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Penny University

Rustic cafe interior
Coffee beans in a large grinder
Cake and ice cream ready to be taken to a table
Cafe counter with fresh bread and blackboard menus
Passionfruit smoothie
Open kitchen
Fancy hot dog and juice
Front entrance to Penny University
Rustic cafe interior
Coffee beans in a large grinder
Cake and ice cream ready to be taken to a table
Cafe counter with fresh bread and blackboard menus
Passionfruit smoothie

Overview

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.

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15 Kennedy Street, Kingston, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 421 reviews

“Back at my favourite cafe.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by kitiCate3597

Relaxing of COVID restrictions meant being back in Oz. So . . . I went to my favourite Canberra café – Penny Uni in Kingston. Haven’t been here for ages. Coffee is still as good as ever, service is...

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“Breakfast with a Twist”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2w ago by Daniel P

A charming and funky place for breakfast(or a meal). The place is busy and it pays to reserve, The food was very good and the coffee excellent.

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“Great”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by vicnot

3 of us had breakfast here. The savoury options were really nice, very generous, lots of nice vege accompaniments. Efficient service. Not much for the teenager with a sweet tooth (ie no pancakes!!)

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  • Bistro/Cafe/Deli
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Vegetarian
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • BYO Available
  • Under $20