Magnolia Press had its grand opening on Monday

By Ana Calderone
November 19, 2019 11:44 AM
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The coffee shop Chip and Joanna Gaines have been brewing for months now is finally open for business.

Joanna celebrated the opening of Magnolia Press on Monday with a post on Instagram. “Happy Grand Opening @magnoliapress!” she wrote. “If you’re a local or just visiting, be sure and stop by and try a few of my favorites… the 1905 coffee, magnolia press chocolate cake, and the artichoke croissant! #icallthatlunch.”

In the second photo from her post, the former Fixer Upper star appears to be helping customers behind the counter, which is decorated with festive balloons for the occasion.

Last month, the Gaines added a very personal detail outside of their new shop as they prepared to open its doors.

Joanna shared the sweet moment the couple cemented their handprints in the walkway of Magnolia Press. “Doing the traditional ‘stick your hand in the concrete’ at our new coffee shop opening later this month!” she wrote on Instagram.

Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty; Joanna Gaines/ Instagram
Credit: Joanna Gaines/ Instagram

A close-up photo of the marks signed with their names and the year 2019 hilariously revealed that the two have similar-sized palms — but Joanna took the news in stride.

“Oh and either I have man hands or Chip’s hands are.. well, never mind,” she wrote.

Credit: Joanna Gaines/ Instagram
Credit: Joanna Gaines/ Instagram

Magnolia Press is the latest restaurant to be added to the Fixer Upper stars’ ever-growing empire in Waco, Texas, which also includes Chip’s breakfast spot, Magnolia Table, and Joanna’s bakery, Silos Baking Co.

The pair also recently announced that they would be opening a hotel.

“From the outside looking in, it may seem like we are constantly tackling something new, sometimes even before we’ve completed what’s in front of us,” they wrote in a blog post. “I have had moments where I’ve wondered to myself if we might be overreaching. But what I’ve grown to recognize is that this is who we are.”

The boutique hotel in downtown Waco is expected to open in 2021.

Though they are excited to kick off the new project, the entire Gaines clan is excited about the opening of Magnolia Press.

Joanna gave an update on the space in August while it was still very much under construction. The behind-the-scenes video posted to their blog revealed they would be keeping the industrial look of the original building (a former CrossFit studio) but adding in a “library feeling” to cozy it up. The exterior will be green and there will be plenty of brass and copper accents, Joanna said.

“Ella [the Gaines’ 11-year-old daughter] keeps asking me if she can get a job there because she’s always wanted to work in a coffee shop. So the kids are excited about it, Chip and I are excited, and it’s fun to finally see some real progress happening,” she said.

Magnolia Press is located at 418 S. Eighth Street, a block away from the couples’ Magnolia Market at the Silos.