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Lafayette

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Berny N.

30 September 2019

So we tried this spot for a Sunday brunch..BEFORE the rush. Got there around 9:30 and there wasn't a big wait. They have a variety of mimosas if y'all are into that. A buddy of ours got the French press coffee and it was neat having a French press at French press haha. Okay to the food- truffle fries were A1. Frog legs taste like mini chicken. And the Cajun Benedict. Straight . Super powerful taste. But overall amazing. My homegirl got the chicken and waffles and that also looked really good. Try it out y'all. More...

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Emily V.

30 September 2019

My friend and I had a nice lunch here on a Friday. It was not crowded; I guess weekdays are the time to come. Our waitress was very efficient and quick which I appreciated. I had the praline bacon pancake and a side of gumbo, a strange combination but I wanted to try both. I really enjoyed my pancake - it was one of the best I've had in a while. The gumbo was just ok - it could have used a little more spice. The ambiance is really nice here. I will definitely check it out again. More...

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Lindsay Connella

15 September 2019

Everything we ate was incredible. Our server was also, phenomenal. We will be back!

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Ricky Hollier

15 September 2019

Enjoyed a delicious brunch with great service from Mallory.

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Jamal Hicks

14 September 2019

First stop when entering Louisiana and always a pleasure. Great food and wonderful staff!

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Levenia Alexis

2 September 2019

The food is always amazing. Trying to make my way through the menu. And the MIMOSAS.....

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Kiva C.

7 August 2019

Stopped in on a recommendation from my friend who used to live in Lafayette. It was about 10:00 on Wednesday morning and they had quite a rush. I sat at the bar and was promptly greeted by Kristine.  Although they were uncharacteristically busy, she was very attentive. The Cajun Benedict was full of flavor and served piping hot. The eggs were poached perfectly which really made the dish. Their drip coffee is excellent and they brew it fresh as needed so you don't get that burnt taste you get with a lot of drip coffees. This place has some serious charm and all of the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend stopping in if you have the time. More...

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Juan V.

9 July 2019

Gumbo that taste like gumbo!  ...Oh, you need me to tell you more?  Sure the site sits at an old printing press and firehouse and the architecture seems uniquely restored and the servers are extremely friendly. I think Lafayette translates into Go Eat At The French Press?  Have a burger War with your mouth against a 1/2 pounder?  Try some Hot Cakes with Honey?  ...Like I said before, GUMBO! More...

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Katie McGee Carriere

29 June 2019

Great food and the service is excellent.

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Donna J Helms

28 June 2019

Food was amazing As was the atmosphere and service !

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Tina B.

22 June 2019

This breakfast was fantastic!!!!!! Drinks were on point and food was delicious, hot and well thought out. I do t understand the 3 1/2 star rating. I'm glad we took a chance. Best Cajun breakfast I've had anywhere! More...

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Noni Poca Hontas

9 June 2019

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING...the kitchen was slow and service was nearly nonexistent....BUT THE FOOD WAS AMAZING!

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Melanie A.

4 June 2019

Great atmosphere. Service was really good we ask for recomendaciones and she described the menu so well you can tell she love everything they serve. We had the parline Baco, breesus and Cajun Benedict. You can go wrong with any of this. Even the French press Coffee have amazing. Definitely a most go. More...

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Gail H.

15 May 2019

This place is incredible.  The food was so surprising and absolutely delicious.  We both ordered the Cajun Benedict.  What arrived was very different from what I expected, but I was so glad because it wowed me! The wait to get a table at 10:30 o a Thursday morning was not bad at all.  Interestingly, the day we were there a lot of teens from the local private Catholic school showed up, but there was no interruption to our service and the food was so good I'm not sure we would have noticed an interruption anyway!  Absolutely worth the stop on the trip from NOLA back to Austin! More...

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Pam Wilson Drake

12 May 2019

awesome food and service everytime we come

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Melissa N Jason Robicheaux

26 April 2019

Wow d’lish lotta peeps, a bit loud, wait for your food = all worth it - excellent.

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Rachael Russell

20 April 2019

Absolutely love this place!! Cajun Benedict is the best!

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Jim Tritten

18 April 2019

Great food. If I could spell what I ate I would specify.

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Allyson P.

2 April 2019

Quaint little place, the decor was such a nice touch. Food was plentiful and full of flavor.  Would definitely come again.

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Jermainne B.

2 April 2019

OMG...where to begin?!?!  This place is a great hidden gem. My friend have been talking about going here for weeks and we finally made that happen.  I looked at the menu a few days before going but that didn't prepare me for what the food looked like up close and personal (mouth is watering as I type). This place is a perfect place for catching a quick brunch or just casually hanging out. We walked in and grabbed a table.  I was looking around while the waiters were delivering food to patrons.  I didn't know what to order.  I saw this homemade fries cover with an egg over easy.  My eyes had seen glory!  I tried to refocus my eyes back to the menu so I could find something.  The waitress walked up and asked what we wanted to eat.  My friend asked if I wanted a mimosa and I was like SURE! Didn't realize there was different kinds, this girl was hooked! So, I went ahead and ordered the breakfast sandwich with goat cheese and my friend ordered the chicken and waffles.  That darn sandwich with that goat cheese was EVERYTHING!!! I started taking small bites to savor every bit of that sandwich.  His chicken and waffles was out of this world. I don't like Steens Syrup, but gosh darn it, I loved it that day.  I will be back to bring my family because, they have to try this wonderful gem I was introduced to. More...

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Jeanine Prieto

24 March 2019

The food is creative and absolutely delicious! The staff is super friendly!

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Tia LeBrun

23 March 2019

Everyone loved the food, and the trivia was super hard.

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Colleen A.

23 March 2019

Unfortunately, they do not take reservations-no big deal as the hostess on the phone advised to get here directly when they open and there'd be no wait. Advice taken, however as some other reviews pointed out the food does take some time to come out. A friend & I tried a few things; cocktails are a little over priced but I'm not an expert in that area so. I tried the praline bacon and he had the truffle fries. Both were really good however for the portion on bacon (2 slices), $5.50 is a bit much. Again, because the main dishes take some time to come out get yourself an app to enjoy. For our main dishes he had an omelette on special - again for the portion $16 seems high. I had the Cajun Benedict. Really good - reasonably priced maybe if they'd throw it over grits instead of bread it'd be even better? I'd probably come back to try some other things. Also, the service was great! Plenty of staff to keep your coffee flowing. More...

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Vest Flowers

16 March 2019

The grits!!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ So good!

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Alex P.

14 March 2019

The french toast was sweet, but not too sweet. Filling but not too heavy. My friends got the eggs benedict and, wow, it was the heaviest dish ever. All around great place--the coffee/cocktails weren't the highlight but they were solid enough to get us back in the door when we visit again. More...

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William C.

11 March 2019

Found this, like all other restaurants we go to, on Yelp. Mixed reviews did not stop us from exploring and we were not disappointed. Waitress was attentive and friendly. She also worked well with us for a few menu subs. Older building inside and out but warm and inviting coffee shop once inside. Ordered the French toast and granola. Granola was yummy and is house-made. Swapped out yogurt for milk on the granola and added a fruit cup. Delic! French toast was amazing, especially with the addition of toasted pecans (see photo). Great way to start a day of sightseeing in Lafayette. Highly recommended and will return here again. More...

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Veronica Medlin

10 March 2019

Quaint and unique. The menu is unique and the food was amazing! As each order came to its table I felt order regret “oh, I should’ve ordered that!” In true French style, be prepared for a long dining experience. Not sure if that’s by design or accident, just something to consider if you’re in a time crunch or impatient. It’s a dining experience not a Waffle House! Enjoy! More...

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Annette Catoire Foreman

5 March 2019

The best food and cocktails! Service is awesome!

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Holly Waters

3 March 2019

Never disappointed. Awesome ❤️❤️

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Marilyn T.

2 March 2019

This is an unusual place with a very different menu with lots of twists on local foods. We love to take out of town guest here because if the uniqueness. Everything we have tried has been good and friends rave. Particular favorites were the cheese grits, to die for, and the Sweet Baby Breezes. But those who had the gumbo biscuit and the chicken and waffles thought that was the best.  The French toast was more like a decadent dessert. Service is slow even from the bar. Most times excruciatingly slow. Crowds are big and the place is small. Plus they often do not utilize all the tables or seat 2 people at a table for 8. The wait times of 15 maybe minutes shown in this website are not even close. Go early and plan to wait. It's worth it but be forewarned. When it says average time here 2 hours that's  after seating. More...

