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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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“penny cluse” (147 reviews)
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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 had the most amazing breakfast. It is definitely worth the wait. Food & service were great. The gingerbread pancakes we to die for. The fresh fruit plate was incredible. The rest of the meals were just as awesome. Love & will be back.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely food and great service. What more do you want! When we arrived at the restaurant there was a line of people waiting outside and we had a 30 minute wait before we were seated but it was well worth it. Highly recommended.

Thank dooley2014
Reviewed 4 days ago

At breakfast to lunch time, especially on weekends, be prepared to see a line going out the door. (If you don't see that line, immediately go in and get seated!). There's a reason for that line: Penny Cluse's breakfasts, both traditional and nouvelle, are exquisitely...More

Thank michaelatkins0n
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place has a really good selection of various salads and meat/egg/potato type combinations. I had the German sausage plate, which was really good. It is a fun place to stop off if you're in Burlington.

Thank Jake F
Reviewed 5 days ago

Be prepared to wait in line, but it is worth it. Small place, clean, warm, friendly service, fantastic food. We sat at the counter, but either table or counter, it does't matter. Large portions, delicious tasting, reasonable, served with a smile. This is one terrific...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very charming spot for lunch with great view of the green and churches across the street. Great variety of architecture and interesting people watching. The walls of the restaurant displayed works by local artists that were interesting and good. It had really...More

Thank Nabobs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived about 8:30 on a weekday and no wait, although there was a line when we left. Lots of great sounding options. Excellent accommodating service. My scrambled eggs in two tacos with avocado salsa, red cabbage and black beans was awesome. My spouse's heuvos...More

Thank Vermont68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in around 1000 and waited about 30 minutes. Great server, quick service and had the zydeco breakfast. Good coffee too. Definitely do it again.

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best breakfast restaurants ever!!! This is highly rated for a reason! One local told us he ate there everyday for a month once! We had the gingerbread pancakes and the breakfast taco. We licked our plates! The biscuits and gravy looked amazing!...More

Thank Jamie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost all the reviews and the recommendations of friends praised this place for a decent breakfast but while good, it did not live up to the hype. Honest disclosure, we are in a breakfast rut, if the menu says Eggs Benedict, or Corned Beef Hash...More

Thank TruckDriverFritz
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22 May 2017|
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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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