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3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
+1 619-574-8500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“gelato” (62 reviews)
“crepes” (28 reviews)
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
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Reviewed 6 September 2015

stopped in for some gelato. saw that they have a decent-sized menu of many offerings that includes panini and crepes. okay back to gelato. the wife had the toffee cream gelato and liked it somewhat. i absolutely loved their dark chocolate choice and really liked...More

Thank flashncrash
Reviewed 21 August 2015

Had breakfast here a couple of times after we discovered this place. Great menu, handmade chocolates, yummy, fresh squeezed orange juice, (not from a carton!) and the marmalade was delish..and I usually hate the stuff, but this was housemade, fresh and so tangy. And the...More

Thank Georgeann B
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I wish I could say exactly how this place is, but I cannot. I have been twice and twice I have yet to be able to even order any food--OR DRINK! The first time I went, it was busy. VERY busy, so I took it...More

Thank Jay W
Reviewed 8 August 2015

This little restaurant offers gelato, crepes, and fresh mozzarella, so how can you go wrong? The food was so popular with our two teen travelers that we ate there two days in a row. the crepes are yummy, but the gelato was definitely the big...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 4 July 2015

This is brunch review on the Fourth of July. People of all sizes, shapes, color, creeds, and orientations frequent this place. Its small, new and serves food that matches the clientele. Breakfast, American and French and on and on. Chocolate, ice cream. Crepes of every...More

Thank melgru
Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Love the atmosphere of the bistro. The staff were all very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. I highly recommend.

Thank veneciafoster
Reviewed 3 June 2015

The food was excellent, the service was excellent, the atmosphere was great and relaxing, and the area was fantastic! I really enjoyed this restaurant as a first timer. I will be back.

Thank rhiannonmikkel
Reviewed 19 May 2015

They have some of the best Italian Gelato in San Diego. The Hillcrest branch also has very good crepes and one of the best espressos I had in San Diego. The atmosphere is great and a good place for people watching. Good dessert place, though...More

Thank kcirtapp
Reviewed 1 April 2015

The food was very good, but the service left something to be desired. I believe we waited close to ten minutes for someone to take our drink order. The food was good, though a little pricey.

Thank C2TheHizzle
Reviewed 20 March 2015

This is one of my favorite spots in San Diego. Mainly because I can get real Italian gelato without jumping on an airplane and flying to Europe. Their gelato is spot on in presentation and flavor, and one of the reasons is they are owned...More

Thank John H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-574-8500
Chocolat, 5th Av and University in Hillcrest District. Eclectic combination of bistro fare with fine wines and beers, breakfast, as well as gelatos.
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