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Kory Juneau

24 February 2019

This place has amazing and unique food! It’s a must stop when I’m anywhere around Lafayette! Please open one in Lake Charles ASAP!

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Carol W.

21 February 2019

Lovely, antique decor. The gumbo was delicious but not too hot. The "small" was just enough.

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Macie Prudhomme

17 February 2019

Food was to die for!! Enjoyed every bit

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Judith U.

17 February 2019

Awesome place, location, very busy, great food. Chicken and waffles were too sweet. Perfect table cloth for kids coloring

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Jillian H Manuel

13 February 2019

Delicious brunch! I had the French press coffee, praline bacon, and breakfast sandwich and substituted spinach wrap for the croissant. Melts in your mouth! Will return.

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Kaitlin S. Boudreaux

8 February 2019

Thanks to Justin, Sarah and the entire French Press Staff for allowing us to have our wedding reception at the restaurant!Justin and Sarah were absolutely amazing to work with. They were understanding and every bit helpful to make our night perfect! The staff was so attentive to each and every one of our guest- not to mention so much fun! The venue, food and service from the staff made our night absolute perfection! Looking forward to booking event with them in the future! More...

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Jennifer M.

3 February 2019

I came here for breakfast and it was a really nice place. The food was very good and had a local touch to it. It had a lovely rustic atmosphere, and the staff were so friendly!

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Blake Paul Benoit

27 January 2019

Feels like you’re downtown New Orleans wining and dining!

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Tammy Nassif Moreau

27 January 2019

Thank you French Press for providing my son and new daughter-in-law a beautiful environment for their rehearsal dinner! The food was outstanding and your staff took care of our every need in such a friendly and professional way! I could not have asked for a better experience for our rehearsal dinner. Y'all helped make our event so special and we are very grateful! More...

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Meghan R.

24 January 2019

Went for brunch, left highly impressed and full as a pig. I should start by saying, the only breakfast item I order from any restaurant is eggs Benedict- every single time. So, needless to say- that's what I got from French press- Cajun Benedict. The description was crazy and I was nervous to get it, but boy, all fears I had were gone after first bite. To this day, I still dream about it. Can't get anything like that around here and it was just delicious. Highly recommend.  The cheeseburger and the pancakes were very good too! I mean; hard to top the Benedict because if it's uniqueness and flavor. More...

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Edwina Mallery

10 January 2019

Great atmosphere and great service!

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Chris Roland

6 January 2019

Food is good but be prepared to eat 1.5 to 2 hours after you place your order. Seated at 12:20 food made it to the table at 1:45. Also the hostess was too worried about texting on her phone so seat us at a table that had been available for 20 minutes. That seemed to be the norm with her as she did the same to the people that were waiting next to us. More...

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Brian Bonnie

5 January 2019

Awesome laid back atmosphere!! Definitely coming back!

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Ashley Nic Andrus

2 January 2019

Food was delicious but waiting a hour to eat is ridiculous. Sat at our table for a hour sipping on water . Not to mention the young lady didn't check on us the entire time. A simple, thanks for your patience or something would've been nice. Not like she was doing anything else since everyone was waiting to eat lol. Understaffed and slow. Work on it French Press. More...

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Jon-Luke Jameson Thomas

1 January 2019

Food was amazing!!! but service was subpar. Understaffed, slow service..

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Laine Garner

30 December 2018

Great experience- love their menu and cocktails! Always good- must try their burger!

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Jacob Muffoletto

27 December 2018

Amazing atmosphere, great staff, and some of the best food in Lafayette! Our corporate Christmas party was a huge success this year and we look forward to working with The French Press again in the future!

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Claudia Cormier

24 December 2018

Banana pancakes were delicious!

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Kayla Huval Gary

23 December 2018

Fabulous! Food, service & atmosphere is great.

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Ivy Wiltz

2 December 2018

Beautiful atmosphere with a very diverse menu. Everything I’ve tried has not been a disappointment. Plus, the drink menu covers a variety of simple and signature drinks. #drinkswithbreakfastiswinning

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Lyndall Hart

26 November 2018

Great venue for a rehearsal dinner. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The restaurant is beautiful at night with votive candles and flowers. Their event planner, Sarah, was well organized and everything came off without a hitch. More...

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Malori G.

21 November 2018

The French Press Words can't even express what we just experienced at The French Press! Your food was amazing is not good enough!  My only sadness is I can't bring this restaurant back to Cali with me.  Thank you for the warm hospitality and out of this world delicious food.  I couldn't even capture enough pictures because we wolfed it down LOL! More...

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Lisa Methvin

19 November 2018

We had our son’s rehearsal dinner at The French Press last weekend and it turned out wonderful. More than i ever expected. Food was phenomenal!! Sarah was so much help to me. I live out of town but all the details were worked out. It was beautiful at night. Everyone had a great time and loved the food. Wedding party of 20! All loved the food!! More...

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Verlie Joy Benoit

18 November 2018

My husband and I got married last Thursday morning and chose to celebrate afterwards atThe French Press. We could not have chosen a better spot! Everyone was so sweet and I felt like they were celebrating with us. The food was better than anything I could have dreamed of having at a reception and the stuffed french toast was the perfect wedding cake! More...

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Jarvis W.

9 November 2018

Had the opportunity to dine in this unique restaurant in downtown Lafayette, LA and it did not disappoint...they have some very interesting takes on traditional dishes that will leave you wanting more. Be sure to try the Cajun Benedict and the Chicken and Waffles (both pictured) are far from the usual. My fav was the Cajun Benedict let's just say whoever thought Gumbo for breakfast would be so good More...

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Delaney Johnston

5 November 2018

French toast: AMAZING Chicken and waffles: Great

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Carly Viator

1 November 2018

I love to bring out of town friends here. The food is exactly what I want them to try as a visitor to Louisiana and the building is beautiful.

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Oradelle J.

30 October 2018

I live out of town and my sister planned on having lunch there on her birthday today. I called in to purchase a gift card. Jonathan assisted...he was so personable and even allowed  me to text him and he responded promptly. He surprised my sister with the gift card and mimosa :) She really enjoyed her lunch...I think she had the  fish wrap.Thank you Jonathan for taking care of my sister on her Birthday! More...

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Ann Derise

23 October 2018

Bridesmaids luncheon was second to none! Outstanding service, exceptional food and beautiful venue. I highly recommend this place and Sarah was so awesome to work with. Can’t say enough about this precious place. 5 stars for sure! More...

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Nelda T.

22 October 2018

Had a  wonderful birthday celebration brunch at French  Press Sunday. The menu is very interesting and different. We liked everything we tried and cant wait to return to try more.

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Michael Lance Roby

20 October 2018

Everything was superb! The beautiful building, the food, our waiter PJ was perfect and of course the bloody Marys were awesome. Our Cajun Benedict was indescribably delicious. Use a spoon to finish the etouffee! More...

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Kathy Abshire

20 October 2018

Have your event there! Great selection of delicious finger foods, professional planning and such a fantastic staff! Thanks so much Sarah!!

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Olivia B.

19 October 2018

First restaurant we went to, and thank god it was. Totally set the tone for the trip. Get the Cajun Benedict, it's the bomb. Request the server PJ. Super cool guy. You can tell her genuine and loves people. Great atmosphere. You got to come here. You'll regret it if you don't. More...

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Paula Fontenot Frederick

18 October 2018

OMG, the food was delicious and we had enough left over to eat for lunch. We will definitely be back.

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Paul C.

16 October 2018

Don't read the reviews, just come and be satiated. Thank you Jonathon & crew!  #lafayettelagoodeats

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Eugene Broussard

27 September 2018

This place was recommended to me by a friend, I had some time today and wanted to eat breakfast in style, I ordered the Cajun Benedict with breakfast potatoes, I was impressed with how great everything was cooked especially with the seasoning, my server was Kasey who was amazing, definitely will be coming here again!!!!!!

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Jeslyn D.

