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Cafe Bassam

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3088 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5841
+1 619-557-0173
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
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“tea selection” (3 reviews)
“balboa park” (4 reviews)
“chai tea” (2 reviews)
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3088 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5841
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Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

Cafe Bassam provided us with really tasty caffeinated brews during an afternoon cruise near Balboa Park :)). Wait staff were very friendly & courteous, and the tall windows brought in lots of light + the eclectic collection of antiques etc gave this place a wonderful...More

Thank G C
Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

Awesome and relaxed area with great coffee. I really suggest the Mexican mochas. Staff could be friendlier and more attentive but the coffee and baklava is on point!

Thank Derek W
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I go here EVERY morning for coffee when we visit San Diego. This is an eclectic little shop with ample indoor seating with fantastic coffee and teas.

Thank Jim D
Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

Great place to hang out, have a light snack and drink the best Chai tea latte. Over a 3 day visit in San Diego, I can't help myself but to visit everyday. The pesto sandwich is amazing, the Chai tea latte is creamy and tasty....More

Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Best Cappucino in town! Friendly staff and great foods Go there and enjoy the modern but friendly atmosphere!

Thank Bastiaan O
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Coffee was good but this place was not for early risers as they didn't open until 8:30am on the weekends. We also saw people hanging out in the evenings as they also served wine and light food.

Thank 7Bluefield
Reviewed March 3, 2017

I love, love this place. It's a Coffee/Tea Cafe that is vintage pawn shopish. And their Mexican Coffee is the best of the west! They have an outside patio, and I'll bring my dog (120 choc lab) and enjoy a coffee and meal either before...More

1  Thank fairgirl59
Reviewed February 12, 2017

This place had come highly recommended and I was not disappointed. A cluttered, almost fantastical space with soaring ceilings near the western central entrance to Balboa Park, and yet also deep in Park West, Bassam offers a momentary journey into a very different dimension of...More

Thank Huitzilipoxtle
Reviewed September 28, 2016

I don't drink coffee...yeah, I'm THAT guy. But I visit this place when I visit SD for the hot chocolate. Not cloyingly sweet, well balanced, great chocolate flavor. it's not a kiddie coco at all. And the shop is cool. Now go!

Thank seattlepat2015
Reviewed September 10, 2016

I love coming here because it is so different then your very predictable and very loud cafes. I have never eaten here so I can't recommend the food, but it is a charming spot in Bankers Hill to come to for an espresso or glass...More

Thank LaJolla3160
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3088 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5841
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-557-0173
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