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Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

780 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
+1 337-534-4155
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“gelato” (45 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
12:00 - 18:00All hours
780 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
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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!

Thank tanyac41
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Reviewed 23 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!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 July 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 6 July 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
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The only reason I gave this place more than one star was because the Gelato was good. This was my first visit to this café. When I walked in I had no idea where to order, so I stood in front of the Gelato case...More

Thank J H
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing place. I loved the Tuscany feel in the decor. This is definitely a hidden gem. I was traveling to Houston, TX and on a whim googled for a gelato place and this popped up. Limited street parking so I had to park in a...More

Thank naturalme88
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Delicious!!! Creamy gelato. Super friendly service The avocado basil is just as described on The Today Show!! Subtle flavors

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Delicious gelato, great serving sizes, variety of flavors to taste, great atmodphere, love the downtown location, outdoor seating, friendly staff

Thank CaptianSteve
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Had gelato here and it was great. It reminded me of the gelato in Italy and would recommend going here. The only issue I had was slow service. There was a short line but it took almost 10 minutes to get our order. Overall would...More

Thank NeilSmith2525
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Whether you've had gelato before or not it is a must stop on your trip. It is delicious and there are a variety of flavors both traditional and new. I definitely recommend the blueberry muffin!!!

Thank whitneyllynn
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Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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12:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
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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