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Penny Cluse Cafe

$$ - $$$American, Cafe,
169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
+1 802-651-8834
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“penny cluse” (156 reviews)
Open Now
6:45 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are from MD and next time in Burlington we will see you again. It was one of the best meals I have had in a very long time. Every dish was so tasty and flavorful. Lots of choices, fresh and homemade. OJ was fresh...More

Thank ssudek
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Delicious, fresh and large Cobb salad. Satisfying and flavorful smoothies. Very large and palate pleasing breakfast platters. Great service.

Thank MartinG145
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here one morning for breakfast- but could have enjoyed a wonderful lunch here as well. Adorable restaurant in downtown Burlington. Very popular and crowded- but the wait was still less than 15 mins for seating and food came out quickly! This is a...More

Thank Teresa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were fortunate enough to eat breakfast at the Penny Cluse both mornings of a weekend visit to Burlington. You can tell this place is an institution. People will happily line up and wait up to 30-60 minutes for a table and...More

Thank TRIPTravelTailor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another restaurant people in Burlington recommend is Penny Cluse. We tried to come here a couple of times, but each time the wait was very long. There was finally no wait on Monday at 12p but even then it was still crowded. The food is...More

Thank 0504Traveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penny Cluse Cafe is a very cute breakfast place about a block from church street. It seems to be a restaurant that was built in an old house. There is two floors with the main floor being where the bulk of the seating is located....More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant. The service was great. Coffee was always full, and delicious, and everyone was nice and kind. The food is amazing. The pancakes and french toast are delicious even before the maple syrup. The smothered biscuit could have been cardboard and we...More

Thank elcoqui121
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We got there at 9:30 am on a Sunday morning, and had to wait 45 minutes for a table, and it was worth every minute. Interesting, tasty choices for brunch, to suit all palates and modes of eating: omnivore, vegetarian, and gluten intolerant. Excellent coffee....More

Thank Y2807RUlaurab
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Today I had the rare weekday off and was able to slip into Penny Cluse with my fiancé who works downtown for lunch. It’s been crazy lately so I haven’t been in in about a year. It was awesome to find the food and atmosphere...More

Thank TiMoVT
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We were here on Columbus day!!! It was quite packed and had a long Q to order. We were told that any breakfast order would take 20-30 mins. Since we were on a time crunch we decided to get some Croissants & Coffee along with...More

1  Thank travelmadCA
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Response from IngaGaminga | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately.
12 June 2015|
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Response from Crazycatladyceramics |
Not a question about a fad. A question about an illiness. For anyone else wondering. We ate there and they where extremely sweet and acomidating. Best restaurant in Burlington.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-651-8834
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