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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
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06:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 19:00
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Toronto
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had my traditional almond milk macchiato which I get anywhere I go. If they make it right, I trust them. The French Press passed with flying colours.

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Thank Justin S
Santa Barbara, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've spent already time in many coffee shops, but this is the best in Santa Barbara. They have a really good choice of coffee, cappuccino etc. including a lot of snacks and cakes. The stuff is very friendly with great service, I spent already hours in this shop and it's very comfy.

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Thank Patrick K
BostonMA
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135 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The cappuccino was great. I purchased two pastries to share with my husband later in the day. Well, I ate most of the cranberry ricotta puff pastry because it was delicious! The apple pastry was also yummy. A bit pricey for the pastries, but worth it.

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West Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's the best that we tried and I will admit that we didn't try everywhere. Cool atmosphere and it can get busy in there. Will definitely visit again.

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Thank mgiesbrecht
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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.

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Thank TechIntellect84
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

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 

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Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

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.

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Thank losjacksons
Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 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.

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Thank atlagunabeach
San Francisco, California
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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 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 19:00
Monday
06:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 19:00
Thursday
06:00 - 19:00
Friday
06:00 - 19:00
Saturday
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?