March 1, 20155.0
Happy birthday to me!
I was here in October to cash in a loyalty card reward. I had purchased at other Panera locations previously, and because it had recently been my birthday, I was entitled to a free pastry.
The coffee shop is located across from a strip mall. It’s not pedestrian friendly in the vicinity, and you have to walk across the terrasse and around the back in order to get inside. But once inside, it was not crowded at all — only one person ahead of me in line. The server called after the customer ahead of me to give him a special beverage for his child. Then it was my turn.
I had my pick of any pastry in the showcase. I wanted the best deal possible so I chose a huge, sweet, sticky pastry covered in nuts and icing. Oh there would be no dieting today! I did not have to buy anything else to claim the freebie. Really nice staff here — friendly, helpful, pleasant. I hope to go back one day and spend more time here.
Dishes I tried:
125. Bear Claw
A type of cinnamon bun with a dense almond filling, and lots and lots of almonds on top — and in the bag! This was so so SO good. This pastry is a bit big for one person.