The crêpe, or French pancake, was invented in 1923 to make its American counterpart look fat, oafish, and uncouth in comparison. Help the disced dessert maintain its sense of superiority with today's Groupon: For $4, you get $10 worth of crêpes, gelato, and bistro bites at Confetti Caffé & Gelato in Town Center.
Confetti's menu is chock-full of Continental classics, such as espresso, gelato, paninis, and crêpes. The shop's specialty, gelato, is made the authentic artisanal way in-house, with pure cane sugar, hormone-free milk, and natural ingredients imported from Italy. The thick, creamy delight can be served in a shake ($6.25) or swimming in espresso and topped with whipped cream ($4.25). For a heartier helping of sweet stuff, dig into a folded pocket of fresh strawberries and dark chocolate, the fragolissima crepe ($5.75). Noontime noshes include oven-toasted ciabatta sandwiches ($6-$7.25), salads ($3.25-$6.50) and paninis ($4-$7). Because calorie counts are posted on the menu, you'll always know how many British children you'll have to bench-press to work off your meal.
To complement its toothsome fare, Confetti has an alluring interior and a conscientious philosophy. The eatery strives to be both charitable (by donating to Foodbank every month) and sustainable (by using takeout containers made from bamboo and sugarcane and recycling cardboard boxes). Sip an espresso ($1.25 for a small) from a porcelain cup rather than a disposable one while you gaze at the black-and-white photographs adorning the bright orange walls, or surf the WiFi in search of videos of miniature Al Gore's dancing in full-sized Al Gore's palm.
- What a great place! I love the fresh ingredients and choices available. – Pam K., Yelp
- I'd recommend Confetti to people going on first dates, couples trying to rekindle their relationships…everyone! It "hits the spot" and all the flavors are delicious. – Kat Marsh, Urbanspoon
- I spent a summer in France and my friends and I would get gelato almost everyday and I haven't been able to find any since coming back until I went here! – Harmonica, Urbanspoon