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The French Press

214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
+1 337-233-9449
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (63 reviews)
“grillades” (15 reviews)
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214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food took long time. One meal was cold and was afraid to return it due to the time it took to get to us. After a long wait we were disappointed. Save your money, much better food else where.

Thank Joe R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was slow,nasty waiter.Better food can be found at almost any other food establishment in Lafayette.

Thank jptcasjo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is terrible, the food is pretty good. It used to be one of my favorite spots, but it has been so inconsistent over the last few years. This is the "hip" spot for brunch in town but its not the best. Just go to...More

Thank Holly C
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Sunday morning, we came in at 11am, with a 30 minute wait. Seated 60 minutes later. Mimosa is yummy. 50 minutes after ordering, we get the most delicious food! Usually open 9am-2pm. Expensive... 3 people $65.

Thank Nichole M
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

It's a quaint little place with a nice vibe. Very slow service. Interesting menu but expensive. Had the French Toast with cream cheese and banana filling. Very faint flavor of banana and bread was burned which over powered any flavor. The pieces not burnt were...More

Thank AH1999
Reviewed 25 November 2017

The French Press offers many non-traditional cajun influenced meals. My favorite was Cajun Eggs Benedict. Poached eggs served on boudin topped with a bisque. Really good, fun dish. Always crowded.

1  Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed 10 November 2017

we've not been in a while since breakfast this good could get old if you eat it too often, so....we went back recently and throughtly enjoyed our meal and conversation with the waitress. I was difficult to choose as everything is so good. We both...More

Thank sxtt38a
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped for an early lunch. It was a Wednesday and all tables were occupied. We had a truffle French fry appetizer. I had the couillon burger. My wife ate the gumbo. My son had pancakes and bacon. The food is really good. Don't visit...More

Thank Traveledd_one
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Stumbled across French press on trip advisor the evening before the morning we went. Read some mixed reviews on the service and felt the need to set the record straight. Ok we went on a relatively quiet Monday morning - I’ll take a stab it...More

Thank Oakes7
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Got there at 9:00 at opening time. We were seated immediately, after 20 minutes had to ask where our server was. Ordered at 9:35 and our meal came at 10:35. No explanation on why our food took so long. Others who came in at same...More

Thank Jennifer C
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3 July 2016|
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Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No reservations .. Go early .. Always a line but worth the wait !
3 July 2016|
Response from Susan C | Reviewed this property |
No reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 214 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6932
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-233-9449
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This is a new restaurant that opened the first week of 2010.
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