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Best Panini in Minneapolis/St.Paul?

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hazel3000 Sep 6, 2011 03:08 PM

I love a good panini. As I love to master them myself at home, I'm always in search of a great panini to aspire too. After I tried Caribou Coffee's newest attempt at fast casual food, I was appalled at their obviously miscalculated bread choice (I shouldn't be surprised) and realized I had never experienced a really great panini outside of the home. Wondering if anyone has found a truly outstanding panini?

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    keithinmpls Sep 6, 2011 06:40 PM

    The Elian Gonzalez is a "Cubanesque" panini at Buster's on 28th with the obvious ingredients - ham, roast pork, cheese pickle and mustard. Funny name aside, it's an excellent sandwich, since the Cuban lends itself so well to a variation on a panini.

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    Buster's on 28th
    4204 28th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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      gildeddawn Sep 6, 2011 07:07 PM

      Coffee News on Grand Avenue in Saint Paul has some nice ones. Brie and apple is very good, as is the turkey, mascarpone, and pear (I think?).

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      Coffee News Cafe
      1662 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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        sandylc Sep 6, 2011 08:47 PM

        I want to root for Caribou - it is homegrown, and my son worked there in high school. That said, they seem to shoot themselves in the foot regularly.

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          Bobannon Sep 7, 2011 10:25 AM

          I had a Turkey Apple Bacon panini from D. Brians last week that was surprisingly really good. I even went back for another one a few days later.

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            hazel3000 Sep 7, 2011 11:46 AM

            Thanks for the responses- I'll try Coffee News, sounds like nice combinations. Although I should retract my Caribou comment, as now that I think about it, I'm not sure it was an actual panini. They call it a 'grilled' sandwich, but I think they warmed it up in a microwave.

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            Coffee News Cafe
            1662 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

            1. danionavenue Sep 7, 2011 01:54 PM

              buon giorno has them and they look good but to be honest I always get the pasta there:)

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