24 September 2018

A family member is way more of a foodie than I am practically forced me to try this. Being downtown, I was sketched out because I hate struggling to park. But thankfully the park is directly across with a small lot. Once in the restaurant, it's clearly got a hip and southern vibe. The menu took me aback because I am not the most adventurous and this place is definitely for someone who loves to try new things. We settled on the breezes, the bacon, the breakfast sandwich, and the potatoes. It was all a delightful tastebud adventure! This is definitely the place to go to if you're looking to impress city people! It was pricey, but that's expected of trendy places More...

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Charliemagne R.

23 September 2018

One of the most phenomenal breakfast meals I've ever had.  Thank you French press Chefs for takin breakfast to the next level of tender deliciousness to my lips desire.

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Jim Lambert

19 September 2018

Four of us really gorged ourselves on some deliciously unique Cajun breakfast dishes! The 'Praline Bacon' is incredible, as is the 'Acadian Breakfast Sandwich', the pancakes, and the 'Sweet Baby Breesus'. And the coffee was perfect! The staff was friendly and attentive. We really appreciated the energetic personality of our server. Thank you, Casy! More...

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Mallibi M.

16 September 2018

We just had an amazing Brunch in thisLittle Gem - Brent our waiter was amazingly friendly, the place is cozy and the food just Delicious We are so glad we stopped there to eat We got the chicken waffle and the breakfast sandwich - totally recommended-

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Kristy Lynn Bennett

11 September 2018

A very nice place for brunch or lunch. Great sandwiches with a brunch style twist. We don’t drink , but they offer morning cocktails and specialty drinks also. The food and service were excellent. More...

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Chazz BigFine Mouton

11 September 2018

Absolutely LOVE them!! The entire staff, especially Jonathon, is great and super friendly! Food is delicious, and the atmosphere is awesome... be back next week!

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Robert Yambo

11 September 2018

Excellent !!! 5 ⭐ ! Great service.

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Nancy Simon

18 August 2018

The Cajun Benedict is AWESOME! That gumbo is thick and dark!

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Kartanya B.

15 August 2018

Decided to try this place for lunch and it didn't disappoint me. I had the burger and it's probably the best burger in Lafayette

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Josh Pierre

11 August 2018

Service was a little on the slow side. Otherwise, excellent place to exprience a brunch with a traditional Louisiana menu.

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Sheila Dugas Guilbeaux

22 July 2018

Food was awesome and the drinks were good!!! I will be going back.

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Joe T.

21 July 2018

Read great reviews and it did not disappoint! Excellent coffee and food. Great selection. Friendly staff. Chicken and waffles were great. Cajun Benedict was over the top good. Pancakes are huge! The french press coffee is some of the best I've ever tasted. Great ambiance. Good restrooms. Wish I lived closer to visit often. More...

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Regina Morse

19 July 2018

Excellent food and service

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Martha Hamilton Langley

16 July 2018

The food is delicious. However do not be in a rush. The food took over an hour to reach our table. The only thing that bothered me that I watched at least five Waitr orders being delivered as we waited for our food.

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Arline H.

3 July 2018

This place! I dream of the French Press. Hate the drive and hate the wait. Love the food.

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Coleen Rivers Clower

25 June 2018

Oh My!!! We ordered Chicken and waffles, Cajun Benedict and Breakfast sandwich. Delicious and served piping hot!!! On the way to NOLA and hope our meals will be this good. Several reviews mention slow service. If you want fast food go to a fast food restaurant. I say order another cocktail and enjoy the wait. It is worth it! More...

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Wanda C Sherer

24 June 2018

Had a lovely bridal brunch at the French Press today. Sarah, the event planner, was fabulous. She was so helpful and there was on going communication throughout the planning process. She always returned phone calls/emails. Scott and Erma, our waiter and waitress, made everything flow smoothly, and the room was the perfect venue for our event. Thanks! More...

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Stacey Germain-Brister

21 June 2018

Excellent food and service! Great little hole in the wall. Will definitely be back for the Cajun Benedict!

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Hélène H.

21 June 2018

We loved The French Press! They have everything: unique decor, attentive staff and creative tasty food. You definitely get to try something new!My mom noticed how the tables are not all cramped up together.Do get there early to get a table. We were lucky enough to wait only 10 minutes. Yes, once the tables are filled it will take time, but just remind yourself that good quality food takes time.My dad found that their Cajun Benedict was too spicy for him, but my husband loved it. I am very sensitive to spicy food and I found it just a little spicy.I had the French Toast filled with banana with a berry-champagne compote and it was already alluring just reading the description but the sight of it made me dream! And it tasted even better! What amazes me is that it so creative yet the prices are very reasonable. I love how they made their own "Maple syrup" type of liquid: fruits compote and champagne: natural, delicious and healthy. I know that maple syrup is very expensive, and I love LOVE how they just made their own spin of tasty liquid accompanying French Toast/waffles/pancakes.As for my mom, who is Celiac (gluten free), the staff was very attentive to her needs. We had a very bad experience in New Orleans, so my mom decided to eat her own bread for the next restaurants. We asked the waitress to have the sandwich filling only, without any bread. I specified that the filling (eggs, bacon, tomatoes, lettuce) mustn't touch any bread at all, meaning if they put it on a bread by mistake: they have to change the whole thing; otherwise my mom will react strongly: vomiting and fainting. There was no error, her plate arrived without bread. Our waitress was taking this seriously and I thanked her very much.It's a relaxed atmosphere and you eat very well: I would definitely come back! More...

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Tereena Gary

17 June 2018

The best breakfast I have ever experienced �

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Chris M.

9 June 2018

Fantastic food. Great atmosphere and good price point for breakfast. Bloody Mary was nice and spicy. The food was authentic Cajun.

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Jean Prendergast Gallagher

8 June 2018

OMG. Home of the best breakfast of my life!! Super friendly and helpful waitress. We were afforded plenty of time to relax over our coffee and meal. French press coffee was outstanding. More...

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Roger Shady

4 June 2018

Great food, great drinks, sit back and enjoy. Do not be in a rush, clear your Sunday schedule after church and enjoy people watching. If you are in a rush go somewhere else. More...

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Anna Katherine Mack

30 May 2018

Loved the food and the service! Our waitress was on point and super helpful. The food was simply amazing and plentiful. A fabulous blend of Cajun and French cuisine. I will definitely bring my mother next time she is in town. More...

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Harley Rod Rezvani

29 May 2018

French Press is a boutique restaurant. you go there, take your patience with you. Often there's a line & wait, just to be seated. Food is excellent & but not inexpensive. More...

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Larry Langlinais

28 May 2018

Food was delicious ,Mimosas were great , wait was short , food took over an hour to get to us , only thing negative, loved the old look of the restaurant,

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Chris Balfer

28 May 2018

I visited the French Presa for the first time to celebrate Mother’s Day. We arrived early to beat the imminent rush of humanity , and were promptly seated with a party of 4. The atmosphere is eclectic yet unpretentious. It’s easy to imagine a setting from the 1920’s or 30’s, men in their suits and fedoras and ladies in their Sunday best , filling the space exactly as it it now. I ordered the Cajun Egga Benedict , which was nothing like what you might imagine when thinking of the traditional dish. It was absolutely amazing , and in that moment I committed to the idea of returning until I had tried all the other delicious sounding items on the menu. I’ve already been back twice since . I can attest that the Chicken & Waddles Are also very good , but I must admit that I have already circled back to my first choice. Whether you’re visiting from out of town or you’ve been a lifelong resident of the area. The French Press is a wonderful experience that you must have at least once . More...

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Alli Warfield

27 May 2018

Best roux I've ever had!

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Peter S.

27 May 2018

This place was awesome!  Great dinner spot.  We had meatballs, cheese plate and brussel sprouts!The food was good and the drinks were too. Great place to relax.

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Michael H.

21 May 2018

The French Press is hipsterdom in Lafayette -- which means the vibe is cool and the food is tasty. Four stars instead of five, though, because the service was painfully slow -- so much so that we almost left. I'm glad we stayed because the food was good (and at this point it felt like we had committed too much time not to see this through), but I'm not sure I'd do it again.So, if you know you can get a table in a reasonable period of time, you're in for a treat. But if you're on an hour-long wait list, hunker down because you're in for the long haul. More...

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Liza W.

