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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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BREAKFAST
8.75
Substitute Spinach Wrap For Croissant 1.5
Breakfast Sandwich
eggs, avocado, bacon, tomato, spicy chipotle aioli and choice of cheddar, swiss, or goat cheese on a warm butter croissant. served with choice of breakfast potatoes or cheddar grits
8.25
Acadian Breakfast Sandwich
bacon, egg, cheese and boudin sandwich on grilled evangeline maid texas toast. served with choice of breakfast potatoes or cheddar grits
7.75
Organic Granola
house-made honey and toasted pecan granola, fruit and organic yogurt
8.75
Add House-made Vanilla Ice Cream 2
French Toast
cream cheese and banana stuffed french toast with berry-champagne compote
14.5
Chicken Fried Steak And Eggs
ny strip battered and fried with two eggs any style, breakfast potatoes, sausage gravy and two biscuits
8.5
Add Fried Oysters 3
Grits And Grillades
stone ground grits with uncle sammy's grillades, stewed tomatoes, two eggs any style and toasted french bread
6
Pancakes (3 Stack)
additions in any combination you like $0.50 each: blueberry, strawberry, banana, blackberry, candied walnut, toasted pecan
12.5
Chicken And Waffles
leblanc’s cane jelly fried chicken with two cheddar waffles and steen’s syrup
10.5
Cajun Benedict
toasted french bread, hebert's boudin, and two poached-medium eggs topped with our chicken and andouille gumbo and fresh scallions
9.5
Eggs Benedict
english muffin, canadian bacon, two poached eggs and hollandaise. served with choice of breakfast potatoes or cheddar grits
LUNCH
*Sandwiches served with choice of Fries or Bacon and Scallion Potato Salad. *Substitutions are subject to additional charges
9.5
Cajun Dip
Cochon du Lait, Ham, Swiss Cheese, McIlhenny's Mayonnaise and House Brined Pickles served on Fresh Toasted French Bread au jus
10.5
Couillon Burger
We dare you to finish it...1/2 pound Burger on a toasted Bun with Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Over-Medium Egg, Two Strips of Smoked Bacon, American Cheese and Special Sauce
8.5
Smoked Chicken Salad Sandwich
Smoked Chicken Salad with Tomatoes, Sliced Onions, Bacon and Apples on Grilled Rye
8.75
"Madame it": add one Sunny-Side-Up Egg and Béchamel Sauce 2.5
Croque Monsieur
Black Forest Ham and Gruyere Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Tomatoes and Herbed Aioli
9.25
Meatloaf Sandwich
Bacon and Beef Meatloaf with Fresh Tomatoes, Onions, Arugula, Sun-Dried Tomato, Mayo and Melted Swiss served on Toasted 12 Grain Bread
8.5
Grilled BBQ Chicken Sandwich
Grilled Chicken Breast with Homemade BBQ Sauce, Bacon, Tomatoes, Onions, Lettuce and Blue Cheese on Toasted Rye
14
Pork T-Bone
Grilled Pork T-Bone with Potato and Andouille Hash, Braised Greens, Sunny-Side-Up Egg and Creole Mustard Crème
12
Blackened Redfish PoBoy
New Orleans Style Blackened Redfish dressed with Tomatoes, Onions, Spicy Tartar Sauce and Greens served on Toasted French Bread
8.25
Substitute Spinach Wrap for Croissant 1.5
Roasted Turkey
Shaved Honey Roasted Turkey Breast with Herbed Goat Cheese, Tomato, Purple Onions, Sprouts and Cranberry Vinaigrette served on a Butter Croissant
10
Add Bacon 1.5
Fried Oyster Poboy
Fried Oysters dressed with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Tartar and Cocktail Sauce on Toasted French Bread
SOUPS & SALADS
* Side and Small Portions Available
6.5
Soup of the Day
Ask your server or check out the blackboard.
7.25
Gumbo
Chicken and Andouille with Toasted Garlic French Bread
7.25
Add Shrimp, Chicken 5
Add Steak 7
Mixed Baby Greens
Baby Greens with Strawberry Vinaigrette, Toasted Walnuts, Roasted Beets, Purple Onions and Peppered Goat Cheese
8.25
Shrimp and Avocado
Poached Gulf Shrimp, Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes and Baby Lettuce tossed with a rich and creamy NOLA Remoulade Dressing
7.25
Add Shrimp, Chicken 5
Add Steak 7
Baby Spinach
Baby Spinach with Bleu Cheese Vinaigrette, Bacon, Purple Onions, Toasted Pecans and Apples
7.25
Add Shrimp, Chicken 5
Add Steak 7
Grilled Romaine
Grilled Romaine Hearts with Spicy Caesar Dressing, Cherry Tomatoes, Pesto, Croutons and Parmesan
SIDES
2.5
Add Bacon And Blue Cheese 2
Breakfast Potatoes
2.5
Chipotle-cheddar Grits
3.5
Praline Bacon
3.5
Seasonal Fruit
3
Add Bacon And Blue Cheese 2
House-made Fries
6
Truffle Fries With Herbed Aioli
BEVERAGE
2.5
Soda And Tea
6
Bottled Water
sparkling or flat
2
Coffee (drip)
Small 2.5
Large 3.5
Juices
Small 2.5
Large 3.5
Milk
Small 3.5
Large 5.5
French Press Coffee
About
This is a new restaurant that opened the first week of 2010.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Amazing creole breakfast comfort food in Lafayette downtown. Packed with locals and tourists alike, the staff are friendly with a really cool industrial look. The only place for brunch!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Ashley H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast spot! I ordered the Cajun Benedict and it was amazing! The coffee is excellent. Can’t wait to come back! Life is Good!

