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“Nice Spot for a Break”
Review of Crushcakes & Cafe - CLOSED

Crushcakes & Cafe
Cuisines: American
Restaurant details
Southern California
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice Spot for a Break”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Panini styled sandwich we had was well endowed with brie and was great when dipped in freshly made tomato soup. Lemon-strawberry cupcake was excellent.
Friendly place.
Address is a bit misleading. They actually face Embarcadero del Mar park.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Go for the cupcakes, not the food”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I went several times over the last weekend in December (2012). Obviously it's good enough to go back, though the food was unimpressive. I ordered some sort of toasted chicken sandwich and was really disappointed. It tasted like the chicken sandwich from Nicoletti's on campus at the UCen, except it wasn't as good. (And it was significantly more expensive!)

I kept going back for the cupcakes. Between myself and my three friends over the weekend we tried six different flavors--approximately half of the flavors in the display case--and we loved them all. $3 is a little pricey for a regular-sized cupcake, but they're good for a once-in-a-while treat. (And according to a friend who still lives in IV, the minis are a better deal, price-wise.)

So really, that four star review is due ENTIRELY to the delicious cupcakes. Don't bother looking for a real meal there.

  • Visited December 2012
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