12 May 2018

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE everything about this restaurant!! The food, service and atmosphere make it an amazing place to stay, eat and brunch!! I have NEVER had anything that didn't taste amazing!! And it is located in the heart of downtown. The menu has a little something for everyone!!   Sometimes the wait can be long if you go at prime times but it is still worth the wait!!!!! AMAZING!!!! More...

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Henry Mesa Jr

8 May 2018

First time eating at this establishment and it was amazing!! I highly recommend this establishment. It's a must stop when in Lafayette. Food is Delicious!!

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Stacia Trahan Taylor

7 May 2018

I don’t know too many restaurants where it takes me almost 15 minutes to decide what I want to eat. The menu! C’est magnifique! French press coffee as the regular order coffee was just the icing on the cake. More...

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Adrian G.

6 May 2018

Travelling home to TX & this place sounded interesting! So glad we stopped. Hint to ordering - Order bar drinks and apps 1st then order your main meal, it will reduce your wait time! Server was kinda slow and not very personable. More...

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Hilary A.

8 April 2018

Came for brunch and was blown away! Ordered the Eggs Benedict with Gumbo, holy moly that was so much more than I expected.  The service was great and the Bloody Mary was on point, what else could you need? I definitely will be back! More...

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Mick E.

8 April 2018

This is my #1 favorite place for breakfast or brunch in the city! And that's saying something...this is Lafayette after all  Let's see, I've had many menu items and they're all so freakin good. Probably #1 is the "Sweet Baby Breesus". A not so subtle nod to the New Orleans Saints field general Drew Brees. Basically it's a fried boudin ball on a biscuit  and you get 3 of them!! Just order anything here and you will NOT be disappointed More...

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Patrice Lewis

1 April 2018

Wonderful food with a quaint atmosphere but what I enjoyed most was the exceptional staff!

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BryceAdriana Hebert

17 March 2018

Fantastic food and atmosphere. The food took a while to come to our table but we weren’t in a rush so it wasn’t a problem.

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Jodi C.

5 March 2018

I'm reviewing , but it's been months since I ate here. I have the French dip San. And chips I believe.. food was cooked and tasted good. Love the atmosphere. Boss(I think he was) was very friendly . More...

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Marissa Cunningham

26 February 2018

Very long wait but wonderful food (: wait to be seated then a wait to get your order taken and then a wait for the food. They recommend appetizers because they say the food will be 45 minutes more after ordering.. but the food is worth the wait. More...

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Paula Soileau

25 February 2018

Amazing dishes. Very original. Service and atmosphere. was great.

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Katherine D.

24 February 2018

The gumbo was delicious so much of a good thing. Meal number 2 was a boudin poor boy, there are NO words to describe this. Cute part of town and I'm pretty sure this is a locals hangout. More...

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Gail Morris

7 February 2018

I order pick up occasionally from French Press and so far the food is awesome. The candied bacon is a delight!

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Maria G.

6 February 2018

This place is  AMAZING!!!   Do not miss!!!  Breakfast fare all day long and lunch/dinner fare as well.  We had to do the block a couple of times as sign is not outstanding, so look for fire station.  It's next to it, across street from SANS SOUCI.  I had meatloaf sandwich and my husband had the grits and grillades.  Both were perfect.  Meatloaf tender, flavorful and the whole rounding out of the plate was creatively imagined and every little item delicious.  Grillades  had a tomato based gravy with lots of succulent meat over heavenly cheddar grits.  Can't wait to return to Lafayette just to eat here again!!  Ironically, the only item subpar was the coffee.  Not a good flavor of roast and was old tasting.  Wish they offered cappuccinos or small French Press pots.  Everything else, including atmosphere of loft/warehouse and especially the friendly and attentive service was so very pleasing!! More...

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Jessica Martinez

4 February 2018

The food was delicious. Service was very hospital and welcoming.

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Ari F.

2 February 2018

Um... the praline bacon, anyone? Sweet baby breesus? I'm drooling just thinking of them.While they take their time, it's well worth the wait. Best food we ate in Lafayette. Period. More...

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John Comeaux

29 January 2018

It would receive 5 stars if diners could have a cracker or piece of bread or a crumb or SOMETHING while waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes for food. The shrimp melt and the wrap were very good. The truffle fries were delish, and the fruit bowl was so fresh it was a joy. My wife and I spent the hour working on our next novel, so the hour was not a waste. But my tummy was grumbling and started caving in after an hour. This is what I hear over and over about this popular spot in Lafayette, LA. More...

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Susie Garcia

14 January 2018

Had a lovely lunch today at the French Press. The place was packed, but it didn't take too long to get seated. Saw lots of friends there so it was a pleasant wait for our food. I had the avocado and shrimp salad which was tasty, if a bit overdressed. And my spouse had the spinach salad with fried oysters. Had an appetizer of butternut squash soup which was fantastic. This is a unique spot located in a unique food town. Treat yourself sometime. More...

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Linda Hoagland

12 January 2018

Have had great food and excellent service whenever I have visited. Love the ambience, and the food was exceptional!

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Michele Simon Ezell

11 January 2018

Flavorful menu for the sinner (Acadiana Breakfast Sandwich) or the saint (Organic Granola). Nice addition to the local food scene downtown.

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Zoë Nottingham

11 January 2018

I've never even been here but I'm having fun reading all these triggered ass reviews lol ���

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Roz Robertson

11 January 2018

Love the chef, menu, service, and a place where we celebrate special occasions!

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Pauline Lefranc

11 January 2018

Their food is amazing! Love the atmosphere inside!

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Candy Domengeaux

11 January 2018

Always delicious and always on the top of our favorites list.

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Alyson Schexnayder

11 January 2018

Wonderful and very charming place! Delicious food in the heart of Downtown Lafayette! �

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Ryan Garrison

10 January 2018

The French Press is delicious. Would highly recommend you stop by and support the real stable genius of the French Press and their delicious food.

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Catherine Fontenot Franks

10 January 2018

We love brunch here and try to go every time we are in town. The food is so worth the wait if you have one. We have only had one off experience out of way too many to count but it's never made me hesitate to go back. The Cajun Benedict is the stuff of dreams � More...

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Kelly R Russo

10 January 2018

Mmmm! They catered my wedding several years ago and I still get comments on how good people thought the food was. Margaret and Justin have excellent vision for what it means to accommodate the experience of dining at all levels. Dealing with them alleviated a lot of stress because I felt that they truly cared about me. Great people, great food, community builders, and the sharpest in the bunch! Give me my mimosas, baby!!! More...

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Larry Powell

10 January 2018

Amazing, excellent food is worth a reasonable wait. And this is GREAT food!

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Christy Taylor

10 January 2018

Love this restaurant! Good food and great staff! Yum!

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Carol Stuckey

10 January 2018

Wonderful brunch! The food and Mimosas are excellent, but I come for the coffee!

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Jared Shrode

9 January 2018

Great food and great folks. Always love eating here when I'm in the area.

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Jordan Smith

9 January 2018

Delicious. And I like the fact that the owner is smart. One might say he’s a very stable genius. He probably wouldn’t say that about himself though. Smart people typically don’t say things like that about themselves, in the same way that linguistically gifted individuals don’t say things like “I have the best words.” More...

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Kindrick Benoit

9 January 2018

It’s a treasure in the heart of downtown Lafayette. Amazing pancakes!!! But don’t be boring like me. Find the item with the craziest name on the menu. Trust me you will love it!!!

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Matt Breaux

9 January 2018

Great restaurant. Had one of my favorite and most unique meals for lunch today, the Cajun Benedict. Best brunch in town.

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Jansen Hebert

9 January 2018

Great restaurant. Great people. You could almost say the best restaurant anyone has ever seen.

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Andrea Vaughn Vaillant

9 January 2018

Always enjoy every aspect from the food, surroundings and service!!

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Ethan Bruce

9 January 2018

This place is one of the best restaurants in Lafayette! And that's saying a lot, in a town with some real cutthroat competition. Excellent location, beautiful interior, and of course, the food is absolutely fantastic. My favorite dishes are the Meatloaf Sandwich and the Croque Monsieur. If you live in Acadiana, or you visit Acadiana, you have to visit! More...

