Lucky Penny

Lucky PennyFind a lucky penny, pick it up, and then you’ll have good luck. We’re not sure this is completely true, but who doesn’t love a little superstition (especially when it’s in your favour)?

We’ve found a Lucky Penny, and it so happens, you can’t pick it up. You can go visit though. You can also eat, drink, and be merry here. So maybe the fable is true. Lucky Penny is the newest café to hit Chapel Street in South Yarra.

Justin Re and Matt ‘Lanis’ Lanigan have partnered up with Vanessa Nitsos and Jason Chan owners of Lady Bower, in Reservoir to bring us this space that celebrates local produce and darn good food. The space rocks a Scandinavian vibe thanks to Biasol Design Studio’s fit out. White brick walls, pale wood, tanned leather and soft lighting, a welcoming look.  

It’s one of those guilty or not kind of affairs, and by that we mean you can indulge yourself, or you can choose one of the tasty healthy options (your favourite kind of café). Opt for a healthy superfood breakfast on Thursday followed by an indulgent hangover cure on Sunday, perhaps?

Breakfasts can be virtuous – the superfood breakfast bowl of blueberry smoothie, topped with banana, toasted buckwheat, and a mix of chia, flax, pumpkin seed, and hazelnuts, or the citrus cured salmon, potato and pea salad, cucumber, herbs, and poached eggs. Breakfasts can also be naughty – waffles with salted soft chocolate and vanilla ice cream, or the black pudding, spiced plum jam, chicken livers, and brioche with poached eggs.

If you’re looking for a midweek lunch option, you might score a brown rice, sprouting lentil, and rosemary mushroom salad with whipped fetta, cos, and smoked pepitas, or maybe the meatballs in smokey tomato sauce with flat bread and rocket salad.

And just in case you were wondering, you can get a lamington hand shaken milkshake or a rhubarb and cranberry spritzer with Four Pillars Gin. Oh and a cup of 5 Senses coffee. Lucky you.

Lucky Penny
481 Chapel Street, South Yara, 3141

About the author

Yoga teacher, writer, blogger, and marketing whiz – it’s safe to say Amy Collins is a busy little lady. Her idea of a stellar evening is yoga class followed by a glass of wine. Her favourite quote: “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”


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