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Cafe Fresco

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3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1420
+1 717-564-6000
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06:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheerful decor but thats where the happiness stops on this visit. Ordered two breakfast wraps and they brought out sandwiches. Coffee came 10 minutes after sandwiches. Counter girl was in exposed kitchen area having a not so positive encounter with a coworker. If I wanted to listen to kids fighting, I could have stayed home. Will probably not return.

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Thank Donna H
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was meeting a sweet girlfriend today for brunch but she was running a bit late past their 11AM cut off so we ended up going somewhere else but not before I took a few shots to showcase how cool this place is for those who appreciate a bit of artistic flare!

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Thank Donna S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Thursday early evening. Service was quick and the food was excellent. The Portabella Mushroom Sandwich with an excellent vegan choice without the cheese and mayo. I added Balsamic to the sandwich in place of the mayo. Have had this sandwich before, and the consistency of quality is always excellent. Worth a visit.

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Thank we4singalto
Canandaigua, New York
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We were waiting to be seated in an Applebee's (15-20 minute wait to be seated in a place that had more than 20 open tables) by the Harrisburg Mall when we saw Cafe Fresco across the street. Well, we made the right decision and went across the street. We were happy to find very nice staff, great food (fresh, hot... More 

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Thank John S
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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190 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Fresco's is an upscale artsy café for cheap eat prices with most of their menu under $10, making it the perfect hotspot for breakfast, lunch and dinner on a budget everyday but Sunday! Their seasonal outdoor patio dining has shading for those desiring that! You order your items at the register, they give you a number to post at your... More 

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Thank Donna S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Party of five and all had very good food served. The atmosphere is great for having table conversation. With some subtracting ingredients, Vegan choices can be an option. Have visited this location many times in the past, and have never had an issue with service or food quality.

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Thank we4singalto
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

As a vegan, I ordered the Roasted Vegetable Pizza without cheese. It was very good, but it obviously would have been better with a vegan cheese option which isn't available. In past visits, the Portabella Sandwich is also an excellent vegan choice without the cheese of course. French Fries are also excellent. Always a very good experience when choosing this... More 

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Thank we4singalto
Elkton, Maryland
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150 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The wife and I had a "date breakfast" while we were traveling in Harrisburg. While the others of our group settled for the mall's food court, we walked across and down the street and discovered Cafe Fresco. You order at the counter from huge overhead blackboards, grab you drink at the beverage station, and then find your seat in the... More 

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Thank mysterytraveler56
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We brought our fussy eating grandchildren in for an early quick burger dinner before the movie and the made it just right. Esther had a wrap and I had a Monte Christo. Looked delicious and tasted better. Relaxed and comfortable.

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Thank Edward B
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Friendly service, great options, a consistently good. This place is always a stop for me when I'm in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Pizza
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
06:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 21:00
Thursday
06:30 - 21:00
Friday
06:30 - 21:00
Saturday
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3352 Paxton St, Harrisburg, PA 17111-1420
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-564-6000

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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?