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The Penny Coffee House

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331 - 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2B4;, Canada
+1 403-320-5852
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:30 - 17:00
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Lethbridge, Canada
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413 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place is packed, the reviews here are great, so what went wrong? Just about everything: - The cashier was so bored and distracted that she made me feel uncomfortable. - They had nothing but stale bread so I ordered a wrap. Big mistake. Bile-bitter falafel, limp tomato, gluey tasteless hummus, and worst of all sprouts next to the hot... More 

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Thank metaungulate
Cancun
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious grilled cheeee. Real Cheese, mushrooms,bacon and schiracha. Yummy!! Best pasta salad I've ever had. Coffee is strong and hardy!! French pressed. A quaint little spot. Not upscale but down to earth, good food. Fresh and friendly staff.

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1 Thank firsttimetraveller99
Conrad, Montana
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We stopped in here on our first visit to Lethbridge. The line was long, but moved quickly. Service was great! It was a great find.

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1 Thank Steggie86
Lethbridge, Canada
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I always look for local "Ma and Pop" type shops and stay away from anything that is a big name chain. If you're like me, this place is for you. Breakfasts, soup, sandwiches, home-made pastries and goodies, coffee - The Penny is awesome! Not a huge dining area, but the staff is really friendly. It's the perfect, cozy, little atmosphere.... More 

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1 Thank dgos9
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Whenever I want to have a quick but nutritious lunch with a friend, 'The Penny' always comes to mind! They have a great variety of homemade soups and sandwiches made with homemade bread of different varieties. Very filling, but sometimes I can't resist having a cup of their coffee and a homemade muffin or a piece of delicious pie (... More 

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1 Thank Rita M
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

The Penny is a gem in the downtown! Perfect for coffee and a light snack, or for a unique tasting lunch. The servers treat you like they really appreciate you and wait time is excellent. The food is so good, highly recommend the turkey bacon sandwich!

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1 Thank Angela O
Claresholm
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere at this coffee house. Great selection of hot and cold drinks (even milkshakes). There are many delicious options of sandwiches, soups and baked goods - it is hard to decide. We ordered the ratatouille soup with Parmesan and the smoked salmon sandwich on fresh multigrain bread as well as an apple tart. We also ordered a medium roast... More 

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1 Thank Gwynne O
Alberta Canada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

The Penny Coffee house is a very busy little cafe. All their cakes, scones, cookies pies and desserts are made right in the cafe. The coffee (from Cuppers who roast the beans) in town - is always fresh and hot. Every day has a decaf.plus a dark roast and medium roast available on a help- yourself service. They make home... More 

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Lethbridge, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The Penny has excellent beverages, baked-in-store pastries, and fresh-made soups, salads, and sandwiches. If you're unsure what to get, their London Fog is by far the best I've had anywhere and the scones are delicious.

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Thank Canadiantraveller461
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful Cafe. Lethbridge is very lucky to have this gem. The bakery is HOMEMADE! Enough said right? Who is doing that these days? Seems like nobody... Penny Coffee house is! :) The lunch and savoury offerings are also all freshly made. Delicious! They offer vegan, gluten free, and vegetarian options... And I mean a good amount of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 331 - 5th Street South, Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 2B4;, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Lethbridge
  • Phone Number: +1 403-320-5852

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?