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Penny Cluse Cafe

) #2 of 178 Restaurants in Burlington $$ - $$$ American, Cafe,
169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
+1 802-651-8834
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 days ago

If the line out the door doesn't tell you, this place is a must! Stumbled upon it, even with the line we decided to wait and glad we did. Everything was so good and fresh. YOU must try the banana bread.

Thank Kim65NJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

Gail from Burlington Edible History Tours told us about Penny Cluse - we went there out first morning and it was excellent!! Very creative dishes (Maple Cornbread French Toast) that are unique and delicious. Large portions, and everything being delivered to neighboring tables looked delicious,...More

Thank kezammit
Reviewed 4 days ago

So, we love Vermont. And, one of the things we love is the food that seems to all be homemade. And Penny Cluse is the kind of restaurant that makes us love Vermont. The toast is bakery bread - nothing off a shelf. The menu...More

1  Thank chandrao46
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful service today. Had a little bit of everything : smoked salmon, French toast, eggs, Zydeco eggs, corn muffins and black beans. Funky, delicious and great service today. Check it out. Heard there are lines on a weekend but it was walk-in perfect on a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch there with my family. There was a 20 minute wait but worth it. Salads are awesome, especially with battered fish. This was my favorite restaurant in Burlington and competition is stiff!

Thank lmphilly
Reviewed 1 week ago

It all started on a hot day in Burlington with a glass of cold ice water. Next the refreshing frest squeezed grapefruit juice. But the heuvos rancheros verde was simply fabulous. Perfect.

Thank Vermonter132
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is very famous around Burlington for brunch and we really wanted to try it out so we walked around for an hour. Might be only my european taste, but the chorizo burrito was not as good as advertized. Coffee was undrinkable. Otherwise the place...More

Thank Giulia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here for breakfast and we were not disappointed. My husband had the Penny Cluse and said it was very yummy. The herb cream gravy, he said was interesting but good. His only complaint was that the home fries were just...More

Thank TriciaM01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for breakfast - lots of choices and cooked to order. Sometimes there is quite a line to get in, but it is worth it to wait.

Thank lanemdunn
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Such a yummy lunch! From egg sandwiches to the fruit plate to the potato leek soup to the BLT, the food was really delicious! The mayo and salad dressing are homemade! Wish I found this place years ago!

1  Thank Lovetotravelforfun
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you make reservations here?
22 May 2017|
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Response from IngaGaminga | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately.
Gluten free?
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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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