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Penny Ann's Cafe

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1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
+1 801-935-4760
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“pancakes” (97 reviews)
“hotcakes” (16 reviews)
“potatoes” (27 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
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Reviewed March 19, 2017

We stayed within walking distance of PAC while in town for a ski trip. We didn't make breakfast once. We just walked to PAC for five days straight of excellent breakfast. Waitress staff was very friendly. Pancakes were some of the best we ever had....More

1  Thank Scottn22
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2017

We are glad that you found us. Thank you for the great review and we hope to see you again on your next visit.

Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Pancakes are great. Rest of the menu is average. Potatoes undercooked, canned veggies, etc. Service also average. Quirky and local atmosphere.More

Thank Josephine95
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. All of our veggies are fresh, we saute them ahead of time so we do not serve raw vegetables in our omelets. I apologize that the potatoes were under-cooked, I will mention that to our kitchen manager. Thanks...More

Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Wow. Breakfast was awesome and yes the pancakes are heavenly. We left slightly sick because we ate so much. Can't wait to try lunch here.

1  Thank Chad E
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

We are grateful for your review and business. Thank you!

Reviewed March 10, 2017

My husband and I love going to Penny Ann's Cafe. They have unique and amazing breakfast platters. On the weekends they get crowed very quickly, so I suggest going before 10am to have a shorter wait. Even if you do wait, it's not that long...More

1  Thank Dancerde
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2017

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Had an airport drop off & figured we'd likely find someplace in Salt Lake open on Sunday & a holiday. We scored with PAC. staff is alert, funny & attentive. Tried the hotcakes - sweeter batter, and fluffy & tasty. Huge portions that could easily...More

1  Thank dapinca
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2017

Thank you so much for the great review, we are glad that you found us. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

A very good meal with excellent service. We met family here for breakfast based in TripAdvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. Although we were a large party, they accommodated us following a reasonable wait. The meal was, well, Fantastic! Highly recommend the 'Pot of...More

1  Thank JRC_9
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 1, 2017

Thank you for the great review of our family run cafe. We are grateful for your business and look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Wow!! Read about the heavenly hot cakes and I love hot cakes. They were some of the best I've ever had. The pork verde with eggs and potatoes was great too. But the best thing may have been the coconut, cashew, white chocolate chip pie....More

1  Thank Rich S
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

Thank you for the great review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Great service. I tried a bite of the Pot of gold. It was amazing and a lot of food. I enjoyed my chicken sandwich and salad.

Thank Maria M
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

We appreciate your review and business.

Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

It's 10 am on a Friday morning. I would expect a crowd, but it's packed. This is for a reason. Great little cafe with a traditional country breakfast.

1  Thank Todd C
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

Thank you so much for the great review!

Reviewed December 9, 2016

Our first meal came out ice cold, my first bite was so bad I wanted to spit it out. They reheated it in the microwave to the point that the gravy was boiling ruining the food. The service was good but the Kitchen staff terrible.....................

Thank airwisehvac
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2016

I apologize for your experience and hope you will try us again.

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Eggs are always a gluten free option. Their omelettes are delicious !!!!
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Restaurant Details

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    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Salt Lake City
  • Phone Number: +1 801-935-4760
Description
Winner Best of State Best Breakfast, 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. heavenly-hot-cakesHead 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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