked like same amount of a small soup but in bigger bowl. This is second time soup is warm not hot,bread would be better if warm. Thank you.

Review №32

Cool place to meet and catch up with coworkers. the service was sociable and attentive. the bill was appropriate.

Review №33

Excellent choice of food for my first time best tasty sandwiches and soups, reasonable prices

Review №34

Great location to meet with friends. bring your hunger - portions are generous. i can see why they have a lot of positive reviews.

Review №35

Broccoli soup is excellent

Review №36

The food is is good nice outside atmosphere customer service is great would recommend

Review №37

The steak sandwich was overpriced and not that good, way to much horseradish sauce (I think that's what it was) that kinda tasted like the inside of a nail salon. The lady taking our order was kinda rude and rushing us. I'll definitely not be going back here.

Review №38

The food is delicious and well portioned. Literally everything I've had was amazing. Don't even get me started on the bakery, best coconut macaroons I've had in a while. The staff was exceptional. Great atmosphere, I love me some Panera.

Review №39

Quick stop for lunch... quick service for being so busy... we waited for a table for a few minutes. Staff friendly and have a fast turn around on tables. Thankful to Ian that helped out with our order!

Review №40

Great for catering a meeting! I had a problem with my order, and manager Eddie went above and beyond to make it right.

Review №41

Delicious food with a great atmosphere. The staff was kind and sweet and made it feel more of a home-y business then a chain. A little busy but just shows how good the place is.

Review №42

It was awesome I go there once in awhile

Review №43

Food is OK. Liked Corner Bakery better - too bad they closed.

Review №44

Friendly and helpful Staff. Nice and well kept establishment. Plan on visiting again. Keep up the great work!

Review №45

Paneras is always good, great variety, lately good coffee. Tea is been good also. A kind of pricey in some items, but is nice ambiance and the service is good also.

Review №46

Amazing staff and food.

Review №47

Our order was not complete so when I went up to ask a staff member they immediately contacted the manager and she came out to our table to make sure everything we ordered was received. it was not so she took care of it immediately. great customer service and food is also the best for healthy eaters, prices are very reasonable.

Review №48

You can never go wrong with broccoli cheddar soup in a bread bowl!! Also the turkey BLT is amazing as well!!

Review №49

Love the food and love the ambience!!! I take a book and read while I nosh and its always it!!!

Review №50

The manager resolved an issue I had with using coupons from RetailMeNot. she was kind enough to compensate me and my ninety-year-old mother with pastries. my mother simply loved all of the food, that was her first visit and she will definitely go back again. highly recommended best customer service I've ever had.

Review №51

Food was very well prepared...better than the average Panera. Very happy.

Review №52

Great food.

Review №53

Always good food and friendly service.

Review №54

Worst customer service tru drive thru. Always forgetting your complete order or the size of drink plus they never have anything in stock food is always missing out menu??? I like the food but I rather go only when I really crave a sandwich which is hardly ever. Terrible drive thru service

Review №55

Very Good Food. Nice Atmosphere and quiet. Very good food.

Review №56

Panera Bread is a comfortable environment. They serve breakfast until 10:30am. They do have a number of pastries and provide a lunch menu, and I recommend the double chocolate chip cookie and Cobbler muffin. The salads are good. I do feel that the soups can be better and the pricing is overpriced for some of the portions of food.

Review №57

I always enjoy my experience with Panera. Their food is delicious. Served quickly. And close to home

Review №58

I love Panera Bread great tasting healthy food unfortunately the guys working the drive trough at this location have horrible customer service and people skills. Every time I drive trough they take your order in a demanding rude tone.

Review №59

Love their pastries first for most....their soups are the best and the bread sooo delicious

Review №60

Decent food, I just kinda wish that the portion sizes are a little larger for the price point. Service is always fantastic.

Review №61

Love there soup bread bowl. Always fresh quailty food. Great Bakery!!

Review №62

Good food, always. Baguettes are divine!

Review №63

Good food never any surprises

Review №64

Great orange cranberry muffins and great sandwhiches

Review №65

Great place, wish they would deliver downtown :(

Review №66

Their Greek salad was over dress with vinaigrette. If I knew how much dressing they put, I should of say easy on the dressing and/or they should ask the customers how you like your dressing or put on the side...? Their chicken noodle is good. Just the right consistency of flavors and texture. The prickly pear hibiscus tea is good as well. Overall the place is clean and nice environment.

