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Penny University Cafe

Feel at home at this cosy cafe with comfort food and great coffee.
By Jasmine Crittenden
July 31, 2019
By Jasmine Crittenden
July 31, 2019

In the inner eastern neighbourhood of Kingston, the Penny University Cafe lends itself to a solo visit with coffee and a book. It takes its inspiration from London's 17th-century penny universities: cafes where people from all walks of life would meet to chat and share ideas while drinking coffee (instead of booze). You can count on a welcoming atmosphere.

Sink into a banquette, order your brew of choice, whip out your read and relax for as long as you like. Hungry? There's an extensive menu, driven by local produce. On a cold morning, find comfort in the apple crumble croissant French toast, layered with cinnamon apple compote, baked rhubarb, vanilla ice cream and a rhubarb-infused maple syrup ($21).


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