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“If they are open, what a charming place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Bassam

Cafe Bassam
3088 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103 (Downtown)
619-557-0173
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Ranked #923 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $1 - $20
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“If they are open, what a charming place”
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.

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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English first
San Diego
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome”
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 like to go without making my mind up before hand, so I start looking at the different glass jars.... until I find one. Well priced, nice atmosphere, some people complain about the owner but I have no complains whatsoever. I am going back for sure. Also, I love the fact they have no WiFi, so I might skip it if I need it, but it is very pleasant to go WiFi free sometimes.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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York, PA
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39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Unique. Never been anywhere quite like it. An anti-Starbucks cafe!”
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 collectibles, and some of the best people watching you can imagine.

Visited February 2011
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San Diego, California, United States
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“cute corner cafe filled...”
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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