Penny University

Penny University

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Penny University is an artisanal cafe in Canberra born out of a love of coffee discovered in London. They source their beans from local roasters and serve specialist cakes all made on the premises. Locally sourced bread is freshly baked daily and you can enjoy all-day breakfast any day of the week.

Penny University is a term that originated from 18th century coffeehouses in London, England. For the price of a penny, one had access to coffee, the company of people from all levels of society, discussions, bulletins, newspapers and the latest gossip.

  • Rustic cafe interior
    Penny University
  • Coffee beans in a large grinder
    Freshly ground coffee
  • Cake and ice cream ready to be taken to a table
  • Cafe counter with fresh bread and blackboard menus
    Fresh bread and all day breakfast
  • Passionfruit smoothie
  • Open kitchen
    See the chefs at work
  • Fancy hot dog and juice
    Penny University
  • Front entrance to Penny University
    Indoors or out

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 7am - 4pm

TYPE OF SERVICE

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

LIQUOR LICENSING

Guests can bring their own wine

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Penny University

15 Kennedy Street, Kingston, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 399 REVIEWS

Ranked #35 of 1,508 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“fun cafe”

Reviewed on 30/03/2021

Had not been here for 2 years. The menu has shrunk, I suppose due to covid, but it is still interesting. friendly staff, great coffee and tasty food. Prices are not too bad. I will go back next...

Review by

Alan R

“Relaxed, but attentive staff.”

Reviewed on 28/03/2021

Breakfast with a group of friends at 7.30am on a busy Friday in Kingston. Penny University was full. But the wait-staff rose to the occasion - relaxed and friendly but efficient, and nothing was...

Review by

kitiCate3597

“GREAT FOOD BUT INCREDIBLY NOISY”

Reviewed on 28/03/2021

Love the food at this super popular cafe. Very creative and fresh with loads of vegetables/salads with each dish. The one downside for me is the noise level, in particular, the full blast music which...

Review by

Deborah M

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