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Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

780 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA
13375344155
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Louisiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Flavors change daily. They do have a facebook page. delicious gelato and coffees. small seating area inside, sometimes there are musicians playing outside the front. cute little place. nice to get a gelato and walk around downtown.

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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
Senior Contributor
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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167 reviews 167 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
146 reviews 146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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Scott, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

As we strolled the streets of Lafayette last Saturday evening, enjoying the Art Walk downtown; we stopped in at Carpe Diem for a gelato... wow... so creamy, so refreshing and so GOOOOD.. We will be back each time we are downtown...

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Additional Information about Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

Address: 780 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA
Phone Number: 13375344155
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert

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