Pannikin

It’s been quite the hiatus, here on Ramble Lane. It was mostly a result of being sucked into a Samba wormhole leading up to and during and recovering from Carnaval season…with a dash of not much pressing to say thrown into the mix. Anyway, just when I was thinking – hmmm, not much has happened or come into my view lately that meets the “Eeeek, must immediately share this with my own little niche of the world” test, I went to a precious little café yesterday in California.

If you’ve ever spent any time in Encinitas, perhaps you’ve discovered the joys of Pannikin for yourself already. I had been to Encinitas last year, and to Laguna Beach (not all that far away) a few times before as well, and this was my first trip to this particular historical train station turned bakery wonderland…but definitely not my last. Things to recommend it:

The building itself, a renovated train station from the late 19th century.

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The interior, full of charm.

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Also full of old furnishings, like Singer sewing table bases…and an old wood stove as a coffee prep stand…and old, splintery theatre seats in a corner.

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Also full of strange antique items hanging from the ceiling and nestled on the shelves.

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Also full of (blurry yet) tasty baked goods.

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This old scale seemed an unfair thing to hide in the corner of a bakery this good.

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Seriously? I gained weight after one scone and a chai. You could probably gain weight just sniffing their perfumed muffin-y air. I choose to believe the blurry shots inside are just as much from a baked goods fog that blanketed the atmosphere as poor lighting and lack of flash…

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