Penny University @East Coast

Simple pleasures

Simple pleasures

I was in the east to visit a colleague, and so hubby decided to come over to the east for dinner 🙂 While I was having a blast at Ms L’s place, hubby endured a 1.5 hours bus ride 😮

Luckily, there was a cafe nearby, so we took a quick walk over to Penny University!

This place was rather popular when the cafe culture started in Singapore a while ago, but we never got around to come here. Simply because it’s in the East and we are very North people. Haha…

A very simple place with smooth lighting, and soft music. One thing good here is that there are newspapers and magazines lying around which also means that they expect you to nua here… 🙂

It was fairly quiet at around 8.30pm and we quickly decided on Buttermilk Waffles with Blueberries and Strawberries and Salted Caramel Syrup ($7.90 with GST included), Blat ($9.50), Espresso with Milk (4 oz for $4.50), and a Chai Steamer ($5.50).

  • Blat was a open-faced sandwich consisting of minced beef patty served with guacamole and mustard spread, lettuce, tomatoes and cherry sauce on sourdough toast. The patty was very dense and flat, so it was a bit hard. Hard meat on a hard toast… You get the idea.
  • The waffle was decorated with clumps of sugar frosting, instead of the usual lightly-dusted frosting, so I was beginning to suspect that this was going to be a “different” kind of waffle. Indeed, it was more hard than crispy, and a bit on the burnt side. The syrup was definitely caramel, not too sure about the salted part. The best item was the blueberries, as the strawberries were too sour.
  • The espresso was on the acidic side but was quite aromatic! The chai on the other hand, tasted a bit weird, as it was sweet with a grainy texture… Not too sure what they sprinkled on top…

I guess the theme here is “hard”, but at least the coffee here is quite nice, and there are some free reading material 🙂


  • Location: 402 East Coast Road S(428997)
  • Hrs: 8:30am – 6pm (Tue-Thu), 8:30am – 12am (Fri-Sat), 8:30 – 9pm (Sun)
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