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Dolce Vita Gelato & Espresso

Coffee Shop and Bar$$$$
Hancock, Austin
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  • Jeremy M.
    "My favorite is Prickly Pear and Mango gelato with orange juice."(21 Tips)
    Patricia B.
    "Get the pina colada sorberita."(3 Tips)
    Pedro S.
    "The panini of Brie + home chutney was awesome"(6 Tips)
    Krystel C.
    "Anything you order will be delicious and a great happy hour!"(6 Tips)
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  • Rose B.
    Rose BMay 1, 2013
    I'm a gelatto snob and this is my new favorite gelatto place. Try the vegan chocolate sorbet with the white peach gelatto. Their vegan sorbet is delicious and I'm not even vegan.
  • Social N.
    Dare I say my favorite? The cafe is charming. I love to sit outside both winter and summertime (they have heaters when it's cold). Nutella gelato! Sorberitas! Best hummus plate! Dates + Studying.
  • Katie F.
    Katie FolgerJune 8, 2012
    Dare I say my favorite? The cafe is charming. I love to sit outside both winter and summertime (they have heaters when it's cold). Nutella gelato! Sorberitas! Best hummus plate! Dates + Studying.
  • Adrián E.
    Adrián EncontradoJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Some people say this one of the best icecream shops in town, well I've tried their peanut butter chocolate flavor and it was good, but seriously, they don't have cones! Just those stupid plastic bowls
  • Rachael
    RachaelSeptember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Blonde barista rocks- always gives me extra biscotti! Hummus plate is good, turkey panini is so yummy, love my lattes here, & wine at happy hour is great! The salads are a little disappointing.
  • Maggie C P.
    Maggie C PerkinsApril 29, 2015
    Ask for coffee ice cubes for your iced coffee, and enjoy snacks al fresco-- great spot to "office" with a dog in tow.
  • Claudia S.
    Claudia SilvaNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This is one of the very few places in Austin, where you can get fresh hand-squeezed orange juice!
  • Ailie C.
    Ailie ChangFebruary 10, 2015
    Great after dinner spot to sit and chat while eating strawberry gelato and drinking earl grey tea with cream.
  • Leah
    LeahJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a coffee happy hour every day before 10. That means that you can get a great cappuccino for 1.75!
  • Jeremy M.
    Jeremy McDowellJune 10, 2013
    The gelato smoothies are amazing. My favorite is Prickly Pear and Mango gelato with orange juice. Get it!
  • Jim M.
    Jim MartiniFebruary 23, 2016
    If this is #2 gelato in Austin then Austin seriously needs a real Italian to open a gelateria. Still looking for authentic gelato in Austin. Only 3 flavors, prepkgd & taste like ice cream not gelato
  • Irene L.
    Irene LewisOctober 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    The pistachio gelato is my favorite! Usually meet up with the bf for a drink to unwind after a long day at work. Patio is great for Hyde Park people watching.
  • Social N.
    Feeling Austin-y? This is a funky place to study, chat with friends, grab a cosmo or coffee to enjoy at any time of the day!
  • Ann P.
    Ann PhelanJuly 16, 2013
    love this spot for afternoon cocktails..fun vibe, pet friendly in super cool Austin Texas
  • Krystel C.
    Krystel ConoverMay 16, 2013
    Amazing little cafe! Anything you order will be delicious and a great happy hour!
  • Marina A.
    Marina ArnoneApril 6, 2012
    Hummus plate is so delicious! As is pretty much anything on their menu. Great happy hour too!
  • DC M.
    DC McLeanJune 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    All coffee drinks are half off from 8 AM - 11 AM so starting off your day with a caffeine boost is fairly easy. The baristas are very nice and fast as well!
  • Mahamad E.
    Mahamad El TanahyMarch 7, 2013
    The chicken and artichoke panini with italian pasta salad is a great hangover snack.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LloydMarch 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The owner of Dolce Vita is awesome if you ever get a chance to meet him. Knowing this place is run by great people makes me want to support it even more!
