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The French Press

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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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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We visited this business on a Sunday AM for the "breakfast" that is touted in Yelp and other locations as "the greatest". It was far far from that. The place was crowded, the service was very vert slow and the food was just awful. The cheese waffles were flat and had some yellow cheese melted into the surface and looked... More 

Silsbee, Texas
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

UNBELIEVABLE! Eggs Benedict - add a crabcake! WOW! Whatever you get ADD THE APPLEWOOD BACON SMOTHERED IN BROWN SUGAR AND PECANS! WOW! Bloody Mary's are terrific! We sat at the bar, great service, incredible food! 45 minute wait on Saturday morning!

1 Thank SheriffofTexas
Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I've had the privilege of eating here a few times and have never been anything but wowed by the delicious food. Remember well visiting the place when bringing something there to be printed. The old building adds to it's uniqueness. You will not walk out disappointed.

Thank lauramelancon
Benton, Louisiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Tasty lunch at The French Press. This was our second visit here..our first trip we had breakfast (also good). Today we had the shrimp wrap (good but a little too much sauce for me) -I sub a spinach salad for the normal sides which was a nice option. My husband had the meatloaf sandwich which was delicious. Busy place and... More 

1 Thank Cara C
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast there many times. Interesting and delicious entrees. I carry guests from out of town there so they experience the different preparations of breakfast meals.

Thank Schelly D
Lafayette, Louisiana
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Cajun Benedict--French toast, topped with Hebert's boudin, two poached eggs, covered with chicken & sausage gumbo. Ca cest magnifique!! The appetizer was praline candied bacon, an amazing blend of salty & sweet. Add just a drop of Tabasco sauce on the bacon makes for a trifecta of flavor a that will have your tastebuds dancing a zydeco jig!! Ask for... More 

Thank warrenhebert
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Excellent. Will return again.the praline bacon is different than anything I had ever eaten. The cheese waffles were different too. the chicken with cane sugar was really good. Not too sweet! Just right.

Thank Pamela H
Lafayette, Louisiana
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

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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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?