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Penny Cluse Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Lay An Egg On Top $7.0
Bucket-o - Spuds
a heaping mound of homefries with melted cheese, salsa, sour cream & green onions.
Sleepy Nate's Biscuits & Gravy
2 buttermilk biscuits smothered in herb cream gravy.
Banana Bread
with maple-walnut cream cheese.
Smoked Salmon Plate
with red onions, capers, sliced tomatoes, grilled baguette & chevre.
Fresh Fruit Plate
Blueberry-banana Smoothie
blended with yogurt or soy milk & honey.
Pineapple-mango Smoothie
blended with coconut milk & ice.
Tossed Salad
mixed greens & stuff with red wine vinaigrette, creamy feta , peanut-ginger or lime-cilantro dressing.
Small Salad $4.0
Cucumber Salad
with tomatoes, red onions, parsley, feta cheese, kalamata olives & pepperoncini tossed with creamy feta dressing.
Marinated Tofu Salad
seasoned griddled tofu on mixed greens with an assortment of vegetables, fruits, radish & peanut-ginger dressing.
Taco Salad
a choice of griddled tofu, grilled chicken thigh or beer-battered pollock on crispy flour tortillas with greens, black beans, avocado salsa, mango, radish & lime-cilantro dressing.
Turkey Cobb Salad
with tomatoes, bacon, chopped egg, avocado, blue cheese, beet pickles, marinated mushrooms, romaine lettuce & red wine vinaigrette.
Warm Orzo Salad
orzo pasta tossed with spinach, tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic & feta cheese.
Sauteed Spinach
quick cooked in olive oil. customize with "special ingredients".
Baked Mac & Cheese
Fg Potato Salad
with chopped pickles, pepperoncini, olives, eggs & red onion.
with choice of homefries, black beans, tossed salad, potato salad or soup. for $0.75 more substitute mac & cheese, cucumber salad, mini bucket, baked beans, orzo salad, sauteed spinach or fruit
on wheat, sourdough or rye toast with homemade mayonnaise.
Egg Salad Sandwich
chopped with mustardy mayonnaise, celery, parsley, pickles & green onions, served on wheat, sourdough or rye toast with lettuce & tomato.
Add Roasted Turkey $10.5
Orb Weaver Cheese Sandwich
with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise & cranberry relish on wheat, sourdough or rye toast.
Broccoli Meltdown
grilled orb weaver cheese with broccoli & cherry pepper relish on wheat, rye, sourdough or raisin bread.
Old-style Turkey Sandwich
with cheddar on griddles sourdough with sauteed spinach, red onion & roasted garlic mayonnaise.
Turkey Reuben
roasted turkey on griddles rye with swiss, sauerkraut & our rushing highways dressing.
Sauteed Vegetable Reuben
mushrooms, spinach & red onions on griddles rye with swiss, sauerkraut & our rushing highways dressing.
Ham Randy
smokehouse ham with cheddar cheese, tomato & rocket sauce on griddles sourdough.
Tofu Randy
seasoned griddled tofu with cheddar cheese, tomato & rocket sauce on griddled sourdough.
Smoked Salmon Club
with avocado salsa, lettuce, tomato & mayonnaise on wheat, sourdough or rye toast.
Chicken & Biscuits
rich chicken & vegetable stew served over buttermilk biscuits.
Chile Relleno Plate
2 fresh poblano peppers roasted & stuffed with jack cheese then egg-battered, griddled & served with black beans, salsa, sour cream, cabbage salad & corn tortillas.
Baja Fish Taco
beer-battered pollock in warm corn tortillas served with black beans, avocado salsa, fresh lime & sour cream.
Chorizo & Egg Tacos
our own mexican-style chorizo sausage scrambled with eggs, folded in soft corn tortillas with jack cheese - served with black beans & avocado salsa.
Roasted Pepper & Egg Tacos
fire roasted red, green & poblano peppers scrambled with eggs, folded in soft corn tortillas with jack cheese - served with black beans & avocado salsa.
Penny Cluse Pork Sausage Plate
our fresh pork sausage served with potato salad, spicy mustard & two kinds of pickles.
Grilled Chicken Thigh With Warm Orzo Salad
orzo pasta tossed with spinach, tomatoes, olives, capers, garlic & feta cheese. served with a grilled baguette.
Lunch With Lauren
baked mac & cheese, marinated mushrooms, griddled tomatoes & sauteed spinach (customize with “special ingredients”).
Cucumber Pickles
Beet Pickles
Fresh Salsa
Pickled Jalapenos
Cranberry Relish
Cherry Pepper Relish
Marinated Mushrooms
Rocket Sauce
Sour Cream
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe, Contemporary
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A favorite for breakfast and brunch. Everything’s delicious. Avoid brunch lines on weekends. Go early 9’ish or after noon.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank J R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped here when we were in town and almost didn't stay because of the expected 45 minute wait, but I am so glad we did! The girl taking names for the waiting list, as well as all of the waiters and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Lydia M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family went for breakfast this morning. Waited for about 20 minutes, and people kept coming in. I couldn't decide what to order since I heard about the gingerbread pancakes, the home fries, and the biscuits. I ended up getting eggs and homefries with a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Quinlanhouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mother-in-law has a really strict diet, based on a medical condition, and she ordered buckwheat pancakes today for lunch. There was a mix-up and she received buttermilk pancakes. She apologized and said she hates sending food back but couldn't eat them. The manager then...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank FoxyTrot14
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

So delicious I decided to write my first review. Nice decor and great choices on the menu. The biscuits were dangerous and the smoothies are huge. Everything priced reasonably for high quality dishes. Service was great too!

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 133autumne
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Some of the most memorable dishes I have ever had. The food is served beautifully, tastes even better and the overall experience is sublime. They care about every dish and it shows every time. Being in capable hands in a restaurant is more important than...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank UH-HiltonGrad1986
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Pretty good food, very healthy I was looking for more of a diner style but very well done for what it was

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank mcdyroff27
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

There was a line and a wait of 35 minutes at the Penny Cluse last Thursday as locals and visitors stormed the place for a delicious hot breakfast. It was totally worth the wait. The eggs, bacon, hash browns and the biscuits were amazing. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JillCull
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

The food at Penny Cluse is amazing and unique, as a lot of it is made in-house. If you’re vegan (or not) try the tofu pesto scramble. If you like Bloody Mary’s, order the Simple Bloody Mary (over the Penny Pickler). It gets busy on...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Anna S
Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

Cozy atmosphere, good service, creative menu. Didn’t love the dishes we got (corned beef hash had lots of onions and too big chunks of beef for my preference) but the gingerbread pancake was great and neighbors got the fruit plate which also looked awesome.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Swthorse09
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Not a question about a fad. A question about an illiness. For anyone else wondering. We ate there and they where extremely sweet and acomidating. Best restaurant in Burlington.
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