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“Comfort Food DeLuxe”
Review of Penny Ann's Cafe

Penny Ann's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 156 Restaurants in Draper
Certificate of Excellence
Description: Winner Best of State Best Breakfast, with our signature "Heavenly Hot Cakes" - 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. 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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Description: Winner Best of State Best Breakfast, with our signature "Heavenly Hot Cakes" - 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. 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.
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

This is one popular place. We had a 15-20 minute wait, and every employee was working hard. The food was prepared in a flash, and very tasty. I liked the omelet, and the potatoes were good- crispy disks almost chip-like. The hot cakes were way above average. The helpings were generous, and the service prompt.

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you for the awesome review!

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Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Seems to always be a wait and you just have to suck it up! It’s worth it or so many wouldn’t be waiting. Great food and service. Casual and no rush. Very good experience!!! I have had several different breakfast meals and all were excellent. I have changed the menu to my taste by adding items and taking items off. Also as I want it! Price is medium to me?? Love Penny Ann’s in Draper!!!!

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

I am normally not a pancake fan but these pancakes are NOT to be missed. It is always too crowded but that is because the food is amazing!! Everything that I have tried there is fabulous. The only thing I didn't love is the scones

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review!

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

The pancakes really were outstanding—better than I've had in quite some time. My wife had the french toast sandwich, which was unique and bursting with flavor. Bacon was fantastic. Coffee was surprisingly only fair. A great variety of options on the menu.
Typical atmosphere for this type of establishment. Particularly friendly service by a young man named Jose. Very generous portions, very reasonable prices.
Nothing to complain about here, just a very, very good breakfast.

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful review. We value your business and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

More than average offerings, generous portions, and a enthusiastic waitress. A very nice place to eat breakfast. Do I need say more?

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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review!

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