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Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

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812 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
+1 337-534-4155
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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812 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
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Reviewed February 13, 2017

The coffee is real, and the gelato is good. Go for the coffee. Stay for the interesting array of people that frequent this joint.

1  Thank Meredith V
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

This is the only real gelato in town so naturally it's the best! But I think their gelato is so fresh! And crispy almost! If you order larger than a toddler size you can get different flavors in a serving. Sometimes they have more flavors...More

1  Thank Earthtravler
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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I in for coffee and a croissant. I wasn't a fan of the "wishing" tree...this type of new age atmosphere seems to becoming more prevalent in coffee shops these days. However everyone was super nice and the coffee is absolutely delicious. Better...More

Thank Percella S
Reviewed September 20, 2016

I thrive on restaurants that experiment with "odd" flavors AND get it right! You will never be disappointed any time you walk through their doors.

Thank Robyn H
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Great little spot downtown to grab some gelato and cool off from the Louisiana heat. Maybe a little over priced, but a nice treat.

Thank Whitney J
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

When you know the gelato is made on site and the employees can tell you how much fruit is needed for one batch and the owner is Italian you KNOW it's the real thing. And then you taste it and you're like OMG. So good!!...More

Thank Earthtravler
Reviewed July 24, 2016

Every visit is a new experience. Each flavor a visit to another place. The staff are excellent, welcoming, knowledgeable, and friendly. Small batches only and made daily. You haven't tried gelato until you've tried Carpe Diem's gelato. Truly an experience!

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Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

very good european-style coffee! very helpful and nice staff. we even got two coffees for free, because our credit cards weren't working. thanks again!

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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Saw a piece about Carpe Diem on the Today show. Did not know about this place. The gelato was WONDERFUL! Liked the atmosphere, especially mural on the wall which took me back to Italy. Mr. Rowan who was very informative, gave us the history of...More

Thank Brenda T
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

It is just a great place to chill ( et on peut parler en français !!) I like the coffee and the diversity of people. I'm constantly tempted by the fabulous gelato and the owner/managers are dedicated to making sure you get what you need....More

Thank Michelle B
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-534-4155
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