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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“Not what it once was”
We love Penny. Been going for years when we visit Canberra but seems it’s losing its shine a bit. Used to be packed now it’s fairly quiet. Assume crowds are going to the new eateries that have opened...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Okay, but not memorable”
The staff were friendly, but our waitress didn't know what teas were available and was vague on the dishes. Our meals were fine without being memorable, but the cafe was busy so perhaps we weren't...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
“Overall a reasonable experience.”
The Hash was good but the fritters ordinary. Too much flour and not a lot of flavour. Everything seemed to be mashed. Unfortunately one of the worst I’ve had. Staff were excellent. Attentive...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
- Gluten Free Available
- BYO Available
- Under $20