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Our Story

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

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



  • review rating 5  One of my favorite places to have coffee and lunch in Odessa! Service is Amazing!

    thumb Camille Lopez

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

    thumb Matthew Bertrand

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

    thumb Alisha Eichinger O'Donnell
  • review rating 5  French press café IS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR to Odessa AND MIDLAND! I made lunch reservations the day I tried on wedding dresses with my Mother and bridal party and it was SOOO AMAZING. custom pastries in our table and awesome service. They made my day so perfect!

    thumb Savanah Gonzales

    review rating 5  Starbucks who? Best place to pick up a coffee and enjoy lunch. �

    thumb Anna Lozoya

    review rating 5  Great carrot cupcakes.... they were delicious. Lovely atmosphere.

    thumb Christy Muñoz-Leal
  • review rating 5  Great coffee!! Fantastic food! Fun atmosphere! My new go-to place to meet friends in Odessa!

    thumb Lindsey Northcott Campbell

    review rating 3  The Valentine's dinner was okay tasted good. The harpists were talented saved the best for last the two ladies at the end should have played more. The ambiance was fabulous. But it was by no means worth $270.00.

    thumb Beverly Cox Patton

    review rating 0  I came with a friend for a birthday lunch. It was a very quaint little cafe. We both had a lunch special. Food was good and my iced coffee very good. I am looking forward to trying their brunch soon

    thumb Barbara Smith
  • review rating 5  Went my first time this morning. It was amazing. Pastrys are to die for and coffee is yum.

    thumb Danielle Pittman

    review rating 0  Couldn’t have asked for a better spot for lunch! Adorable place, the chicken spaghetti special with its yummy unique sauce was fantastic, the 1885 was also distinct in its delicious taste, the two desserts we shared were spot on (apple walnut bread and upside down pineapple cake), and the service was exceptional! Can’t recommend them enough!!!

    thumb Katie Wilson

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

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

    thumb Stacy Walters

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

    thumb Cristina Cordle

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

    thumb Raini Smith
  • review rating 0  It’s a very intimate place with amazing food. My favorite is the coffee! I am very specific about how I like my coffee and they make it perfect! I love the atmosphere and the staff is great!

    thumb Rachel Johnson
  • review rating 5  This place is AMAZING!!!! They for sure have me a regular customer! Best Vanilla latte in town!

    thumb Gina Guzman
  • review rating 0  really liked how the staff accommodated their guests during the firework fandango. will come back asap

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

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

    thumb Amanda L Arispe
  • review rating 0  As a city planner, this is exactly what we need downtown! The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is great!

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

    thumb Christy Gail Weseman
  • review rating 5  Came in to try it out. Got the 1885. Loved it! The staff was nice! Clean cafe. Will come back

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

    thumb Christina Ashing
  • review rating 5  Great atmosphere and pastries. I tried the carrot cake and pound cake. The vanilla latte was so flavorful. I look forward to trying other things on the Menu.

    thumb Marie Jones

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