The French Press

The French Press, a casual dining restaurant holding the distinctions of being hailed as one of SAVEUR Magazine’s Top 100 Inspiring Places and Things to Eat (Jan/Feb 2013) and rated as one of Urban Spoon’s Top Breakfast Restaurants in the country (2013), is located in downtown Lafayette, LA -  the heart of Cajun country. The restaurant, which offers brunch by day and fine dining by night, serves inventive versions of traditional Cajun and American cuisine with a focus on fresh, high quality ingredients and rich flavors. James Beard nominated, Chef Justin Girouard puts his own forward-thinking spin on each dish, resulting in food that is both modern and comforting.


Photo Credit Denny Culbert

Photo Credit Denny Culbert


Chef Girouard draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to the Lafayette dining scene. Drawing inspiration from his Cajun, French and Italian heritage and always using what is local and in season, Chef Girouard puts his own distinctive spin on classic dishes. The result is a menu chock full ofsatisfying dishes with bright, bold flavors that appeal to adventurous and conservative diners alike. From our Cajun Benedict and house-made chicken and sausage Gumbo, to the selection of both local and exoticseafood, each meal at The French Press celebrates the region we call home.




*Sandwiches served with choice of Fries or Bacon and Scallion Potato Salad. *Substitutions are subject to additional charges

Soups and Salads

Side and Small Portions Available