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Penny Cluse Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
+1 802-651-8834
6:45 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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Grafton, Vermont
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Today was our first time eating at Penny Cluse. I suspect the extreme cold kept our wait shorter than usual, just 15 minutes or so. I had the smoked salmon on buckwheat pancake with capers, diced red onion, and chopped pickles-yep-along with a generous dollop of sour cream on top. All these flavors cooperated and contributed beautifully to the smoked... More 

Thank defranks
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for amazing fresh food? This is the place! Incredible staff serving top notch food! Highly recommend Penny Cluse

Thank Aaron F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food. Apparently, there's always a long line, but it's definitely worth the wait. We had pancakes with Real maple syrup, tofu scramble, and a British breakfast. Good coffee!

Thank otz
Carmel, New York
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424 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had breakfast here on Friday morning, December 30th. We only had a 20 minute wait - amazing. Everyone had something different and everything was delicious. The omelet was amazing, corn muffins fabulous and great coffee. Service was exemplary!

Thank milliegordon2
Quincy, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Penny Clues is a lovely charming little restaurant. Five of us were seated and served quickly and food portions were generous and savory.We especially liked the biscuits and gravy and the tortilla soup special of the day.

Thank Julieberberan
New Britain, Connecticut
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get here early, like 9am, otherwise you will most likely wait. The food and service were about average. The eggs and bacon were a little undercooked and the special pumpkin bread french toast was a little too sweet for my liking, but I enjoyed the bright, bubbly atmosphere.

Thank kikilamont
Evansville, Indiana
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling through and looking for reasonably priced brunch for the family. Found on TA and was happy with the choice. Neat downtown area...restaurant had excellent service and food was good. Fresh ingredients...interesting take on classics...casual atmosphere. Really enjoyed this stop. Chile Relleno was a good side dish for me. Mac n cheese need some flavor. Everyone else enjoyed their meals...good... More 

Thank Codyda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

We decided to have brunch at this place. We had to wait 30 minutes but it worthed. Nice people work there. We had a regular breakfast with egg and potatos with bacon as a side. Bacon is amazing and everything else as well! Perfect place to go!

Thank Luana Panissidi F
Tolland, Connecticut
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This place is a must visit in Burlington for breakfast. The apple French toast special was out of this world. I also ordered a side of bacon which was really good thick cut bacon. My friends ordered the biscuits and gravy and ranchero eggs and they were very happy.

Thank fuerdog
Essex County, MA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

We came back to Burlington for a leisurely autumn visit, and made sure to stop by Penny Cluse. They do a fantastic job with breakfast: super fresh, quality ingredients, prepared with great care. Just delicious!

Thank NorthShoreGal13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: +1 802-651-8834

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