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Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

812 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA
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English first
Falmouth, United Kingdom
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153 reviews 153 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Bespoke cafe/coffee house Affable clientèle, attentive staff, wonderful coffee and dreamy gelato :-) Worth a visit one afternoon if in need of some quiet time with a newspaper Highly recommended

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Good gelato. As close as you can get to Italian gelato. The hazelnut flavor was excellent, and the pistachio was good too.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Their biscotti gelato is amazing! They have a lot of unique flavors to choose from which makes it hard to stop with just one scoop! Cozy atmosphere and friendly staff make it a great place to stop in for a quick, cool and yummy dessert!

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129 reviews 129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I sampled the advacodo gelato which had won some award- it had basil notes highlighting the flavor which was soft and sublime. I had an italian drink of expresso and two scoops of sweet cream gelato which was out of this world. Sweets are not my thing but wow, this was good stuff! The owner came out and talked to... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Owner has pride in the business and knows everything there is to know about making the freshest flavors of gelato. Try samples for free before picking your choices to enjoy. Unique but creative combos of flavors. Amazing coffee, too! Atmosphere is fun and inviting. Also environmental conscious. A place to relax, chill and enjoy the city and her people!

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Parma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I'm italian and I know how a good Ice Cream taste. The Carpe Diem one is the best Ice Cream I have eaten, ever! Funny I found It in Lafayette.. Ask for Silvia and taste avocado-basil flavour!

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New Iberia, Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Love this little gem in downtown Lafayette. They have a good selection of gelato flavors, along with other desserts and coffee. Of course, I only go there for the gelato! A must stop for anyone in the area!!! There are always a few unique flavors along with standard flavors. Can't decide on a flavor...that's okay. Ask for a tasting sample,... More

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Wpg
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We were blown away by the flavour of the gelato, especially the lemon and the mint. The manager told us about the mayor donating a huge amount of lemons that she had used for the lemon gelato. The prices were a little high, but not higher than usual for gelato, and the quality was worth it. A nice little extra:... More

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

My partner is a self-declared coffee snob, so arriving here from Texas after a week on the road was like arriving at the Emerald City. The service was great, the staff were helpful with advice about things to do locally, and the barista was truly committed to his craft. We thoroughly recommend this place.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

When your downtown don't miss out on this great little coffee shop. The gelato is superb and they have many flavors to choose from. I love the hazelnut. Starts at $3.60 a cup. Also delightful pastries to please the palate.(Cannoli,etc) Small place. Seating is limited to a few tables inside (5 I think) plus some outdoor seating (2-3 tables maybe).WiFi.... More

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