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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  One of my favorite places to have coffee and lunch in Odessa! Service is Amazing!

    thumb Camille Lopez

    review rating 5  My favorite place now! I have been 3 days in a row now.. I get the hot Chia Latte(the BEST) & blueberry scones, brownies, & blueberry muffins for the boys. They are the best! The blueberries burst in your mouth! The decor is cute too. #goodbyestarbucks ���

    thumb Stacy Walters

    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  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  One of my favorite places to eat and grab a great coffee. If you have never tried this place you are missing out.

    thumb Donny Kyker

    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  I absolutely love this place! It is so relaxing and the coffee drinks are one of a kind!

    thumb Anthony Gonzalez

    review rating 5  Lovely experience, great staff and wonderful tea. Definitely will have more tea parties �

    thumb Seleste Pena

    review rating 5  Finally a quality cute little bistro for downtown Odessa! You must try everything on the menu as you will not be disappointed. Coffee options come with homemade syrups 😋

    thumb Christina Ashing
  • 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  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  The food was wonderful and the staff is super friendly. Try the 1885 it was great 💖

    thumb Noemi Nunez Martinez
  • review rating 5  A classy and beautiful environment with great staff and excellent food. My now only coffee and lunch stop.

    thumb Sashi Deus

    review rating 5  Absolutely cutest place ever! Quiet and quaint. The hot chocolate was to die for. The staff was so polite and helpful. I will be returning.

    thumb Callie Chacon Marsh

    review rating 5  Wonderful service. Drinks and food are amazingly delicious! Highly recommend ��

    thumb Brittany Austin
  • review rating 5  I made reservations for the Mother’s Day High Tea for my mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. The entire experience was amazing! The staff was incredibly kind, the tea was a perfect brew & perfect temperature, and the food was incredible. Literally everything was perfect!

    thumb Kate Rodriquez
  • review rating 5  Great to have a local coffee shop! Charming place in downtown Odessa. Great coffee!

    thumb Matthew Bertrand
  • review rating 0  Love this place! The food and coffee are excellent. The service is also awesome. Great little place to meet friends for coffee!

    thumb Kerri Roquemore
  • review rating 5  Phenomenal service from excellent people. Everything I have tried so far has been outstanding!

    thumb Beau Ridge
  • 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 0  My husband and I have gone to The French Press Cafe three times now and have never been disappointed . We have had breakfast and tried the French toast and also Quiche and both were delicious and we have had lunch , the Spaghetti was great and fresh crisp salad, We have also jus stopped in for Coffee and dessert and they have a wide variety of sweets and all looks so YUMO. We had a Muffin and took some cookies to go 😁. I highly recommend this cute ,fun, delicious little place.

    thumb Gayla Harris
  • 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  Great carrot cupcakes.... they were delicious. Lovely atmosphere.

    thumb Christy Muñoz-Leal
  • review rating 5  We had a Tea Party for my daughter and we loved it. It was so special and everything was done so nicely. The staff was amazing and they made us and the birthday girl feel very special. I highly recommend trying this place out!!!

    thumb Sarah Broadstreet Hawkins
  • review rating 5  Absolutely cutest place ever! Quiet and quaint. The hot chocolate was to die for. The staff was so polite and helpful. I will be returning.

    thumb Callie Chacon Marsh

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