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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  amazing little cafe. Downtown has needed something like this for a long time.

    thumb Cynthia Veatch Mehlhoff

    review rating 5  I had been following their page on FB and decided to stop by. Aaamazing! I had their special of the day which was turkey meatloaf with red potatoes...delicious! Customer service was excellent. I told the waitress upon ordering that I wanted something without meat and she remembered when she brought me my side salad. I love how attentive the staff was and loved the ambiance of the place. I encourage everyone to choose local and try this place out, you won't regret it.

    thumb Victoria Martinez

    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  Food is made fresh daily. Great service, Wonderful business hours, giving you enough time to grab something healthy after work on your way to a meeting, school event or just to chill at home without messing up the kitchen. Love the décor and atmosphere. #DowntownOdessa

    thumb Nelda Rihn Rose

    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  I adore this place. Great food. Great coffee. Great Staff.

    thumb Melissa Vandenberg
  • 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  Absolutely wonderful!!! A great cup of hot chocolate and a delicious quiche �

    thumb Eleonora Witzky

    review rating 5  Visited today for the first time and tried a latte, the quiche and a scone. All were excellent and the service was awesome. Loved my visit and will certainly be back as soon as possible.

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

    thumb Anna Lozoya

    review rating 0  Great place Good food. Great people

    thumb Sh Be

    review rating 5  Delicious good quality coffee. Good service, I feel like I'm going to have that all the time when I visit this place! It's a comfy hang out

    thumb Daisy Salcido
  • 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 carrot cupcakes.... they were delicious. Lovely atmosphere.

    thumb Christy Muñoz-Leal

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

    thumb LeaNora N. Chapman
  • 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 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  This place is truly one of a kind. The atmosphere is so relaxing and makes you forget you're in Odessa. It's so beautiful! It has a coffee bar you can sit at or tables in the dining area. I got a normal latte and it tasted just like the ones I had in New York. They sure do know how to make a good cup of coffee! The owner was there and she's very friendly. Made sure I was taken care of and talked to me the whole time. You could tell she was from Texas because her southern hospitality shined! I think the only thing I would say that could have been better are the other "baristas/waiters/waitresses". I walked in without knowing what to do and the man wasn't very helpful. Saw a couple walk in right after me and they didn't know if they were supposed to sit themselves or sit at the bar or just get it to go and the man never once explained the process or was friendly with doing it. Just assumed they wanted to sit at the bar so took them there and they asked for a table and he said "oh sure". If the owner could teach the young people running the place how to be kind and friendly I think it'll be the best place in town!

    thumb Hayley Green
  • 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  One of these days we'll be able to catch lunch but the coffee and breakfast? Superb!

    thumb Audrey Ridge
  • review rating 5  Delicious good quality coffee. Good service, I feel like I'm going to have that all the time when I visit this place! It's a comfy hang out

    thumb Daisy Salcido
  • review rating 5  Excellent service. I love the quiche and the croque monsieur. Try the Chai Iced Tea.

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

    thumb Feliz Abalos
  • review rating 5  Very friendly and quick service. Everything was delicious and picture perfect, thank you!

    thumb Nicole Prather
 

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