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Panini Cafe

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600 w. 9th street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
+1 213-489-4200
09:00 - 21:30
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San Jose, California
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165 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were staying in downtown LA and found this restaurant one block away. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We had a great breakfast and came back the next day for an equally great dinner. They have both indoors and patio seating. We chose the former as it was quite cold in early January when were here. The... More 

Thank Mike B
Bethesda, MD
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158 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Panini was like an oasis in a desert of loud and expensive restaurants serving ordinary food. The service was friendly, attentive and quick. The food was prepared and served with care, and was delicious. I had the chicken shish kebab, beautifully presented. And the bill was very reasonable indeed. The relaxed neighborhood atmosphere made the experience all the more enjoyable.

Thank roadtrekker
los angeles
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

To believe other sites that offer ratings and that many people turn to for trusted recommendations, that may rhyme with Kelp, this place is a sure bet. I'm here to tell you it's not. Unless you're interested in dry unflavored underseasoned meats or tasteless sides. The only way to possibly explain is that maybe people are confusing quality with quantity.... More 

Thank mario13
Jupiter, Florida
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202 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Had breakfast here. The menu is large and a great selection of food for breakfast. The eggs were cooked prefect and the bacon was very different.

Thank Jmpeters
Oakland, California
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The Date Salad is fantastic as are all the Kabobs (I especially enjoyed the Salmon which was cooked to perfection). The service is friendly and professional. The prices are reasonable. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. Full bar, wine and a complete menu. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Thank Fred B
Los Angeles
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

You can eat in or outside and both are very nice. The outside area is nicely done. It is not as if you are on the sidewalk for everyone to see. You have some privacy if you choose to eat out. The service is good and the servers are friendly. The portions are large and the food is fresh, The... More 

Thank MAL55LosAngeles
Downey, California
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59 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

How I love sitting outside on the street side patio watching the people from downtown LA flutter by but what i go for is the organic, free ranged chicken, lamb and beef kabobs. Served with a side of basmati rice and a choice of salad. OMG and under 9$ LOL what a deal. you can easily spend that a Jack... More 

Thank gmartinez2016
Oceanside, California
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Delicious, healthy sandwiches, salads, soups, and entrees. Friendly, quick service, busy for lunch !

Thank BarbB2000
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with a few friends. The hostess was very friendly. We did not have to wait long and we were there at twelve. My chicken kabob was amazing. My friends had the Mediterranean salad and a veggie sandwich. They said it was delicious. Quick service with a family attitude.

Thank Kendra H
State College, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

After being on the road for several weeks and all kinds of food, heavy or light, fast or fancy, I was very happy to find this place. The place is well located next to the campus of UCLA. The food was good and hearty. The balance of meat, vegetable and rice is perfect for a traveler.

Thank Chun L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 w. 9th street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 213-489-4200

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

Staying in Downtown

Neighbourhood Profile
Downtown Los Angeles is a busy metropolis of towering buildings, bustling streets, and industrial warehouses. There is a distinct multiplicity of cultures here with a growing influx of business professionals and hipsters. Many call the evolution of Downtown over recent years gentrification. New lofts, bars, hotels and restaurants are popping up regularly. Downtown is home to some of the very best restaurants in the city leading the LA foodie scene, plus it is the location of cultural and sports venues including the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Staples Center, and the Coliseum at the University of Southern California.
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