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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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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“hotcakes” (26 reviews)
“potatoes” (21 reviews)
“pies” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
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1 - 10 of 188 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is THE breakfast spot... if you like pancakes there are none better than Penny Ann's Heavenly Hotcakes. These things are light, fluffy and flavorful. I dont know what they do but they do it right in the pancake department. But that's not even the...More

Thank Richard H
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the wonderful review, we appreciate your support!

Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped by at 7 am (right when they opened) to get breakfast before heading out of town a few weeks ago. The food was amazing and the waiters friendly and accommodating. I am gluten free and had no issues with most of the food options-...More

Thank Meredith W
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for stopping by! We appreciate your review and comments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to eat here after seeing reviews on this restaurant. The service and the food were good, but the menu was pricey and the wait was long. I wouldn't have minded the long wait but there was no place to sit to wait for...More

Thank CECILE J
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review and comments. We have implemented our new Wait list system called No Wait - http://nowait.com/guests/ that allows you to get in line before heading to the restaurant. We have also renovated the hallway and now have a waiting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by Penny Ann's just after we arrived in salt lake. We wanted to wait for a table outside but the food looked so good we decided to sit at the bar. Matt was great and gave us great advice on what to get....More

1  Thank kate s
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our family run cafe. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was out of this world great. Our server was Matt. His service is much appreciated. Definitely a top spot in Salt lake city!

Thank number1noles
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2017

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

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stayed within walking distance of PAC while in town for a ski trip. We didn't make breakfast once. We just walked to PAC for five days straight of excellent breakfast. Waitress staff was very friendly. Pancakes were some of the best we ever had....More

1  Thank Scottn22
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2017

We are glad that you found us. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again on your next visit.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Pancakes are great. Rest of the menu is average. Potatoes undercooked, canned veggies, etc. Service also average. Quirky and local atmosphere.More

Thank Josephine95
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. All of our veggies are fresh, we saute them ahead of time so we do not serve raw vegetables in our omelets. I apologize that the potatoes were under-cooked, I will mention that to our kitchen manager. Thanks...More

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Wow. Breakfast was awesome and yes the pancakes are heavenly. We left slightly sick because we ate so much. Can't wait to try lunch here.

1  Thank Chad E
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

We are grateful for your review and business. Thank you!

Reviewed 10 March 2017

My husband and I love going to Penny Ann's Cafe. They have unique and amazing breakfast platters. On the weekends they get crowed very quickly, so I suggest going before 10am to have a shorter wait. Even if you do wait, it's not that long...More

1  Thank Dancerde
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

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

Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had an airport drop off & figured we'd likely find someplace in Salt Lake open on Sunday & a holiday. We scored with PAC. staff is alert, funny & attentive. Tried the hotcakes - sweeter batter, and fluffy & tasty. Huge portions that could easily...More

1  Thank dapinca
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Thank you so much for the great review, we are glad that you found us. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again.

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Toni J
Are there gluten free options?
10 February 2016|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:30
Monday
07:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:30
Thursday
07:00 - 14:30
Friday
07:00 - 14:30
Saturday
07:00 - 14:30
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
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Description
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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