The French Press

Row 1

1101 State St (at Figueroa St)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 963-2721
Coffee Shop, Café, Tea Room
Mon–Fri: 6:00 AM–7:00 PM Sat–Sun: 7:00 AM–7:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • Great place for hipster watching
  • 2079, a great year, it is the year I will lose my virginity and happens to be the code to use the restroom.
  • Got some amazing coffee!
  • Verve properly pulled on a La Marzocco. If you know what that means, you will definitely be happy here. If you don't, you'll still be happy if you're not looking for a frappuccino or caramel anything.
  • More than decent coffee in a very central location.
  • Bathroom password is 1101#! All the people who work here are beautiful and they make beautiful coffee.
  • Best vanilla latte in SB and the Marquise Grey tea (Earl Grey with lavender) is amazeballs.
  • Free wifi is alllllllways welcome!
  • Great snack deal, the Daily Toast. $1.50 for 4 slices of toasted baguette, butter and jam.
  • The French Press serves up some of the best drinks in California. Try the blueberry scone with your drink of choice, you will not regret it.
  • Bring your laptop fully charged if you want to do work here -- there are no electrical outlets.
  • Try the Meat Lasagna - Great sauce with this gigantic helping of pasta. Bon Apetit.
  • Iced coffee is top notch.
  • Espresso to die for.... I recommend the iced Tres Leches...
  • Good coffee and the strawberry jam was superb
  • The pourover coffee and iced chai teas are the way to go.
  • Gibraltar!
  • Very disappointing. They supposedly French press in advance then keep coffee in a thermos until you order. Tastes like diner coffee not the richness of fine French press.
  • Favorite coffee shop in central/southern california.
  • Berry Scone = Tasty goodness