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Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

812 Jefferson St., Lafayette, LA
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Ranked #17 of 466 restaurants in Lafayette
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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18 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Lafayette, Louisiana
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
30 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
115 reviews 115 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
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
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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

This little coffee shop in central Lafayette does surprisingly good coffee. There is wifi and the staff are pleasant and helpful.

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