Pappalecco Gelato Lounge is an eclectic café near Little Italy in San Diego. It is not a large place but seems to be popular with local people. There is a few tables inside but an abundance of seats street side. People pile into the café and make their way to the sidewalk to enjoy the California sun. All types of visitors and locals make their way to the café in an attempt to get their morning shot of caffeine or a quick bit to eat.
The storefront may be small but the menu is large. Ranging from breakfast to evening meals one is sure to find what they are looking for. In the morning one could opt for Mare, which is eggs, mozzarella, smoke salmon, zucchini or mixed green salad, or could come in the early evening and walk away with a pizza. They also have a large selection of cakes, ice cream and other snacks.
My visit was pleasant. With book in hand, a cup of coffee, and a Pollo (type of sandwich) I made my way to the street where tables were easy to find. It is possible to sit, socialize, read, and watch the street traffic move through. The area is full of people walking around the sidewalk and locals appear to be friendly and outgoing.
Pappalecco Gelato Lounge
1602 State St
San Diego, CA 92101-2512
Neighborhoods: Little Italy