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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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American, Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Cute and energetic place. Fresh grapefruit juice was delicious. Got the braised beef salad. Had a hair in it. Asked for replacement meal pork pie which was dry and small. Though a cheaper menu option is what I ultimately ate I was charged for the...More

Thank Steven K
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Normally, I don’t care for breakfast food, but my meal here made me so happy and full, it cheered me up to think about for the rest of the day! Friendly service, enormous portions, and tasty tasty food. Will definitely be back!

Thank bri7160
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Do to other reviews about the wait, we went around 11am and only waited about 25-35 mins for a well worth it breakfast. I ended up having the pumpkin bread French toast which was really good. It was a special for the day so I...More

Thank Tommygunz1984
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Happened upon this place for Sunday morning breakfast. Anticipated a wait, generally a good sign of a popular spot and it was worth it. Friendly service and a fantastic breakfast. The corned beef hash was amazing, along with a couple eggs and biscuits. Delish. My...More

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 11 March 2018

The vegetarian biscuits and gravy is heavenly. The little bit of curry spice on the hash browns is yum! You may have to wait on the weekends but it's a wait worth the time. Don't forget to order the fresh juice, especially if they have...More

Thank 3Needs
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Had breakfast -- most options come with eggs and beans, which was fine with me. Loved my eggs in salsa with beans. Good service, endless coffee, relaxed atmosphere, good location. Not my first visit, and the previous time was just as good. Look forward to...More

Thank Voyageur_americain
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place has a very interesting menu, and they cook everything really well. VERY popular, and for good reason -- but be ready for a wait if you go during a peak time. All in all, a place worth visiting more than once, just to...More

Thank wmccoske
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place holds a variety of great foods and they serve breakfast all day. They're all very nice but try to get there earlier than later as they fill up quite fast. The wait staff is nice and are always happy to help. They also...More

Thank Owen D
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The cafe's menu is very diverse full of tasty items. I would highly recommend but get there early as they fill up quickly.

Thank 687larry
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting Burlington, Vermont make time to eat at Penny Cluse. It deserves to be a destination both for the food and the spirit of the place. Great for breakfast and lunch as well as family friendly. There may be a wait but...More

Thank Warren N
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
6:45 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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