Panera Bread is a wonderful stop for a cup of coffee, a light breakfast,lunch or goodies like bagels and breads to take home.

Always busy, but it feels almost like “home away from home.

It’s where you can meet your friends just to chat or to work with your computer or read the daily news as you enjoy drinking the freshly made coffee.

We first used Panera Bread in Lansing, Michigan many years ago as we traveled to Mackinac Island.

We would pick up our favorite sandwiches and drink and then stop at a park on our journey to enjoy the beauty of Michigan as we savored our Panera lunch.

Guests at our cottage frequently bring bagels and breads with them from the Lansing store.

We were thoroughly excited then when Panera Bread opened up their first store in Naples.