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Cafe Fresco Center City

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215 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468 (Locust Street)
+1 717-236-2599
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06:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri 06:30 - 01:00
Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed the night in the area. We needed breakfast and were tired of the usual. We found this place by using google maps to see what was near. We found this place and decided to try it. We order a breakfast wrap and a breakfast sandwich and some breakfast potatoes. The wrap and sandwich were good, but the potatoes... More 

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Thank Anne L
Cafe Fresco C, Owner at Cafe Fresco Center City, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review of our breakfast! We are glad to hear you enjoyed everything, and we hope you will stop back and see us next time you're in town! More 

Mechanicsburg PA
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This has been one of our favorite restaurants since day one! The food is consistantly amazing, and the service is beyond compare. The menu offers so many delicious options and the portions are great. You won't leave hundry or disappointed. The staff has incredible knowledge of the food and beverage menu. So many choices of both wines by the glass... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I felt more like in a NY or Phil!y restaurant by the atmosphere and guests. Not very busy. Menu OK but not my style.

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Bethlehem, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The ambiance of this cafe is hard to determine from the outside. Once inside, though, you are treated to a modern cafe with chic decor and very good food. Outside dining is wonderful and gives more seating capacity than the cafe alone. Service was very friendly and portions were the right size. An easy place to make it your go-to... More 

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We only stopped here for a drink before our dinner reservations elsewhere. The happy hour menu for drinks and munchies was impressive! The bartenders were making some great looking drinks and the apps I saw were very tempting! I'd love to come back for dinner. The atmosphere was very cool.

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Thank Mimi L
New Haven, Connecticut
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We arrived early for the brunch menu. Food was fantastic. Excellent eggs benedict, omelet fried rice was superb. monkey bread sinfully good. excellent peach bellini. sausage is homemade and spectacular. Service outstanding, being early helped. dumplings were terrific. Giant cups of good coffee.

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Schnecksville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

My husband and I visited Cafe Fresco after spending time in the Whitaker Center. It was a short walk to the Cafe. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor I had high expectations. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. But I thought the atmosphere was dark and uninviting. We walked to the back and ordered our food, which... More 

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Houston, Texas
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Cafe Fresco offers a good assortment of salads and sandwiches for lunch, and it is relatively quick. It was the perfect lunch spot for two women on a quick business lunch break. The food is not spectacular, but it is a solid spot.

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Thank Kelley E
Boston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

This Asian inspired restaurant is unexpected from beginning to end. The decor is very "New York chic" - it didn't look like our kind of place, three generations of family, including kids. I'm glad we trusted the reviews. Menu options are diverse enough for everyone. My daughter had cheese pizza, which she rated as "tres excellent". My son had the... More 

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Trussville, Alabama
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

I ordered the Greek salad with grilled salmon, which was great. Others in my group ordered sandwiches, which they seemed to enjoy. Food comes up quick. Free drink refills.

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Thank Toby F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Fusion, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 01:00
Saturday
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17101-1468
    (Locust Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-236-2599
Description
Urban Café By Day. Metropolitan Gourmet By Night. Located in the heart of restaurant row, Café Fresco 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?