I wandered into Penny Ann’s Cafe with my friend Breann for brunch after my 8:30 a.m. social media class.
We were immediately welcomed into a homely atmosphere by the delicious aroma of Penny Ann’s famous “Heavenly Hot Cakes.”
The place was crowded with people due to the cafe being smaller in size, but that only brought forth a warm memory of cramming into the kitchen with my family in order to watch my mother prepare breakfast.
I ordered what made Penny Ann’s Cafe famous: a short stack of “Heavenly Hot Cakes” with a side of french toast and a glass of milk.
The “Heavenly Hot Cakes” were the fluffy clouds of dreams: pancakes that are a mixture of sour cream, butter, and syrup. I felt as though I was guilty of food lust when the side plate of cinnamon-sugar french toast was set down in front of me.
“You do realize you ordered bread with a side of bread, right?” said Breann to me jokingly. It was akin to the ultimate breakfast comfort food you would have as a reward after you spent the night studying for a final exam.
Meanwhile, Breann ordered the vanilla yogurt parfait. Once brought to our table, this mixture of fresh strawberries, blueberries, yogurt, and granola took on a new form in this appealingly majestic goblet. Breann let out a noise of disbelief, openly wondering how she would finish something of that incredible size.
The service at Penny Ann’s is impeccable. Right off the bat, we were able to start a rapport with our waitress. She was extremely attentive to our needs and acted as a friend rather than part of the service staff.
Breann had had a craving for iced tea; however, we were told that the iced tea maker was in the process of being repaired. This led Breann to decide to simply make do with her water instead.
To our surprise, our waitress came out approximately ten minutes later with Breann’s iced tea, declaring that her drink was on the house. Make friends with the service staff, you never know what awesome people you will meet.
With locations in Salt Lake City, Taylorsville and Draper, Penny Ann’s Cafe is a must-try brunch experience for you and your closest friends. The cafe is open seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch starts at 11 a.m.