Penny Farthing Espresso

Tuesday
7:00am - 4:00pm
206 High Street Northcote 3070

Menu

Penny Farthing’s old-school appeal pays homage to 19th century upstart Hubert Foggart and his record-breaking – yet undocumented – high speed attempt on an old-timey bike.

These days, our pushies are a little more aerodynamic, but our need for sustenance to keep pedalling is just as relevant. While Foggart’s memory has largely fallen between the cracks of time, his efforts have inspired this great coffee spot. Penny Farthing uses Industry Beans coffee, a hangover from when it was owned by that company's Trevor and Steve Simmons.

The cafe's approach to vintage is appropriately nostalgic, navigating a fine line between cool and warmly earnest. Locals love it for its simple food, good coffee and a courtyard out the back filled with laptop-tappers and those soaking up the sun.

Updated: April 9th, 2018

We do not seek or accept payment from the cafes, restaurants, bars and shops listed in the Directory – inclusion is at our discretion. Venue profiles are written by independent freelancers paid by Broadsheet.