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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.

 

Reviews

  • review rating 5  Great Mocha and green chile and bacon quiche! And great customer service.

    thumb Feliz Abalos

    review rating 5  We loved it. The Apple Danish was heavenly. We will be back for a Saturday brunch.

    thumb LeaNora N. Chapman

    review rating 5  Awesome place great atmosphere and ambiance. Had been following there posts. Really friendly, kind, courteous, and knowledgeable staff. Just had a latte but will definitely be back to try some of what looked like delicious and savory food!

    thumb Eric Gomez
  • 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  Customer service is great. Lovely bistro type feel and the food is great. Take the time to stop you won't regret it. Autumn Spice Latte, Ricotta Cookies and the Smoked Sausage and Potato soup are a must.

    thumb Dora Rivera Vasquez

    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 0  had a Valentine Day dinner with my love...Awesome experience!!

    thumb Michael Duran

    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  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  The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is incredibly friendly!!

    thumb BriKim Silva

    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  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 5  Absolutely the best!! I'm such a coffee and espresso-Aholic and I'm so glad I know of a new place to get my fix! I'm also super impressed with their homemade menu and the ambiance, feels just like I'm in another place, like Paris!! I can't wait to empress a new client prospect by meeting them for a coffee or pastry here and introducing them to this Odessa downtown gem!!

    thumb Russell Jones

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

    thumb Brittany Austin
  • review rating 0  amazing food great service and just a great day

    thumb Dustin Brabo
  • 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  so happy to have found this little place, it's awesome super friendly, super cute definitely takes you out of Odessa for the moment lol, fresh ingredients make for amazing tastes! We will definitely be back for sure, not to mention the prices are very reasonable, very pleased customers �

    thumb Katie Lopez
  • review rating 5  Awesome spot, Mandi was funny and helpful. Thank you, miss! Coffee was excellent. Check this place out when you're in town.

    thumb Phil Lennon
  • 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  Went for breakfast and had the bacon and green chile quiche, lemon blueberry scone, and a "dirty" chai tea latte. It was all delicious and you can tell it's made from scratch. Perfect place to go for good coffee and yummy food!

    thumb Makenzi Graves
  • review rating 5  We have been to some of the best restaurants in the world and this place is on par.

    thumb Tami Ratliffe
  • review rating 5  Great atmosphere and AMAZING drinks! Lovely place!

    thumb Blake Erin Rogers
  • review rating 5  The atmosphere is wonderful and the staff is incredibly friendly!!

    thumb BriKim Silva
  • 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
 

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