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Helijockey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the French Press during the week for a great brunch and coffee. The food was excellent & plentiful, the coffee was great! It's a quaint, eclectic atmosphere in our downtown Lafayette area with a charming bar and great waitstaff. Great...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Lisa S
Reviewed September 13, 2019 via mobile

Walking in felt good. Cool, funky feel. Servers were pleasant and helpful. Coffee was great! Food was not good. I ordered Grits and Grillades. My husband ordered the Breakfast Sliders. Both were over salted and as another reviewer stated underwhelming. The best thing were the...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Dougsgirl62
Reviewed August 28, 2019

First, the energy in the restaurant is flat. Where's the joie de vivre? Ordered within a few minutes of being seated; received my meal nearly 45 minutes later. Really? Ordered Chicken and Waffles: the waffle was spongy and covered in melted cheddar cheese - the...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Carmen D
Reviewed July 15, 2019

Quaint and charming. The cheese grits were fabulous. The breakfast sandwich is pretty good. We decided to stop based on Trip Advisor review and so glad we did.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank V_S_Salcedo
Reviewed June 27, 2019 via mobile

Before coming, I read the various reviews stating incredibly long waits and staff that seemed unconcerned for anyone’s needs. Thankfully, I cannot say that we had that type of experience when we stopped in on a Saturday morning for breakfast. Your mileage will vary (hopefully...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank ImportR06
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

Tried to celebrate my son’s graduation. AFTER we were seated we waited OVER AN HOUR for our food. (They said they had a big take out order). The Cajun Benedict was basically 2 poached eggs floating in a soap bowl of soggy bread and red...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank Kaycie
Reviewed May 8, 2019

Just stay away. It takes FOREVER to get a drink or any food. The waitstaff don''t care and the Manager just gives you lip service. I saw the several of the waitstaff doing shots of something behind the bar. Our server smelled of liquor. Might...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank bplummer3135
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Food is quite good but the wait staff is the worst. My wife and I ordered. After a while a four-top arrived at the table next to us and staff took their order very quickly. Just a few minutes later food arrived for 2 people...More

Date of visit: May 2019
1  Thank D2199ZCronh
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Response from 871SusanC | Reviewed this property |
No reservations .. Go early .. Always a line but worth the wait !
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