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The Penny Coffee House

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331 5 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2B4, Canada
+1 403-320-5852
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Lethbridge, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Coffee is always good and very consistent. I don't go for speciality coffees but they have a long list. Had soup and sandwich for lunch. Soup was home made, lots of veg and very tasty. Sandwich was freshly made and had lots of crisp veg. Turkey was deli meat rather than being fresh but overall sandwich was good. Value was... More 

Thank welshman1955
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you are looking for a cool place for a coffee, or morning meeting with fresh baked goodies, then stop here.

Thank Dave H
Calgary, Canada
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The smell of freshly cooked cinnamon buns met us as we opened the door. We found an excellent selection of savoury and sweet breakfast treats along with coffee and tea selections. What a perfect place to start the day.

Thank markru
Lethbridge, Canada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

I always love the soup options at the Penny! Fresh, healthy, hearty, delicious! It's a busy place at lunch time, but take away is also awesome!!!!

Thank bluetea4two
Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
488 reviews
414 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place is packed, the reviews here are great, so what went wrong? Just about everything: - The cashier was so bored and distracted that she made me feel uncomfortable. - They had nothing but stale bread so I ordered a wrap. Big mistake. Bile-bitter falafel, limp tomato, gluey tasteless hummus, and worst of all sprouts next to the hot... More 

Thank metaungulate
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious grilled cheeee. Real Cheese, mushrooms,bacon and schiracha. Yummy!! Best pasta salad I've ever had. Coffee is strong and hardy!! French pressed. A quaint little spot. Not upscale but down to earth, good food. Fresh and friendly staff.

1 Thank firsttimetraveller99
Conrad, Montana
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped in here on our first visit to Lethbridge. The line was long, but moved quickly. Service was great! It was a great find.

1 Thank Steggie86
Lethbridge, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I always look for local "Ma and Pop" type shops and stay away from anything that is a big name chain. If you're like me, this place is for you. Breakfasts, soup, sandwiches, home-made pastries and goodies, coffee - The Penny is awesome! Not a huge dining area, but the staff is really friendly. It's the perfect, cozy, little atmosphere.... More 

1 Thank dgos9
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever I want to have a quick but nutritious lunch with a friend, 'The Penny' always comes to mind! They have a great variety of homemade soups and sandwiches made with homemade bread of different varieties. Very filling, but sometimes I can't resist having a cup of their coffee and a homemade muffin or a piece of delicious pie (... More 

1 Thank Rita M
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The Penny is a gem in the downtown! Perfect for coffee and a light snack, or for a unique tasting lunch. The servers treat you like they really appreciate you and wait time is excellent. The food is so good, highly recommend the turkey bacon sandwich!

1 Thank Angela O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 5 St S, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2B4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Lethbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 403-320-5852

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?