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Penny Ann's Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner
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Ll omelets are served with: toast or "heavenly hot cakes" & home fried potatoes
$6.99
Toast
"Heavenly hot cakes
Arizona
Mushrooms, onions, jalapenos & your choice of cheese, topped w/ salsa
$6.99
Toast
"Heavenly hot cakes
Arizona State
Ham, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos & your choice of cheese
$6.99
Toast
"Heavenly hot cakes
California
Chicken, bacon, avocado & your choice of cheese
About
Winner Best of State Best Breakfast, Penny Ann's Cafe is a family affair. The restaurant's namesake, Penny Ann, and her sister, Cindy, can often be found seating patrons, serving tables or chatting pleasantly with the restaurant's regular customers. Penny's brother Warren is the executive Chef and brother Paul is behind the scenes helping with day to day operations. Wayne and Jane, the parents of the bunch, can often be seen around too helping with all aspects of the business. There are also many nieces and nephews who help cook, prep, serve and bus tables as well as the outstanding staff who feel like family. Originally from upstate New York, the Willey family prides itself on creating the east coast diner family atmosphere where guests can feel comfortable, and relax while they indulge in homemade comfort food. Not only is the atmosphere comfortable and inviting, the food is top notch. For the second year in a row, Penny Ann's Café was the winner of the Best of State award for Best Breakfast. They are known as the Home of the "Heavenly Hot Cakes", and the pancakes are a fantastic place to start when trying to decide on something from the menu. heavenly-hot-cakesHead chef Warren Willey has been a chef for many years, and his experience translates into his down-home cooking. Originally from New York, Warren was a chef there before coming to Utah. After the move, he was a chef at Park City's Westgate Grill for 10 years before the family decided to open Penny Ann's. In June of 2011, Penny Ann's opened its doors in downtown Salt Lake City, and had almost instant popularity. After three years in the downtown site, the family decided to open another location and opened in Draper in December of 2014 and are looking at future expansion in the coming months and years.
PRICE RANGE
US$ 8
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short trip from downtown Salt Lake, this small cafe was worth the trip for a delicious breakfast. Biscuits, corned beef hash were well above average, and the egg dishes good, quick, and reasonably priced.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank WahooHoward
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Our family is grateful for your review and business!

Reviewed 7 November 2018

My wife and I were in the Salt Lake City area for a wedding, and on the day of our return trip home we wanted to have breakfast before heading to the airport. We tried Penny Ann's Café and it was outstanding. Our waiter was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Our family is grateful for your review and business! We hope to see you on your next visit to Salt Lake.

Reviewed 17 October 2018

Looking for the best breakfast in Salt Lake City, Utah? My most accounts, it's served at Penny Ann's Cafe. Located at 1810 South Main Street, it opened in 2011 as a culinary experiment by the Willey family. Penny Ann and sister Cindy often seat patrons...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Taylor B
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2018

Thank you so much for the amazing review! Our family is happy to hear that you had a great experience. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Best breakfast ever. Most definitely the pancakes where heavenly. Plus save room for pie. Debbie was an awesome server.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank nacuddihy
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you so much for the great review!

Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I was excited because it received such high reviews! There was a wait, which we expected (we arrived around 10:30 a.m.) We were told 20 minutes and it ended up being 35. We were seated and the staff was friendly and the waitress took our...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tiffanyr132
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

We appreciate your comments and feedback.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Penny Ann’s is known for its pancakes and rightfully so. They are amazing. You can have those pancakes anyway you might like them ...... add bacon, eggs or cheese ...... OR all of it. Have a pancake sandwich or just a stack. Great-fully , breakfast...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Daniel F
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 21 August 2018

Finding a great small restaurant with seating outside on the sidewalk was quite the surprise! Headed up to Solitude for my son's wedding, the boys needed a good breakfast to start the day. This five of us fit into one of the indoor tables since...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 492sandy
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Congratulations on your son's wedding! Glad we could help start the day off right. We appreciate your review and business!

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

When you pull up, you ask yourself, is this the place? When you go inside, it’s packed. The food is good and be careful, it’s a lot of food. Service was good. If I lived here, I would go every week.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Tim P
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review! We appreciate your business and hope to see you on your next trip to Salt Lake.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

My husband and I ate here while visiting Salt Lake City and I wish we lived closer so we could go back every Saturday. They were busy and we waited about 15 minutes and it was worth it! Every dish that walked by on it's...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mac1961
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

Amazing review! Thank you so much! We appreciate your business and hope to see you on your next visit to Salt Lake.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Big portions, yummy portions - totally know why it's always crowded. That food is good and worth the wait. I never can finish my plate or bowl. The Heavenly Hotcakes are fluffy golden, buttery and so good! The PAC BAM waffle is good as well....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank tash1269
Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Our family is grateful for your business and we hope to see you soon!

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