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Penny Ann's Cafe

You'll love the "heavenly" hot cakes

By Jeffrey David
 Penny Ann's Denver Omelet & Heavenly Hotcakes
Posted // March 19,2013 -

On an episode of The King of Queens, Doug is in the middle of a conversation and takes a bite of cake. He quickly ignores the other person, looks down at the plate and says, “Oh my gosh, this is made with real butter.” My wife had a nearly identical response when we were eating breakfast at Penny Ann’s Cafe. She had just bitten into the “heavenly” hot cakes—and fell quickly in love.

There are many breakfast joints in Salt Lake City, and a few that really stand out. Penny Ann’s Cafe is an out-of-the-way location, and you won’t find it on any tourist brochures. The food, however, is better than anything found on any brochure.

Breakfast is the cafe’s crowning achievement, and the pinnacle of breakfast is the heavenly hot cakes. Pancakes at some breakfast joints have become a mash of dough where the butter and syrup provide the only flavor. At Penny Ann’s, the hot cakes are “light and airy sour-cream pancakes.” It’s not just the ingredients that make a great hot cake, but the process. Penny Ann’s has perfected both.

You can order the hot cakes by themselves, or get an entree in which they are included. I highly recommend the pot of gold. It could be referred to as a skillet, but I feel it’s more like a mélange of deliciousness: potatoes, meats, veggies, cheese and eggs topped with tasty sausage gravy. Each component is like one more firework in the grand finale—it makes them all taste better.

All the food on the menu is housemade and gives you the feeling that you are at a country bed & breakfast. The sausage gravy alone could be eaten in a bowl by itself and leave you happy.

Simply walking into Penny Ann’s makes me happy.

PENNY ANN'S CAFE
1810 S. Main
801-935-4760
PennyAnnsCafe.com

 
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Posted // March 24,2013 at 08:22

Breakfast is actually my favorite meal to eat out for so this article has me sold!!! I love a new hidden gem to try:) thanks!

 

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Posted // March 21,2013 at 13:54

Penny Ann's is just around the corner from my house, love to drop in for pot potatoes and a scone.

 

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Posted // March 20,2013 at 00:07

I lOVE Penny Ann's we go almost weekly. Breakfast and lunch. The pies are out of this world and my personal fav for lunch is the three cheese ravioli with Alfredo and chicken! This place is a must try for any budget! 

 

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Posted // March 19,2013 at 23:32

mmmmmmmmmmmmmm butter! This sounds like my kind of place. I love visiting loal joints that are still doing it right. Great article!

 

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Posted // March 19,2013 at 11:08

I love Penny Ann's but sadly, I've never had the sausage gravy. They use a sausage that has MSG which gives me migraines. :(

 

 
 
 
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