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Penny Ann's Cafe

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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“pancakes” (93 reviews)
“hotcakes” (14 reviews)
Closes in 17 min
7:00 am - 2:30 pmAll hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
1810 S Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2041
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service was prompt, the staff was friendly, the food was cooked perfectly, the portion size was excellent, and the price was phenomenal. They truly do have heavenly pancakes!

Thank 69nurse
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your review and business!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My God, this place has the best old fashioned Biscuits & Gravy. And I really love the servers. Probably won’t be writing any other reviews. But I’ve got to get the word out that besides the Hot Cakes the BISCUITS & GRAVY are on point!...More

Thank Pauliasi Tolo V
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate the wonderful review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pal took me here - he raves about it so I had to find out the straight scoop. This is a comfortable, friendly small cafe with some real comfort food. I had the two-egg breakfast (eggs, potatoes, 2 "heavenly pancakes" and a side of...More

Thank Bandit331
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

A great place for breakfast/brunch! We both enjoyed our meals very much. The pancakes aren't called "Heavenly Hotcakes" for nothing! What a great recipe! I had the Chicken Cordon Bleu and it was fantastic! Unique and yummy. I can't wait to go back again.

Thank kstucker
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Absolutely wonderful!! The reviews are completely accurate! Family run little place, with a friendly staff. The owner walks around, and ensures quality. They were happy to do some mild changes to the items we wanted to accommodate our diet.

Thank Richard S
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

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

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

It was a cute little dive-ish type diner. We were told the wait would be 30 minutes but it was closer to 5 minutes. There was a nice area to wait so you were out of the way. Got to sit at the counter which...More

Thank supersammmy
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for the amazing review! We are glad that you found us and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We like to eat outside on the patio it's kind of noisy and crowded on the inside. The food is always good and there's a lot of it and it's not very expensive

Thank Carol L
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

Corned beef was bland and lukewarm. Waitress never bothered to see how things were after serving us. Not offered coffee refill until she finally brought a check. Pancakes were ok at best. Flies were very present. So with food being just ok at very best...More

Thank John H
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review and comments. We are sorry that you did not have a better experience and hope you will try us again.

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Had a nice breakfast here. The hotcakes are light and fluffy. Omelette was great and the Pot O Gold is complete and filling. The sliced potatoes are really good. Service was friendly. Prices are ok. Our only complaint is the number of flies in the...More

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

Thank you for your review and business!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Had a business breakfast here a few times and it was really good. Large servings as most breakfast places are now. Serve crew very friendly and take very good care of you.

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

Thank you for your review and business!

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

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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