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“Do not miss this - small cafe but with excellent pan cakes”
Review of Penny Ann's Cafe

Penny Ann's Cafe
Ranked #1 of 159 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 October 15, 2018

This cafe is part of the local community, local people. It is a small cafe like a classic diner. Food is really good (but do not expect any fancy decoration). I was there twice and always had the pan cakes.

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

We are so glad that you found us! Our family is grateful for the wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Penny Ann’s has the best breakfast around. The pancakes are amazing. Be prepared for a small wait no matter when you visit, but the food is so good it’s worth the wait!

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

Thank you! We appreciate the wonderful review!

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Always have an excellent meal and great service here! From omelets to pancakes and everything in between, we love this place! Sometimes have to wait for a table as it gets very busy at times and the noise level and be a bit high at these times as well.

Date of visit: November 2017
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Paul W, Owner at Penny Ann's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Our family is grateful for your review and business!

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Food is good. Pancakes are decent, as are the sandwiches. Particularly the Chicken Parm. It does get super busy around lunch time so either get there early or be prepared to wait. Service can be a little slow when they are busy, but generally they are pretty attentive.

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

Thank you for the great review!

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Penny Ann's Cafe is particularly well known for their sweet, large pancakes ("heavenly hot cakes"). Their omelettes, French toast, and pie are also delectable. Their site states: 'We are a cafe that servers breakfast all day 7 AM - 2:30 PM and lunch starting at 11 AM", which means they close daily at 2:30 PM. Unless you plan to eat between 7-7:30 AM, be prepared for a consistent wait of 30-45 minutes. Other than receiving omelettes on two separate days that were incorrectly made (which happens at just about any eatery), I've had no issues. They were happy to take the omelettes back and make my orders correctly. The servers have been friendly and accommodating.

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

Our family is grateful for your support and business! Thank you!

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