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Penny Cluse Cafe

169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
802-651-8834
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Ranked #3 of 210 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Diner, Contemporary
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Rye, New Hampshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Penny Cluse was a great breakfast spot. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The menu definitely had a little tex mex influence to it. The service was attentive and quick. We went on a weekday and I am glad we did. It sounds like it gets very busy on the weekends.

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Norwood, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

On my recent trip to Burlington I went to Penny Cluse for Breakfast. It was packed but I got sat at the bar fast. I had the bucket o spuds which was very good and filling. I also ordered to Penny Clues which is two eggs, homefries and biscuits with gravy. It was very good too. However, I could have... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great Service. Interesting Food. Ample Portions. Tex Mex Influence. A very nice family run restaurant with satisfying food and multiple choices!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Called into Penny Cluse Cafe for a late lunch, after Dad had spotted good reviews for it. We certainly weren't disappointed. Really friendly guy, who served us, pointed out the daily specials. I went for a special of swiss chard pie, with Shelburne farms cheese sauce served with dill pickles, red cabbage slaw and a beetroot and sweet chili sauce.... More 

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New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is one of the local's favorite eateries which can, at times, be very crowded. My husband and I were very fortunate to be seated for breakfast immediately. Excellent choices, very attentive service and delicious food.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Excellent breakfast! Quality local food, excellent service, good java! Prob a little pricey for breakfast but most restaurants in Burlington seemed to lean that way. I had 3 egg omelet, you ad a la carte for each item which jacked up the price but it was worth it. We would go back even with the little wait time around 1030ish.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I heard this was the best breakfast in Burlington. As is the rule, rarely does a restaurant stand up to lofty expectations. I ordered the French toast special and it was ok, not great. The coffee was good. Next time I will branch out a bit more and I am sure it will be satisfying, stay tuned.

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Penny Cluse Cafe was recommended for breakfast by the front desk clerk at our hotel. It is a unique place, with unusual art throughout and unique breakfast items on the menu. There aren't many tables in the restaurant, which meant our having to sit at the counter, even after waiting for about 20 minutes. The service was good, as... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A wonderful local breakfast restaurant. Great food, good service and reasonable prices for what you get!. Is it very busy, so you might have to wait, but it is worth the time in line! This is a major Burlington favorite.

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Burlington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Penny Cluse is a favorite. Everything is excellent (I love the house-smoked salmon) and done with flair. I live in Burlington and am a total believer in this place. Only problem: It is so good that it can be hard to get a table. Suggestion: Weekdays better than weekends for access. But whenever you go, it is worth the wait!

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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, Diner, Contemporary

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