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 392 REVIEWS

Ranked #35 of 1,494 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Consistently good food”

Reviewed on 05/12/2020

It's one of our local cafes and they are consistently good. Food is always delicious and nicely presented. Cafe itself has a nice vibe. Staff are friendly. I have no hesitation in recommending this...

Review by

sagreatdan

“Great place to eat”

Reviewed on 24/11/2020

I've eaten here several times when I'm in Kingston - mostly brunch. The menu has lots to choose from, lots of gluten-free options available. Staff are friendly and helpful. My last visit I had...

Review by

JocelynC885

“Delicious”

Reviewed on 14/11/2020

Stopped for a quick late lunch here on the weekend and really enjoyed the food. I just built my own brunch option with scrambled eggs and tomato relish (which was absolutely delicious). I'd visit...

Review by

xalx

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