Panera is a great place on a rainy or cold day. They have soups, sandwiches, and great coffee treats. They also have fantastic pastries and bagels. To me the soup and sandwiches aren't anything spectacular, but the bagels, pastries, and coffee are great. The prices seem pretty high, especially for sandwiches and coffee. There's definitely a lunch rush every day, but in between rush times the place is pretty peaceful and you can enjoy your meal.