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Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

812 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great espresso, better gelato, lovely company, and a great atmosphere. Do I need to say more? Can't wait to try it again, next time in Lafayette. :)

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NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you want quality, come here. The gelato is made from scratch with all natural and fresh ingredients. The coffee is phenomenal. If I lived in Lafayette, Carpe Diem would be my second home.

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Even if the coffee culture is getting bigger in the states, it's still hard to find a cafe with skilled baristas. This cafe is the place to go if you are looking for true italian coffee. Definitely the best espresso and cappuccino we had in Louisiana!

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Address: 812 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

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