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Cafe Fresco Center City

215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
+1 717-236-2599
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
“tuna tartare” (3 reviews)
“coconut mango” (2 reviews)
10:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Asian, Fusion, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Only had a few minutes for lunch, and they took GREAT care of me! She answered my questions with a smile that REALLY made me feel happy-- its so nice when people are nice to you!

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sara was an amazing server. I came here for dessert and she helped me and my friend pick the perfect dish. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was gilded, chill and dreamy. I loved the time I spent here, I would definitely come back again.More

Thank courtney T
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience, and I will certainly pass your comments onto Sarah. We strive to exceed guest expectations in service and in food, and our staff is a central part of...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here with a date for brunch and it was fantastic! The service was amazing and the atmosphere was intimate. I ordered the french toast and he ordered the banana pancakes. Both of our meals were absolutely amazing. I would come back here for...More

Thank Sarah S
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Sarah, Thank you for your great review of our brunch service! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. The banana pancakes are one of our most popular dishes, and the French Toast is Chef Travis' favorite! I will be sure to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big thanks to our waiter John for making our last evening in the US a great one. We enjoyed the food a lot and the service was excellent. A bit surprised that a Friday evening was so quit but it was a perfect match for...More

Thank deenuju
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your business and for the great review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience. Our staff's commitment to excellence is an important component to our success, and we will certainly pass your commendation of John's service...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

A group of us visited Cafe Fresco (Asian fusion) after a movie at the Midtown Cinema. I particularly enjoy restaurants that have an interesting menu because I enjoy trying new flavor combinations. This was the best combination of a fantastic menu, fresh food, delicious flavors,...More

1  Thank Nanny_on_the_scene
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Looking for good place to have brunch/lunch? The Cafe Fresco is the one you might want to try. The food was good with some Asian twist, the server was patience and helpful, and the price is reasonable.

1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with a colleague. I got a couple of apps... The tuna poke and the ginger dumplings. Both were very tasty. Portions better for individuals that for sharing. My colleague has the Kobe burger and it looked amazing and he said it...More

1  Thank PickeringMikeReid
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you for the great review! The Poke' Bowl is a new addition to the menu, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed it! I will also pass your comments about your service onto our staff. Their role is critical to our success in fulfilling...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Hands down one of the best places to eat in downtown Harrisburg! We had the spicy tuna sushi for the appetizer. Wow! What a way to start! My husband had the nightly special which was a salmon dish, his boss had the pork, and I...More

Thank Erin D
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi Erin, Thanks for the great review! The scallops are a favorite of many of our guests, and they are one of my favorite dishes as well. We just launched our new summer menu that includes some new seasonal additions as well as some fun,...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Went here for a Saturday dinner. Had not been in years. I don't care for the set up as it seems more bar than restaurant but the hostess was friendly and the young server was knowledgable about the menu. The food was on schedule and...More

Thank panster
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your experience, and I will certainly pass your feedback onto our chef. As we update and revise our menu, we consider guest feedback and requests an integral part of our decision making. I'm also happy to...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Good selection. Tasty bun and grilled portabella mushroom and veggie sandwich was tasty and light and just right size for lunch. Others in group said their salad and sandwiches were tasty too.

Thank nan n
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hi Nan, Thanks for your review! Fresh, local ingredients are a priority for us, and we are happy to hear that everyone in your party enjoyed their meals. We hope you stop back and see us again soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-236-2599
  • E-mail
Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of restaurant row, Café Fresco Center City continues to be an innovative leader in the Harrisburg dining scene since opening its doors in 2005. The Feng-Shui inspired setting offers comfortable and intimate dining spaces and a centralized, open bar that pulses with energy and excitement. From the moment you step inside, you become part of the Café Fresco experience. Join us for an urban, café-style power lunch. Return for the Asian-inspired dinner service masterfully prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Travis Mumma. At any time, our highly-trained, professional staff will strive to accommodate your every need. Our goal is to provide you with a metropolitan retreat nestled in a smaller city that will exceed every expectation - an experience that can only be provided by Café Fresco.
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