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Cafe Bassam

3088 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Downtown)
619-557-0173
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Ranked #913 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $1 - $20
Neighborhood: Downtown
Most recent review
- Mar 25, 2014
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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Living in the greater San Diego area, it is hard to find a place that is warm and cozy, open late enough, and has a good selection of good coffee and tea. However, Cafe Bassam lives up to all of these expectations. It is open until about one or two in the morning, has a quiet atmosphere (which I used... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Loved this cafe, decorated beautifully. It was strangely quiet - patrons busy on their devices or talking quietly. Seemed like a great locals hangout. Will definitely return

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Marthasville, Missouri
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We found this a great location because it's close to Balboa Park, but we had no trouble finding a parking spot right at the cafe. It's a limited menu, but who needs a zillion things to choose from when a few winners are available? I had the Caprese Sandwich which was fresh mozzarella layered with tomato slices and pesto spread... More

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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

They opened closer to 8:30am, but the place feels like an antique store. They had a wide variety of coffee and tea drinks. It was very nice.

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San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Outstanding coffee (at least that is what my date said, and that is the very first and only time she has actually said that anywhere). But what I love is the one hundred different teas available. If you are looking for one in particular, then it could take you a little while as there is no particular order, but I... More

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York, PA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

This place leaves a smile on my face every time I think of it The anti-Starbucks! Great selection of coffee and unique teas, some desserts and sandwiches, but more than anything, atmosphere We wanted some lite dessert and wine/tea late one night on our walk back from Hillcrest to Bankers Hill. Place is jammed top to bottom with antiques and... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2008

cute corner cafe filled to the brim with antiques like brownie camera boxes as well as jars and jars of a large selection of teas. Very nice place. Just a little out of the way for some.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2008

Try the Chai latte with whip cream!

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