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1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
+1 619-238-4590
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (157 reviews)
“panini” (31 reviews)
“sandwiches” (26 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Italian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after a walk along the water. The staff is friendly. We tried several flavors prior to ordering. The gelato is creamery and delicious. The coffee was strong. Stop here!

Thank Dartravelgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the most cozy and welcoming place we've been to in San Diego. The food was fresh and tasty, the home made cakes are to die for. Do not miss!

Thank NoaKolken
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was recommended by someone in the Saturday market as really good coffee. He was right, I loved this place so much that I went here all 3 mornings that I was in SanDiego. The friendly service is almost as good as the coffee....More

Thank littlefeller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was working a few blocks away and looked on my TripAdvisor ap for a great, quick option to get lunch. I can't believe I had never herd of this local corner spot. They have amazing pastries, gelato to die for and I ordered the...More

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

If I lived nearby, I’d eat breakfast here 5 days a week! The croissant was amazing. The warm blueberry muffin was the best I’ve ever had. The two double espressos were SO perfect. Still the service and staff makes this place world class. I absolutely...More

Thank ScottBOrlando
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped in after dinner for a tasty treat and was very pleased. Tried 4 flavors of gelato and the cookies and all was very delicious.

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 16 October 2017

fantastic little coffee shop open all day long for drinks and snacks. Very Italian with lots of local Italian regulars. Coffee is good and strong. Very nice quiches, croissants, sandwiches and other snacks. Conveniently located on a corner in Little Italy with benches outside and...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

We were staying at the Wyndam Bayside in San Diego and wanted an alternative to an overpriced, mediocre breakfast. After checking out the reviews, we went to Pappalecco. The line out the door said it all. I had the ham, cheese and egg croissant and...More

1  Thank niniBoston
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Great crossiants!! We had the Bacon and egg ham and cheese. The food was tasty and well priced. Unfortunately the coffee machine was broken so I can't say about the coffee 😩

Thank Oskar A
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Everything is delicious. Recommend the salads, croissants, Cocco Gelato, and the Shakerato. My morning stop. But the best part is the friendly staff.

Thank Branson T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 State St, San Diego, CA 92101-2512
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-238-4590
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