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Our Story

Kristel Tate and her daughter, Tabytha, long dreamed of opening a bakery and coffee shop; inspiration finally took hold when the pair took a trip to Paris in 2015.

In spring of 2016 they began remodeling the former Coast 101 building on Grant Avenue with a goal of opening The French Press Café in October of the same year. The shop opens early mornings through early afternoons, offering coffees and pastries along with breakfast like quiche and lunch like croque madames to people downtown and, hopefully, customers who travel to the area for the café.



  • review rating 5  I love this place! I took my kids one day my son wanted some hot tea. Loved it so much had to go back the next day. The poblano soup was great! And loved the customer service.

    thumb Raini Smith

    review rating 5  The French toast was beyond amazing!!!

    thumb Candiae Lankford Lujan

    review rating 5  I had the mocha cappuccino and the carrot cake muffin and it was delicious and way cheaper than Starbucks and no long wait either! My mom got the quiche and a coffee and the tiramisu and that was really good too!!! We definitely found our new coffee spot!!!

    thumb Marissa Rodriguez
  • review rating 5  I come here at least once a week, but I’ve been known to come multiple times a week as well. Food (breakfast, lunch and pastries) is always delicious and coffee and tea is on point!! Id recommend you do high tea too! ����

    thumb Jenny Volker

    review rating 5  Awesome spot, Mandi was funny and helpful. Thank you, miss! Coffee was excellent. Check this place out when you're in town.

    thumb Phil Lennon

    review rating 5  Awesome place! Food and coffee is to die for! And the owner is awesome too! 😉

    thumb Christy Gail Weseman
  • review rating 5  Awesome place great atmosphere and ambiance. Had been following there posts. Really friendly, kind, courteous, and knowledgeable staff. Just had a latte but will definitely be back to try some of what looked like delicious and savory food!

    thumb Eric Gomez

    review rating 5  Visited today for the first time and tried a latte, the quiche and a scone. All were excellent and the service was awesome. Loved my visit and will certainly be back as soon as possible.

    thumb Ida Curiel

    review rating 5  Had chicken panini, delish! Service was fabulous! Definitely returning!

    thumb Adrianna Pidgeon
  • review rating 4  This place is very cute and I love the downtown location, as I work downtown! There is a greatly untapped lunch market downtown and I really want the French Press to cash in! I have noticed that while the other downtown places serve greasy meals that just aren’t very good, they get way more business than French Press for lunch. The food on offer at French Press is always tasty, but there are some factors I think that could be improved on. Slightly larger portions for the current prices, or lower prices for the current portions would probably increase business. I work right down the street and eat out for lunch often, but I only find myself at the French Press a couple times a year for the following reasons: 1. Not much variety on the lunch menu 2. Prices are double what you pay at most lunch eateries ($3 for a cup of soup at McCallisters/Jason’s Deli, $6 at French Press) 3. Portions are so small, I usually leave hungry I’ve found that in order to satisfy my stomach, I have to get at least a sandwich AND soup. For an $8 sandwich and a $6 little cup of soup, $14 is a little up there for lunch in this area, and that doesn’t even include a beverage. If there were more options at lunch and more value for the money, my friends and I would probably eat here at least once or twice a week. I’m hoping your business will grow so I can afford to eat here more often! �

    thumb Carlene Edwards

    review rating 5  Food was delicious, service was great, the restaurant isn't crowded which makes it have a more personal/intimate feel. I was very impressed!

    thumb Matt Wood

    review rating 5  amazing little cafe. Downtown has needed something like this for a long time.

    thumb Cynthia Veatch Mehlhoff

    thumb Vyky De La O

    review rating 5  Went for breakfast and had the bacon and green chile quiche, lemon blueberry scone, and a "dirty" chai tea latte. It was all delicious and you can tell it's made from scratch. Perfect place to go for good coffee and yummy food!

    thumb Makenzi Graves

    review rating 5  I had The Chicken Cordon Bleu, it was amazing. This is my new favorite place to eat. The service is amazing and just adore the atmosphere.

    thumb Susan Hampton
  • review rating 0  had a Valentine Day dinner with my love...Awesome experience!!

    thumb Michael Duran
  • review rating 4  Excellent French Onion Soup,, quiche was a little under done, but good flavors!

    thumb Rhonda Johnson
  • review rating 5  Awesome place, and very sweet staff! Had a last minute birthday lunch and they made it super special! Plus the food and drinks are amazing!

    thumb Brittney Graham Thielepape
  • review rating 5  Delicious!!! Sandwiches, soups and salads!! Quiche is also scrumptious!! Tea is refreshing and baked goods are perfect!!!

    thumb Cristina Cordle
  • review rating 5  I absolutely love this place! It is so relaxing and the coffee drinks are one of a kind!

    thumb Anthony Gonzalez
  • review rating 5  Delicious good quality coffee. Good service, I feel like I'm going to have that all the time when I visit this place! It's a comfy hang out

    thumb Daisy Salcido
  • review rating 5  I was passing thru from San Antonio and I’d heard about this place, I just had to try it. I had the Red Velvet Latte and Crouque Monsieur. Both very delicious!! I’ll definitely stop by again when I’m passing thru again. Staff was great and I loved the decor in the place.

    thumb Amanda L Arispe
  • review rating 5  Amazing food, coffee, and atmosphere! I felt as though I wasn't in Odessa!! Making this a weekly treat!

    thumb Alisha Eichinger O'Donnell
  • review rating 5  Awesome place great atmosphere and ambiance. Had been following there posts. Really friendly, kind, courteous, and knowledgeable staff. Just had a latte but will definitely be back to try some of what looked like delicious and savory food!

    thumb Eric Gomez
  • review rating 5  Great atmosphere and AMAZING drinks! Lovely place!

    thumb Blake Erin Rogers

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