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

    thumb Matthew Bertrand

    review rating 5  One of these days we'll be able to catch lunch but the coffee and breakfast? Superb!

    thumb Audrey Ridge

    review rating 0  Great place to grab a cup of coffee and a bite to eat with family or friends. A much needed and unique place for Odessa! You should definitely try it out!

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

    thumb Matt Wood

    review rating 0  The food was wonderful and the staff is super friendly. Try the 1885 it was great 💖

    thumb Noemi Nunez Martinez

    review rating 0  Every item I’ve tried has been super delicious and yummy.

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

    thumb Brittney Graham Thielepape

    review rating 0  Love this place has great coffee and quiche

    thumb Mary Leckbee-Martin

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

    thumb Carlene Edwards
  • review rating 5  The French toast was beyond amazing!!!

    thumb Candiae Lankford Lujan

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

    thumb Sashi Deus

    review rating 5  Good cappuccinos. Also tried their croque monsieur and it was out of this world. Had a great experience and will be back for more.

    thumb Steven Dilts
  • review rating 5  The cutest place ever!!! Had such a great Tea Party and all the pastries were delicious!!! All the workers were so sweet and friendly. Definitely going back again to make more tea parties!!

    thumb Denisse Balerio

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

    thumb Marissa Rodriguez

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

    thumb Beau Ridge
  • review rating 5  Everything was amazing. Best restaurant downtown.

    thumb Jesslynn Montoya
  • 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  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 0  Absolutely little to no effort on food preparation. Was not given an itemized receipt for what I ordered. I'm not sure how a coffee, sandwich, and a dried out cupcake totals to 30.00. I ordered the German chocolate cupcake and I got a carrot cake cupcake with German chocolate frosting. The sandwich was not toasted it was a cold crossiant with one slice of turkey, one piece of bacon, Guac, and ranch. I'm disappointed in the food, and expected more for the amount of money. They have a salad bar but to my amazement there wasn't a sneeze cover to cover the food. It's just pretty much out in the open.

    thumb Tiffany Hurt
  • 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 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 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  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
  • 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  Good cappuccinos. Also tried their croque monsieur and it was out of this world. Had a great experience and will be back for more.

    thumb Steven Dilts

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