About Pressed

Pressed Record Cafe was created as an answer to a world that keeps pushing us all toward digital overload and basic-ness, to be a (mostly) analog sanctuary of good vibes, great food and drink, all paired with the greatest music that was ever Pressed to vinyl.

A truly one-of-a-kind experience pairing a vintage Soul, R&B, Jazz, Funk, Reggae (and more) record shop with a cafe featuring Presses (our twist on a panini sandwich), small plates killer coffee, beer, wine and the kind of service you forgot existed.

Come see us soon – we’ll keep the turntable spinning for you.

Dean Bardouka

Dean is an expert brand and marketing strategist, with a shared love for collecting records. He is obsessed with music and the counter cultures that surround them and concocted the idea for Pressed to create a space and home for them to congregate. Dean also brings many years of service industry experience both as a server and as a lead bartender in what was one of the most popular bar/restaurants in Sacramento during his tenure.

John Blunck

Jon has spent his entire life as a record nerd, and is one of the more influential and respected folks in the worldwide rare “Boogie Funk” collector/DJ community. He was one of the creators/promoters of “Sweaterfunk”, a highly successful dance party that ran every week for more than a decade and still continues as a monthly event to this day in San Francisco, CA. Jon also has extensive experience in fine dining, including acting as the head server for a restaurant ranked in the top ten nationwide by Esquire Magazine. In the past five years, Jon has been owner/manager of Special Xtra, a gourmet coffee popup in San Francisco.

James Williams

James is a classically trained chef and an industry veteran of over thirty years. He is a lover of Jazz music and also a collector. Starting his career in Michigan, he worked his way up the ranks in some of the best kitchens in the region.

Once the decision to move to Sacramento was made by the family chef James and his wife of 25 years Kate, fell in love with the region and the wineries that surround it. James started work on Nomad Roaming Kitchen, hosting vineyard diners  throughout Sacramento’s wine region and earned a reputation for beautifully presenting local, fresh, creative food. He has been on the opening team of multiple restaurants from larger corporate structured kitchens to small mom and pop operations.