Oct 16 Special! Subscribe to OCM for a Starbucks report worth $39.
Penny university is located along East Coast Road, just next to Margarita’s. It’s great to know that more of such cafes are sprouting up in this foodie enclave. After I have my favourite prawn noodles or katong laksa or peranakan food, I can just chill out over a cuppa and cake nearby. Just love the juxtaposition of new and old shops in Joo Chiat.
The industrial chic design makes the whole interior very cosy. My only gripe about this place is that it feels abit cramped. Amidst the nice setting, what really attracts me is the wide array of cakes. They pretty much have all sorts of flavours for the different tastebuds. I posted it to my facebook and within minutes, some from my facebook community were asking about the location of this cafe.
I could only stomach one cake, so I chose the salted caramel banana cake ($7). Is there a salted caramel trend going on? I saw different types of salted caramel pastries at most of the cafes that I visited lately. Anyway, the salted caramel cake is tasty but nothing extraordinary. The cake is too soft for my liking, while the sweetness is just right, I would prefer if they could be more generous with the salted caramel.
Their breakfast set is pretty decent. I had poached eggs toast ($7). Melted cheese with runny egg yolks is the potent combination. It’s delicious.
Penny University is also known for their coffee beans from local roasters. I tried their long black ($4.50). The coffee is good and aromatic. It leaves no bitter aftertaste and goes smoothly down the throat. I will be back.
Penny University Information:
402 East Coast Road, Singapore 428997
Mon - Thu: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
Sun: 8:30 am - 7:00 pmWhat are the menu items you tried in Penny University at 402 East Coast Road? Do share with us your thoughts on this or any other cafes.
Old Kallang Airport | Kallang | Whampoa
Backstage Cafe @ 158 Kallang Way, 01-06
Tanjong Katong | Joo Chiat
East Coast Park
Pick Me Up Cafe @ 1A Unit 02, 920 East Coast Parkway,#01-02
East Coast Road
Penny University @ 402 East Coast Road
Holqa Cafe @ 37 East Coast Road
Azzur Gelato bar @ 30 East Coast Road Katong V 01-01
Carvers & Co. @ 43 East Coast Road
Rabbit Carrot Gun @ 49 East Coast Road (image)
Baker's Well @ 35 East Coast Road
Siglap | Frankel
Dutch Colony @ 113 Frankel Avenue
Coast & Company @ 54 Siglap Drive
Craftsmen Speciality Coffee @ 2 First street Siglap 01-01
Nom @ 400 Paya Lebar way (Macpherson CC)
Passion Cafe @ 247 Paya Lebar Road, #02-01
Bedok North | Bedok Reservior
To-Gather Cafe @ 84 Bedok North Street 4
Percolate @ 136 Bedok North Avenue 3
Fat Cat Ice-cream Bar @ 416 Bedok North Avenue 2 #01-25
The Refuel Cafe @ 744 Bedok Reservoir Road (image)
Milk and Honey Gelato @ 86 Bedok North St 4 01-179
Collective Brewers @ 301 Changi Road
Fresh Fruits Lab @ 351 Changi Road Kembangan
Black and Ink Cafe @ 168 Changi Road 01-01/02
Changi Business Park
Fart Tartz Cafe @ 1 Expo Drive 02-04
Table Manners @ 5 Changi Business Park Central 1
Chock Full Of Beans @4 Changi Village Road 01-2090
The Peloton Coffee & Juice Bar @ 1 Changi Village Road 01-2008
Rock & Ash @ 01-2004 BLK 1 Changi Village Road
Bunny & Pony @ 1 Changi Village Road #01-2000
The Coasta Settlement @ 200 Netheravon Road
Upper Changi Road
D’zerts Cafe @ 30 Jalan Pari Burong
Lots Gourmet Stop @ 965A Upper Changi Road North
The Bark Cafe @ 1000 Upper Changi Road North