|Cuisine:||American / Gastropub|
|Address:||103 Third Ave @ 13th Street|
|Hours:||Food service – Sun-Th 11am-12am
|Menu:||Brunch – http://bit.ly/1NYfdub
All Day – http://bit.ly/1YXUmzu
|Stroller parking:||YES LOTS!|
|Room Around Tables For Stroller:||YES LOTS!|
|Accessible (No Stairs):||YES|
|Double Stroller Friendly:||YES|
|Half Portions Available:||YES|
|Changing Table Men’s:||NO|
|Changing Table Women’s:||NO|
Good for Infants who stay in the stroller or are high-chair ready. Little Kids and Toddlers who can sit in a chair without a booster seat. Suitable for Breakfast / Brunch or early Lunch only.
Sippy Cup Rating:(2.5 / 5)
Similar to it’s neighbor, Durden, up the street, The Penny Farthing is a bar geared towards the local NYU kids. It’s very clean but still has the distinct smell of beer. However sometimes the “frat-iest” bar makes the best breakfast place for kids. Why you ask? Because after a long night of drinking there are VERY few people dining during the 9am hour! As was the case with The Penny Farthing. Sunny and I, along with our dining partners Ellen, her toddler Simon and newborn Nathan, had the place to ourselves along with a friendly and dedicated waitstaff who promptly asked if we needed a highchair.
Since The Penny Farthing is designed for crowds there is a lot of great stroller parking and room around the tables. There is no kids menu however the waitress was very accommodating in bringing half portions for the Sunny (a single egg) and Simon (one pancake). On the flip side this in unquestionably a bar – no changing tables, kids activities (unless your tots are into college football on the tv’s), or booster seats.
What the heck is a Penny Farthing?
Per our friend Wikipedia: The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler and ordinary, is a type of bicycle with a large front wheel and a much smaller rear wheel. It was popular after the boneshaker until the development of the safety bicycle in the 1880s.It was the first machine to be called a “bicycle”.
There is even an annual Penny Farthing race in England called the London Nocturne.