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Steven Breaux

9 January 2018

Every year my work place has special guests coming in from all over the world. The very special place we take them to is The French Press. The atmosphere is great and the quality food is superbly prepared and presented. Love this place! More...

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Brent Domingue

9 January 2018

Nice Place, Amazing Food and owned by Great People! I’ve been enjoying this gem for years and can’t wait to bring new people this weekend!

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Grace Brignac

9 January 2018

The best brunch and my favorite restaurant to take out of towners. Amazing staff too.

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Chris Roy

9 January 2018

Good people, good food! I'm a big fan of their Trivia Night!

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Sarah Caldwell

9 January 2018

The grits and grillades are amazing! Great spot for drinks, breakfast, brunch, etc.

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Sandra Sarr

9 January 2018

I always bring my out-of-town guests to The French Press for a special treat. Great food, staff, and atmosphere. Can't wait to try the mimosas!

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John Paul Summers

9 January 2018

Cajun Benedict is life. Best brunch in Lafayette.

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Ross Fontenot

9 January 2018

Likely the best brunch spot in town. I always have a great experience. The grits and grillades are one of my favorite things to eat in Lafayette.

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Brandon A.F. Sonnier

9 January 2018

The best restaurant in Lafayette hands down. Amazing owners and great service.

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Carey McCue

9 January 2018

Great Art is always replete with naysayers & provocateurs. Do not be discouraged by the prattling of malcontents...as they..throw stones at the Moon.

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Loretta Bianca

9 January 2018

Excellent food. Great service! Great atmosphere! A must for Sunday brunch on any day!

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Carl Robertson

9 January 2018

Love this place. Great food and atmosphere. Excellent service

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Leslie Robertson

9 January 2018

Wonderful place!!! Always a treat! Delicious food and cozy atmosphere!

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Kacena Moorhino

9 January 2018

Always great food and excellent service. My favorite breakfast spot in Lafayette! They have creative and delicious mimosas and I could eat their candied bacon forever. French Press will forever be one of my favorite restuarants ever More...

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Olivia Chatman

9 January 2018

I swear I dreamed about this place before I knew it existed. Then I went for brunch & my dreams became a reality ft. the Sweet Baby Breesus!

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Ashley Simek

9 January 2018

Went for mimosas! Stayed for the delicious breakfast food, atmosphere and attentive staff!! Will return!

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Aimee Boyd Robinson

9 January 2018

Service could occasionally be better but the food is amazing. Great cocktails and a wonderful place for breakfast.

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Katie Reed

9 January 2018

The wait is always a little extra, but its a popular place, so weekend brunching will take some time, especially in a larger group. I just pass the time with the mimosa menu! I haven’t had a bad meal here. I try to branch out and try new things, but the Cajun Benedict always wins (though I’ve had the breakfast sandwich, stuffed French toast and Sweet Baby Breesus sliders). More...

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Josh Leblanc

9 January 2018

One of the most humblest, kindest and respectable man/business owners.

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Katie de la Rosa

9 January 2018

The best fried chicken dishes and the perfect downtown spot. It’s a must-visit every time I’m in town.

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Jesse Yeager

9 January 2018

Listen I’m a YUUUGE Trump Guy. YUUUUGE. And is this Justin fellow gonna vote for Oprah Freaking Winfrey in 2020? Seems likely. But I’d sooner kiss Hillary Clinton full on the lips (gross) than never savor a sweet baby breesus again. And have you tried the Cajun Eggs Benedict? Freaking DELICIOUS! I guess the rest of my butt-hurt compatriots want to eat stale apple fritters at the Cracker Barrel for the rest of their lives? Sad! But I, for one, will continue to frequent this establishment. FIVE STARS! WHO DAT! #MAGA More...

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Diana Sinclair

9 January 2018

Great atmosphere, great food and beautiful people! It’s nestled into an old print shop with a view of parc sans souci.

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Stephen Mackey

9 January 2018

Props to one of the few quality restaurants in Lafayette. Haven't been in a while but will surely stop by next time I am back in town. Quality of food & service is all that matters when I choose where I spend my money. More...

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Brian Matrin

9 January 2018

People are so hyper sensitive nowadays. Just relax

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Allison Tiné

9 January 2018

I've been eating here since they opened and the food just keeps getting better. The FP elevated the food scene in Lafayette to New Orleans level deliciousness. I love this place and will always eat here when I'm in Laffy. More...

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Justin Bradford Barnes

9 January 2018

trump suckssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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Angelle Gremillion

9 January 2018

Y'all....that roasted turkey croissant is amazing.

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Danny Domingue

9 January 2018

Best restaurant in Lafayette! Highly recommend brunch, lunch, or dinner! Never disappoints!

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Andrew Prevost

9 January 2018

Literally have dreams about the Cajun Benedict. This place is super special and some of the best brunch in Louisiana, hands down.

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Ashley Darbonne

9 January 2018

There's usually a little wait, but it's just because it's that amazing! You can't go wrong with anything, but my favorites are the Grits and Grillades and the Cajun Benedict. And do not forgot the Praline Bacon! If you're ever in Lafayette or even just driving through, it is worth it to experience this place! More...

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Andrea Olivier LeDee

9 January 2018

Delicious and imaginative twist on classic food. Great service.

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Scott Dore

9 January 2018

I love the food here! I’ve never been disappointed with anything I ordered. My only complaint is the wait. It is virtually impossible to have lunch on a weekday here within a normal lunch hour, something that should be a priority given their proximity to a thriving downtown business community. Wait times for brunch on the weekends can be even longer, but at least go in with that expectation and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. More...

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Jan Risher

9 January 2018

LOVE! Great food! Great service! I'm a fan of the restaurant, its food and staff. I especially enjoy brunch with friends there. Their French 75 is a thing of beauty! More...

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Aren Chaisson

9 January 2018

Justin is a genius in the kitchen. The service is always wonderful. This is a Louisiana gem not to be missed.

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Maribel Dietz

9 January 2018

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. And great owners!!

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Ashleigh Prather

9 January 2018

My favorite place in Lafayette, amazing food and atmosphere!

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MJ Hébert

9 January 2018

Best brunch I’ve ever had. Everything on the menu is imaginative and consistently delicious. Hands down, my favorite restaurant in Lafayette.

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Kelli Broussard Kaufman

9 January 2018

The line of patrons waiting on the doors to open for Brunch every weekend is a testament to the consistency of the entire French Press experience- Louisiana style brunch done right! The Cajun Benedict, Sweet Baby Breesus, Grits and Grillades, Bloody Marys and Mimosas are standouts on the menu! More...

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Heather Says

9 January 2018

The food here (specifically the sweet baby breezus) is absolutely amazing. Love the cocktails as well. Can’t wait to come back!

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Elizabeth Sullivan Faul

9 January 2018

Great food and fun atmosphere. I can’t wait to go back!

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Sparky Lisa

9 January 2018

The Cajun Benedict and the praline bacon are to die for! The line to get in should tell you how good the food is.

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Kevin H.

9 January 2018

Was on my way through laffayette on some business. Stopped in at this spot after a recommendation from some colleagues. Man- I loved it!!! Got the sweet baby breesus which was amazing. Friendly staff, cool southern vibe. Would def recommend and plan to go back More...

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SE Rusnak

8 January 2018

My favorite place to eat breakfast in Lafayette. No other restaurant comes close. We will be back soon!

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Jason McClurg

8 January 2018

Consistently amazing food and staff. Lafayette is lucky Chef Girouard brought his talents back home!

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Dana DiPerna

8 January 2018

Incredible eats! If you’re in Lafayette, definitely check this place out!

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Leigh Driscoll

8 January 2018

One of my favorite places in Lafayette! Best mimosas too! Love you guys!

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Katy Richard

8 January 2018

Excellent food, Cajun dishes elevated to another culinary level. Keep up the good work.

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John Herasymiuk

8 January 2018

Since it looks like all of the Trumpsters will be boycotting this place, it will be even more enjoyable. Looking forward to my next visit.

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Sylvia Foreman

8 January 2018

Best restaurant I’ve experienced in a long time! The staff is wonderful and gracious, and the food is “Oh my goodness” GREAT!!!

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Stephanie Wilson Shindler

8 January 2018

I don't even drink, but I'd come on over for a mimosa if I were in Lafayette! Go you.

