Penny University

I had heard so much about this cafe, from friends and family, that I was glad that I finally managed to pay it a visit. 

The little shop front had so much vintage eye candy. It was welcoming enough that before we knew it, the girls had clambered onto the chairs, and made themselves quite at home.

The interior was pleasant and held lots of character, something I’m pleased to note in more and more Singaporean cafés these days. 

There’s even a long table for large groups near the back of the cafe, with an impressive chandelier that created tiny bokeh specks on my photo.
This was our cosy nook. Since we are mainly tea drinkers, the plus point of the good coffee they serve here was lost on us. Instead, we got ourselves the Chai Latte and the Cinnamon Hot Chocolate for the girls. The latter made the cutest, messiest moustaches on them both!

The Eggs Benedict ($12) ‘got lurve’, as one of my friends likes to put it. I thought it tasted better than the more pricey one I tried at Wild Honey. 

The turkey sandwich ($8) was surprisingly good. Juicy large chunks of turkey ham, bread toasted just right, with melted cheese blanketing one side, and chutney spread on the other, giving every bite that extra delish oomph. 

K had to use the loo, where I met, and was delighted by, the washbasin. What a work of art. The photo doesn’t do it justice – I actually spent some time admiring its watercolour shades.

Another feature we noted was that this cafe is halal, a nice touch at inclusivity. The staff that day were all Malay, as were quite a few of the clientele. Good to have more spaces where those gathered reflect our actual racial make-up!

Lingering at cafés is a thing of the past for us, with two active girls who don’t really enjoy staying in one place for long. So, it was fun meeting you, albeit briefly, Penny University.

  4 comments for “Penny University

  1. January 7, 2014 at 12:16 am

    I love eggs benedict! The place looks cool too.. thanks for the recommendation 🙂

    • January 10, 2014 at 1:50 am

      Welcome, tell me how you find it!

  2. January 9, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I almost bought that chandelier for my dining! But decided there were, err, way too many bulbs. I love that cafés these days have more character too. Makes them more fun to visit 🙂

    • January 10, 2014 at 1:51 am

      Ooh really? Yup too many bulbs haha. Has almost become – too many cafes, too little time!

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