147 N Charles Street
Alys Beach, FL 32413



Fonville Press is the town café, newsstand, bookshop, wine bar, and so much more. It is the place people come in the morning for a fresh cup of Joe or a latte, to read the newspaper and get the skinny on happenings around town. It is the place to come mid-day for an ice cream or soda and browse the book and magazine titles for an interesting read. It’s the lively gathering spot at the end of the day where many go to enjoy time with friends and neighbors while enjoying a cold beer or fine wine. Seasonal wine tastings draw a friendly mix of wine-loving Alys Beach residents, South Walton locals, and visitors to town.

The friendly gathering place has become a spot that draws people in to linger. Inside, guests enjoy the refined atmosphere and photographic tribute to the shop’s namesake, John Fonville, a dear friend of Alys Beach’s founding family. Outside in the Fonville Courtyard, guest happily relax amid fountains, shady wood trellises, and bamboo awnings.

To feed the mind, Fonville Press offers breakfast, coffee, magazines, newspapers, and a wide array of books for sale. For those who want to indulge, Fonville offers desserts as well as imported and domestic wines and beers.