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Penny University

15 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6162 1500
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
15 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at a nearby hotel which has good breakfasts but decided to look around the area. This was a great find and we in fact had two breakfasts there. Service was quick efficient and very friendly young people. Area is not large so go early...More

Thank Hugary1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good coffee and great all day dining menu. Lots of variety and something for everyone. There are always good daily specials too depending on what’s in season.

Thank MitcheyBabes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice in a few weeks and both times had the miso baked salmon and chorizo. On both occasions this selection was well presented and delicious. Felt like I was being very healthy yet not forgoing a great combination of flavours. Would definitely recommend this...More

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing not to love about this place. The food is sensational. There is a great vibe about the place as foodies congregate there to enjoy the healthy meals that do not compromise on taste. Having said that, please be mindful that it is...More

Thank elna m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They claim thattheir coffee is expensive because it contains 2 shots, which I can’t deny, but I do know that their “small” (read piccolo) latte was $4 and was pretty average. The egg and bacon roll was satisfactory, I wasn’t a huge fan of the...More

Thank Babs666
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it was busy, staff were attentive but not obnoxiously so. Food was lovely. Would recommend and will be going back.

Thank Leoni M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great coffee food and plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. Was a little busy but service was great and well worth waiting for a table.

Thank Kristy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for breakfast. How can you not order Green Eggs and Ham when it's on the menu?! So I did. But nothing to to get too excited about because it was served cold and lacked flavour. The coffee (flat white) was very ordinary. Penny...More

Thank Adam502013
Reviewed 11 June 2018

If you're looking for a cafe for breakfast or lunch in Canberra, this place is worth a try. The quality of the food is excellent and the portion sizes are decent. It might be on the pricier side but if you want a well thought...More

Thank Rebekka S
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Penny University is my favourite restaurant in Canberra. I’ve been multiple times and I can’t pick a favourite dish. They are creative with their food and the menu is ever changing. They take pride in the food and coffee they provide as well as the...More

Thank Michaela D
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1 April 2015|
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Response from Simon-in-Civic | Reviewed this property |
Yes Penny University on Kennedy St is open every day of the Easter long weekend. You can't book as such, send one of your party to the restaurant 10 or 15 mins before the rest of your party arrive and you'll get a table... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6162 1500
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