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Penny Cluse Cafe

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American, Contemporary, Diner
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169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
802-651-8834
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite breakfast!

The food is so great at Penny Cluse!! Best homefries in Burlington, VT!! If you go on the weekend there will most definitely be a wait. Weekday is way better!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Julie C
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Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The food is so great at Penny Cluse!! Best homefries in Burlington, VT!! If you go on the weekend there will most definitely be a wait. Weekday is way better!

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Vandalia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was hot when we walked in, but the food was great. I had the smoked salmon club sandwich. It had salmon tomato, lettuce, and avacato on it. I got the orzo salad with it, and it was amazing as well. No Pepsi, but a place I'd go to again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and service. If you want the best alternative to the skinny pancake, try penny cluse.

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Rollinsford, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Every time we go to Burlington to visit our college-age daughter, we make a point of scoring a table at Penny Cluse for breakfast. This invariably involves standing in a long line of other diners who want to sink their teeth into the delicious breakfast offerings at the place. Each time we go, I expect maybe this will be the... More 

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had breakfast here on a recent weekend trip to Burlington. What fabulous food! All 4 of us were more than happy with our choices. I had the best fruit bowl I've ever had outside my own kitchen. Our friend said his blueberry pancakes were the best he ever had. We waited 40 min for a table but it was well... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is as good a breakfast as you can have. Not just for Burlington, but anywhere. Fresh, delicious, local food. We haven't eaten anything here that wasn't excellent. Tons of vegetarian options. Polenta and Bucket of Spuds were our favorites.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Can't believe we waited for an hour to eat breakfast standing outside on the corner. I'm glad it was a beautiful day. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive made us feel like we were their only table. The breakfast was better than average very fresh. The only reason I didn't give this a five is that I want to... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had the best sandwiches there and perfect coffee. It's a super cute place for late breakfast or lunch. Highly recommended

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The food here is fantastic, fresh and delicious! Many awesome breakfast and lunch options. This place never disappoints. You will have to wait because it is super popular but well worth it. Staff is very friendly and service is great!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Loved it so much we went three times in five days! Inventive food with fresh, local ingredients has never been done better. Expect a wait because the Penny Cluse secret is out. We waited 40 minutes each day and that is about average. They have tasty coffee to stave off the hunger! If you are in Vermont, Penny Cluse is... More 

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Additional Information about Penny Cluse Cafe

Address: 169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
Phone Number: 802-651-8834
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 802-651-8834

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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