Penny University is better than I expected. Despite the raves about the café on the blogosphere, I thought it’s going to be “just another café”. Okie in a way, it is, but somehow I like it more than the others! Maybe because it’s so lively (read: noisy in an un-annoying way) all the time.
Oh yeah, and they serve great food! The turkish eggs were gorgeously simple yet 100% satisfying. Poached eggs with yogurt and smoked salmon, that’s a wonderfully weird combination! Get this only if you like Middle Eastern-ish food; otherwise, it’s going to be an acquired taste. K’s Christmas-y turkey-brie-cranberry sandwich was plain but good, so much so that he has already declared this a “must return” place!
The only misfortune at brunch was the black sesame chiffon cake. As I’m a sucker for anything black sesame, this naturally was my choice for dessert. Not. It was so… meh-er than meh. And grossly overpriced at $5 apiece, unjustifiably expensive for the mediocrity. Good news is that Penny University will be axing it off the menu, yay!
Turkish Eggs ($8)
poached eggs, lightly whipped yogurt, homemade spicy morrocan harissa sauce, sourdough bread, smoked salmon (additional $3)
Turkey Sandwich ($8)
brie, cranberry sauce, sourdough toast, smoked chicken (additional $1), poached egg (additional $1.50)
Black Sesame Chiffon Cake ($5)
402 East Coast Road