Customers say it’s not just the hand crafted coffee or the homemade pastries that have kept them coming back to Pannikin in La Jolla for decades.
“Honestly it’s the entire community you come here…it feels like you’re home,” said Stephanie Lomakin, who has been coming since she was 11 years old.
Pannikin’s co-owner of 15 years, Amanda Morrow, told NBC 7 after they were unable to reach an agreement with their landlord at their long-time La Jolla location, she thought they would have to shut down permanently.
“For me it was probably the most emotional time of my life so far,” said Morrow.
She also shared that she originally got into the business because of her love of community. It’s only fitting that the community she served for years came together to support her when she needed it most.
She says the neighborhood raised $85,000 via GoFundMe to help her open at a new location nearby.
“There’s no way I could have done it…