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Penny Cluse Cafe
169 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 05401
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- Sun - 8:00am - 3:00pm
- Mon - Sat 6:45am - 3:00pm
4.7 of 5.0 from 53 reviews
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Penny Cluse Cafe Reviews
The food is always fresh, tasty, and colorful and the staff is great. I go there at least once a week and have tried basically everything on the menu. The soups are always great, and they do everything near perfectly.
The first day, I had the egg dish with the polenta. I was disappointed with the polenta as it was a little too moist and had little flavor.I decided to try it again the next day, but decided on the biscuits with herb gravy, which was absolutely wonderful! I wish I could find a recipe for it so I could make it here at home. They should bottle it and sell it for those of us who live far away.
The food was really fresh and very flavorful. Though the wait was long, it was well worth the wait. Everything, right down to the biscuits are homemade. You must try everything on the menu.
Sometimes it is great to sit at the counter and watch the flurry of activity amongst the serves and people. Local Vermont art is displayed monthly on the walls.
by Andrea O.
This is one of the best ways to spend a Saturday morning. Excellent breakfast. Coffee is delish. Super cute atmosphere.
by CC @.
Order the Bucket o'Spuds ... it's like cheese fries but for breakfast!
by John E.
Get the spuds immediately
by Shankar G.
Homefries are prepared with butter, but fellow vegans can sub a giant fruit plate for just $1. Try the Tofu Scram with peanut-ginger sauce and extra veggies mixed in.
by Ben B.
Everything is good, delightful experience. The polenta and eggs was a favorite. Great service and very friendly staff. Bucket of spuds!! Need I say more, wonderful!
by Donna T.
Order the Tofu Scram and rye toast with the combo peanut-ginger/curry sauce. Experience the sensation of your head exploding.
by Joe S.
The breakfast club and mini bucket are great! Nice place friendly service. Well worth a visit!
by John Y.
My favorite brunch spot in Burlington, creative dish, fast, efficiency friendly service.
by Robert S.
The fruit is great!!!
by Mendi S.
Green herb gravy. That's all I need to say.
by Andrea O.
Don't know how the food was but the waiting line was RIDICULOUS for breakfast.
by Tom C.
For sure worth the wait and keep in mind even though it's not printed on the menu, u can order a small of just about ANYTHING (including the o so yummy bucket o spuds.. a.k.a. mini spuds)
by Cheryl Helene F.
If you visit Burlington you MUST eat here. Not to be missed!
Anastasia is warm & professional - you're lucky if she takes care of you!
by Vanessa V.
The apple bread French toast was to die for, and waitress Stephani (tall redhead) was super fantastic! Great little breakfast spot!
by Katie G.
There are so many good options I changed my order thrice before settling on the Tofu Scramble which ended up being delicious.
by Ann L.
Gingerbread pancakes and homefries... This place is exactly what breakfasts should be!
by Christopher L.
Biscuits and Herb Gravy mmmm
by Maura W.
Amazing Food! A must!
by Butterscotch B.
Portions are (for the most part) big enough to share. Whatever you do don't miss out on the cornbread muffins. Mmmmm!!
Try the Bucket-o-Spuds (via @Foodspotting)
by Vicki C.
Get a large fruit plate on the side.
by Paxton H.
Try the Maple Cornbread French Toast - With a rhubarb compote (via @Foodspotting)
by Dave K.
Try the tofu scram with peanut-ginger sauce, you won't be disappointed!
by Marisa W.
Try the mound of spuds. It was the best thing we ate today.
by Jay P.
A friend and I have gone every Thursday for 4 years, and the bottomless coffee is still one of the highlights of my week!
by Laura C.
Get the bucket of Spuds with an egg. Awesome !!
by Scott M.
Banana bread, warm granola, fresh fruit, all so good!!
by Nora T.
Bucket o' spuds and the gingerbread pancakes. All you need in life.
Do NOT bypass the starters - I get the banana bread with maple walnut cream cheese as my breakfast meal. It's unreal.
by Kari G.
although the biscuits and gravy are always delicious, sometimes first thing in the morning the biscuits are a little stale- first batch of the day would be a major win!
by Angie C.
Biscuits and herb gravy haunt me. Barely a week can go by without me needing them in my belly.
by Angie C.
You can mix and match French toasts and Pancakes for no extra charge. Be sure to check out the gingerbread pancakes!
by Peter G.
The fruit plate is always amazing.
Best home fries in town.
by David F.
Worth the wait, order a bucket of spuds (I like mine a little on the crispy side) and the gingerbread pancakes with banana!
by Heather P.
The OJ is so bangin you should get one to go.
by Hyle B.
Try and find the one unhappy coffee cup in the bathroom.
by Peter G.
These guys bring my toddler toys when we come in!
by Alaura M.
Best polenta I ever had
by barbara s.
The vegetarian biscuits and gravy are sensational!
by John D.
Bucket of spuds and a Bloody Mary are Penny Cluse staples
by Madison W.
Vege herb biscuits and gravy. Nice!
by T.A. M.
Don't miss the griddled banana bread with maple walnut cream cheese
by Andrea L.
One of the best restaurants in town, and one of the best breakfasts ANYWHERE.
by John B.
Orb weaver cheese sandwich is awesome.
by Malcolm L.
Two words say it all for this amazing breakfast spot - Gingerbread Pancakes!
by Welcome to College
The baked Mac & Cheese is delicious.
by David F.
Don't miss the Penny Clune breakfast Herb Gravy rules!!
by jonathan l.
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