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Posted by Anonymous on 01/14/2007
I've been to this cute little cafe 3 times now, and always enjoy the food. Homecooking that I don't have to cook! The fries are crispy and delicious. However, the service has been consistently slow and unfriendly. I would encourage people to try it, but don't expect any laughs with the staff.
Posted by sunbuddy on 12/19/2006
Recently had breakfast here while on vacation with friends. I had the pumpkin waffle and my friends had the pancakes - both were excellent. In fact, my friends wanted to return and could not get over how great the pancakes were. Good atmosphere and great prices. Fresh OJ was terriffic too.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/18/2006
I've been meaning to try out Penelope for a while, but there is always a wait (esp for brunch). Finally, last week I made it to lunch (on a week day). Maybe my expectations were too high, but I found the food to really just be mediocre. I got the chicken sandwich with artichokes. It was good in theory, but the chicken was quite dry. Also, they charge you for $1 for any substitutions (even bread). Plus, it is VERY noisy, if you're looking for an intimate cafe, this isn't it. That being said, I am still thinking of going back for brunch.
Posted by fooder on 12/12/2006
Great atmosphere, menu, service & ingredients seemed undone by the kitchen. Curry chicken salad had a shot to be delicious but overall balance of nice components was undone by too much green onion and/or celery. I like onion & celery but missed curry, apple and raisin flavors. Sourdough on BBLT was not toasted? Double bacon compensated for good crunch factor. Mayo showed no sign of pepper or balsalmic. Menu has merit...need to try other items.
Posted by Urvi on 12/05/2006
I was introduced to Penelope by my cousin...ever since that day I am a regular there. The food here is fresh and good. I specially love their hummus and avacado sandwich. I would appreciate more selections in their brunch menu...like some pancakes... Penelope's cookies are one of the best I have tasted in NYC... they are freshly baked and large. I would highly recommend this place to anyone...Its also worth waiting an hour or two on weekends for their brunch...
Posted by Vikachka :) on 11/08/2006
I always passed by this place, but sat/sunday brunch time its always packed.. so, i never went in. I went during the weekday for breakfast, and all i can say... NO WONDER ITS PACKED... hehe Its a simple place, but the food its good!.. yummy breakfast choices! The service is really good, and the price TOTALLY affordable! I want to go back!!!!!!.... <3 it
Posted by Eastsider25 on 10/09/2006
I've had Penelope's BBLT, nutella french toast, chicken pot pie, grilled 3 cheese with pesto, guacamole, vanilla cupcake, and summer lobster sandwich. The items mentioned above were all delicious, my favorite being the lobster sandwich (summer menu only). They always add a little something to make the usual taste better, ex. their BBLT has a special balsamic mayo and the french toast has gooey nutella in the middle. The grilled 3 cheese is made with pesto and on a crunchy sourdough bread, and their fries have herbs on them. The food and service is worth the wait. I often go pick-up my order or delivery to avoid the wait! Penelope has become very popular.