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Penny Ann's Cafe

280 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020-8351
+1 801-662-0009
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (96 reviews)
“omelet” (24 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
280 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020-8351
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this cafe,ate there 2 days in a row. Best breakfast in a long time! The waiters and waitresses made us feel like family. A must try!

Thank bamamom1962
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the wonderful review! We appreciate your support and business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cafe is part of the local community, local people. It is a small cafe like a classic diner. Food is really good (but do not expect any fancy decoration). I was there twice and always had the pan cakes.

1  Thank Andreas161
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad that you found us! Our family is grateful for the wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Penny Ann’s has the best breakfast around. The pancakes are amazing. Be prepared for a small wait no matter when you visit, but the food is so good it’s worth the wait!

Thank Extraordinary293239
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Thank you! We appreciate the wonderful review!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Always have an excellent meal and great service here! From omelets to pancakes and everything in between, we love this place! Sometimes have to wait for a table as it gets very busy at times and the noise level and be a bit high at...More

2  Thank Dori P
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Our family is grateful for your review and business!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

Food is good. Pancakes are decent, as are the sandwiches. Particularly the Chicken Parm. It does get super busy around lunch time so either get there early or be prepared to wait. Service can be a little slow when they are busy, but generally they...More

1  Thank Pablo H
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Penny Ann's Cafe is particularly well known for their sweet, large pancakes ("heavenly hot cakes"). Their omelettes, French toast, and pie are also delectable. Their site states: 'We are a cafe that servers breakfast all day 7 AM - 2:30 PM and lunch starting at...More

1  Thank LisetteLucense
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Our family is grateful for your support and business! Thank you!

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We ate here this morning. Food was too salty and the restaurant couldn’t turn their fans off. Not only were we cold but our food got cold very fast. Service was average. There are plenty of great restaurants for breakfast. We will not be coming...More

Thank Jenetics
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you so much for your review and comments, we are sorry to have lost your business.

Reviewed July 10, 2018

Excellent Service. Fast. Friendly. Sergio. Jose. Pedro. There is a wait for a reason. The food, the service, the price, no rush. When in Draper its PAC.

1  Thank Ted_A_Smith
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank you! We are grateful to have an amazing staff. We appreciate your review and business!

Reviewed July 9, 2018

I've never gone to PAC and not waited to get in, but the wait has never been too long, and it's always been worth it! I'm not a huge pancake lover, but theirs are amazing! I really like the breakfast nachos though, that's my go-to....More

1  Thank Heather M
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review!

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

We took our Grand Children ( youngest 12 oldest 16) to Penny Ann’s to “fill them up” with good, down home cooking. Best pancakes in town. The grands were delighted and full! Place was packed Friday morning but no wait. Service was good but meals...More

2  Thank Frank460912
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

We are glad that you found us. Our family is also from the East Coast, upstate New York area. Thank you for the great review and we appreciate your business!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 E 12300 S, Draper, UT 84020-8351
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Wasatch Range  >  Draper
  • Phone Number: +1 801-662-0009
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Winner Best of State Best Breakfast, with our signature "Heavenly Hot Cakes" - Penny Ann's Cafe is a family affair. The restaurant's namesake, Penny Ann, and her sister, Cindy, can often be found seating patrons, serving tables or chatting pleasantly with the restaurant's regular customers. Penny's brother Warren is the executive Chef and brother Paul is behind the scenes helping with day to day operations. Wayne and Jane, the parents of the bunch, can often be seen around too helping with all aspects of the business. There are also many nieces and nephews who help cook, prep, serve and bus tables as well as the outstanding staff who feel like family. Originally from upstate New York, the Willey family prides itself on creating the east coast diner family atmosphere where guests can feel comfortable, and relax while they indulge in homemade comfort food. Not only is the atmosphere comfortable and inviting, the food is top notch. For the second year in a row, Penny Ann's Café was the winner of the Best of State award for Best Breakfast. They are known as the Home of the "Heavenly Hot Cakes", and the pancakes are a fantastic place to start when trying to decide on something from the menu. chef Warren Willey has been a chef for many years, and his experience translates into his down-home cooking. Originally from New York, Warren was a chef there before coming to Utah. After the move, he was a chef at Park City's Westgate Grill for 10 years before the family decided to open Penny Ann's. In June of 2011, Penny Ann's opened its doors in downtown Salt Lake City, and had almost instant popularity. After three years in the downtown site, the family decided to open another location and opened in Draper in December of 2014 and are looking at future expansion in the coming months and years.
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