Saturday, February 7, 2009

Press

909 S Grand Blvd
Spokane, WA 99202
(509) 747-7737

Everything I wanted in a coffee shop and then some is tucked away off the corner of 9th & Grand near Sacred Heart. Introducing a new hot spot in the Cathedral district that has us buzzing and it's not just the caffeine.

Introducing the new place I can't get enough of - Press, which recently came into fruition when owners, Realtor Marianne Guenther and developer Jeremy Tangen read my mind and decided there was a need for a modern and hip place to hang out at. A tasteful place that pours freshly pressed DOMA coffee and offers decadent desserts from the region's finest bakeries. Oh, indulge already. it's close to Manito Park, so you could always take a brisk walk or justify the calories by doing the bakery-by-bicycle plan this summer.

But there's more...much more. At night this coffee shop transforms into a bar. Press included the opportunity for us to kick back and enjoy a cold one with select bottled beers and a dozen drafts on tap. I am impressed with mix of our favorite micro-brews and with the depth of the wine list, featuring handpicked selections from all over the planet. And then there's the creative cocktails. I enjoyed the grapefruit martini.

I can't imagine needing much more. But there is a deck, that this Summer, I can add to my "decks I adore" list, and live music because we all know I love to be serenaded. And just when I thought it couldn't get any better, Press offers complimentary WI-FI and is open...wait for it....5am until 2am, 7 days a week, making Press a great place to start your day and end your night. I'm hard-pressed to come up with a something I don't like about this tasty new neighborhood coffeeshop. I went last night and it was hoppin'. The Trailer Park Girls were playing but the sound was not too good for Live Music. I think an acoustic musician would have been better than a band. The service was just OK. Not great, but not bad either.

One serious complaint comes to mind. Too many scrumptious choices and you can always drink your dessert.. Don't worry, I'm here to help you get started on your next obsession. I suggest you order
"The Post"
It's a cup of bliss, created with Jamison Irish Whiskey and brown sugar in a warm cup of the featured press coffee of the day with fresh whip cream. Oh, you'll definitely be back.

But you won't be alone, I'll meet you there to split some cheesecake.


(Published in Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Magazine March 2009 Buzz section)
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