Review №67

Great food soup was good

Review №68

Ordered the Tuscan chic, stk/ white cheddar, and BltWorst ever, never going back.Steak and white cheddar was hard as a rock, and had a whole one slice of steak, the size of my palm.Paid 34.00 for the 3 sandwiches, could've got a 3 ft sandwich from the other guys.

Review №69

Cheddar Broccoli Soup was amazing today. Service was just as good. Thanks guys.

Review №70

Drive through service sucks compared to Starbucks. Coffee tasted bland almost like it came from the gas station next door. If you have the time it's better to go to Lassen's across the parking lot.

Review №71

Good tea and breakfast but that's it

Review №72

Staff are always friendly, to me at least. Great food and great atmosphere. Plenty of parking as well.

Review №73

Yummy food. Friendly staff. Clean restaurant and clean and healthy food!

Review №74

I like their sandwiches especially the chicken salad. And they're yummy salads highly recommend

Review №75

I did not like the strawberry summer salad! Who would put cherry tomatoes and strawberries together in every bite?! I don't know if it had dressing. When I couldn't get myself to eat anymore. I went and ordered soup. I told the cashier, I didn't like that salad. she said a lot of people say that. Well, that was a wasted 10 bucks!

Review №76

Had lunch with my sister! Yummy!

Review №77

Great food. Fresh and different. Nice atmosphere.

Review №78

Food and service was great. Homeless man helped himself to the soda fountain and sale table. This practice probably not a good idea.

Review №79

Okay, the online order is the best route as they are busy during lunch rush.

Review №80

I suggest driving to the stockdale location. Definitely don't go through the drive thru. There is a good chance you'll be greeted by a cranky guy who clearly hates his job. The lattes are so watered down its ridiculous, yet I don't have that problem at other locations. It's definitely hit or miss, but mostly a miss.

Review №81

Service is always timely even when they have a full house. looking forward to coming back with my coworkers.

Review №82

Panera was a beautiful resturant with lots of windows and amazing food. Their pastries were amazing, and sandwichs were even better. If you just need a nice place to work, eat, or relax, then go to Panera.

Review №83

My all time favorite for broccoli cheddar and a sandwich.

Review №84

Always tasty and good quality food

Review №85

Once you get used to the prices it's a good place

Review №86

Stopped by for lunch here on the way to Yosemite national park food was good and good service and friendly

Review №87

Favorite place for wonderful soups.

Review №88

Service was a lil slow, but food was great!

Review №89

I love Panera. The food is great and tastes so fresh.

Review №90


Review №91

Fresh food, great flavor. Worth the $$. One star subtracted due to overall dirtiness. Not nasty by any means but could do with walls washed carpet deep cleaned and redo of upholstery.

Review №92

Excellent service and food!

Review №93

The best Fuji salad,and the steak sandwich you just have to try it.

Review №94

Not my favorite eatery but damned good.

Review №95

Expensive, delicious, good, fast service. Very patient.

Review №96

Awesome food, bread is so good

Review №97

Love the Green Goddess Salad. All the soups, sandwiches, salads are nutricious and very delicious. They have a great mac n cheese for the little onex.

Review №98

Bomb sandwiches

Review №99

Foods good but to expensive

Review №100

The food is fresh and delicious

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4.2 Rating
  • Address:4108 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 661-395-9300
  • Bakery
  • Cafe
  • Breakfast restaurant
  • Caterer
  • Coffee shop
  • Delivery service
  • Takeout Restaurant
  • Salad shop
  • Sandwich shop
  • Soup restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:6AM–8PM
  • Tuesday:6AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:8AM–8PM
  • Thursday:8AM–8PM
  • Friday:6AM–8PM
  • Saturday:6AM–8PM
  • Sunday:6AM–8PM
Service options
  • Curbside pickup:Yes
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Drive-through:Yes
  • No-contact delivery:Yes
  • Outdoor seating:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Fireplace:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Great tea selection:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Good for working on laptop:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible parking lot:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible seating:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible restroom:No
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Healthy options:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Organic dishes:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Vegetarian options:Yes
Dining options
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Catering:Yes
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Seating:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
  • Wi-Fi:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • College students:Yes
  • Family-friendly:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
  • Debit cards:Yes
  • Credit cards:Yes
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