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Address
402 East Coast Road, 428997
English, European, Western
+65 90089314

Mon - Thu: 08:30 - 18:00

Fri - Sat: 08:30 - 22:30

Sun: 08:30 - 19:00

$14 based on 70 submissions
Brunch (12 votes), Breakfast (10 votes), Chillout (9 votes) ...

This specialty coffee coffeehouse pays homage to the vibrant coffee culture in London and the owner even went through a training stint in Central London's Prufrock Coffee. The coffee menu is kept simple - espresso and espresso with milk in 3, 5 and 7 ounce portions.

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Waffle with Strawberry and Blueberries
Waffle with Strawberry and Blueberries

Latest Review for Penny University

Overall RatingBased on 60 reviews
Food/Drink3.3
Value3
Ambience3.3
Service2.8
Most helpful review:

Nice start to the day - good coffee with decent breakfast.

Food/Drink 3| Value 2| Ambience 5| Service 4
Total Reviews: 58

We had a full breakfast and a simple scrambled eggs on toast to share. The food was decent cafe style food, nothing to shout about, but a nice start to the day (especially paired with the excellent coffee).
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Good Coffee Mediocre Food

Food/Drink 2| Value 4| Ambience 4| Service 1
Total Reviews: 21

Cafe is understaffed with orders taking a long time to arrive. The poached eggs on my English breakfast is overcooked and not runny. Decent variety on the English breakfast though. Too much vinegar was added during the poaching of the eggs resulting in a lingering sourish taste. The eggs benedict was still runny but still had a sourish taste. Coffee is decent. For in depth review please visit http://theaugbunnies.blogspot.com/2016/04/food-review-penny-university-popular.html

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Service needs to be improved

Food/Drink 3| Value 2| Ambience 3| Service 2
Total Review: 1

Firstly when I entered, the good thing is that the staff welcomed me but they didn't assign me to any seats and I had to ask one of the staff whether are there any empty seats for me. When I finally seated at the table, the staff didn't have a sense of urgency and initiativeness to clean up the table despite I already seated. It took quite awhile for him to notice that the empty plates at the seats I'm sitting at hasn't been cleared. I noticed he(staff) was sitting at the counter most of the time. When he finally cleared my table, I at the same time asked him for the menu and he said he would give it to me later on but while waiting, I kept observing him serving other customers' food back forth and lastly he seated at the counter. From that moment, I knew he'd forgotten about the menu to be given to me. In the end, I had to get the menu myself. The good thing is that the staff were polite. The thing that they need to improve on is their service and first impression set to their customers.

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Badly prepared frozen food

Food/Drink 1| Value 1| Ambience 3| Service 1
Total Reviews: 13

Started off promising - the cafe was crowded, the decor was rustic and reminded me of Melbourne. The menu selection had good variety. But it ends there. We ordered their full breakfast, waffles with strawberries (note the plural) and blueberries, truffle fries, 2 coffee and orange juice. Food took 30 mins and coffee 20 mins. The full breakfast came with 2 sausages (supermarket quality), eggs (overdone, Macs quality), canned baked beans, canned button mushrooms, frozen hashbrown (Macs has it better even). And no. You cant sauté canned mushrooms in bid to make it better. Now comes the waffle. Frozen and poorly heated up...it was not crisp. Strawberries (see attached pic) was ONE (I repeat ONE) strawberry sliced up. It didn't even manage to fool a 3 yo. My tod had 2 mouthfuls and was done. Lastly, whilst I am not a stickler for uniforms, it would be nice for the staff to wear something to distinguish themselves from patrons. I swear I must have stopped 3 customers thinking they were staff.

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