Lulu Carpenter’s takes over former Coffeetopia on the Westside
The Mission Street spot that housed Coffeetopia for more than two decades is now under Lulu Carpenter’s umbrella, joining its downtown location and pair of smaller kiosk outposts.
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Got a caffeine craving on the Westside? You’re in luck. This part of Santa Cruz has no shortage of options for coffee, and you can now add another Lulu Carpenter’s location to the mix.
Lulu Carpenter’s launched its newest cafe earlier this month in the Palm Center on Mission Street, open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. The location was home to Coffeetopia for over 25 years, but that business shuttered in February, citing financial hardships resulting from the pandemic. Coffeetopia’s cafes on Portola Drive in Live Oak and Capitola Road in Pleasure Point remain open.
Lulu Carpenter’s also operates its flagship cafe on Pacific Avenue downtown and two smaller Santa Cruz locations, Lulu’s Midtown in the Whole Foods plaza on Soquel Avenue and Lulu’s Express, a kiosk in the U-Save Liquors parking lot on Almar Avenue on the Westside. Two other locations, Lulu’s at the Octagon downtown and Coffee Cat in Scotts Valley, previously closed.