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 389 REVIEWS

Ranked #35 of 1,474 Places to Eat in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Family lunch”

Reviewed on 06/10/2020

Had lunch here with the family. It’s very popular and I can see why! Their food and service are amazing! It was seriously one of the best meals I’ve had! The crispy eggplant noodle salad was...

Review by

46luckyl

“Superb”

Reviewed on 04/10/2020

Had a great breakfast and great coffee. This place is always busy and I can see why as the menu is great, staff are friendly and overall it's a great place.

Make sure you phone and book a table...

Review by

SteveH438

“Penny for Brekkie!!!👍🏻”

Reviewed on 28/08/2020

Well, met my friend for a nice catch-up brekkie at 8:30 on a Tuesday. Man, this place was already, but managed to get a table. Must say that their flat white coffee was amongst the very best that...

Review by

PDMM_Gourmands

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