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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, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 364
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 7
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  • 5
    Terrible
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
Always Great

It is always worth the wait, which can be quite long. I have been coming with my family for years and will continue. I have developed an addiction to the huevos rancheros, which I can now substitute the huevos verde. Food is always delicious and fresh.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Chihuahua_VT
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Burlington, Vermont
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Burlington, Vermont
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is always worth the wait, which can be quite long. I have been coming with my family for years and will continue. I have developed an addiction to the huevos rancheros, which I can now substitute the huevos verde. Food is always delicious and fresh.

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Thank Chihuahua_VT
Burlington, Vermont
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is apopular spot for breakfast in weekends. The food is fantastic, but be prepared to wait a while🙂

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Thank bowtie5437
Saint Cloud, Florida
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came to Vermont on a one night only since we live 2 hours away in New Hampshire. We were looking for homemade breakfast and definitely we will come back. I ordered the buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs with homefries and biscuits with herb gravy. OMG!!! What a deliciousness !!!! Clean, very organize, family friendly. No parking but you can find... More 

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Thank ChicaBoricuaPR
Manchester, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Better get there early or go knowing the line is worth the wait. Amazing breakfast foods, creative lunches and fantastic service all in what feels like a family atmosphere. Don't give in to chain dining when you have gems like this!

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Thank KWD603
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Penny Cluse is a very popular restaurant indeed - even on a weekday morning around 10am it's busy, and there 3-4 groups waiting for tables when we left around 11.30ish. That said, the service is good and friendly, the menu varied, and the quality excellent. It's not a cheap meal - average meal prices were $10-14 for the breakfast/brunch menu... More 

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Thank Dave N
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was so excited to go to this establishment for breakfast. We actually lucked out and there was no line when we go there. That soon ended and before we knew it it got very loud and cramped feeling. The food was not at all as good as I was hoping for such a highly recommend place. I will not... More 

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Thank Angela L
Burlington, Vermont
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151 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The biggest issue with Penny Cluse is honestly that its too bloody popular. There is almost always at least an hour wait and very regularly a 2 hour wait for breakfast on a weekend. That's a great sign for its popularity but its rare that any food is worth such a wait, especially in a town with as many good... More 

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Thank Bryan G
Burlington, Vermont
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. Food is always fresh and servers are friendly. My favorite dish is the Egg Tacos with a side of fresh fruit.

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Thank BtvRocks
Burlington, Vermont
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast on a Saturday morning is a great thing to do, and Penny Cluse was my choice this time. Excelletn food, gluten free adjusted if needed. the waiter was well informed about gluten sensitivity. The omelette was amazing, the place is extremely cosy and nice.

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Thank Mp74523
N New England
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160 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We collected our co-ed granddaughter and friend for a quick visit before returning to warmer climes. Our window table was ideal; the service friendly and unhurried, and the food plentiful and delicious. We'll be back on our next trip to the great white North

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?