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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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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

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
Reviewed August 2, 2016

This has almost everything you'd want in a cafe: coffee that's not too dark and not too light, tea selection, seating at tables indoor and out on the sidewalk, big windows for people watching, internet access, and good service. The only thing I missed was...More

Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Good tea selection, but the place is not very clean and wayyy overpriced. Owner is super nice and has the heart in the right place.

Thank Domsynowiec
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Cafe Bassam has many choices in loose teas. The wait staff is very pleasant and helpful in the selection of the customer beverages. I enjoyed a Japanese green cherry tea. Unfortunately, they do not have any gluten-free snacks or desserts to go with the eclectic...More

Thank Karen Ferguson T
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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
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  • 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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