Sandwiches, soups, salads, pasta, baked goods, breakfast, lunch, dinner.......oh my! Quite an undertaking for any restaurant, but Panera Bread seems to have it down to a science and does it all pretty well. The first thing you'll notice upon entering Panera Bread is the aroma of fresh baked goods on your nose. It gets the mouth watering as you enter. The atmosphere is light and relaxing, one complaint would be the music plays a little loud.
The menu is vast, yet not overwhelming, with great sandwiches and belly warming soups and specials every day. The soups could use a little adjusting, as Broccoli and Cheddar soup should be nice and thick. Plenty of choices for the healthy eater also. Bread......mmmmm. Do yourself a favor and grab a loaf of bread to take home, it's really tasty! The cookies ain't too shabby either!
The service is top notch with smiles form every employee. The only complaint is that they have an open kitchen and some of the cooks may forget that all the customers can hear anything negative they might have to say. Be careful people.
If you grew up going to bakeries as a child, Panera Bread may not be quite what you had in mind. Panera Bread is a new-old school type of restaurant, so give them a try and you will see that a lot of time and passion goes into their food. Minor complaints like music volume, and at one point watery Broccoli Cheddar soup, do not change the fact that Panera Bread is a great choice for any one looking for good quality bakery cafe at really good prices.
Panera Bread, 10450 Town Center Dr. Westminster, CO. 80021 303-438-9700