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French Press

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1101 State St, 528 Anacapa St,, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2712
+1 805-963-2721
06:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 19:00
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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a terrific little coffee shop. Get the cold brew on a hot day, its amazing. Their other offerings are also excellent. After the first visit, I had to keep going back. Service was outstanding, and the scene was pleasant. Everyone was so friendly.

Thank TechIntellect84
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once we'd had coffee here we kept coming back. They do good iced coffees if that's your thing, they do good european style 'strong' cappuccinos and their decaffeinated is as flavoursome as any 'regular' style coffee, plus they do all the expected longer coffee drinks etc. My wife declared the banana bread (it comes as a miniature loaf) the best... More 

Thank Peter R
Yorba Linda, California
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195 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on State Street where chain stores abound is this little character of a coffee house with exceptional coffees. If you want local and you want coffee done right... here is your chance.

Thank losjacksons
Laguna Beach, California
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617 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for morning coffee which was great. Got the homemade biscuits that came with a raspberry preserve, Fantastic! Busy on a Sunday morning but line moved quickly.

Thank atlagunabeach
San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

They source it from green fair-trade farmers, and they roast it on site. They sell the beans by the pound with excellent descriptions. They also know how to make The Perfect Cup of Coffee -- or cappuccino, or latte, or ... which menu variety sets The French Press apart even from my all-time favorite, Philz, a Bay Area phenomenon now... More 

Thank Shauna0829
Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We do like to look around a little for a really good Barista made coffee when we are travelling, and French Press in SB was perfect! The almond cappo not only looked beautiful but tasted great too, AND wasnt too huge either - a great experience.

Thank Eleanor L
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

They roast coffee, and make the best coffee there is in this area. This is the locals go to place for best coffee, espresso, Latte etc.

Thank TheIsofAll
Santa Barbara, California
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207 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

French Press is just a nice meeting spot for friends and a great little people watching location as well.We have had several occasions to visit the Anacapa St. location and its always been the perfect little spot to gather.

Thank Heligypsy
Menlo Park, California
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155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful breakfast comprised of cappuccinos, espressos, and some amazing food options that included scones, ham & cheese croissants, and toast. This cafe restaurant was busy, but service was quick, service was excellent, and the food was even better. We wanted to try the buttermilk biscuits, but that's for the next time we visit!

Thank Hunter L
Santa Barbara, California
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great place to meet friends and business for a great cup of coffee and pastry. I have had several meetings on their patio, and enjoy the ambiance.

Thank mickmankowski

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
06:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 State St, 528 Anacapa St,, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-963-2721

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?