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Penny Cluse Cafe

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169 Cherry St, Burlington, VT 05401-3817
+1 802-651-8834
06:45 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 06:45 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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South Glens Falls, New York
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pleasant surprise... in Burlington for work stopped for lunch... everything excellent. Coffee special roast, old style turkey sandwich outstanding and tried Mac and Cheese... maybe best I've had..better then mine.. Top everything. Waitress Kelly very good at her Craft and know the menu...

Thank J M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't even get to eat here, even though we made a special trip into burlington because we heard the food was good. No food is worth a two hour wait.

Thank D3055WJdanield
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I would move to Burlington just to have breakfast here everyday. It's always packed and for good reason. They have the best special French toasts. Last time was zucchini bread. Today was maple cornbread. Yum!

Thank Howie M
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is great for a quickie. It does the job, with properly cooked, medium tastiness, and high pricing. Food is ok -nothing I can't do better- though they have a very unique, almost ethnic tasting home fries. Service was excellent, both friendly and fast. They were unobtrusive, kept coffee/water refilled. The prices were too high ~20%.

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New York
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205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I eat in Burlington quite a bit. We have a Lot of restaurants we like over there. But the one we go to the most is Penny Cluse! Always delicious you can always count on great tasting food. We almost always order the same three items because they're so good! We always order the garlicky kale, the... More 

Thank Tileman1213
Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wide variety of breakfast and lunch menu items. interesting daily specials. right downtown. great friendly and knowledgeable staff

Thank Steve C
Stowe, Vermont
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten here a few times and the food is really good takes a bit to get but it is the staff that truly makes this place great

Thank PaulandOana
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here after picking up friends at the airport in Burlington. Loved the atmosphere, super friendly and laid back. Our server (male, but sadly don't remember his name), gave us lots of great info on where we could pick up the elusive Heady Topper beer in the area. We ordered a mix of breakfast and lunch dishes, but all six... More 

Thank Meagan K
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Long lines on weekends. Food is consistently good -- a bit overhyped but good choices for those on particular diets/vegan.

Thank carabaggott73
Burlington, Vermont
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere - a lot of hustle and bustle, but gracious wait staff and hostess. Crowds expected, especially prime breakfast hours. Great food, lots of choices!

Thank frederickschmidt

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
06:45 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
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?