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Penny University

15 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6162 1500
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“banoffee” (7 reviews)
Closes in 24 min
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
15 Kennedy St, Canberra 2604, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Service was quite poor - staff more interested in each other than the customers. Food was average and quite pricey for what you get. Wouldn't recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LauraKate2222
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I still like Penny University, but I can only think that it has changed hands, because the service and most interesting parts of the menu seem to have been lost. It is still very popular, but it may be losing its foothold as the Kingston...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank helena m
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

BEST Cafe in the ACT so far that I have had Breakfast at. After a workout at the Local Gym I looked for a place to have Breafast & stumbled on this Cafe. Whilst not ready for service; they made sure they accommodated me. Service...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank xxPeteandLinda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s always worth taking a risk at Penny’s and trying something new. A great brunch venue. I opted for the salt baked beetroot and was not disappointed. Great flavour combinations with rhubarb, radish and feta cheese. Loved it. Good coffee too. Friendly, efficient service

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 795ashj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Penny University a number of times. We do like the place for its good coffee, excellent variety of meals, decor, location and friendly attentive service. It can be busy so sometimes the wait may be on the long side, but the friendliness of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank abbasmaq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A place with delicious food. The Quack Thai had lots of vegetables and duck. I also had a chai tea infused on almond milk. They were very accommodating with food allergies and intolerances. I will return.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bartled57
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Friendly service, busy at breakfast, food good, service good. Coffee not quite to my taste but the others enjoyed it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bill S
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Great food and very well made and presented with some very organic and nutritious ingredients- coffee and Karma Cola from Africa- great taste and brilliant food & service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Chin C
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Great service coupled with superbly made sandwich and to finish with a great cuppa....great in all terms

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank SydneyChin_Chin
Reviewed 13 October 2018

The food is average with an good greeting first impression but it all gone downhill from there. I understand that the restaurant is busy but the wait of 45 min for food is unacceptable. People that arrived after us already got there food and left...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Henry L
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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