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Amber Renée

8 January 2018

The service and food are consistently delightful. Cozy spot for any season! Highly recommend and can't wait for my next visit!

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Clancy Ratliff

8 January 2018

Everything I've had there has been delicious. Great atmosphere too.

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Laina Dutton

8 January 2018

The praline bacon is the best. I have had several lovely private dinners here. Their filet mignon is delectable! It’s a great place to go for a long brunch or a quiet date at night.

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Priscilla Punch

8 January 2018

It's always hard to pick just one item on the menu, because everything I had was fantastic

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Leslie Bary

8 January 2018

This is one of the restaurants in Lafayette I actually find good, and not over-hyped. I am very glad we have it.

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Katie May

8 January 2018

I don't live in Lafayette anymore, but when I'm in town I always try and make it for breakfast. The cajun benedict is a must try

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Melanie Fink

8 January 2018

One of my favorite places to eat! The praline bacon is amazing!

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Gena Landry Maraist

8 January 2018

Love this place. Great for lunch, brunch, and mimosas!

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Rachel C. Falgout

8 January 2018

I absolutely love The French Press. The best French Toast around... most definitely will frequent this restaurant. ���

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Allison Smith Breaux

8 January 2018

Excellent food and service. Loved by locals and visitors!

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Richy Parkin

8 January 2018

A wonderful local eatery with great staff that are like, really smart and stable geniuses. The quality of the Sweet Baby Breesus alone is enough to convince me that they would make a better administration than what we currently have. 5*.

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Michele Darcé Lyman

8 January 2018

I love the French Press and it has been a favorite place to eat when I visit from New Orleans. About to move to Lafayette and can’t wait to be able to get there more often.

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Chris Monju

8 January 2018

The French Press is awesome. Great food, an always-packed room, hipster servers, and a trendy atmosphere make it a magical place. Even if you don’t like most of those, the food is phenomenal — and you don’t have to be a very stable genius to appreciate it! Seriously, go there and begin your journey to gastronirvana with one bite of their Sweet Baby Breesus; you’ll thank me later. More...

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Devin Cochran

8 January 2018

The food is amazing. You have to try the shrimp melt and the pancakes. The vibe is very aesthetic if you’re looking for something with an urban Louisiana feel. Can’t wait for my next visit

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Cecile Walters Hebert

8 January 2018

Food is great! Atmosphere is just what Lafayette was lacking. Glad Chef Justin decided to come home.

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Barry Broussard Jr.

8 January 2018

I 've been here many times over the years, yet I've never written a review. In short, I've never had a bad meal here. Definitely a place in downtown i come back to from time to time. My personal favorites? Cajun Benedict and the Croque Madame. Such great food with such a great atmosphere in downtown Lafayette. More...

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Hector LaSala

8 January 2018

I’ve been there since they opened and I’ve never been disappointed: the place / the service / the food are all excellent

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David Guarisco

8 January 2018

I have been there many times, I bring out of town guest to sample the food, ambiance and congeniality of the wonderful lafayette population.

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Britton Bruce

8 January 2018

My wife, my son, & I love this place. It's our occasional Sunday treat for lunch. The food is great. The service is decent. And the location in an old print shop downtown, across from Parc San Souci, makes it even more special to us. The atmosphere is pleasing; personally, I like getting the light from the front windows & door and the view of the park. It's our special spot for a good meal and conversation on Sundays. More...

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Kathy Hurst

8 January 2018

Food is awesome ..it’s hard to choose what to eat because everything on the menu is excellent ..

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Bobby Davidson

8 January 2018

Great service and the best breakfast in town. Love this place. Keep doing you FP

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Lucius A. Fontenot

8 January 2018

The French Press is one of the few truly great restaurants in Lafayette. Keep on keeping on!

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Rachel Ryder Foreman

8 January 2018

Good people, great breakfast. These owners obviously love their community and their country. Highly recommend it.

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Desier Deja Galjour

8 January 2018

Such a plus for the community! Thank you for everything!

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Kourtney Jade

8 January 2018

BEST EATERY ! LOVED IT EVERYONE SHOULD DINE HERE PERFECT CUSTOMER SERVICE

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Caleb Red

6 January 2018

Great food quantity, service, atmosphere!! I'm bringing more people with me next time.

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James Broussard

30 December 2017

The only place for breakfast, hands down. Try everything on the menu

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Sabrina H.

27 December 2017

Loved this place! A local friend recommended it and we were pleasantly surprised. We are not accustomed to Cajun but wanted to try it and had the Cajun Benedict and Surf and Turf and both dishes were outstanding. The service was nice and it's a cozy spot to visit when you stop by Lafayette. More...

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Daniel H.

20 December 2017

Excellent excellent food and unique flavors. Service is very good and attentive. Sign of the restaurant is kind of hidden or hard to see, I am glad we didn't give up on trying to find it. Benedict eggs with gumbo and surf and turf sandwich were beyond !!! Prices are affordable, they do have full bar also. I would come back again in a heart beat. More...

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Susie Y.

18 December 2017

Good food, friendly and fast service. The space was well decorated and simple, but very spacious. There's small fans spinning on the ceiling and twinkling lights decorating the doorway that makes a very nice atmosphere.There is also a bar in the back, too, and the selection for brunch is quite nice and unique to Louisiana!The only downside is that I saw a small bug in the women's restroom, but I just used a separate stall. More...

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Lexi B.

22 November 2017

Loved everything about this place. I came to visit from Dallas, TX and I must say I'm impressed. Service was excellent and everyone is so nice. The decor of the restaurant is very trendy! Now to the food. I tried the chicken and waffles. They were different but in a good way. The sweetness goes together very well. I would definitely recommend this place. Very excellent service and the food is great!! More...

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Randall A.

19 November 2017

4 stars worthy. The praline bacon was the bomb. 1st time being here and prolly won't be the last. The only negative was the long long wait for our food. Not really because they was busy i think. But hey ‍. Definitely was good food. More...

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Sam L.

17 November 2017

I went here last Sunday, and have been thinking about it all week. I was in town for a conference, and had Sunday lunch before heading home. I ate by myself, at the bar.I had the croque madame with truffle oil fries and a small French press coffee.  I got the truffle fries on an impulse because I had just heard an NPR interview with the guy who wrote "Truffle Boy" and also thanks to the recommendation of one of the waitstaff. Great move! After tax, before tip the total was $22.The croque madame was fantastic. It was even better than I had expected. The gruyere came melted in to some kind of a bechamel sauce that bathed the whole thing. The egg on top was perfectly jiggly.The fries were amazing, and they came with a wonderful mayonnaise.The coffee was truly excellent, nice and strong and flavourful. The portion size was very generous. I ate everything because I am a glutton, but I shouldn't have. I ended up eating some fruit and yogurt for dinner because I was still full from lunch.The staff was fantastic. I was seated at the bar, and received plenty of helpful attention from at least three of the waitstaff (perhaps one was the bartender? I'm not sure). I got great advice -- my waitress recommended the croque madame when I asked her to help choose between some options, and some of the other staff gave me recommendations on coffee, hot pepper (I think it was piment d'espelette they gave me, but I didn't ask), and on the getting the truffle fries. I also arrived less than an hour before they closed for the day. Despite that, no one rushed me. I only realized they were closing because I noticed they were starting to clean up the alcohol bottles behind the bar. TL;DR: great food, great service, nice place to eat solo. More...

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Felisha M.

16 November 2017

So I am not used to Cajun food at all from being from out wet but I tried the waffles with chicken and it was delicious ! A little too much cheese but so good ! I was not a fan of the Cajun Benedict , something put me off about it but it could be an acquired taste thing . Also ! They make a great eggs Benedict. The servers are very nice here and the coffee is brewed juuuuuussst right . Also the interior is definitely something to appreciate while you're here . Walk around the town a little too . More...

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Carlos Froggy May

14 November 2017

We had a wonderful meal here. We went Sunday morning, and while it was busy the staff was able to keep up with it without unusual long waits. Everything was good. The praline bacon was a treat - IMO only 1 or 2 other places in Louisiana are able to do praline bacon with similar excellence. The grits & grillades were THE BEST I've ever had, exquisite! More...

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Tammy J.

