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“Great French toast ”
Review of Penny Ann's Cafe

Penny Ann's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 154 Restaurants in Draper
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Winner Best of State Best Breakfast, with our signature "Heavenly Hot Cakes" - 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. 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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Description: Winner Best of State Best Breakfast, with our signature "Heavenly Hot Cakes" - 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. 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.
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great place for breakfast. I've met friends here, taken family and even gone solo before. Sometimes I crave it for dinner, but they close at 2 or 3. Lots of good food and always had good service.

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

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

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Great place for breakfast. Get there early as there is always a line. This is our 'go to' breakfast spot. My hubby loves the omelets but the pancakes are my favorite. Made with sour cream. They are so get I get the full stack then take some home for snacks later in week.

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

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

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We were in Utah on vacation and stayed near this restaurant. Based on the reviews we decide to try it out. The pancakes were good, but nothing special. The rest of the food was average at best. The home fried potatoes looked good but were rubbery and had an odd sour taste. None of my family cared for them. Sausage, bacon, and ham were good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Eggs were fine but were a little cold by the time they got to us. Sausage gravy was rather bland. Service was adequate but slow as the restaurant was quite busy (Saturday morning). They claim to have won a best breakfast in Utah award. I am not sure why. It was not even the best breakfast we had in Utah that week.

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2016

Thank you so much for the review of our family run cafe.

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Worst breakfast I have ever had. I would rather eat at Mcdonalds. I am sitting here right now with two other people and a table of uneaten food. Will never be back

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

So sorry to hear that. We hope you find your go to breakfast spot.

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My cousin recommend this place and we found the service amazing! Luckily we arrived after a big rush so we were able sit right away. The hot cakes were addictive! The best I have ever had! And the fried scone was delightful as well. A great breakfast place.

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2016

Thank you cousin for us, we appreciate the recommendation. And thank you so much for the great review!

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