Tucked away on Union Street in the CBD, just across from Burger Theory, you’ll find yourselves a very quaint, charming breakfast and lunch spot named Penny University. Inside there’s a large table in the middle and few seats for bar dining on the window side. The premise isn’t very big but it feels cosy and a bit like dining in a small common hall with acquaintances and friends at a university residence. Newspapers were spread on the table for those who want to catch up on the latest while enjoying a coffee. It was 7.30am in the morning, I hardly ever reach the city this early but the hustle and bustle was already there. Students and workers coming to get their morning coffee fix, some enjoying a quick caffeine fueled catch up on the bench and crates set up outside before starting the day.
|This is a very important job. People’s days depend on it.|
|Seats at the bar|
We grabbed a seat on the large dining table and got a good look inside. You could see the staff working in the kitchen starting on dishes for lunch time service. The kitchen is exposed with shelves filled with healthy grains, beans and dry ingredients. Jars of fresh herbs were found on the kitchen bench as they prepare their sizable range of salads. On the table, large used tomato tins played their role as cutlery holders.
Shakshuka – One pan with sausage, hot green peppers, tomatoes & baked eggs served with Turkish toast.
|Corn Fritters $16|
Corn Fritters – with bacon, avocado and dill mayo