|Tuesday - Saturday||07:30 - 18:00|
|Sunday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Budget||Cheap as Chips (£15>)|
|Nearest Station||Covent Garden|
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We serve an ever-changing menu of British influenced seasonal food, focused on vibrancy, abundance and the market-fresh ingredients our Chefs balance to exploit natural flavours. The first wave of coffee shops to arrive in England were as much a place of revolution as comfort; the intelligencia’s destination choice for meetings of minds, where the seeds of an idea were as likely to be planted as the fruits of a coffee plant. The crunch of beans and cries of debate fuelled one another as naturally as sugar and cream. Anyone was welcome in the Coffee House; whether you were an aristocrat or a soot stained street hustler, your voice would be heard. All you needed to be welcomed in and smell the coffee was a penny. Ever since, coffee shops the world over have been known as Penny Universities.
The Black Penny continues to carry the torch for heated debate and daring creativity, downstairs in The Seminar Pit. From spoken word poets to lectures on the weird and wonderful, our guest speakers inspire, educate and entertain. As well as enjoy some delicious free coffee. Just don’t forget your penny.
Aiming to bridge the gap between fast-food and gourmet gastronomy, The Black Penny combines a modern cafe/restaurant with a traditional coffee shop. Though the food on offer is worth the travel from anywhere in Town, coffee is the main focus here. The Alchemy, one of Lonon's leading coffee roasters will work closely with The Black Penny to ensure quality throughout. The menu will consist of, For breakfast - grilled pineapple, chilli and lime compote or crispy duck hash with poached duck egg, sweet potato, baby spinch and spring onion; and For lunch a selection of fresh, seasonal salads, including chargrilled cauliflower and roasted aubergine and stone bass ceviche with fennel and radish, octai, ale and kale pie.