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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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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 22
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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
Varied breakfast choices

Huevos verdes with beans were excellent. Lots of specials to choose from. Of course, Vermont maple syrup for the pancakes in this lively breakfast lunch spot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Shaker Heights, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Huevos verdes with beans were excellent. Lots of specials to choose from. Of course, Vermont maple syrup for the pancakes in this lively breakfast lunch spot.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Thank you Trip Advisor members for reccomending Penny Cluse as a breakfast spot in Burlington Vt.We found the quality of the food above normal.We both ordered the eggs and biscuits with herbed creamed gravy.This dish is a spin on the southern dish of biscuits with sausage gravy.The biscuits however are quite different at the Penny Cluse.Their bisquits are dropped,which produces... More 

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Brewster, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Simple, delicious food with friendly, fast service. Everything from the crispy potatoes to the bottomless cup of coffee was hot and fresh. My kind of place.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Glad I ignored my initial skepticism. I had a simple lunch of pesto scrambled eggs sautéed spinach. I was impressed by the portions and quality of the meal. My waitress was kind and not too attentive. Worth a stop if looking for something off the tourist drag that is Church St.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

it was actually more of a Sunday brunch-- or it may have Saturday? Anyway, service was fast. Coffee was delicious and kept coming. The food was magically delicious-- even in my sleep deprived state...loved the atmospheres.

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roanoke, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

had heard so much about this place and did not mind the hour wait to be seated. food was OK but far from great, trendy breakfast items, indifferent service, but the greatest sin??? marginal coffee!!!! generally, i was not at all impressed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Great find, breakfast served all day. Views not the best around, but you won't be disappointed by the service and food. Try it

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

All I can say about Penny Cluse Café is "wow." I come to Burlington four times a year on business and always make time to visit at least once for breakfast. Fresh, creative and surprising dishes leap from the menu, and it's hard to focus on just one! My favorites are the Zydeco Breakfast and the Polenta & Eggs. Delicious.... More 

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Attleboro, Ma.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had breakfast. WOW. waited for -10-15 mins. Worth the wait. Great food combinations. Had a garlicky kale quesadilla. Wonderful. Always busy according to my son. Enjoy. Good value

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We went for breakfast recently and there were very little interesthing items on the menu apart from the cornbread and maple French toast. We had the Tofu Scram which was very good. We found the prices high. Over $30. for two for a simple Breakfast. Service was genuine and very good.

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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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