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The French Press

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214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
+1 337-233-9449
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here is just fantastic and the atmosphere matches. Unusual take on cajun food with great cocktails. Bring you appetite (and your wallet).

Thank Britcajuntraveller
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try the chicken and waffles. They are delicious! A great cocktail to try here is hr French 75. Service was friendly, fast and overall excellent. Would come back.

Thank Mithun S
Lafayette, Louisiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lafayette is full of wonderful restaurants but my favorite for by far for brunch is The French Press. The menu is full of unique, southern Louisiana creations often inspired by the chef making recipes to impress his wife. Food created with love and you taste it in every bite.

Thank kimberlymanuelberrio
Austin, Texas
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passing through Lafayette, we stopped for lunch. It is in historic downtown in an old print shop. The place was bustling during lunch. I had a generous cup of the soup of the day- butternut squash. Delicious! Creamy, flavorful, bits of bacon and green onion on top. I also had the French Press Wedge salad. It can be ordered in... More 

Thank wakelang
South Carolina, United States
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast here today. Very different things on the menu. Forget plain eggs! Try the other dishes instead. Be sure to include a side of pecan bacon! Indescribable!

Thank Raymond P
Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good luck trying to decide what to get! It's a fairly short menu, but everything sounds so good. I got the Cajun Benedict and it was one of the best things I've ever eaten! The staff could be a little friendlier, but it was still a great experience for a good price.

Thank mella667
Lafayette, Louisiana
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great choices of delicious food and drink with a Cajun flair. Bloody Marys are a speciality as are the chicken and waffles. The Cajun Eggs Benedict are wonderful and so tasty. Be sure to splurge when you visit, you won't regret it. Try the sweet baby breezus so everyone can taste the boudin and melt in your mouth biscuits. Lots... More 

Thank Stella081
Marksville, LA
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238 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped to eat lunch yesterday and I must say it was just as good as I remembered! Had the blackened shrimp wrap with the potato salad and they were both amazing. Wrap had the most amazing remoulade sauce and potato salad wasn't your typical egg mustard and potatoes. DELICIOUS!!

Thank merrudy
Asheville, North Carolina
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175 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for a breakfast and coffee before continuing our journey west, and were delighted with the breakfast menu at this gorgeous, interesting restaurant - the play on the words "French Press" is evident in the printing artwork and antique machinery placed thoughtfully here and there. So much to look at while waiting for breakfast (yes, it did take a... More 

Thank tojourneywise
New Orleans, Louisiana
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Healthy lunch with great atmosphere! The soup and salad combination is delicious! I had a nice glass of wine with my lunch. The staff is friendly and kind!

Thank KThib1921

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-233-9449
This is a new restaurant that opened the first week of 2010.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?