7 November 2017

Not sure why I haven't reviewed before - - I've enjoyed this place a dozen times. Sweet Baby Breesus this time - - so, so yummy. Plus a side of praline bacon, because you have to! My friend was thrilled with his Cajun Benedict. In the past, we've all enjoyed the granola and yogurt, American breakfast options, and many others.Disappointments: My friend's French press was way too hot. There's a reason it's made the way it is, and their too-hot water defeated the purpose of a press. Also, grits and grillades are often too salty to enjoy. But still, a must-visit place. More...

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Cher T.

25 October 2017

My mom and I were visiting from California and stopped in for Breakfast.  Not once, but twice!My mom fell in love with the pancakes.  She had them add pecans and blueberries.  I fell just as hard for the Sweet Baby Breesus.  When we return to Lafayette, we'll definitely be back, More...

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Christi Lasseigne

17 October 2017

Hannah was amazing. She joked around with us the whole time ! I loved the atmosphere and the food was to die for. I wish there was an option for ten stars ! Bravo !

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David C.

17 October 2017

In town for a minute place came recommended by a customer I was educating. Well worth your time to check it out. Neat, eclectic French atmosphere. Service bar none....cheerful and ready to help! Ask for Hannah she'll treat you like loyalty. But as I end all my reviews don't take my word for it geaux and find out for yourself. More...

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Jeff Resweber

15 October 2017

We had both our marriage ceremony and reception at French press last night. The staff did a great job. Good and service was amazing. Atmosphere was exactly what we asked for. More...

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Carla S.

7 October 2017

This is my third time here and I brought mommy dearest, who's visiting from New Orleans. I ordered the usual mimosa and Sweet Baby Breesus to start and for the main course I got the Acadian Bacon, Egg & Cheese. Mom ordered the French Toast which is stuffed with cream cheese and bananas. Omg, need I say more?!! The Breesus is a must at The French Press. It's a buttermilk biscuit with bacon, boudin and cane syrup. It's the perfect sweet/savory combo. The Acadian BEC is a great twist to a regular breakfast sandwich, it's hearty and savory. Definitely recommend!! Next time, I think I'll try out the Cane Jelly Fried Shrimp for an appetizer!The service is always stellar. This was my first time dining on the weekend and it was slammed, so the service was a bit slower understandably. However, our waiter PJ, was great with an amazing personality. But get here when they open, at 9, if dining on the weekend. More...

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Jonquil J.

7 October 2017

This is my second time eating at this establishment and once again it was amazing. The Mimosa was awesome also I would definitely recommend this restaurant for breakfast or lunch.

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Dianne Domengeaux Dannhaus

2 October 2017

Love the food and atmosphere. I always take visiting guest here for brunch and they rave about it. It’s definitely one of my go to places. I love the Cajun Eggs Benedict.

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Terri Barrios

2 October 2017

It was very busy, food was taking a while so they gave use some Praline Bacon to hold us over. It was excellent ! Then our food came. Cajun Benedict and Chicken & Waffels. It was so awesome! Don't be in a hurry, go sip on a few Mimosa's relax and enjoy the experience. I can't wait to go back! The best food experience I have had in a while! More...

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Gayle Leblanc

12 September 2017

The food, service and servers were excellent! I didn't care for my tyme infused vodka/lemonade but that's how it was listed so that's on me. We also had a crab cake but no picture had time to be snapped. More...

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Taryn Schexnayder

2 September 2017

Such good food and waitstaff. And i loved the French toast!

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Keith Andrews

20 August 2017

My family and I found the food to be outstanding. We are native Louisianans who now live in Mobile AL. You don't realize how good our food is till you live elsewhere. The service was very good, and if you judge a restaurant by how fast your food comes out, then I'm sorry, you just don't get it. Enjoy a beverage and good company while you wait, and then enjoy the delightfully different but delicious food here. We loved it! More...

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Elizabeth T.

14 August 2017

It's delicious. I had the Cajun Benedict and the French Press, both were amazing. Came on a Monday morning and the service was excellent. 10/10 would recommend

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Sunni Danielle

10 August 2017

Awesome experience as always!! Just wish Dorion was still waiting tables but I am super pumped about her promotion. She is hands down the best waitress in town!!

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Davina Boudreaux

10 August 2017

It was my first time and I loved it. The service and food were awesome!!

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Cindy Cook

10 August 2017

Excellent service. Amazing food. Layers of flavors. My go to place any time I get to Lafayette!����

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Melanie LeBlanc

1 August 2017

Great food service and price ! Breakfast sandwich with avocado and goat cheese and French Fried Potatoes with truffle oil and herbed Aioli was delish! The Saint Mimosa was perfect.

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Mary K H.

1 August 2017

Love this place! The coffee is legit and I never can order anything but the Cajun Benedict with cheese grits. This last trip got to try theBreesus. So good! One of my favs in a city of great food. More...

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Jae Aradia Dawn

29 July 2017

Great atmosphere in a beautiful building. Even better staff. The chicken and waffles dish is delicious. I definitely want to go back to try different things on the menu.

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Mandie David Kiddy

21 July 2017

Every time I go, I'm so impressed by the food. Never disappointed! As far as the reviews about the service, these people do an amazing job under very busy circumstances. The place is packed with people waiting for tables because it's worth the wait! More...

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Tina Gilfour Rumore

21 July 2017

Loved everything about this place. I will be back!

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Tina Taylor

11 July 2017

If you're looking for excellent food and appeasing atmosphere and art .. this venue flows .. don't be in a hurry .. food is being handcrafted.

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Bo McGehee

4 July 2017

Best restaurant in Lafayette for breakfast, lunch or brunch. Also the best place to rent out or host intimate events. We eat here all the time and had my brother's wedding reception here. Couldn't have had a better time and the food had me craving it again for the next two months!!!! More...

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Crystal White

3 July 2017

This place was fantastic! The wait was a little on the long side but I had great company so I didn't mind. The food was delicious and our waitress (whose name eludes me) was spectacular!

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Laura Broussard

2 July 2017

My wife and I like to try different restaurants religiously but this one will stand out forever the food was amazing our service was great the bloody Mary's were awesome just an all-around wow factor I would recommend this place to anyone!!!

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John Villasana

2 July 2017

The food was absolutely superb. Best regional flavor. Inventive. Beautifully prepared and at a very affordable price. A great value. French press coffee was sub par. My big complaint: two and a half hours to be seated, then served. Hostess bussing tables. Too little space for people waiting. This place appears to be a wild success on many levels. Too successful to be so lean on staff. More...

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Brooke S.

1 July 2017

Wonderful, quaint little place. Food is delicious & the staff is so warm & welcoming. I had the breakfast sandwich with goat cheese and cheese grits.

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Steve B.

12 June 2017

I was born and raised in Lafayette, I left in the mid 80's and travel back to see family often. After spending time with my daughter and parents this weekend we were looking for a local place for brunch prior me to leaving town.My daughter found this place on line and we figured we would try it. I had the Cajun Benedict and was very surprised how good it was. Everything ordered by everyone at the table looked amazing. Mom had the Shrimp Melt which also looked amazing.Speaking with my daughter, she said she would defiantly go again, she lives there. I also said we will go there again when we are in town looking for a place for brunch.One down fall I saw, was the sign outside, if my daughter did not tell me it was next to the fire station, I would have not found it. I originally drove past it and had to call my daughter and ask where it was located.Outside that, this is defiantly a good find and we will defiantly eat there again.Steve More...

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Dean W.

10 June 2017

All I can says is OMG!  Don't pass this place.  If I could give a 10 star rating I would.  The Cajun egg Benedict was unbelievable.  The gumbo is divine.  The Croque Madame is superb.  I can't say enough about the quality of the food.  Wait staff was excellent.  Like most restaurants these days, it can get noisy but the atmosphere is great. More...

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Mary Albaugh Williams

6 June 2017

Amazing breakfast! We had the Cajun Benedict. French bread, boudin, American cheese, 2 soft boiled eggs... topped with andouille sausage gumbo. Decadent! Great friendly service.

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Josh Spartan

22 May 2017

A place I frequently go to. Never had a meal I didn't love or a drink I didn't enjoy. The only downside to this place is the wait. But you can't rush quality and it's the type of place you can have a drink and talk while you wait. More...

