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Cafe Bassam

Coffee Shop, Tea Room, and Art Gallery · Park West
3088 5th Ave (at Redwood St), San Diego, CA 92103, United States
Likely open (See when people check in)

People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 AM
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • Noon–4:00 PM
    • 8:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 9:00 AM–10:00 AM
    • 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–Noon
    • 2:00 PM–4:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 117 votes

People like this place

  • What you need to know
    Diego on a Dime
    "Love their selection of teas."(2 Tips)
    Jake A.
    "Coffee and Chai is some of best in San Diego!"(9 Tips)
    Raymond M.
    "The Mexican mocha is great!"(2 Tips)
    Ben D.
    "Cafe Vanilla"(6 Tips)
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55 tips and reviews.

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  • coffee
  • chai
  • wine
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • outdoor seating
  • wifi
  • great value
  • paninis
  • yogurt
  • pastries
  • quiet
  • music
  • soup
  • biscotti
  • staff
  • vino
  • granola
  • vanilla
  • fresh fruit
  • Rachel H.

    Ambiance and lattes

    Rachel Heinz · September 7
  • Roger

    White chai!

    Roger · July 30
  • robert h.

    Great terrace to sit and enjoy a morning coffee - indoors full of amazing stuff.

    robert higginson · April 13
  • Perriann H.

    Love the vibe. Get a blended drink and they serve it in a special glass! So cute! So many teas to choose from!!

    Perriann Hodges · March 13
  • Amir B.

    The espresso float is really good.

    Amir Baharlou · March 8
  • Merel B.

    Loved the yoghurt, granola and fresh fruit!

    Merel Backers · February 23
  • Daria Z.

    Great place to have really strong coffee like in Europe

    Daria Zolotko · January 4
  • Anthony G.

    As a coffee guy I have to say that the espresso is over roasted. Not horrible but the vibe/ambiance in here makes up for it. Amazing interior, pastries, friendly staff, good wine & tea selection.

    Anthony Gomez · January 1
  • Aldo B.

    Try the cafe.

    Aldo Bustos · December 28, 2014
  • Tyler M.

    A great spot for a quick bite or a long study session.

    Tyler Moselle · December 27, 2014
  • Brian G.

    Favorite place to get things done!

    Brian G · November 16, 2014
  • Brian G.

    If u love Corbin follow on snap

    Brian G · November 16, 2014
  • Timz T.

    An unusual find along 5th ave. atmosphere transports you to Europe.

    Timz Traveler · October 10, 2014
  • Mohammed B.

    Good place , but Service is very bad .. I waited 10 min .. just to ask about a napkin .. 😊!

    Mohammed Bin Helail · September 25, 2014
  • Mayer S.

    Wifi is often not working

    Mayer Seidman · September 25, 2014
  • Amanda L.

    Loved the Mexican mocha!

    Amanda Linder · August 7, 2014
  • Denette

    Cool quirky place. Decent coffee, huge cup to go! Open late!

    Denette · April 14, 2014
  • Luisa G.

    He also has some old/antique pieces not to be overlooked.

    Luisa Goldoni Nagy · April 4, 2014
  • Kate

    Iced chai is amazing. Probably the best I've ever had.

    Kate · March 4, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    This coffee and tea house has quirky decor and drinks crafted with care.

    Serious Eats · November 6, 2013
  • Levent A.

    Wait. Hold on. DID I JUST TRANSPORT TO EUROPE? No? Oh. Cool. Can I get some tea then?

    Levent A · August 15, 2013
  • Jessica S.

    Service was so extremely slow, if you are on any kind of timeline avoid this cafe. Over a 30 minute wait for a cheese plate and glass of water.

    Jessica Solkovits · July 26, 2013
  • Jake A.

    There is Internet here! Coffee and Chai is some of best in San Diego!

    Jake Adams · June 21, 2013
  • Danielle D.

    The house coffee is great. No sugar or milk needed, very smooth

    Danielle Dean · June 18, 2013
  • Stefanie S.

    Great atmosphere. I come to work, chill, hang out with friends.. Their hot chocolate and biscotti (if available) are awesome

    Stefanie Sundby · May 17, 2013
  • Matt F.

    Count your change. Girl behind the counter isn't that sharp when it comes to the math department. Kinda had the deer in the headlights look lol.

    Matt Fanady · March 29, 2013
  • Bee K.

    Yes wifi! Several folks indicated that Bassam doesn't offer wifi, incorrect. Great tea recommendations, chill service and atmosphere. Perfect place to plug in and escape.

    Bee K · March 12, 2013
  • Mark T.

    Here for planning an event of jazz, art and poetry. Atmosphere very conducive.

    Mark Turner · March 7, 2013
  • Ted C.

    Wi Fi available.

    Ted Caplaneris · January 3, 2013
  • Raymond M.

    The Mexican mocha is great!

    Raymond Mustang · September 28, 2012
  • Vanessa M.

    The ambiance is amazing, the decoration, the music, it's all perfect for studying or relaxing with friends.

    Vanessa Moreno · June 23, 2012
  • Benjamin L.

    No Internet here, but it's a great spot. Cheese plate is pretty great for 3 people and some wine perhaps. Great music.

    Benjamin Lotan · May 28, 2012
  • Breanna B.

    Try the panini! It's pretty good!

    Breanna Brenton · May 27, 2012
  • Jon B.

    Rad atmosphere, perfect for sipping on the BEST hot apple cider in all of Sandiegotown! Heavenly!

    Jon Blaj · February 19, 2012
  • San Diego Reader

    Two words: Serious Coffee. Read more

    San Diego Reader · January 18, 2012
  • Ray E.

    Yeah...there chai is good but fuck all the bullshit...they don't have free wi-fi. That's really whack.

    Ray Elkins · December 27, 2011
  • Tracy R.

    Too many chairs!! Would really be

    Tracy Renfrow · December 20, 2011
  • Doug M.

    When the Zombie Hordes attack, remember the rifles hanging on the wall! Stock up on your Ammo while there's still time!

    Doug Mueller · November 25, 2011
  • stacy k.

    Ladies, wear your spandex workout gear or a low-cut top and get free biscotti with your chai. :/

    stacy keck · November 2, 2011
  • Naima F.

    Nevermind the chai, it's from a mix...BUT! The cheese and olive plates are both nice. Read more

    Naima Finnie · October 25, 2011
  • Marishella C.

    Very nice Pris bday wine party!

    Marishella C. · August 8, 2011
  • Steve M.

    Try the iced Vietnamese coffee.... Sweet and cold.

    Steve Mueller · July 17, 2011
  • Maria D.

    It's not just great coffee, tea and wine. Amazing atmosphere! You have to come here to feel it, to get inspired.

    Maria D. · July 7, 2011
  • Jim

    No more bedouin. No longer with coming

    Jim · June 2, 2011
  • Adam B.

    service is lukewarm. has anyone had a lively, pleasant interaction with the staff here? what's the secret?

    Adam Bohannon · March 12, 2011
  • Diego on a Dime

    Slow service, even when there is not a lot of people in the coffeehouse. No internet, so this is not the place to study, but to chat and interact with others. Love their selection of teas.

    Diego on a Dime · February 11, 2011
  • Diane

    The chai is beyond delicious!

    Diane · January 29, 2011
  • DavidPatrone P.

    Great big lattes and really good soup!

    DavidPatrone Patrone · October 7, 2010
  • Ben D.

    Can't go wrong with flavored espresso!! Cafe Vanilla is my new favorite!

    Ben Duff · May 19, 2010
  • Christina R.

    Beat chai tea in town.

    Christina Rain · March 7, 2010

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