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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 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 0  Favorite and cutest coffee shop in west Texas 💕

    thumb Thania Gonzalez

    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  Excellent service. I love the quiche and the croque monsieur. Try the Chai Iced Tea.

    thumb Harlan Whatley

    review rating 5  The food is awesome! Nice place, nice atmosphere. Pumpkin pound cake was divine. Will definitely be back soon.

    thumb Rebekah Rohrer

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

    thumb Matthew Bertrand

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

    thumb Beau 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  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 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 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  amazing food great service and just a great day

    thumb Dustin Brabo

    review rating 0  Love this place has great coffee and quiche

    thumb Mary Leckbee-Martin

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

    thumb Whitney Flippin
  • review rating 5  Wonderful service! Drinks & food were great as well! 1st time going, but plan to return again & again!

    thumb Brandy De Lozier-Ramsey
  • review rating 0  I cannot say enough about this place! I come at least once a week for their lunch specials and I’ve never been disappointed. The food is always fresh and super good! All of their pastries are delicious. The staff and wait time are also superb. Love it here.

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

    thumb Feliz Abalos
  • 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  Cutest decor! Friendly and helpful staff! Free wifi!

    thumb Tara Chisum
  • 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  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  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  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

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