The Nook Is Changing Hands—and Eventually Concepts

UPDATE: 3/20: The deal fell through, so it’s business as usual at the Nook.

The Nook, the Funk Zone charmer sharing space with Topa Topa Brewing Company, Lama Dog Tap Room, and Fox Wines, will soon be under new ownership. Here’s the announcement from proprietors Brigitte Guehr and chef Norbert Schulz:

To our beloved Santa Barbara community, it is time that we announce with heavy hearts that our little Nook has sold.

We are heading into our last two weeks of ownership before we transition to the next chapter, as we cannot predict the future, what we do know is that the new owner will be keeping the doors open and running the restaurant as is until transitioning into their own vision.

On that note, we would love to see all of our regulars within the next two weeks, to bid fair well, and recount the treasured memories we’ve made in the last 4.5 years! We also want to thank this amazing community for all of the support we’ve received through natural disasters, and pandemics, without all of you, we wouldn’t be here! So come on down, say hello, say goodbye, cheers a beer, and wish us well into our next endeavor!

Our chef’s daughter will be opening her own business @alessiapatisserie & cafe, and we are so thrilled for her! You may be able to catch chef eating a croissant or poking around in the kitchen at the patisserie!

This is a “we’ll see you later” not a goodbye!

We’ll have to wait to find out who the new owner is and what he/she has planned for the space…. As for Alessia Patisserie & Café, read more about it here.


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Two of my favorite restaurants in town through the ages….
Brigitte’s and Norbert’s!