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Insider's Guide to Leucadia

What’s new in this sleepy beach town


Surfy Surfy surf shop

Photo by Jay Reilly


Lou’s Records,
Pannikin, Leucadia (Tom’s) Donut Shoppe,
Yu Me Ya

1. Surfy Surfy

His father founded the legendary Moonlight Glassing factory, so J.P. St. Pierre knows local surfboard history. When this corner space came available, he decided to transform his popular surf blog into brick and mortar. The result is one of the most soulful surf shops in SoCal. 974 N Coast Highway 101

Fish 101 restaurant
Photo by Adam Hendershott

2. Fish 101

Simple grilled seafood, local beer and wine, and a killer patio with twinkle lights. There are only 50 seats in the whole place, so you’re bound to bump into a few neighbors. Don’t miss $1 oysters and $2 fish tacos at happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m. 1468 North Coast Highway 101



Seaweed and Gravel clothing store

3. Seaweed and Gravel

Apparel industry veteran David Patri’s new outpost of all things old and rad: vintage clothing, ’70s-era motorcycles, and retro surfboard shapes. This places oozes style. 1144 N Coast Highway 101

Cafe Ipe

4. Café Ipe

Known to some as “Coffee Coffee,” since it shares a wall with Surfy Surfy, Ipe is stocked with Cardiff’s famous VG donuts every morning. The coffee is great, too, as Revolution Roasters cooks up small batches onsite. And you can’t beat the positive vibes on the sunny sidewalk patio.  970 N Coast Highway 101

Haggo's Organic Taco

5. Haggo’s Organic Taco

With 95 percent of its ingredients organic, Haggo’s is a far cry from any ‘berto’s. The tacos cost three times as much, but with citrus soy-marinated free-range chicken, and caramelized onions and fresh herbs in almost every taco, we think it’s worth every penny. 1114 N Coast Highway 101   

bottles of wine

6. Solterra Winery & Kitchen    

Local winemaker Chris Van Alyea (Christopher Cameron Vineyards/Costa Azul) has plans for a 5,000-square-foot winery and resto on the 101, with French- and Spanish-inspired small plates and wine produced onsite. Outside, he’ll have a fire pit, bocce ball, and grapevine tours. 934 North Coast Highway 101

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