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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“scones” (8 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
“quiche” (2 reviews)
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1101 State St, 528 Anacapa St,, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2712
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 10 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 5 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
Reviewed 4 June 2017

This is a wonderful place to grab a cup of coffee, sit outside and people watch on State St. The workers and friendly and the place is clean.

Thank emlazo
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I got coffee here multiple times the week I was here because because it's so good. Rich and creamy. They take the time to make pictures in the foam even when you get to go. Their pastries are lovely, though slightly overpriced I feel.

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Tempted in by reviews when nearby and this is really great coffee, well at least iy hits the spot for me. One of several jewels in a quick visit to Santa Barbara.

Thank Holidaydelight
Reviewed 15 May 2017

The wife and I stopped here for our morning coffee on our last day in Santa Barbara. The Captain America was outstanding, and my wife had a Vanilla Latte. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank Hector F
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

Very good espresso but short of world class. Handlebar is far superior if you're looking for the best in town. Counter service here was slow and confused.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Great friendly staff and very good coffee. We enjoyed also some of the handcakes that are very delicious!

Thank MaxiMuster
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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