Penny Cluse Café

$ $
169 Cherry St (at S Winooski Ave)
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 651-8834
6:45am - 3:00pm
6:45am - 3:00pm
6:45am - 3:00pm
6:45am - 3:00pm
6:45am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 3:00pm



  • While the meal named after the restaurant is fantastic, bypass it and go for whatever the special french toast is with a side of bucket of spuds. Wash down with a tangerine mimosa. repeat.
  • Best home fries in town.
  • If you visit Burlington you MUST eat here. Not to be missed!
  • If you are hungry a 1/2 bucket of spuds is an incredible addition. Homefries. Salsa. Melted cheese.
  • 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.
  • The OJ is so bangin you should get one to go.
  • One of the best restaurants in town, and one of the best breakfasts ANYWHERE.
  • Two words say it all for this amazing breakfast spot - Gingerbread Pancakes!
  • Can I just say YUMMY!
  • Warm granola with mixed fruit was great! Kiwi, pomegranate, bananas and blueberries. Yum! Mac & Cheese a bit peppery but worth taking the leftovers home. 80's pop & rock mix was perfect.
  • Spud bucket!
  • 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.
  • Get the spuds immediately
  • 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!
  • The fruit is great!!!
  • 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)
  • The apple bread French toast was to die for, and waitress Stephani (tall redhead) was super fantastic! Great little breakfast spot!
  • Portions are (for the most part) big enough to share. Whatever you do don't miss out on the cornbread muffins. Mmmmm!!
  • A friend and I have gone every Thursday for 4 years, and the bottomless coffee is still one of the highlights of my week!
  • Do NOT bypass the starters - I get the banana bread with maple walnut cream cheese as my breakfast meal. It's unreal.

Nearby places

82 S Winooski Ave (at College St)
37 Church St (at Cherry St)