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The French Press

214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
+1 337-233-9449
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (69 reviews)
“grillades” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a quaint little place with a nice vibe. Very slow service. Interesting menu but expensive. Had the French Toast with cream cheese and banana filling. Very faint flavor of banana and bread was burned which over powered any flavor. The pieces not burnt were...More

Thank AH1999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The French Press offers many non-traditional cajun influenced meals. My favorite was Cajun Eggs Benedict. Poached eggs served on boudin topped with a bisque. Really good, fun dish. Always crowded.

1  Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed 9 November 2017

we've not been in a while since breakfast this good could get old if you eat it too often, so....we went back recently and throughtly enjoyed our meal and conversation with the waitress. I was difficult to choose as everything is so good. We both...More

Thank sxtt38a
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped for an early lunch. It was a Wednesday and all tables were occupied. We had a truffle French fry appetizer. I had the couillon burger. My wife ate the gumbo. My son had pancakes and bacon. The food is really good. Don't visit...More

Thank Traveledd_one
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across French press on trip advisor the evening before the morning we went. Read some mixed reviews on the service and felt the need to set the record straight. Ok we went on a relatively quiet Monday morning - I’ll take a stab it...More

Thank Oakes7
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Got there at 9:00 at opening time. We were seated immediately, after 20 minutes had to ask where our server was. Ordered at 9:35 and our meal came at 10:35. No explanation on why our food took so long. Others who came in at same...More

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Excellent food, we were lucky to walk in and get a table. It took over an hour to get our food, it was delicious, but the wait was sooooo long. Usually their is a line out the door. Service was okay. It a trendy place.

Thank southerngirl101
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We had lunch here yesterday. Stylish shabby chic decor, friendly and helpful waitress and brilliant food - fresh, tasty, generous servings. If I lived in Lafayette I would eat here every day.

Thank lindabuckers
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The best eva!!!! The mimosas was cold!! The Waiter was great!!! Food took awhile , but it was pipping hot, which is always a plus!!!!

Thank bcandela
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I had gumbo and found it amazingly favorable. The bloody mary with pickled okra was fun too. Even the bread was exceptional. We had a wonderful experience and I like how they have interesting breakfasts and allow you to order lunch food at breakfast time.

Thank meandros
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2 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No reservations .. Go early .. Always a line but worth the wait !
2 July 2016|
Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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This is a new restaurant that opened the first week of 2010.
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