Panera has the ambiance of an old-world cafe, where you can enjoy a cup of gourmet coffee and delicious pastry, while chatting with friends at the numerous tables, or enjoying a quiet read. The pastries are large and delicious, and priced comparably with other establishments like Au Bon Pain, etc. There is also a good selection of gourmet coffees. The artisan breads, however, were a great disappointment. I was expecting a high-quality bread on par with the delicious pastries, but the bread was quite rubbery, and very expensive. Come here to enjoy a nice afternoon snack, but, when it comes to the bread, please eat cake!