Jun 4, 2024 - Food and Drink

Crepe cafe and coffee shop Press opens in downtown Raleigh

The front entrance to Press

The front entrance to Press in downtown Raleigh. Photo: Zachery Eanes/Axios

Press Coffee, Crepes & Cocktails' downtown Raleigh location opens Tuesday, owner Jason Cox tells Axios.

Why it matters: It's a welcome addition to the area, which is seeing a reshuffling of restaurants coming out of the pandemic, with some longtime haunts closing and several new operators moving in.

  • Since opening in the American Tobacco Campus in Durham, Press has become one of the city's most popular brunch spots.

State of play: After building two successful locations — in Graham and downtown Durham — Cox is betting that downtown Raleigh will also warm to Press' offerings of sweet and savory crepes, daily brunch and an extensive coffee and cocktail menu.

  • Located on the bottom level of Hillsborough Street's newest tower, 400H, Cox was drawn to the growing density of businesses and apartments along the street.

What to expect: The 4,600-square-foot restaurant is open seven days a week and offers dine-in and takeaway service.

  • The menu is split between breakfast, sweet and savory crepes and sandwiches and salads.
  • In addition to coffee, expect beer, wine, cocktails and mocktails.

Location: 400 Hillsborough St., Raleigh

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm.

  • Saturday through Sunday, 9am-3pm
THe peach cobbler cheesecake crepe
The peach cobbler cheesecake crepe. Photo: Zachery Eanes/Axios
The patio at Press' Raleigh location
The outdoor patio at Press' Raleigh location. Photo: Zachery Eanes/Axios
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