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Panera Bread

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner

Food and ambience

American, Cafe, Deli, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options


We make our pastries, desserts & sweets w/ the best ingredients, from our own original recipes. All are baked fresh daily & all are very, very good for you. In that "I'm going to treat myself" or "I've had a bad day" kind of way.
Carrot Cake w/ Walnuts
Freshly baked‏ carrot walnut cake filled & topped w/ cream cheese icing, then finished w/ a carrot décor piece
Pecan Braid
Our pastry dough twisted & braided w/ simple flavors of butter & freshly ground pecans coated w/ Light sugar syrup for sweetness
Our special recipe pastry cream topped w/ whole cherry filling & white icing
Made w/ our cream cheese filling & cinnomon crunch topping
Filled w/ semisweet chocolate bars & topped w/ honey glaze
Double Fudge Brownie
A rich,‏ fudge-like brownie w/ chocolate chunks topped w/ chocolate icing
Pumpkin Cookie
It’s Back! Our shortbread cookie decorated w/ icing
Peanut Butter Dream
With all-natural peanut butter, toffee w/ almonds & peanut butter flavored chips.
Chocolate Duet w/ Walnuts
Chocolate cookie dough w/ walnuts, semisweet chocolate chunks & bits of white confectionary chunks
Steel Cut Oatmeal
With organic‏ steel cut oats, cinnamon crunch topping & choice of fresh strawberries & pecans.
Strawberry Granola Parfait
Stonyfield farm low-fat, organic vanilla yogurt, maple butter pecan granola w/ whole grain oats & fresh strawberries. Available all day, while they last
New Steel Cut Oatmeal
With organic steel cut oats, cinnamon crunch topping, dried cherries, apple chips & almonds.
A crisp crust & nutty flavor. Available in miche & loaf
Stone-Milled Rye
With chopped rye kernels & caraway seeds. Available in miche, loaf
Three Cheese
Parmesan, Romano & Asiago cheeses. Available in miche, loaf, demi
Italian flatbread baked w/ olive oil & topped w/ sea salt. Available in sea salt & asiago cheese. Available in loaf
Whole Grain
Moist & hearty, sweetened w/ honey. Available in miche, loaf, baguette
Slightly blistered crust, wine-like aroma. Available in miche, baguette
Sesame Semolina
Delicate & moist, topped w/ sesame seeds. Available in miche & loaf
Three Seed
Poppy, sesame & fennel seeds. Available in demi
A moist, chewy crumb w/ a thin crust & light olive oil flavor. Available in loaf
Chocolate Pecan Babka
It’s Back! A rich, sweet egg bread that is marbled w/ semi-sweet flavored chocolate filling & toasted pecans.
Available mornings only, while they last
Four Cheese
Made w/ white cheddar, Romano, parmesan & neufchatel cheeses
Spinach & Artichoke
Spinach, Romano cheese, red peppers & artichoke hearts, lightly flavored w/ a hint of garlic & a dash Of tabasco
Sausage & Gouda
Savory egg‏ mixture, sausage, & smoked Gouda, baked in our sweet croissant dough.
Spinach & Bacon
Spinach, cheddar cheese & bacon, enlivened w/ a dash of tabasco, a hint of garlic & a squeeze of Lemon juice
Cherry Vanilla
It's Back! Flavored w/ cherry chips, dried cherries & cranberries, vanilla, honey & brown sugar.
Sweet Onion & Poppyseed Bagel
Our Sourdough bagel filled w/ dried sweet onion pieces & poppyseeds.
Asiago Cheese
Chunks of asiago cheese baked right in, w/ even more asiago on top
Cinnamon Swirl & Raisin
Our sourdough bagel sweetened w/ cinnamon chips, brown sugar & raisins swirled throughout
French Toast
Made w/ sweet maple-flavored & cinnamon chips
Pumpkin Pie Bagel
Freshly baked bagel featuring pumpkin & spice w/ a crumb topping & cinnamon sugar mixture, sprinkled w/ powdered sugar
Made w/ a mix of wild & cultured blueberries
Chocolate Chip
Flavored w/ milk chocolate flavored chips
Cinnamon Crunch
Cinnamon & vanilla chips flavor the dough, topped w/ a sweet, crunchy shell of cinnamon & sugar
Topped w/ sesame seeds, poppy seeds, garlic, toasted onion & kosher salt
Mediterranean Egg White on Ciabatta
Egg whites, a thick slice of vermont white cheddar, roasted tomatoes, fresh spinach, & basil pesto on Freshly baked ciabatta
Sausage, Egg & Cheese
All-natural egg, freshly cracked every morning, a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar & all-natural Sausage on any signature bagel
Bacon, Egg & Cheese
All-natural egg, freshly cracked every morning, a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar & applewood- Smoked bacon on any signature bagel
Asiago Bagel Breakfast Sandwich
Freshly cracked egg, applewood-smoked bacon & Vermont white cheddar on our asiago bagel
Steak & Egg
Seared top sirloin, all-natural egg, Vermont white cheddar on our signature sweet onion & poppyseed Bagel.
Egg & Cheese
All-natural eggs, freshly cracked every morning, & a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar on any Signature bagel
Breakfast Power Sandwich
All-natural egg,‏ freshly cracked every morning, a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar & smoked, lean Ham all grilled on freshly baked whole grain bread
Egg & Cheese
All-natural egg, freshly cracked every morning, & a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar, all grilled on Freshly baked ciabatta
Bacon, Egg & Cheese
All-natural egg, freshly cracked every morning, a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar & applewood- Smoked bacon all grilled on freshly baked ciabatta
Sausage, Egg & Cheese
All-natural egg, freshly cracked every morning, a thick slice of Vermont white cheddar & all-natural Sausage all grilled on freshly baked ciabatta
From focusing on quality, clean ingredients to serving our food to you in a warm and welcoming environment, Panera Bread is committed to being an ally to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. You don't have to compromise to eat well. Whether you want to come in and enjoy a coffee and our complimentary Wi-Fi , or order online using Rapid Pick-Up so you can grab something quickly, Panera Bread Newport News is here with warmth and welcome. Panera Bread. Food as it should be.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
American, Cafe, Deli, Soups
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Its Panera, the food is great. The customer service however is spotty sometimes. Sometimes you get a phenomenal experience, and others not so much, like forgetting main entree items on delivery. I'll continue to go for the delicious cookies.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank darklaura2017
Reviewed 26 March 2018

