About Lucky Penny

Lucky Penny is a casual cafe for dining in on our outdoor heated patio or taking away to the beach, your favorite tasting room or other local Santa Barbara location. Lucky Penny features artisanal pizzas from a wood-burning oven, garden fresh salads, seasonal small plates, house-made hot & cold sandwiches, and house-made baked treats. Lucky Penny serves locally produced wines from Notary Public, craft beers and the ever popular frozen libation, Frosé (frozen rosé). Covered in 156,000 pennies, Lucky Penny is a sight not to be missed.

Catie Hindman, Manager


Catie hails from the Bay Area and began her career in hospitality as she entered college. Moving to Santa Barbara to continue college, Catie spent two years at Lucky Penny and then moved on to the original Tyger Tyger as opening Assistant Manager. During the Covid years, Catie ran a successful breakfast pop-up and also spent time in the hotel space until returning to Acme at Loquita as floor manager. Moving full circle, Catie is now back to Lucky Penny as its Manager and looks forward to continuing the successes of this Funk Zone original.

Accolades & Awards


2014 “10 Hottest Restaurants in Santa Barbara”, Zagat

Santa Barbara Best Value Restaurants – Gayot’s

Best Santa Barbara Kid-Friendly Restaurant – Gayot’s

2014 Best Architectural Feature, Santa Barbara Beautiful Award


For more information or reservations, visit luckypennysb.com

127 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101 | 805-284-0358
Sunday – Thursday 11am to 9pm | Friday & Saturday 11am to 10pm

Follow Lucky Penny | @luckypennysb