The French Press

Union Square

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In a Nutshell

  • Warm, inviting interior
  • Freshly baked goods
  • Rotating lunch and breakfast specials

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Today's Groupon gets you $15 worth of bites and beverages at The French Press for $7. This neighborhood caffeination station also serves up made-from-scratch pastries, made-to-order crepes, gourmet soups, and French-speaking strongmen who will bench press customers upon request.

The French Press features organic and fair trade drip and press-brewed coffees sourced from local Boulder Organic Coffee. Visit weekly to try lunch samples–their website shows current specials–such as homemade hand pies (a flaky pouch of shredded pork sweetened with brown sugar, cinnamon, cumin, and orange juice) or fun-named sandwiches ($6.25) like The Scientist (ham, swiss, white clover honey, dijon, and romaine) and The Warden (corned beef, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and thousand island dressing). You'll also find rotating Saturday specials like chile cheese scrambles ($6.25), or gravy-smothered biscuits ($6.25). TFP uses as many organic ingredients as possible, and all meats are hormone and preservative free.

People tailor their coffee routines according to route and rarely change it up. This Groupon will encourage an easy change, especially considering The French Press' central location five blocks south of 7th Avenue. A quaint front counter, warm tones, chalkboard specials, and tons of free WiFi give the modest cafe an open and inviting feel.


One Yelper gives the French Press four stars, and 85% of Urbanspooners like it:

  • A great neighborhood cafe that has a very strong following. – Zack Katz, Urbanspoon
  • I love there [sic] food and coffee. I have to stop on my way to work 4 times a week. – Chris. Urbanspoon

The French Motto and Why We Do It Better

Like the pencil, the crêpe is a French invention that has been perfected by Americans. The French national motto, Liberté, égalité, fraternité, also involves concepts that, though dear to the French, have been perfected by America and Americans:

France: The ideal of liberty consists of being able to do anything that does not harm others.
USA: Liberty is used mostly to wear pajama pants outside.

France: The “equality” of the French motto refers to judicial equality.
USA: Under the law, everyone is equal except for famous people, the indigent, and falcons, who despite their intelligence, cannot be tried as people.

France: Meaning “brotherhood,” the French take their obligations to their neighbors seriously.
USA: In a quirk of translation, Americans love fraternities but hate their neighbors.

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