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Carpe Diem! Gelato-Espresso Bar

780 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
+1 337-534-4155
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“gelato” (46 reviews)
“ice cream” (4 reviews)
“pastry” (2 reviews)
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780 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6910
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Unique cafe near a stage theater offering an artsy snack of ice cream and coffee. Highly recommended. Has outside seating as well.

Thank Ocean_Rover_Blue_Wat
Reviewed 5 August 2017

My family visited Lafayette and of course we had to go to Carpe Diem ( a couple of times of course) where we were welcomed with beautiful smiles from Abbie, Audrey, Sean and Rick. The atmosphere of both locations ( 812 Jefferson St./ 3209 Johnston...More

Thank Karin15
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

This place was my savior during a long business week. I would run out during breaks and the friendly owner and staff would make me expresso drinks and we would chat for a few minutes. What an awesome break and a perfect little cafe. I...More

Thank baltimorefamily4
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This was the most wonderful place! the staff was sweet and treated us like old friends, the Gelato was DIVINE. the watermelon/cilantro flavor was like actually taking a bite from a fresh watermelon! I will stop here and get gelato every time I am in...More

Thank shaneystpierre
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It is hard to pick a flavor in here. They are all good. The restaurant is quaint and small. Perfect for what it serves.

Thank nancyed2015
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

Thank kimberlymanuelberrio
Reviewed 14 February 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.

Thank Meredith V
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Earthtravler
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...More

Thank Percella S
Reviewed 21 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.

Thank Robyn H
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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