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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
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (97 reviews)
“hotcakes” (16 reviews)
“potatoes” (27 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We came here on a Friday morning & were surprised to see so many people. The wait was only 15 minutes so we stayed. After waiting 15 minutes, they called us up and offered us seats at the counter. We took it as we did...More

Thank smwg512
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

Thank you for your review and comments.

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

I have mixed feelings about how to rate PAC because the hotcakes really were amazing but the rest of my breakfast wasn't very good. I got a veggie omelette but it was more like a super thin sheet of egg loaded with way too many...More

Thank SaltLakeCityPinkgirl
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your review and comments, we appreciate your business.

Reviewed 8 February 2018

This is the type of place I love to visit.. the mom and pop style diner.. with friendly wait staff. We were on our way to the airport and found this place on yelp.. so we dropped in and was pleasantly surprised.. I had the...More

Thank PlanoGreg
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Our family is grateful for your review and business!

Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

After an early soccer game brought my two grandsons for breakfast. They enjoyed the lightest, fluffiest buttermilk pancakes ever! Generous cup of hot cocoa with Lots of whipped cream.. I tried the Chili Verde Skillet. Home style potatoes covered with melted cheddar cheese, two fried...More

Thank Doug W
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

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

Reviewed 25 January 2018

We love checking out new, or in this case, older/classic SLC based places for breakfast and Penny Ann's Cafe certainly didn't disappoint in any way. Frequented heavily by locals and almost always with a wait, once seated, the service and food didn't fail to impress...More

Thank dalessiopietro
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 22 January 2018 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
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 5 January 2018

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 18 January 2018

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 26 December 2017 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 18 January 2018

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!

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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
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
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
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
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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