The Panera Bread of Newport Beach has a lot of natural light available inside, as well as a very nice patio setting outside. There is free Wi-Fi (wireless fidelity) Internet service available for patrons and is a great study setting to accommodate the students at UC Irvine whenever finals are rolling around.
The food is fast, fresh, and all bread is made on the premises every day. There's a wide array of salad, soup, sandwiches, bagels, and coffee drink choices for the whole family. It's also quaint enough to still use the setting for small business lunches and they offer catering to go!
My favorites here are the Steak Bistro salad and the Roast Beef Asiago sandwich. Fresh fruit is available daily and 4 choices of coffee.