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Cafe Bassam
Today 8:30 am – 12:00 am
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3088 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103
3088 5th AvenueUSCaliforniaSan Diego92103
(619) 557-0173
$$Bistro, Sandwich Shop
Sandwich Shop
Art Gallery
Coffee Shop
Takeout Restaurant
Today 8:30 am – 12:00 am
Monday 8:30 am – 12:00 amTuesday 8:30 am – 12:00 amWednesday 8:30 am – 12:00 amThursday 8:30 am – 12:00 amFriday 8:30 am – 12:00 amSaturday 8:30 am – 12:00 amSunday 8:30 am – 12:00 am
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Unique coffee & tea shop decorated with antique rifles & furniture serving drinks & sandwiches.- Google
"The chai latte truly is amazing, and they have a pretty good selection of wines!"
"Hands down favorite coffee shop in San Diego."
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Jorgeanne Cabuhat
5 months ago
Cafe bassam has a nice atmosphere and matching service to go with. It's part coffee shop and also antique store motif. Lots of options to cater to anyone's taste buds from coffee, tea, and smoothies. They have such an extensive tea selection for your choosing as well it makes it difficult to decide on just one. Plus they serve food. Prices are fair and the portions are pretty decent. And if you want more of a low key place to talk and or hang out with friends cafe bassam is perfect with lots of seating, later hours, and chill atmosphere.
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Dean Cisco
7 months ago
What a cool place! Lots of really cool antiques and books. The staff was very very kind and the coffee was some of the best you'll find in San Diego. The only complaint I heard from anyone was that their cappuccino had foam and cinnamon in it... Apparently they've been drinking Starbucks too long and forgot what a cappuccino is! Overall an awesome place.
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Tyler Anneliese Moselle
7 months ago
There's nothing quite like enjoying the antique-packed experience of getting lunch at Cafe Bassam. I like to work from here and use the great wifi and nice little nooks to find my "zone" to write. The tables are a bit small if you order one of their gargantuan sandwiches AND a coffee while working from a laptop, but I promise it's worth it. The tea selection is vast: one could very easily fall prey to losing hours just experiencing each smell of all of the glass jars of teas on display.
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Emily Rodriguez
a year ago
This place was almost as hipster as it gets, from the baristas' clothing, to the antiques, paintings, furniture, and books everywhere. I loved it. The Iced Vietnamese definitely cured my craving for a sweet fix of caffeine on national coffee day! and the Hazelnut latte was also delicious, I can't wait to go back!
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Joy Boe
11 months ago
Hands down favorite coffee shop in San Diego. One of the few places where you can feel like you are in Europe. I love spending Saturdays inside their unique interior, which holds a piano, books piled to the ceilings, a glass case of crystals and gems, and grandpa tchotchkes like old wood sailboats, bottles and cigars. My favorite treat is their iced Vietnamese coffees, which are served in stemless glassware and topped with a lovely garnish. They are sweet, but still bitter enough to taste like coffee which I really enjoy. I've also enjoyed their cheese platters and baked goods. This is a favorite destination to bring out of town guests and/or a date for a romantic night cap.
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Mariana Ricalde
7 months ago
This place is so much fun! It's a bit different than other coffee shops. The place is surrounded by jars with teas, herbs and spices for you to choose. Walk around a little and don't be afraid to experiment. Once you choose your drink you go up to the counter and they prepare it for you. The prices are average I think I paid like $6. NOTE: you pay after you're done! Don't leave without paying
sam dixon
9 months ago
Happy to see Bassam is still serving quality coffees, teas and yum yums despite being pushed out of the downtown location by evil corporate Starbucks. It's like everything just picked up and moved several blocks up 5th Street; drinks yum yums & friendly staff. Best coffee shop in San Diego!!!
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Nicole Vincent
a year ago
real coffee, distinctive and well-made, not generic in any sense. yummy breakfast menu. staff are pleasant but un-pretentious and are happy to leave you alone if that's what you seem to prefer. authentic eclectic atmosphere with tables strewn throughout the place in nooks and crannies. it would so be my regular haunt if i lived here! rock on Café Bassam!