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A Covent Garden café is selling cake, coffee and prosecco for 1p this week

Tom Howells

We’re big fans of zippy Covent Garden café-takeaway The Black Penny, so you can imagine our subdued British excitement (screaming inside, obvs) at discovering that this Friday and Saturday, it’ll be plying punters with food and drink for 1p (that’s right, a penny!) to celebrate its own birthday. Shameless narcissism, but we’ll take it.

Specifically, your otherwise worthless single penny will get you a takeaway coffee and a slice of birthday cake – until it runs out – tomorrow (Friday May 19) and a glass of prosecco with any full-priced breakfast this Saturday. It’s well worth visiting to smash through its grand menu of eggs, oats and hashes anyway, but this just puts the icing on the cake (proverbially and literally). Happy birthday, Black Penny!

Still hungry? Start your day the right way, with our list of London’s finest breakfasts.

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