Penny University

Penny University

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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 409 REVIEWS

Ranked #30 of 1,528 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2021

“Spectacular!”

Reviewed on 09/07/2021

Delicious food (got to love that Japanese pancake), great staff (Flynn = 👍👍), and good vibe. Top of the list in Kingston.

Review by

261franky

“Yummy!”

Reviewed on 30/06/2021

Penny University Coffee House was such an excellent experience with delicious food, amazing coffee and the staff were extremely welcoming.

Review by

Maddy W

“Sunday breakfast and coffee”

Reviewed on 20/06/2021

Caught up with a mate at Penny University this morning ... first visit for me. Pretty good, all things considered.

Popular - obviously. Lucky to get a table inside, reinforced by the gathering crowd...

Review by

Buddy_Franklin_Mania

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