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Panes Bread Cafe

Chicago
Café
$$$$

Known for its original sandwiches and fresh-baked bread, this cash-only counter-service cafe crafts a mean Oaxacan pork sandwich. The pork chop sandwich has an authentic Mexican sweet and spicy flavor between crusty, homemade bread. For the same price as Subway, the generously portioned, top-notch handheld that could easily make two meals reigns supreme as a quick and tasty option.

Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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A great sandwich starts with great bread, and this north side stalwart has kept their eyes steadily affixed to the carbo-centric prize since 1994. In particular, Panes is lauded for the focaccia-like tomato bread that forms the base for the Popular, an aptly named combo of chicken breast, caramelized onions, spinach, roasted peppers, and provolone cheese. And the cozy outpost—muraled walls, dark wood fixtures, signs and knicknacks filling every open space, shelves brimming with oven-fresh baked goods—looks almost as enticing as it smells.
How to order: Stop by for counter service.

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Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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