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Janice McNeil LeBlanc

22 May 2017

I agree with the majority of comments. The service could use some improvement. But the food is fabulous. My suggestion... don't bring cranky people with you, bring people you enjoy visiting with... then the wait is a non issue! Delicious!!!! More...

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Sam Stricklin

21 May 2017

The French Press is perfect 10/10 every single time. It's a no brainer

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Jacquelynn Bailey

19 May 2017

Brunch is never a disappointment everything on the menu is great.

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Lisa Womack Bosch

15 May 2017

We were there for the first seating at breakfast on Mother's Day. The service was top notch and the food was wonderful as always. They were filled to capacity but I didn't no feel that the service or food suffered as a result. Chicken and waffles!!! More...

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Tina Kibodeaux Albert

14 May 2017

It was worth the wait!! We had a large number of people with us & they accomadated is the best they could!! The food was very good! I can't wait to go back!

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Amy Craft Peltier

13 May 2017

Amazing food! The service is awesome and even though we aren't regulars, the wait & kitchen staff remember us and our son.

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Roland Spano Jr

12 May 2017

The hamburger is to die for!! I ate mine in about three minutes, it was that good. Will definitely be back next time I am passing through.

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Mary Woodard Prejean

8 May 2017

Yummy! Loved the coffee press! Crab cakes with Corn Maque Choux was delicious. Not to mention the French toast with blueberries

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Ann Burruss

8 May 2017

Delicious food, good service. Ummm Cajun Benedict.

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Kandice J.

4 May 2017

My favorite brunch spot, for sure! I love their Eggs Benedict. Hits the spot every time! I've always had great service. The wait is well worth it!

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Jessica Lynn

23 April 2017

The food and waitress were AWESOME. But the wait was sooooooo long. We were there for over 2hrs, the kids were restless, it's just took so long. That being said, the food was still perfect and hot when it came out I just wish I didn't have to wait so long for it. More...

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Petra Hedman-Miller

16 April 2017

I had read about the Cajun Benedict and it wasn't at all what I expected (more soupy) but definitely delicious. Other customers mention the service not being on point - it wasn't terrible but a little lax. We came pretty late which I thought would be more like an incentive for the servers to be speedy. Nice and friendly but just not real crisp. I also like when the severs take pride in where they work and talk up the specials. That could have been better too. Atmosphere and comfort and beautiful interior was however top notch! I would have given 4.5 if possible just as an incentive to improve the service. More...

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Trista Carter

15 April 2017

Love this place!!! Alexyses was an amazing server!!

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Jane Strickland Coleman

10 April 2017

The Cajun Benedict is what I eat every time I visit. Delicious! My only complaint is that the service is slow-probably because they're very busy.

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Dell Gonzales

26 March 2017

Yelp does not lie!!! First time having breakfast and I had the Cajun Benedict (two eggs poached medium on crispy french bread...in a bowl of gumbo!!!) Awesome as was the Praline Bacon appetizer. The chef here is a genius and every dish is an attempt at culinary excellence. Will definitely be back. More...

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Sonia S.

23 March 2017

I drove from Houston to try this amazing food after reading the review in Southern Living magazine and got there just in time before they closed lunch service. I ordered Gumbo, Boudin Ball Poboy and a Catfish Poboy Sandwiches. Everything was absolutely delicious and the waiter was very helpful with the menu! I'm not a big Pork eater it had a heavy Pork taste. I am definitely coming back ASAP! More...

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Anthony R.

20 March 2017

We went on a Saturday morning and there was a wait, as to be expected, but it took about a hour to sit 2 of us. Although I'd have to say the food was definitely worth the wait. We got the Cajun Benedict and French toast. Both were delicious and enjoyed every bite! I ordered a french press before the meal and it was just okay, I think the product could be improved there. Especially with that being the name of the restaurant. The service was just okay as well. Our waiter was polite but i'm assuming the kitchen is small because it took 45 minutes to get 2 entrees out to us. All-in-all, I would go back here for sure. Most likely on a less busy day. More...

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Jason S.

17 March 2017

Amazing food! I had the Cajun Benedict with a side of cheese grits. Eggs, friend bread, gumbo, etc. it was so good and the grits were covered in cheese!

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Dez Wiebe

12 March 2017

The wait was long but honestly it was worth the wait. We traveled from Baton Rouge to get there. The service was interesting, the staff seems friendly but also so busy, almost like they needed more employees to help out with the craziness. Plus the location was too small for the massive amount of people that come every day. But overall the food was amazing and the atmosphere was perfect. More...

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Jenny M.

12 March 2017

Great brunch. I ordered the eggs Benedict, which isn't on the menu anymore but still available. It was fabulous. Service was efficient and friendly. Coffee was good and plentiful. Would go again. More...

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Geoffrey Nichols

9 March 2017

charming venue, brilliant menu. i'm truly thankful we looked for something OFF the interstate to have lunch when passing through ☺

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Angi L.

6 March 2017

So pleased we found this quaint restaurant. Popped in for lunch while driving from Houston to New Orleans. Saw the great reviews on Yelp and thought the menu looked delicious. We weren't disappointed. We ordered croque madam, the gumbo and the boudin ball poboy. The gumbo is hand on heart one of the best I've ever eaten. The roux was dark and very rich. The sausage and flavor in the poboy was incredibly tasty as well. My mother-in-law had the croque madam and loved every bite. Service was good: friendly staff and reasonable wait time considering how busy they were. Great atmosphere (a bit loud) but very buzzy and welcoming. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we're planning on stopping again on or way back. More...

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Leah Schmeling

26 February 2017

-- best food in Lafayette for sure! Haven't had a bad experience. Yes, sometimes the wait is long however they make up for that with awesome bar tenders, amazing food, and a homey relaxed atmosphere! My Oklahoma family loves it, my Chicago family loves it & all my friends that have never been love it!!! More...

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Sheila Scully Durel

25 February 2017

Delicious, creatively prepared food, great menu - lovely restaurant.

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Gin S.

20 February 2017

Croque Madame was excellent. I was so happy that I found French Press.  From the first time I walked in I was in love.  It reminds me of an East Village Café in NYC (identical walls and mirrors as some of our locations).  It wasn't pretentious as many of the local fare tries to be.  Brought several visitors with me, and they too enjoyed the "Cajun Flair" of some of the dishes.  If this place was closer to work, I would order from here at least 4 days a week. :) More...

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Madaline Comeaux

5 February 2017

My sister and I went yesterday. We both had the Crab meat with Grier cheese omelet with a side of cheese grits and breakfast potatoes. This is one of the best breakfasts I've ever eaten. Mimosas were great also. More...

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Cheryl N.

31 January 2017

We stopped for a breakfast and coffee before continuing our journey west, and were delighted with the breakfast menu at this gorgeous, interesting restaurant - the play on the words "French Press" is evident in the printing artwork and antique machinery placed thoughtfully here and there. So much to look at while waiting for breakfast (yes, it did take a little longer than we'd hoped....) From the Grits & Grillades, to the Cajun Benedict to the "Sweet Baby Breesus" - yep, you read that right - the food was so worth the wait - delicious! Breakfast prices ranged from $9 -12.00 for healthy portions of nicely prepared (poached eggs were perfect) ingredients. It was very quiet on an early December morning - and we'll look forward to a lunch when we return. Note - not open for dinner... More...

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Chris Savoy

23 January 2017

The Cajun Eggs Benedict was out of this world. Great atmosphere and service.

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Kathy Cummins

22 January 2017

Delicious!! The best chicken and waffles!!! Will definitely be back!

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Raquel Baudoin Broussard

10 January 2017

First time eating at the French Press, definitely will return. The food was delicious and the service was great!

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Youlanda Francis-Finley

4 January 2017

From Lafayette originally, live in Houston. The French Press was refreshing, food was delish! Nice sevice and nice atmosphere. Will visit again when I come back home!!! More...

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Brian Lavin

25 December 2016

Incredible food experience. You must try this restaurant!

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Shannon Nelson Robinson

19 December 2016

This place was incredible! The Boudin ball poboy?! Heaven on a bun. Great atmosphere. I only wish they were open later.

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Vince D.

19 December 2016

I seen a segment on the Food Network on this place so I decided to give it a go. The Cajun chicken & waffles breakfast is definitely worth the wait. The only drawback is the wait but the food is amazing & the staff is helpful and accommodating. More...