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“Gelato!!!”

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Francesca's Dessert Caffe
Ranked #8 of 12 Bakeries in Durham
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout
Jakarta
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Gelato!!!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

In addition to the yummy gelato, they also serve affogato coffee in the proper way!
The lady who works there said that the espresso should be poured into the cup and followed by your choice of ice cream. You will see creamy bubble start to appear on the wall of your cup.

  • Visited June 2014
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Bahama, North Carolina
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“OMG!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Crepes, coffee, and some of the best things you can ever put in your mouth. It is worth every pound you gain.

Visited February 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stop playing pan pipe Celine Dion music!”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I love this cafe, great place to hang out and write. Some people have complained about the dark, but I think it makes for a nice, mellow atmosphere. The problem is the one guy who works here always plays this really awful CD of pan pipe music featuring such hits as "My Heart Will Go On" and "Hotel California" as performed by...some pan pipe artist? And he plays it loud, which would be comical if it didn't make it completely impossible to work. When he's not around, the music is fine. When he's here, Francesca's turns into the world's largest elevator. Awful.

Other than that, I dig this place. I'm honestly writing this review hoping they read it and stop playing that music. Selfish review!

  • Visited December 2013
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Durham, NC
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Tasteless cakes, awful noise”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

You can't do worse than Francesca's. Their cakes are nasty - literally anything you get from Kroger will be better. Worst of all is the music - I don't know where they found the perfect replica of the skipping CD sound effect accompanied by tone deaf squeaky vocals, but it's a great recipe for a headache. The only good thing about the place is free WiFi - add long as you bring earplugs and order nothing but coffee or tea.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank NCStranger
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Bradenton, Florida
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great place for coffee, desert and internet”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We always go to this place when in Durham. It is great after a meal at Blue Moon Cafe just down the street.

Visited July 2013
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1 Thank NicheAssociates
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