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US$10 - US$18
American, Cafe, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews hash browns home fries french toast chilli breakfast place indoor and outdoor seating great coffee great food and service the wait staff pismo egg patio servers
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were taking our family of four out for breakfast in Pismo. We had heard great things about it, so we stopped by. It is perfect for a family with young kids - you don’t mind being a little noisy, food is good and plentiful....The service was good, just a tiny touch slow and there was a long wait - still worth a robust four stars, however. If there were 4.5 stars, I would give it happily.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed 27 May 2022 via mobile

Found this place on tripadvisor and did not disappoint! We both had the french toast with poached eggs and bacon, was very tasty. Big portion and lovely to sit outside. Can defenitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 25 April 2022

The chili verde was outstanding. We enjoyed it so much that we ordered a bowl to go. Loved the home fries. My fried egg was cooked the way I like it, and the coffee was good. My breakfast partner enjoyed her omelet and said her...biscuit was good (the biscuit was large!). Also, the staff was friendly. We definitely plan on returning to Penny's.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 17 April 2022

No problems reaching this place. Easy walk from our hotel. The food was very good (love my linguica). My wife had the strawberry pancakes. We both came away stuffed.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 January 2022

We stopped by for breakfast and loved the All American decor. The people working here were happy and friendly. They provided indoor and outdoor seating with heaters. The menu had a large variety of choices. The portions were generous and yummy. They are a short...two block walk to the beach. It felt like a locals hangout. Everyone seemed to know each other. We were waiting for Norm to walk through the door (O:More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 9 January 2022 via mobile

Me and my wife had breakfast here today. The food was good and the service was friendly. The proportions were generous. The “ Top notch” breakfast gravy was just that. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good old american breakfast. The...lunch menu also looked scrumptious.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 January 2022

We had a great brunch; I had an omelet, and my husband had a burger. Service was great, and the ambiance was lovely. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we sat outside.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 27 December 2021

Had breakfast two days last week while staying in Pismo Beach and can definitely recommend Penny's. Delicious cheese omelette and hash browns (which are soft in the centre, not hard and crispy), oatmeal and scrambled eggs. Very friendly service and great coffee too. We'll definitely...be back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
pennyscafe, Owner at Penny's All American Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2021

I am sorry for your complaints. I hope you can give us a second chance.All my Best,Penny

Reviewed 24 December 2021 via mobile

The service was meh, The presentation the food was also meh, the food is unremarkable. We would not return or recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 6 December 2021

We have called Penny's our favorite Sunday breakfast place for many years. The staff is always friendly, food prepared to our taste and served hot. Not this time. Did not recognize any of the staff, servers were perfunctory with their remarks, food was tasty but...cool to room temperature. Breakfast should always be served hot, unless you are having cold cereal! There was no warmth in the servers voice, it was almost scripted. Penny, you need to bring back the old staff or better train your Sunday staff regarding customer care and getting the food to the table while still hot. Coffee was good.More

Date of visit: December 2021
pennyscafe, Owner at Penny's All American Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2021

I am sorry for your complaints.Did you tell your server ? We are always willing to re-do a meal. It is never our intention to serve cold food of course, as for my staff I can not control that. They leave to pursue school, move...More

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Breakfast is served from open to close (Weekdays: 6am-2pm, weekends 7am-2pm)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penny's All American Cafe'

Yes, Penny's All American Cafe' offers takeaway services.

Penny's All American Cafe' is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4