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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%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (8 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
“quiche” (2 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 19:00All hours
$$ - $$$
1101 State St, 528 Anacapa St,, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2712
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Reviewed 3 days 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

i have stopped here many times in the last few mos( my work routine has changed and find myself near here often). i usually just looking for good coffee, but occasionally want something to eat. I tried their Jalapeno Gruyere scone ( heated of course)...More

Thank Brian O
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Restaurant Details

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