A coffee shop and pizzeria named The Lucky Penny is coming to 131 Anacapa Street, the former home of the raw fish market. The eatery will share the parking lot with the new Lark restaurant that is replacing Bay Café. The Lucky Penny is all to-go and includes wood-fired pizza, artisan coffee and outdoor seating. It will have a narrow, specialized menu including house-made pastries, wood-fired pizzas and more. Free delivery is available within the Funk Zone. The eatery will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days a week starting early summer.

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7 Responses to THE LUCKY PENNY

  1. Lily says:

    Another pizza place. We have pizza coming out of our ears here. How about a real Spanish tapas place. We don’t have one of those here and it goes with wine and beer nicely.

    • Charlotte says:

      Pizza My Heart is fabulous pizza that’s worth driving and parking in I.V. Give it a try.

    • Adam says:

      If you’re looking for pizzeria pizza, there’s at least one gem in SB, and it’s Paesano’s. I was born and raised in NJ, and not that that makes me an expert, but that’s what I compare pizza to (and they do pizza pretty well over there). I’d agree that the other pizzerias I’ve tried in SB – almost half the list on this site – aren’t much to write home about.

      As for high-end artisanal pizza, that’s another issue, and I leave it to others to weigh in. From the sound of it, this new place seems more in the artisanal than the pizzeria category.

    • lemonjelly says:

      Lily, Reds Bar is working on a Spanish tapas menu. I
      haven’t yet been able to try it, but am hoping to soon. From the
      looks for it, it’s more the fancier ones that are ordered
      specifically, rather than the simple and small nibble that comes
      with a drink order. I’d be happy with either, or both. Their FB
      page talks of Spanish wine pairings with tapas, with a couple
      instagram photos. re:

    • Morgan says:

      There is a place called Milk & Honey over on
      Anapamu that has excellent Spanish tapas. They don’t get enough
      business, so the place suffers.

  2. jessica says:

    This place I think it’s going to be really neat and very
    new and modern. More then a pizza place or a wine bar, culinary
    creativity. Local and fresh, I’m excited.