Four Points Bulletin

Travels north, east, south, and west of our Oceanside home base.

In 1888, the Encinitas Santa Fe Railroad Station aided travelers move up and down the Californian coastline. After WWII, when car ownership was more common and train travel less popular, the train station facilitated freights. The station closed completely in 1969, and a few years later it was moved to its current location on Highway 101, in the neighboring town of Leucadia. For the last 20 years it has served as the base for Pannikin Coffee and Tea. The original pale yellow paint is kept up on the pristine Victorian building, Santa Fe can be read on the floor, framed by the door jamb, upon entering and the Santa Fe railroad sign is nonchalantly displayed inside. Luckily Encinitas had the forethought to hold onto this piece of local history. If you ever want a good cup of coffee or tea with a fun atmosphere in a historical setting, you know just where to go.

7 thoughts on “Santa Fe Railroad Station, Leucadia

  1. Denise says:

    I have passed this delightful spot dozens of times and never stopped. Now I must. I love all the local treasures you share! Thanks babe!

    1. It’s right up your alley!

    2. De nada. It’s a fun quick stop, for sure.

  2. tagpipspearl says:

    Gorgeous old building!

    1. There are so many quirky little things to do around here.

  3. Kimberly Chung says:

    Makes me miss you and San Diego!

    1. Miss you too!!

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