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Fresca Cafe & Gelato

302 Colonades Way, Cary, NC 27518-1602
+1 919-851-8171
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“gelato” (26 reviews)
“crepes” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
302 Colonades Way, Cary, NC 27518-1602
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

I enjoy the gelato, but the service can be very uneven: some of the staff are friendly and on the ball - others can be very cool and seem like they have never worked in food services before. My food rating is for the gelato.More

Thank Leslie T
MoTaRa, General Manager at Fresca Cafe & Gelato, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi, Thanks for your review! We are trying to help local kids and young adults to get their first experience in the job market. This is the reason our servers sometime "seem like they have never worked in food services before" because they are not...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here after dinner. They have a selection of gelato flavors and I believe it rotates daily of what is offered. I'm a chocoholic so they had several to suit my addiction. My friend however tried multiple fruit flavored (limoncello, strawberry lime, etc). So there...More

Thank DFWarren0724
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great place (if not the only around) for crepes! Also nice atmosphere to sit and enjoy a beer or glass of wine. Nice gelatos too!

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this evening for a quick dinner prior to going to the Cary theater for live music. I had the prosciutto mushroom crepe and my husband had the grilled salmon over mixed greens salad. Crepe was excellent as always and so was his salad....More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 14 November 2016

The food was great! Everyone enjoyed their breakfast, there were 6 in our party. My husband is a big coffee drinker and he said it was very good. The servers were very sweet and nice and friendly and wanted to be good at their jobs....More

Thank K10trips
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have visited this restaurant for lunch twice. The first time the food was good (not great) and so was the service. The second time the food was so bad no one in my group could eat it and the service rivaled the quality of...More

Thank Practicality
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Coffee is fantastic... Order at the counter and they deliver to your table. or Go in for gelato and watch. Small plates of various specials and good atmosphere.

Thank James P
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were there last night to have wine and dinner while listening to flemenco music. We were seated outside but no one ever came to take our order for drinks or dinner. He ended up having to go inside to order both...More

Thank Pam C
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I was helped as I walked through the door. I wasn't sure if I was dining in or not so the young lady (didn't catch her name) offered me the menu to help me make a decision. I decided to dine in and ordered the...More

1  Thank Janice R
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were at the Final Friday Art Walk at Waverly Place and were browsing the area restaurants for something out of the ordinary. Viewing the menu we were so pleased to see that Fresca Cafe had about 10 crepes on the menu. The variety was...More

1  Thank Jmits1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Colonades Way, Cary, NC 27518-1602
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Cary
  • Phone Number: +1 919-851-8171
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