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Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

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780 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
+1 337-534-4155
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12:00 - 18:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Tue - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We fell in love with Gelato when we visited Italy. We're so excited to have Carpe Diemi in Lafayette. The Gelato is tasty, the coffee is outstanding and the people watching is fun.

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Thank kimberlymanuelberrio
tuscaloosa, United States
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Meredith V
Lafayette, LA
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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 - I guess depending on what fruits are available. So good. You have to try... More 

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Thank Earthtravler
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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181 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I needed a pick me up and went straight to Carpe Diem! The gelato looked so good it was hard to choose just two. But I went with the lemon sorbet and the amarena. Great combo.

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Thank NoelleKoeries
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 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 than any other coffee I've had in a really long time. I thoroughly enjoyed this... More 

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Thank Percella S
Lafayette, Louisiana
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 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.

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Thank Robyn H
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 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.

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Thank Whitney J
Lafayette, LA
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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!! There's usually a crowd there too. It's seems to be one of those gathering spots.... More 

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Thank Earthtravler
Lafayette, Louisiana
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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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Thank tanyac41
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-534-4155

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?