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Press Coffee, Crepes & Cocktails

4.7

359 Blackwell St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 748-3142
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If you want to visit France without planning an entire vacation, we can help. Press is a European-inspired coffeehouse offering quality coffee and a variety of sweet and savory crepes in the American Tobacco Campus. Grab a coffee from their beverage menu and enjoy a crepe outside on the covered patio.


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4.7

Photo of Ron Brown Ron Brown
Jan 7, 2024 5

Another great meal at Press, Coffee, Crepes and Cocktails. Parking took a while due to an event at DPAC and there was a bit of a wait. Other than that, everything was fine. We got the traditional waffle, avocado Salmon melt, Strawberry cheesecake crepe and the granny. Pay attention during the checkout paying process. I think they default to 20%, 25% and 30% on their tipping machine. (Not sure if that is a restaurant standard or if the servers can set those amounts. ) Not everyone wants to tip that much by default.

Photo of Aresa Hairston Aresa Hairston
Jan 7, 2024 5

It was amazing! The food was so good. I just want to go there every single day and gain all the weight that I can gain. The waiter Drake was the best. The atmosphere was so awesome. The latte was amazing OMG. I love every manager that came and talked to us. I love every receptionist, it was just the best. If I could I would be there every day all day. It was hands down the best.

Photo of Mandy Bratton Mandy Bratton
Jan 7, 2024 5

Wonderful little coffee and crepe shop. I am not a huge crepe fan so I got the hash brown waffle. Others at the table got he South by Southwest savory crepe and the BBMJ crepe, and the French toast. They were all delicious and so flavorful. We also tried various coffees. I personally loved the salted honey lavender latte. The wait was about 30 minutes during brunch hours. Heaters lined the patio for warmth. Service was great.

Photo of Michele Pruett Michele Pruett
Jan 3, 2024 5

Absolutely love Press Crêpes, coffee, cocktails and the people. Everything is delicious, my favorite is the hash brown waffles - only available on the weekend. My daughter loves the sweet crepes and my husband the savory ones. Coffee and cocktails are flavor forward and very well balanced. We love to try the specials. The service is friendly and attentive. They were very accommodating of my allergies and even willing to make the swap out for everyone’s dish at the table so we could all share dishes. If going on the weekend be aware there can be a significant wait time. They do make it easy with text notifications and tracking link which shows you how many parties are ahead of you and allows you to order to go coffee. Of note,once you are seated you are not rushed or pushed through. The servers are bustling but not harried and are attentive, genuinely nice, and work together to make your experience positive.

Photo of Doren Tripp Doren Tripp
Dec 31, 2023 4

Press is, like, the coolest place ever! 🌟 Their vegan crepe is like a superhero of taste – seriously, you won't believe how awesome the veggie combo is. It's like a party in your mouth! The people who work there are mega-nice and make you feel like a VIP. And guess what? The coffee is like a warm hug on a chilly day. Plus, Press sits in the prettiest spot, so it's like eating in a fairy tale garden or something. It's basically the best place ever, and I'm super thankful it exists! If you want a taste adventure and a good time, Press is your go-to. The vegan crepe is like a flavor explosion, and the service is like having your own food genie making wishes come true. And oh boy, the coffee! It's like magic potion that turns any day into a happy one. Plus, the place looks like it's from a dream – so pretty! Big shoutout to Press for making the world yummier and happier! 🚀 Plus great menu designs as well.

Photo of Eunice Francois Eunice Francois
Dec 1, 2023 5

I love the fact that you look at the menu gonin and order first, then be served. For some reason, I feel that it is a very quick way, especially during lunch hours. My bf and I went for brunch, I got the peanut butter banana crepe and the country harvest crepe. I also had Earl tea because I love tea, and my bf ordered himself hot chocolate with a cute design on it and the turkey panini with tots. The atmosphere was casual and cozy area vibe. I would definitely go back when i visit NC again.

Photo of Aresa Hairston Aresa Hairston
Nov 25, 2023 5

It was amazing! The food was so good. I just want to go there every single day and gain all the weight that I can gain. The waiter Drake was the best. The atmosphere was so awesome. I love every manager that came and talked to us. I love every receptionist, it was just the best. If I could I would be there every day all day. It was hands down the best.

