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The French Press

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$$ - $$$
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214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
+1 337-233-9449
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Took friends from out of town & we couldn't decide who's food was better... croque madame... boudin poyboy... praline bacon.... the drinks are always interesting and delicious. Definitely a Lafayette favorite!

Thank SusanMC73
Lafayette, Louisiana
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique, original brunch dishes. The French Press takes the traditional breakfast and gives it a Cajun makeover. They add a local favorite of boudin to certain entrees plus adding other nuances to other breakfast dishes. If you want something different for breakfast, then the French Press is a must try in my book.

Thank ajtheriot
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere in an old printing plant. Good brunches and service. Hearty filling eggs and grits, a local favorite.

Thank Joe R
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked this place. The decor was on point. From the lighting that lined the windows and door to the dark wooden tables and comfy seats. That big mirror at the bar is so classy. I enjoyed my pancakes and the coffee was good. The place was rather occupied but not noisy. I must add that the music selection... More 

Thank NoelleKoeries
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First let's start with the bacon vodka Bloody Mary . You are not going to drink just one! One of my new fave bloody Mary's. Try the cranberry and orange mimosa if you want sweet tart. Food was amazing. I had the cajun Benedict - poached eggs on top of French bread all covered in delicious dark roux Gumbo .... More 

Thank Pamp03
Opelousas, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

In town for Christmas shopping and my wife was wanting breakfast food. Sounded good to me and I remember a friend recommending the French Press. We were in the area so decided to check it out. Took awhile to find it even though I was using google maps because there is little signage. As we parked I made the comment... More 

Thank wombatcode
Atlanta, Georgia
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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My son-in-law treated my wife and I to lunch on a Friday afternoon. Had a cold beer with my meat loaf sandwich. My wife's fried oyster salad was a little spicy for her, but looked awesome. Great atmosphere and service, food fresh and tasty.

Thank Vagabond33
Lafayette, Louisiana
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Great local place. Only local chef w a Michelin star. Great atmosphere and really fantastic breakfasts.

Thank Michael C
Lima, Ohio
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Bustling Sunday brunch on our way to Avery Island. Two of us had Praline Bacon, Chicken & Waffles, Cajun Benedict. Hands down, the best breakfast I've ever eaten. Coffee could be a bit better considering the namesake. This is the kind of place that you wouldn't find without Trip Adviser.

Thank Jethro M
East Lansing
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A line before opening is usually a good sign and it was for the French Press. We got in line about 15 minutes before opening on a Saturday morning and made the first seating, but not by much. The brunch was excellent. I am always on the lookout for interesting flavors and this place delivered. I had the breakfast sandwich... More 

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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, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 14:00
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?