fresco cafe & gelateria

Gelato, Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Breakfast, Brunch

138 2nd Ave, New York
(212) 677-6320


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for fresco cafe & gelateria

Fresco used to be my absolute favorite gelato spot in NYC. A few years have passed since I've visited, and last mont they really let me down. Their flavors aren't as complex, their texture not as smooth and creamy as years past. Not too busy on a Monday night around 8pm. A few customers. The flavors I tried, ranked from favorite to least: Lemon Basil - A tad icy in texture, bit I liked the strong basil. Ricotta Fig - Mostly sweet but at least subtle. Straciatella - full review

I've always passed this spot thinking it was just a gelato place but to my surprise they have breakfast, sandwiches and a large selection of coffee and tea beverages. This is my go to spot for a fancy oatmeal and cup of tea. I enjoy the ambiance for reading or doing some work on my laptop. I haven't actually tried the gelato but it looks like the other reviews vouch for its deliciousness.

HUUUGE ice-cream scoops for a good price!! can't go wrong with ice cream on a hot day in the city :) I love their flavor choices and they have a good variety of vegan options if that is your thing. I haven't tried their actual food choices, but I definitely will next time. Also, it was nice that they don't charge you extra if you want to mix and match some flavors in your cup, and the employee there was so kind to let us try multiple flavors. The interior is full review

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Monday 10AM - 7PM
Tuesday 10AM - 7PM
Wednesday 10AM - 7PM
Thursday 10AM - 7PM
Friday 10AM - 9PM
Saturday 9AM - 9PM
Sunday 9AM - 7PM

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