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French Press

1101 State St, 528 Anacapa St,, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2712
+1 805-963-2721
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (7 reviews)
“great coffee” (21 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
1101 State St, 528 Anacapa St,, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2712
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our americano’s were hot and with two shots. Their beans are really good, service was good-fast. Only negative was two fruit flies in the glass pastry cupboard.

Thank lmyers21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to say folks, but the coffee was bitter, lukewarm, and expensive for what they serve. On the up-side, staff was friendly, restrooms were clean. Not a total washout, but will look elsewhere next time.

Thank ohzonejoe
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Modern bright decor, indoor and outdoor seating. Right across the road from the Saturday Farmers Market came across this place by chance and indulged in a latte and almond croissant after my stroll through the market. A nice place to people watch in a shady...More

Thank RocheMaree
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Not sure why a larger sized iced coffee isn't available, but the drink itself was very good and I'd go back for that reason.

Thank Keith G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Wife and I stopped in for a quick coffee and tea while waiting for a lecture by Dr. Tanya Atwater at the public library. Got a pour over coffee and my wife an Earl Grey tea. Both prepared expertly and we both loved the flavor...More

Thank caneguy
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Nice coffee house near the top of State Street which means it's slightly quieter than other places further down. The coffee was good but there wasn't much for non coffee drinking children though ours had hot chocolate or the house lemonade. Great for two people...More

Thank Jolyon H
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Nice and quiet to visit. We had some gelato and something to drink. And the gelato was perfecto, you could book a boat trip as as well.

Thank Carls1971
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I practically lived in the original location shop, for the few years I stayed in Santa Barbara. The staff are always great and the coffee is some of the best anywhere in the world. The baristas are incredibly well trained (and I'm pretty sure they're...More

Thank KaraScottt
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Great espresso and pour over! I was in SB for about a week and visited this place about five times. French press features three different espresso options (two SO) and another three options for drip. I loved their Ethiopia as a dopio- orange, sparkling acidity,...More

Thank Cooper T
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We popped in here having just arrived in Santa Barbara. It's a small, modern, clean place. There are no electrical sockets for customers so if you need to charge something, I recommend the Starbucks on State Street. I had a lovely latte here, strong and...More

Thank Layni66
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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