  • Leslie E.
    Leslie EllisFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place for espresso wine gelato and paninis LEAVE the books at home-not a study atmos
  • Juan S.
    Juan SequedaOctober 1, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Bottomless coffee before 10am is only $1.50. Afterwards it's $3.00. Still really cheap!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferNovember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Bagel With Lox & Coffee - Back to work with Ariel. But I let myself reminisce about NYC a little bit.
  • Deanna S.
    Deanna ShahadyFebruary 21, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The prosciutto panini is AMAZING. For $1.50 extra, get the caprese salad!!
  • Jason R.
    Jason ReevesMay 22, 2013
    Caprese Salad is to die for, plus the pistachio Gelato.
  • meghna p.
    meghna pathakMarch 13, 2010
    their freshly made gelatos and sorbets are soooo good!! mmm... and a fairly nice cheese platter to share with a friend too!
  • Santhosh B.
    Santhosh BalrajMarch 25, 2012
    Brownie a la mode is just heaven. Loved the pistachio gelati
  • Scott D.
    Scott DelgadoJune 28, 2012
    A little overpriced, but they have decent happy hour specials. They also have the only gelato in Hyde Park.
  • Wendi P.
    Wendi PresleyApril 30, 2015
    The double white Russian with a espresso shot !!! So delish
  • Adriane R.
    Adriane ReillyAugust 18, 2011
    The fruit salad is amazing! Not just your average melons and grapes. This one's got fresh berries!
  • Eric E.
    Eric EstateJuly 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cappuccino, NPR on the radio and free WiFi. Turns a bad morning into a good one.
  • Loku Austin
    Loku AustinJune 2, 2012
    Try their raspberry chocolate cake. And sit outside. More info: http://bit.ly/KjRKWM
  • Pedro S.
    Pedro Seguel VarasOctober 18, 2017
    The panini of Brie + home chutney was awesome
  • Karen F.
    Karen FraserMay 2, 2013
    Any of the offerings including Antonelli's cheese are special
  • Taylor M.
    Taylor MooreDecember 18, 2010
    Order a bottle of wine and you'll likely get a free chocolate gelato! It pairs so nicely with a malbec.
  • DC M.
    DC McLeanAugust 6, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    You can start following the Dolce Vita on Twiiter @DolceVitaAustin. They are supposed to put special promotions there soon!
  • Paula W.
    Ask for Will. Try an affagato or panini or lox bagel.
  • Greg
    GregNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Gelato, Malbec, and friendly service !
  • Patricia B.
    Patricia BradbyAugust 13, 2013
    Get the pina colada sorberita. So delicious.
  • Lisa M.
    Lisa MessanaJune 30, 2010
    If you are here for Gelato, then you have a sweet tooth. Have you been in Quack's Bakery on 43rd around the corner. De-li-cous!! Read more
  • Santhosh B.
    Santhosh BalrajOctober 17, 2013
    Spicy veggie is my favorite
  • Greg O.
    Greg OdumSeptember 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Amazing berry smoothies. Ask for a spike
  • Brionne G.
    Brionne GriffinSeptember 21, 2014
    Their hot chocolate is great on a cold night.
  • Carol S.
    Carol SandovalJuly 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The BEST ice coffee &!bruschetta!
  • Santhosh B.
    Santhosh BalrajApril 17, 2013
    Brownie a la mode is my favorite
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LasseterFebruary 28, 2012
    The granola is to die for!
  • Kimya K.
    Kimya KavehkarSeptember 1, 2012
    Holy crap. The red wine sorbet is the jam.
  • Stephen W.
    Stephen WolfsonOctober 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the americanos are pretty darn good
  • R G.
    R GoNovember 6, 2010
    Dolce Vita martini is like dessert and dinner all in one!
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Um, how can anyone say no to gelato? I don't even look at anything else on the menu until I've had my fix.
  • Kit O.
    Kit O'ConnellJuly 9, 2010
    Ask your barista to doctor your coffee or your gelato/sorbet with a matching liqueur.
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