Show 559, January 6, 2024: Pony Espresso Café with Proprietor Alberto Battaglini, Santa Ynez, CA

Alberto Battaglini of Pony Espresso Cafe

When it comes to great coffee and casual all day dining the locals in Santa Ynez will send you to Alberto Battaglini’s Pony Espresso Café.

Since its creation is 2019 it’s become a true locals’ favorite. It definitely reflects the rich character of the Santa Ynez Valley.

Alberto is passionate about maintaining the quality of his food and coffee. The dishes are designed to suit all tastes and they are inspired from the bounty of the Santa Ynez Valley. Pony Espresso is where “casual service meets elevated food in a unique environment”

“Alberto was born in Verona, Italy where he graduated as chef in 2002. He then pursued a career as a barman that allowed him to travel in different areas of the world. Thanks to those years of experiences he created his own style of recipes incorporating Italian background with Latin influence. Battaglini, followed one purpose only, to heighten the craft of bartending while emphasizing the importance of delivering an exceptional customer experience. After opening different restaurants he is now partnering with Evan Lash, a friend and a Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Investor, to create a completely different dining experience in the Santa Ynez Valley.”

Pending final approvals and permitting on Alberto’s expanded Kitchen and the arrival of a new consulting chef Dinner and an enhanced menu are on the horizon.

Alberto takes a break from his busy kitchen to join us.