In Photos – Old Town Coffee in Goleta


Written by Daniela Schwartz

Photos by Emily Zomoroudi and Daniela Schwartz

Just south of campus, in the heart of Goleta, is one of UCSB students’ favorite study spots: Old Town Coffee. The quaint cafe offers a variety of drinks such as seasonal lattes, matcha, and teas. Much of the food comes from local eateries. A favorite is the handmade empanadas from Buena Onda Empanadas, a local and organic restaurant based in Santa Barbara. However, perhaps the most appealing quality at Old Town Coffee is the sense of community. With plenty of open space outdoors, people can relax, sip on coffee, chat, study, or simply enjoy the environment.

Old Town Coffee is a Santa Barbara staple located in Old Town Goleta, only four minutes away from campus!
Old Town Coffee boasts a humble menu. They have a tasty, healthier, and more affordable twist on classic coffee favorites like mocha lattes and cappuccinos.
All of their drinks are freshly brewed in-house!
Old Town Coffee features local businesses’ food items such as Buena Onda Empanadas and Rori’s ice cream sandwiches.
The small business love doesn’t stop there! Their non-edible merchandise showcases artwork from local artists.
Rustic decor with earthy tones and plants galore makes for a very cozy cafe experience.