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Penny Ann's Cafe

1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
+1 801-935-4760
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (94 reviews)
“hotcakes” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We love Penny Ann’s Cafe and enjoy everything we’ve had on the menu. Their pancakes are truly are delicious.

Thank CatharinaApple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came there after while visiting Salt Lake City. It was a cozy setting and it was quiet busy, but got a table quickly. I ordered an omelette and it came with potato and their famous short stack pancakes for $11. And I couldn't finish it...More

Thank JanetT8
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

We are so glad that you found us! Thank you for the amazing review and we hope to see you on your next visit to Salt Lake.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended tome on the forum and did not disappoint. Go here. It’s delicious especially the pancakes.

Thank ladybugx87
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

The service was prompt, the staff was friendly, the food was cooked perfectly, the portion size was excellent, and the price was phenomenal. They truly do have heavenly pancakes!

Thank 69nurse
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

We appreciate your review and business!

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My God, this place has the best old fashioned Biscuits & Gravy. And I really love the servers. Probably won’t be writing any other reviews. But I’ve got to get the word out that besides the Hot Cakes the BISCUITS & GRAVY are on point!...More

Thank Pauliasi Tolo V
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

We appreciate the wonderful review!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

A pal took me here - he raves about it so I had to find out the straight scoop. This is a comfortable, friendly small cafe with some real comfort food. I had the two-egg breakfast (eggs, potatoes, 2 "heavenly pancakes" and a side of...More

Thank Bandit331
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A great place for breakfast/brunch! We both enjoyed our meals very much. The pancakes aren't called "Heavenly Hotcakes" for nothing! What a great recipe! I had the Chicken Cordon Bleu and it was fantastic! Unique and yummy. I can't wait to go back again.

Thank kstucker
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful!! The reviews are completely accurate! Family run little place, with a friendly staff. The owner walks around, and ensures quality. They were happy to do some mild changes to the items we wanted to accommodate our diet.

Thank Richard S
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your business! We appreciate the review and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

It was a cute little dive-ish type diner. We were told the wait would be 30 minutes but it was closer to 5 minutes. There was a nice area to wait so you were out of the way. Got to sit at the counter which...More

Thank supersammmy
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for the amazing review! We are glad that you found us and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We like to eat outside on the patio it's kind of noisy and crowded on the inside. The food is always good and there's a lot of it and it's not very expensive

Thank Carol L
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We appreciate your business!

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Toni J
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Response from Liz H | Reviewed this property |
Eggs are always a gluten free option. Their omelettes are delicious !!!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-935-4760
Winner Best of State Best Breakfast, Penny Ann's Cafe is a family affair. The restaurant's namesake, Penny Ann, and her sister, Cindy, can often be found seating patrons, serving tables or chatting pleasantly with the restaurant's regular customers. Penny's brother Warren is the executive Chef and brother Paul is behind the scenes helping with day to day operations. Wayne and Jane, the parents of the bunch, can often be seen around too helping with all aspects of the business. There are also many nieces and nephews who help cook, prep, serve and bus tables as well as the outstanding staff who feel like family. Originally from upstate New York, the Willey family prides itself on creating the east coast diner family atmosphere where guests can feel comfortable, and relax while they indulge in homemade comfort food. Not only is the atmosphere comfortable and inviting, the food is top notch. For the second year in a row, Penny Ann's Café was the winner of the Best of State award for Best Breakfast. They are known as the Home of the "Heavenly Hot Cakes", and the pancakes are a fantastic place to start when trying to decide on something from the menu. heavenly-hot-cakesHead chef Warren Willey has been a chef for many years, and his experience translates into his down-home cooking. Originally from New York, Warren was a chef there before coming to Utah. After the move, he was a chef at Park City's Westgate Grill for 10 years before the family decided to open Penny Ann's. In June of 2011, Penny Ann's opened its doors in downtown Salt Lake City, and had almost instant popularity. After three years in the downtown site, the family decided to open another location and opened in Draper in December of 2014 and are looking at future expansion in the coming months and years.
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