In The Media
Take a look at The Reserve's various appearances in the local press!
The Reserve offers a new space for minds young and old to gather and meld.
"Jessica Simmons and Kim Cressell have big plans for The Reserve—coffee, wine, books, music, four-course dinners and vacation rentals are just the beginning. The duo have revitalized a set of buildings you’ve probably passed by and wondered about a thousand times; set on the North Trail, steps away from both Ringling College and Main Street, two funky rust-red cottages stand out from the pack of new high-rises and on-their-last-legs motels..."
Best New Coffee Shop - 2017
"In different eras, this 1933-built property has served as a boarding house, a circus performance space and a bordello. Now it’s The Reserve, a quiet, sun-filled coffee shop and bookstore, where you can linger over superb drip coffees and espresso beverages ... while you browse the latest bestsellers."
The Reserve, a New Coffee Shop, is Ready to Serve Sarasota
"Coffee, workspaces, good lighting, music and books: The Reserve has it all. This new coffee shop and bookstore on the North Trail in Sarasota is made up of three buildings, all of which overlook a plant-filled courtyard with plenty of outdoor seating. The buildings were owned by Charles Ringling before he built his bayfront mansion, and date back to 1933."
The Reserve brings coffee and books to North Trail
"The Reserve, a trendy new coffee house and bookstore (soon-to-be market place), arrives in the area with a lot of history. It encompasses three homes that ... were once located on the Charles Ringling estate grounds. The Reserve includes a former boarding house for circus performers and another said to have been a bordello after the buildings were moved to the current location on North Tamiami Trail in the 1930s and ’40s."
Must see sarasota
"The Reserve – Established in 1933. Re-imagined in 2016. A place where history and tradition collide with the present.
The Reserve is a place for gathering with friends, a place for buying a bestselling book, a place where you can relax. With tasty lattes, cappuccinos, teas, wines, craft beers, and more that you can enjoy on-site or take with you on the go, The Reserve is a place where you can savor the best of life in a casual, unique atmosphere, steeped in Sarasota history."
The Coffee is Great (and So is the Scene) at These Nine Fine Spots
This coffee shop/bookstore/market is housed in buildings once owned by Charles Ringling. Owners Jessica Simmons and Kim Cressell have converted them into airy, light-filled, multi-use spaces where you can grab a great cuppa, along with house-made pastries, sandwiches and more. (On a recent morning, the smell of croissants baking in the oven wafted through the air. The Reserve's ... menu features cold brew, lattes, cappuccinos, macchiatos and more—using regular or alternative milks—plus kombucha on draft, wine and local craft beer. Pro tip: Grab your coffee and pastry and head to one of the outdoor tables when the weather is nice.