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) #17 of 151 Dessert in San Diego #318 of 4,294 Places to Eat in San Diego €€ - €€€ American, Cafe, International
3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
+1 619-574-8500
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“gelato” (59 reviews)
“crepes” (28 reviews)
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Come in and enjoy the Gelato and see what I mean. The is real, authentic Gelato. Often places say they are serving Gelato, but it's just rich Ice Cream. Not here. Get here if your in the area, and enjoy. You go there once, you'll...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Had not planned to eat here but WOW! Terrific choice for breakfast. Plenty of space to sit and talk and the food was outstanding. Particularly enjoyed the tiramisu pancakes! Parking was a bit of a challenge but worth it. Be sure not to J Walk...More

Thank 1GiantsMS
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Food was good, we had a panini, pancakes, eggs, and crepes. The salad was Overdressed that came with the panini... and the wait was ridiculous. There was one other large party of 6 or 8, and because of that it took them almost an hour...More

Thank LizzyLou2222
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

After an excellent Mexican at la puetra I needed my mouth cooling down and gelato was required. This place was empty of customers but full of yummy gelato so happy days. I had Nutella and espresso..... so good

Thank Gibbo1969
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Walking around Hillcrest with my wife looking for something to eat that wasn't "fusion". Walked right up to Chocolat looked at the menu outside and saw breakfast til 2pm. Done deal! I don't understand why it's so hard to get eggs over medium everywhere else,...More

Thank rainmanpi
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We actually tried another gelato and it was just not as good. This visit to Chocolat was as expected: WONDERFUL! The gelato is very flavorful and true to form. The staff are always polite, honest and helpful. Thank you so much for being in downtown...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A nice, quaint place with lots of variety. Crepes, frittatas, gelato, wine, all kinds of yummy things. Sometimes it's open air. The service was great and friendly.

Thank jmboze1
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We walked to this place after we had dinner a couple doors down. The atmosphere, food and drinks were very good. Service was great by Cass.

Thank Takis P V
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had friends in from our days in Anchorage Alaska and went to see a movie at Hillcrest. With time to kill we walked over to Chocolat (which we had seen many times while going to movies at Hillcrest but had never visited. Big mistake....More

Thank PeterandJinx
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Best Tiramisu Gelato and Tiramisu dessert. Will come back for crepes too as they looked great as well.

Thank Arushi K
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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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