The Black Penny, Covent Garden

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The Black Penny, Covent Garden

The coffee might cost a little more, but the sentiments remain at 17th Century-inspired London café...

Did you know that back in 17th Century England, a single penny would gain you access and a cup of coffee to one of many ‘penny universities’? A place to learn the news of the day and engage in serious conversation, it was considered more intellectual than an alehouse.

The Black Penny, Covent Garden, London

Inspired by such coffeehouses, The Black Penny is a casual space in London’s Covent Garden where you can enjoy unpretentious food and sip drinks in stylish surroundings.

Head Chef George Notley has created a menu which reflects the best of British seasonal food — bridging the gap between fast food and gourmet gastronomy — and you can expect to see the traditional bacon sarnie and bubble ‘n’ squeak alongside French toast and bircher muesli.

A nod to those bygone penny universities, the Seminar Pit downstairs hosts debates and chatter; everything from spoken word poets, lectures to inspirational speakers — all with a freshly-brewed coffee from South London roasters Alchemy. Just don’t forget that entrance fee!

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The Black Penny, Covent Garden, London
The Black Penny, Covent Garden, London
The Black Penny, Covent Garden, London
The Black Penny, Covent Garden, London
The Black Penny, Covent Garden, London
The Black Penny, Covent Garden, London

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