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

    thumb Melissa Vandenberg


    thumb Vyky De La O

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

    thumb Anna Lozoya
  • 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  We had a Tea Party for my daughter and we loved it. It was so special and everything was done so nicely. The staff was amazing and they made us and the birthday girl feel very special. I highly recommend trying this place out!!!

    thumb Sarah Broadstreet Hawkins

    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 0  amazing food great service and just a great day

    thumb Dustin Brabo

    review rating 0  Food and Service was Great. I really enjoyed eating at the French Press Cafe. I definitely will be coming back.

    thumb Adam Ortega

    review rating 0  My husband and I have gone to The French Press Cafe three times now and have never been disappointed . We have had breakfast and tried the French toast and also Quiche and both were delicious and we have had lunch , the Spaghetti was great and fresh crisp salad, We have also jus stopped in for Coffee and dessert and they have a wide variety of sweets and all looks so YUMO. We had a Muffin and took some cookies to go 😁. I highly recommend this cute ,fun, delicious little place.

    thumb Gayla Harris
  • review rating 5  The French toast was beyond amazing!!!

    thumb Candiae Lankford Lujan

    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  We love the French Press Cafe and are also so thankful for them rewarding people in Odessa for safe driving with the SAFE 2 SAVE app! Enjoy one of their delicious specialty drinks free when you buy lunch once you have points on the app.

    thumb Marci Corry
  • review rating 5  Great atmosphere and AMAZING drinks! Lovely place!

    thumb Blake Erin Rogers

    review rating 5  I come here at least once a week, but I’ve been known to come multiple times a week as well. Food (breakfast, lunch and pastries) is always delicious and coffee and tea is on point!! Id recommend you do high tea too! ����

    thumb Jenny Volker

    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 0  Love this place! The food and coffee are excellent. The service is also awesome. Great little place to meet friends for coffee!

    thumb Kerri Roquemore
  • review rating 5  amazing little cafe. Downtown has needed something like this for a long time.

    thumb Cynthia Veatch Mehlhoff
  • review rating 5  First time today with my co-workers..loved the sandwiches..tea..and bought a ton of pastries to go. Beautiful atmosphere a day wonderful staff!

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

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

    thumb Matthew Bertrand
  • review rating 5  I've been three times this week! The French dip is perfect and the coffee is excellent!!!

    thumb Vincent Pierce
  • review rating 5  Went for the first time for lunch today. The coffee, food, and desserts were all amazing. Such a fun atmosphere full of uniqueness and character. We will definitely be returning to The French Press Cafe, in fact thinking of meeting friends there for brunch tomorrow!

    thumb Misty Allen
  • 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  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 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

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