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Penny Cluse Cafe

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American, Cafe, Contemporary
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169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:45 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Waitsfield, Vermont
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could go on and on about all the yummy options here. The food is a huge pro. The lines to get a table are the only negative. A great meal in a great location. Right near the parking garage and not far from Church Street.

Thank APatrickF
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unless you go early.....be prepared to wait up to 1.5 hours, especially on the weekend. BUT well worth the wait! It is a truly delicious breakfast....Ive never had lunch there, but if breakfast is any indication....go for it!

Thank maggiabroad
Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Penny Cluse offers great tasting non-traditional breakfast entrees. If you are a traditional breakfast eater meaning two eggs, bacon, potatoes and toast they do have this on the menu but there are many more adventuresome yummy foods to enjoy. With French toast you have two or three different types of bread and the same goes for the grains used in... More 

Thank torringtonjohn
Philadelphia, PA
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Exactly what we were looking for. A simple, fresh, delicious breakfast served with a smile and plenty of coffee.

Thank Lauralikesthebeach
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing biscuits and gravy. Good, prompt service, friendly staff and good prices. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes good, unpretentious food.

Thank Christopher H
Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great variety of local food, deliciously crafted. Can be busy at times, so I plan to go off peak times to avoid long wait.

Thank Brenda B
North Hero, Vermont, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff is attentive, the food delicious, the atmosphere cozy! This is where you want to be on a cold wintery day

Thank Windy5944
Burlington, Vermont
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is awesome. I attended UVM and lived in Vermont after graduation, Penny Cluse Cafe was a staple of my college diet. The food is fresh and the flavors are awesome. Try the bucket o' spuds and the biscuits and gravy, so good!

Thank Casey L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Southwestern dishes, but not too spicy. Staff was very attentive to my family's food allergies, and took pains to insure that everything was gluten - free. One of the best breakfast places we've ever been to.

Thank Jeff R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a great breakfast with awesome service. We sat at the bar and the young gentleman was very pleasant and made our trip very enjoyable. Can't wait for our next trip !

Thank Uconnhoopsfan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
6:45 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 802-651-8834

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