Photo of Connie X Connie X
Nov 9, 2023 5

PRESS is my favorite cafe in Durham! They always have awesome food and coffee menu, the seasonal one has cardamom plum latte that’s so far the best latte I had at their place. And their brunch is tasty and usually comes in big portion. Try the waffle hash brown - I think it’s the best! The ambiance is also my favorite style. The past couple of times that my friends and I visited have been great experience and we’ve always left with feeling of wanting to come back. The only thing is that brunch on weekends are usually busy; so get there early enough to secure seats!

Photo of Nicole Marchesano Nicole Marchesano
Oct 15, 2023 4

This place was so cute! I loved how it was right by the baseball field too. We shared a crepe and it was amazing. The coffee was good too, could be better but overall everything was great. We’ll be back when we’re in town again!

Photo of Rex Cranford Rex Cranford
Oct 10, 2023 5

Beautiful location and amazing food. We shared a variety of crepes, and all of them were incredibly delicious. The line was long because we showed up around lunch time on a Monday, but it went quickly and was worth the wait. I was extremely hungry and managed to eat two crepes, but I imagine most people would be adequately satisfied with one. Also, it's great to eat outside and watch the little birds hopping around eating crumbs. Would definitely come back next time I am in town!

Photo of John Lawler John Lawler
Aug 29, 2023 5

A beautiful coffee and crepes shop along with a nice cocktail bar. Beautiful atmosphere and decor with some of the best espresso I’ve ever tasted from an espresso shop. Has lots of indoor and outdoor seating. The food looks amazing as well. These guys definitely take their espresso seriously, with also offering a delicious espresso tonic.

Photo of Natalie DeLeon Natalie DeLeon
Aug 10, 2023 5

Love this place!! The staff was amazing & so on point. We ordered an extra item and when the waiter brought the food, he immediately noticed & corrected the bill without us even having to ask. The food & coffee were amazing...literally everything we ordered was on point & delicious. Can't wait to come back!

Photo of D Nickelson D Nickelson
Aug 8, 2023 4

Super cute. Nice atmosphere. If I lived in downtown Durham, I'd be here often. Ordered hot chocolate which had just the right amount of sweetness. Carolina comfort crepe and tots:pretty good crepe. Tots were great. Watermelon guava paloma: pretty good. Refreshing with mint. Not as sweet as I expected which could be good if you order a sweet crepe. Carolina Reuben. Best thing we ordered. Savory with a little tang from the chow chow. I'd order that again. Will be going back for sure.

Photo of Jai Reddy Jai Reddy
Jul 24, 2023 5

PRESS serves the best coffee and crepes in town! Lovely varieties of sweet and savory crepes and coffees on their menu.They do have great options for vegans too! One from my favorite brunch places!

Photo of Kaitlyn Turner Kaitlyn Turner
Jul 21, 2023 5

I figured from how busy it was that it was the place to be, and it still exceeded my expectations. The staff was so sweet (not just to us but to each other, which absolutely matters to me), the interior had such a cool vibe, and this was quite literally the first time I've ever had a crepe I genuinely enjoyed. I was going to order a hashbrown waffle, but the strawberry cheesecake crepe called to me and I have no regrets. It was sweet, but not as sweet as you'd normally get from other places, nor was it as heavy and rich (compared to, say, the also delicious strawberry cheesecake pancakes from cracker barrel). It felt surprisingly light and refreshing. I also tried the lavender honey coffee, which was very experimental for me, but it was so incredibly tasty too. I immediately told my friends about this place and fully intend on returning. Edit: I've been back twice since my first review (which was only a couple weeks ago) and still haven't been disappointed. This is probably my new favorite spot.

Photo of Kaitlyn Turner Kaitlyn Turner
Jul 2, 2023 5

I figured from how busy it was that it was the place to be, and it still exceeded my expectations. The staff was so sweet (not just to us but to each other, which absolutely matters to me), the interior had such a cool vibe, and this was quite literally the first time I've ever had a crepe I genuinely enjoyed. I was going to order a hashbrown waffle, but the strawberry cheesecake crepe called to me and I have no regrets. It was sweet, but not as sweet as you'd normally get from other places, nor was it as heavy and rich (compared to, say, the also delicious strawberry cheesecake pancakes from cracker barrel). It felt surprisingly light and refreshing. I also tried the lavender honey coffee, which was very experimental for me, but it was so incredibly tasty too. I immediately told my friends about this place and fully intend on returning.