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American, Cafe, Diner
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All reviews hash browns home fries chilli breakfast place indoor and outdoor seating great coffee great food and service the wait staff pismo egg patio servers
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The chili verde was outstanding. We enjoyed it so much that we ordered a bowl to go. Loved the home fries. My fried egg was cooked the way I like it, and the coffee was good. My breakfast partner enjoyed her omelet and said her...biscuit was good (the biscuit was large!). Also, the staff was friendly. We definitely plan on returning to Penny's.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 16, 2022

No problems reaching this place. Easy walk from our hotel. The food was very good (love my linguica). My wife had the strawberry pancakes. We both came away stuffed.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed January 12, 2022

We stopped by for breakfast and loved the All American decor. The people working here were happy and friendly. They provided indoor and outdoor seating with heaters. The menu had a large variety of choices. The portions were generous and yummy. They are a short...two block walk to the beach. It felt like a locals hangout. Everyone seemed to know each other. We were waiting for Norm to walk through the door (O:More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed January 8, 2022 via mobile

Me and my wife had breakfast here today. The food was good and the service was friendly. The proportions were generous. The “ Top notch” breakfast gravy was just that. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a good old american breakfast. The...lunch menu also looked scrumptious.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 31, 2021

We had a great brunch; I had an omelet, and my husband had a burger. Service was great, and the ambiance was lovely. It was a beautiful sunny day, and we sat outside.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 27, 2021

Had breakfast two days last week while staying in Pismo Beach and can definitely recommend Penny's. Delicious cheese omelette and hash browns (which are soft in the centre, not hard and crispy), oatmeal and scrambled eggs. Very friendly service and great coffee too. We'll definitely...be back!More

Date of visit: December 2021
pennyscafe, Owner at Penny's All American Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2021

I am sorry for your complaints. I hope you can give us a second chance.All my Best,Penny

Reviewed December 24, 2021 via mobile

The service was meh, The presentation the food was also meh, the food is unremarkable. We would not return or recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed December 5, 2021

We have called Penny's our favorite Sunday breakfast place for many years. The staff is always friendly, food prepared to our taste and served hot. Not this time. Did not recognize any of the staff, servers were perfunctory with their remarks, food was tasty but...cool to room temperature. Breakfast should always be served hot, unless you are having cold cereal! There was no warmth in the servers voice, it was almost scripted. Penny, you need to bring back the old staff or better train your Sunday staff regarding customer care and getting the food to the table while still hot. Coffee was good.More

Date of visit: December 2021
pennyscafe, Owner at Penny's All American Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2021

I am sorry for your complaints.Did you tell your server ? We are always willing to re-do a meal. It is never our intention to serve cold food of course, as for my staff I can not control that. They leave to pursue school, move...More

Reviewed October 13, 2021 via mobile

We got there very close to closing, which is not typical for us, and asked if it was too late to place an order, and the cook and server went ahead and still served us. I was prepared to just come back the next day,...but I was so thankful for them doing that. Three different meals and all were great. We decided to place a breakfast order to go in the morning from there. I appreciate the customer service so much.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 27, 2021

Pennys is a small, breakfast/lunch restaurant in Pismo. The breakfasts are substantial, my bacon and eggs was, well bacon and eggs---it was done well. My wife had their oatmeal with a side of scrambled eggs. She said the oatmeal was great, had nuts as well...as the normal raisins, brown sugar, etc. Her two egg side looked more like 3-4 eggs, generous portions. The service was good, prices were reasonable, and inside/outside seating were available. Worth a stop.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 24, 2021

Spent 4 days in Pismo and had breakfast there twice. Every meal was excellent and would highly recommend this place. Sat outside and had fun.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 5, 2021 via mobile

All can say is go to Penny’s. It is absolutely the best breakfast place I have ever eaten at and I’m 62 years old. The eggs are perfect. They serve the shredded hash browns. So buttery and crispy the best. The bacon is awesome, again...cooked perfect. The omelettes are outstanding and you should see the strawberry waffles. They are gorgeous. Do not miss out on this gem. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 3, 2021

We come to Pismo every year and this is our favorite breakfast place. Great food and service. Also dog friendly.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 25, 2021

Very good food and great service. Waiter made sure coffee was full and tea refills without us asking. Good prices as well.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 21, 2021

We stumbled across this place while driving around Pismo and so happy we did. Friendly staff, outdoor seating, and the really good hearty breakfast! We will definitely come back the next time we are visiting Pismo.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Breakfast is served from open to close (Weekdays: 6am-2pm, weekends 7am-2pm)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penny's All American Cafe'

Yes, Penny's All American Cafe' offers takeout services.

Penny's All American Cafe' is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4