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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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Today
6:45 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
Busy Place, Interesting Polenta and Good Food

Whenever we have gone to Penny Cluse Café it is quite busy. This time we had to wait perhaps twenty minutes, but the wait is worth it. Always love the simplicity of the Penny Cluse layout and how bright it is, a nice homey atmosphere and good service. We usually order one of the southwestern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Travelcrow
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Woodstock, Vermont
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Woodstock, Vermont
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358 reviews 358 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Whenever we have gone to Penny Cluse Café it is quite busy. This time we had to wait perhaps twenty minutes, but the wait is worth it. Always love the simplicity of the Penny Cluse layout and how bright it is, a nice homey atmosphere and good service. We usually order one of the southwestern breakfast items but this time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Whether it's breakfast, brunch or lunch this is heaven! Pancakes are divine. Salads fresh and generous. I want to try all the sandwiches. Great coffee! Service was super on a cold, blustery Wednesday in May! The best!

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Windham, New Hampshire
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41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Went on a Saturday morning and endured the wait (there is always a breakfast line) and had a nice leisurely breakfast. I had a maple corn bread French toast that was well prepared and hot. My wife had the corn beef hash special and was disappointed. The food was hot and served promptly but had very little corn beef, mostly... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Penny Cluse has a faithful following for a reason. The food is always great, the service is friendly and the location is very convenient. The only drawback is that is a very popular spot for breakfast and brunch which means everyone wants in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Amazing food. Biscuits and gravy were delicious. French Toast and Orange Juice was great! The Server we had could have been a little friendlier.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Went here during a business trip. I was traveling alone so I sat at the bar area. The portions were really large and the food itself was great. The only complaint is that it gets really warm inside with the amount of customers which made it a bit uncomfortable to finish breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went in to try it out and ordered their Penny Cluse dish and it was one of the more impressive breakfasts I've ever seen. The eggs were cooked perfectly, not too over, not too under, but literally perfect. Served with delicious home fries and biscuits then drenched in their delicious herbed gravy. I will be back again soon!!!

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York Beach, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We had an awesome brunch! The pancakes were delicious, the sourdough bread on my BLT was so fresh and the homefries were amazing!

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I frequently dine at Penny Cluse for breakfast/brunch. Great food and service. Love the freshly squeezed orange just and the portions/selections. Sometimes there is a wait but it is always well worth it!

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Heard so many good things about this place and finally got the chance to come. I had to wait for about 45 minutes and the wait was worth it. There special today was posole and WOW it was amazing. Not too many restaurants can make this Mexican soup taste so delicious that there was even thought about ordering another one.... More 

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?