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Feb 28, 2012 12:16 PM

D'Espresso/Screme Gelato

Popped in for lunch today. Had a very tasty mozzarella sandwich with fresh basil, tomato and a nice pesto. They call their sandwiches "panini" but I would describe them more as sandwiches made on your choice of lightly toasted fresh bread; they are not pressed. It was modest in size and there are few other savory items on the menu so I might regard D'Espresso/Screme Gelato as a place to get a quick snack rather than a full meal.

The gelato looked great as usual for their stores. Regrettably, I had a chocolate croissant, which proved to be stale.

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  1. Where is this? Neighborhood, city, state?

    4 Replies
      1. re: DeisCane

        Actually, it's Madison and 42nd street.

        1. re: craigcep

          Thanks Craig - I should have specified locale.

      2. While Screme Gelato is kosher, D'espresso is NOT. Not recognizing their name, I looked at their menu online, it's got pork products.

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        1. re: PotatoPuff

          I think that's the other location. Here's the deal with the one by GCT:

          A popular midtown Cafe, D’Espresso, has partnered with the Screme Gelato chain. The new joint venture, Screme D’Espresso is located at 317 Madison Avenue (on 42nd Street). The store offers great coffee, sandwiches, gelato and more and is supervised by National Kosher Supervision (Rabbi Mehlman).

          1. re: PotatoPuff

            I was wondering what that unfamiliar meat was in my sandwich! DeisCane's info is accurate.