The inside of the venue consisted of bare walls, a stage and used furniture scattered throughout for patrons to sit on. According to one café goer profiled by author Stuart Henderson, the most expensive aspect of the inside was the penny farthing bicycle itself. The coffee house was also unique for having an outside patio in the front and a swimming pool in the back, where bikini clad waitresses served customers in the summer.
McHugh described the venue as "primarily a jazz house" but it also catered to folk revival music as well. After the more boisterous clubs and bars in the city closed for the night, jazz musicians would retreat to the Penny Farthing to play their industrial sounds till the sun came up - rendering it the jazz after hours social club of choice for many.