Penny University is probably what we Easties here in Singapore need, a place with great artisanal coffee, sourced locally and sometimes from various parts of the world, and brought to us, beautifully blended. My friend Samantha and her partner Mouss are the brains behind this amazing gem.
Many cyclists around the area come here very often, and one usually spots a few bicycles parked outside.
Please take note that Penny University is closed on Mondays!
What greets you at the front:
From Penny University’s site:
Penny University is an artisanal cafe born out of a love of coffee discovered in London. We source our beans from local roasters, serve specialist cakes and bread freshly baked daily in the area, support and collaborate with local bakers and aim to be a haven for people of the East Coast and beyond. We serve all-day breakfast, a rotating selection of fresh pastries and cakes, and great coffee using our favourite local blends.
This being my second visit to Penny, I was taken by the cosiness of the place as well as the decor in it. Quirky, rustic and lots of things to look at. See!!
Since it was my first meal of the day before I headed to the gym at Asia Square for my workout, I decided to go light. I needed my coffee, so I chose a Muddy Espresso. Essentially, espresso topped with cold, cold milk. Delightful!
My friends who have been here before recommended the Turkish Eggs ($8), which I was quite curious about as well.
A very interesting taste and texture, blend of spices, olive oil, yogurt and poached eggs, I can see why it is a favourite of many patrons. It was a unique medley of spice, sourness, saltiness and a creamy, almost milky feeling on the palate, a real tease to one’s senses.
There are 3 choices. You may add chicken or turkey ham to your Turkish Eggs for $1.5 or with Smoked Salmon, for $2. I had mine with Turkey Ham.
A good thing to note about Penny University is that this establishment is halal in which Muslim folks are able to enjoy the delectable items here.
Every other day, there will be desserts such as pies, tarts, muffins, cupcakes etc sourced from independent bakeries and sold here too!!
Penny University is a must-try place when you’re here in the East. It is located at the junction of East Coast Road and Telok Kurau Road at 402 East Coast Road, next to my favourite Italian Restaurant – Al Forno East Coast!
Al Forno East Coast link https://makanmusings.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/al-forno-east-coast/