About Panini Pete’s Cafe & Bakeshoppe:

Welcome to Panini Pete’s Cafe & Bakeshoppe, now serving you in three locations! Our flagship store is located in the French Quarter of downtown Fairhope, Alabama; our second shop is in the LoDa district of downtown Mobile, Alabama; and our newest Panini Pete’s store is located in beautiful Destin, Florida!

We’re more than just perfectly pressed sandwiches here at Panini Pete’s. We’ve got delicious Angus beef burgers, killer dressed up dogs, hand-cut fries and chips, and our beignets are the best ones we’ve found outside of NOLA. At Panini Pete’s, we’re passionate about “putting real food into our food,” which is why our menu features items like house-made mozzarella, confit onion, freshly baked sweets and treats, and perfectly roasted roast beef. So come on by and enjoy a meal with us!

About Panini Pete:

Chef Pete Blohme AKA “Panini” Pete is the Owner and Executive Chef of Panini Pete’s Café. A popular high quality fast casual restaurant chain that originated in Fairhope, Alabama in 2006.

Panini Pete’s was recently named the Best Sandwich Shop in the State! After two location and 10 years inn operation Pete partnered with Birmingham based Fresh Hospitality to “Blow Up” the Panini Pete’s brand. Currently sitting at 5 operating units in 3 states with many more to come! Pete also brought on longtime friend and fellow restaurant “rock star” Nick Dimario to help on the structure and operations side of things. Together they bring over 60 years of professional experience their PP Hospitality brand. Their company philosophy is “We put Real Food in our Food”  and “We never met a Stranger”!

One of their newest concepts Sunset Pointe located on the Eastern shore of Mobile Bay serving Fresh Gulf Seafood and local produce. Voted one of Alabama’s hottest new restaurants in 2015!

Chef Pete is a Graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY and also currently sits on their Alumni Advisory Council. Pete with fellow Alumni Robert Kabakoff founded the “Run for you Knives” Scholarships 5K Race & Walk at the CIA Hyde Park campus. This annual event provides much needed Scholarship for current students. Pete has achieved headlines nationwide being featured with Guy Fieri on his Live Road Show performing in 25+ Road Shows and featured on a host of Food Network shows such as Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy’s Grocery Games, Guy’s Big Bite and The Great Food Truck Race with Tyler Florence on Food Network as well as CMT’s Sweet Home Alabama.

Chef Pete is Member of BCA Best Chefs of America. His proudest accomplishment is in being a Founding Member of “The Messlords” a group of Celebrity Chefs that travel the World boosting moral for our US Troops through culinary training and mass feedings in amazing locations like Japan, Spain, Italy, Africa, Bahrain, Romania, Cuba, Europe, as well as onboard Aircraft Carriers and Submarines!

To keep up with his Panini Pete Adventures you can listen to Pete weekly on his Hot of the Press Podcast! (www.hotppodcast.com) look for him cooking, hosting or demoing at great events around the country. Recently headlining at the Super Bowl 51 Players Tailgate as well as Nightclub and Bar convention in Las Vegas! Mostly he likes cooking Beignets in the Fairhope Location!


Fairhope, AL

42 1/2 South Section Street
Fairhope, AL 36532
(251) 929-0122

Mobile, AL

102 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 405-0031

Destin, FL

1071 Hwy 98 East
Destin, FL 32541
(850) 460-3128

West virginia university

62 Morrill Way, Suite 311
Morgantown WV, 26505