Food: French Press Coffee & Bakery – Needham MA

Coffee. It’s essentially our life blood. The day doesn’t begin until at least 1 cup of joe is consumed. It sounds counter-intuitive but I get up earlier then necessary to have a cup or 2 of coffee. That time in the morning is very important.

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So, it goes w/ out saying that when a new coffee shop/bakery opens up in walking distance of Life As A Gent HQ, we are in!

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French Press opened this past year in downtown Needham, a well to do suburb of Boston. It opened w/ great expectations, fan fare, and necessity. A proud Needham-ite we are yes, but dude, this town’s coffee offering sucked. French Press immediately fixed that.

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French Press – An aptly named coffee spot!

Offering a full range of coffee, espresso and teas – as artisinal as you may like as well. Think lattes, macchiatos, americanos, cappuccinos and the like. Our go to at all times is a latte, hot or cold, seasonally appropriate of course. French Press’ doesn’t disappoint – other than not offering sizes for their iced. Sometimes I want a massive iced latte – and would be willing to pay some extra $. But that’s something we can deal with given the quality and overall strength of the espresso used.  A good day will be had when we start at French Press!

Oh… did we mention the bakery aspect of FP? Well just take a look at the pictures below, these should inform you of what to expect, but also check out the menu.

 

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So when you find yourself in metro west of the surrounding area and you have a hankering for a touch of caffeine, a sticky bun and some New England charm w/ a touch of London + Paris. French Press on Chapel (74) St. in Needham is a must hit.

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