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Penny University

15 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6162 1500
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (24 reviews)
“dark rye” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 4:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

we entered the cafe with no knowledge, except it was our limited- a fast judgement as a short term tourist. The place is always look busy. We seated at a very prompt and friendly environment. First glance, i noticed that The collection of pastery is...More

Thank laras001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy chefs and staff, prompt service and an extensive all day menu. Coffee good, the smashed avo original. I’d recommend this cafe and go again

Thank Ewen M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow wow!!! This place serves the most amazing breakfasts ever! Seriously great food with great service to boot. I would drive out of my way to eat here again! The mushroom salad dish was out of this world and everything else we ate just...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited Penny University on a few different occasions now and I still can't work out why it is so highly rated. It is often very busy and I assume this has to do with not much else in the area. I've never really enjoyed...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I love this place - it’s my favourite cafe in Canberra. The chia pudding is fantastic and if you want to splurge, try the French toast. The service is excellent.

Thank Doby A
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We wnt to Penny University for lunch during a recent trip to Canberra. It was stunning. We had green eggs and ham, the avo dish and coffee. The food was just THE best, especially the green eggs and ham. Absolutely delicious and plenty of it....More

Thank Janev_Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Chicken ramen “Master stock poached chicken ramen in a miso broth with tofu, enoki and shitake mushrooms. Finished with a 65/65 egg”. Fantastic! A deep woody stock with perfectly poached chicken and poached egg. Exceptional. $26.

Thank HeleneEM
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Staying in Kingston and found this place for breakfast, great food, coffee and reasonable prices. Good location and atmosphere. Would recommend this one is passing by and want something a little different.

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

On our short trip to Canberra my friends and I grabbed breakfast here and my meal (the French toast) was amazing. Definitely recommend for breaky.

Thank Alice Q
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Mostly a really good menu. Lots of options but missing a good muesli option or fruit option. Service was great and they have proper tea. Hot chocolates are also good.

Thank Murray P
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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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