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Penny Ann's Cafe

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1810 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
+1 801-935-4760
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07:00 - 14:30
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

There are cuter places and more unique places, but for amazing, reliable, old-fashioned breakfast I always choose Penny Ann's. I've been several times and have never been disappointed by my choice from the menu. Service is always fantastic, always attentive but never pushy or crowding. These people work hard and produce a great product! Would love to see a location... More 

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1 Thank Jon T
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the great review and we appreciate your business! More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Stopped in with a friend one hungry Sunday morning before the games started and was pleasantly surprised. Outdoor seating on the cool morning made it even more nice. The menu is large enough to give a lot of good options without being overwhelming, service was great, food was amazing and I didn't have to sell my car to pay the... More 

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

We are so glad that you found us. Thank you for the review and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This neighborhood diner style breakfast and brunch place is bustling with nearby families coming in for omelettes, pancakes and their famous hot cakes. Portions huge, prices generous and service is friendly. It is not the fastest place to get your breakfast but they make things from scratch and with love. It's possible for health conscious patrons to eat here if... More 

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had a great breakfast at Penny Ann's Cafe. The scrambled eggs were cooked just the way I like them (could have used a bit of salt though). The potato side were tasty and crispy. Penny Ann's is known for the "Heavenly Pancakes". I agree. The pancakes are heavenly. The service was fast and friendly. Penny Ann's also has a... More 

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1 Thank Connie B
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

Connie, thank you so much for your business and the wonderful review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I love to go here. The atmosphere is super casual and homey. The food is great. No frills, just delicious and all-American dishes.

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Our family is very thankful for your business and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My daughter and I went to breakfast , we had heard a lot about Penny Ann's, well the food is ok and the talked about pancakes were just that a pancake. the thing that mad us angry was the lousy service we got, our server for what ever reason decided to have a conversation with fellow employees and never brought... More 

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

I am sorry for your experience with the service. Thank you so much for your comments and feedback. This is not a typical experience and we would hope that you do not judge our entire family run business on one experience. We now have three locations and have won Best of State Best Breakfast three years in a row. We... More 

Corona, California
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Easily the best breakfast ever! Famous for its hot cakes they can now add the pot o' potatoes - the perfect skillet with hot cakes .... our serve lauren , although extremely busy, was friendly courteous and kept her eye on us .... be prepared to wait, but the wait is worth it .... give it a go!

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

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

Phoenix, AZ
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Picture the waffle house you eat at when you're hung over. This is it. It's not fabulous, in fact I'd probably go to Denny's over this place next time.

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our family run cafe. We are sorry you did not have a better experience. More 

Lebanon, Tennessee
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This meal (PAC Benedict) had to be one of the best breakfasts that I have ever had. It came with their famous "Heavenly Hot Cakes" and they were just as good. The "fresh" bacon was wonderful as well and cooked to perfection. This will be a regular stop for us when we are in Salt Lake and there is certainly... More 

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our family run cafe. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again. More 

Park City, UT
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We just rolled out of Penny Ann's Cafe. We all enjoyed our massive portions of food! I had oatmeal but tasted everyone else's plates. My daughter had the banana caramel French Toast. My son had the jelly donut French Toast and my husband had a variety plate with eggs, their signature heavenly hot cakes, sausage, etc. The staff was great,... More 

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this review

We are very grateful for the wonderful review of our family run cafe. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, 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 South Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
  • 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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