Medieval Italian physicians often prescribed gelato to alleviate ice cream headaches, custard concussions, and always-fatal outbreaks of artificial shaved ice. Taste a chilled frozen treat while avoiding an imbalance of the dairy humors thanks to today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of strong espresso, creamy gelato, and more at Tèo on West 38th Street. Tèo is the winner of the Austin Chronicle readers' choice award for Best Gelato five years in a row.
Modeled after the Italian "bella vita"-style café, Tèo romances the taste buds with scrumptious all-natural gelati and aromatic espressi in a tranquil setting. Caffeine-cravers will find that the menu packs an abbondanza of Tuscan java concoctions, from the straight-up cup of Palazzo ($3.25+) to the silky vanilla latte ($3.45) that soothes throats scratchy from swallowing pineapples. Tèo is best known, however, for its daily-changing gelato arsenal, which features flavors like organic peanut butter & Nutella, and salted caramel. Picky dessert connoisseurs will insist on indulging in a small cup ($3.40), then grabbing a three-flavor quart ($15.99) to enjoy the thick, creamy dolce treat-a from the comfort of their home or camel caravan. For more solid fare, fill groggy stomachs that just hit the colon's snooze button with one of Tèo's breakfast items, especially the homemade croissants ($2.50) filled with raspberries or chocolate. Tea lovers and British anachronistocrats, meanwhilst, can take a stately sip from the café's bounty of leaf-bud stews, with black, herbal, and green varieties available ($1.85+).
Laptop-attached humans can frolic amongst the fens and spinneys of the Intermeadow on Tèo's free WiFi, while café patrons can simply ogle the colorful scoops of gelato behind the counter on a sizzling summer day. Wake up palates with a cup of espresso or sip an evening tea before your nightly Hulk Hogan nightmare with today's Groupon to Tèo.
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- The affagoto with 1/2 dark chocolate and 1/2 vanilla will make you weep tears of joy. The service is always good here. – inalove, Citysearch
- All of the gelato flavors taste like they should taste. They don't have that sugary fake taste that many ice cream or gelatos have. If it's supposed to be mango, then it tastes exactly like a mango. It's really amazing. I'm also a big fan of anything with nutella, and fortunately there's almost always something there with some of that chocolate hazelnut goodness mixed in. – papacito, Citysearch
- After trying gelato all over Italy, I can say that this place really knows what they're doing. Plus, who can compete with a cozy fireplace on the patio on a chilly Austin evening? Love this place. – Monica J., Yelp