I was in the area when I stopped at this location across from Christopher Newport University. This time I got broccoli and cheese soup with a baguette, caffeine free diet coke and for 99 cents more a large orange scone. Quick service and great lunch...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank JLDC
Reviewed 22 February 2018

Panera Bread is my go-to place when I want something quick, good and filling. As far as fast food, it's much healthier than most places in the area and there are a variety of things to choose from on the menu. The Jefferson location is...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank DJK30
Reviewed 16 February 2018

While running errands in Newport News we stopped at this location near Christopher Newpot University. We ordered at the kiosk and picked up our order in a matter of minutes. We both got a bowl of broccoli and cheese soup and handmade bread. We shared...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JLDC
Reviewed 18 November 2017

The food is always fresh, little expensive but service is great and rarely have to wait. Nice selection.

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Bamboo708
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We go at least once per week for lunch. The food is excellent and so fresh. It is a really busy place but they handle the volume very well. Seating is a little limited but parking is pretty good. They are several ways to order...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank J8592GFstepheng
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I had cheese soufflé, was good just a little too much of garlic. Order was easy, their tea was a little bit watered but is the first time since I go often I can tell you usually is good.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank CeciliaM405
Reviewed 22 August 2017

As many locals know, Jefferson Avenue during rush hour can be quite an ordeal. If you have time, why not stop by Panera's and watch the other folks sit in the traffic. You will be relaxing with a meal you can order from your table...More

Date of visit: August 2017
3  Thank 273jeanaj
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

When I opened my sealed Thai salad, a green fly flew out. Had driven two-hours home by the time I opened the salad. Ugh! Would have given zero stars, but the app won't allow!

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank MediaMaven26
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I was first in line. Placed order for a bagel pak (13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese). It took the server 15 MINUTES to fill the order. She wasn't waiting on any bagels....she was chatting with her co-workers, walking back to the food...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank virginian9
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