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The French Press

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214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
337-233-9449
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7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: This is a new restaurant that opened the first week of 2010.

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  • 19
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious brunch, friendly staff

I normally order to-go/for pick-up around lunch time. Usually my food is ready promptly and is always exactly what I ordered. The bar staff is very friendly as are the rest of the employees. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but the Acadian Breakfast Sandwich is my super unhealthy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I normally order to-go/for pick-up around lunch time. Usually my food is ready promptly and is always exactly what I ordered. The bar staff is very friendly as are the rest of the employees. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu, but the Acadian Breakfast Sandwich is my super unhealthy favorite. If you want to dine-in, expect a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I sat at the bar for brunch and had the pleasure of meeting "Raven" who gave us excellent recommendations on what we should try. We ended up getting the "Sweet Baby Breesus" appetizer, "Cajun Benedict" and "Acadian Breakfast Sandwich" and they were all amazing. We will definitely be back the next time we are in, Lafayette.

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Thank James M
Grass Valley, California
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Three of us stopped here mid-week for brunch. The place was busy, but there were some tables available, so we didn't have to wait to be seated. It was a little hard to find this restaurant. The building is narrow and their sign is hard to see from the street, so we drove past it a couple of times before... More 

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Thank RJ748
Baytown, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

SWEET BABY BREESUS. Seriously, heaven on earth. Please do yourself a favor and order yourself that plate. My taste buds were out of control.

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Thank DgFont
Orange, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Awsome menu and great services. You may have to be on a waiting list but it is worth the wait!! If you are in the area you gotta go for lunch.

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Thank Cleger62
Lafayette, Louisiana
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

If you want a special breakfast with items you don't normally see on restaurant menus, this is the place for you. They also use ingredients liked by the locals. They can be crowded sometimes, so be prepared for a wait sometimes.

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Thank Cajuntraveler56
Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The French Press is a fun and lively place to grab breakfast, brunch or lunch. Good food - but that is ubiquitous in Lafayette :) Each time I come (which is not that often anymore) the wait is really unacceptable. Waiting for a table at a crowded restaurant is understandable, but waiting over an hour for your food is not.... More 

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Thank Kevin D
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Incrediblely creative and beautifully prepared dishes from a very cool menu. The only thing that keeps it from a 5 rating is the lack of gluten-free choices. Don't miss it if you are visiting Lafayette.

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Thank Yellowdogcafe
Atlanta, Georgia
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189 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Day after Thanksgiving .. Friday, Arrived here at 11:45 am and got our name in the list for a party of 8. 1 hour later we were seated and 1 hour later got our food. Something must have been wrong... understaffed or whatever but it was rough. Neat surroundings .. established in an old building. Staff was very nice but... More 

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Thank Flylowe
Houston, Texas
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98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the granola and yogurt. Very flavorful and generous portions of both. The fruit was okay, but had unique varieties for a parfait (grapes, apples) in addition to the more standard bananas and berries. Enjoyed the breakfast potatoes with blue cheese and bacon. Very tasty and hearty. Would highly recommend. The service was painfully slow. They had enough waitstaff, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: 337-233-9449

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, French

Description

This is a new restaurant that opened the first week of 2010.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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