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3766 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4224
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San Diego, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Since moving into the neighborhood I've visited more regularly (than my hips would like), but I can't help it! I generally only partake in the cupcakes and coffee, so I cannot speak to the bar side, but the cupcakes are delicious, I recommend the blood orange, or the salted caramel, or the peanut butter... oh and the blueberry muffin... SO... More 

Thank 11calypso11
United States
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149 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The miniature cupcakes were the best I've eaten, flavorful, moist, rich, interesting. I didn't love the full size but the minis are 2 die 4. They have an excellent buttercream frosting and are not so overwhelming you feel stuffed after. A moderate eater can choose a couple of flavors and be very happy. Also, this is a fun street with... More 

Thank aaardvark
Las Vegas, United States
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This place was good, it just wasn't comfortable. There were limited low tops and we were stuck with high top. I had soup and salad. It was good.

1 Thank Dawn F
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

There is such a wide variety to choose from. Its hard to pick just one. On top of that the cake decorating skills are beyond awesome.

Thank Anita B
Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

My last day here before I flew out to Denver my brother and I ran into this wonderful place, first of all I love the name! We had to stop in, boy we were in for a treat, Dirty Iced Chai, Iced Americano and a yummy cup cake!! This is what life is all about! Great service and amazing cupcakes

1 Thank Karigonzrbls
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cupcakes!! The most unusual flavors - blood orange, tres leches, caramel apple... They are a decent size (not little at all, unless you go for the minis). Besides the rich and decadent butter cream, the cream and fruit fillings make these cupcake cuties awesome!! The staff is super helpful and just excited about you trying the different flavors. I... More 

Thank Marvella V
Elburn, Illinois
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159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I bought two cupcakes a few days ago. One was Babycakes one. It was pretty good. Cheesecake taste in middle with some chocolate chips. It was unique and flavorful. The other was the classic vanilla and it literally was the worst cupcake I have ever tasted. I have no idea what was wrong with it. Frosting was very bland ...not... More 

Thank kariensean
Tucson, Arizona
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you find a place that you like you keep on going back. My wife and Iand friends were in San Diego for four days. For three of those days we had breakfast at Babycakes. We never did get to eat a full breakfast there as we drawn to the pastries and didn't get past them. Scones,cookies, muffins, and cupcakes... More 

Thank MartyG60950
New Woodstock, New York
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My son, his gf and I visited Babycakes at her urging--she works nearby and had heard great things about the place from her co-workers. After an evening of eating in the Hillcrest area (which btw, is the LGBT area of the city, for those folks who don't know) we wandered through the main area, looking in windows, stopping at great... More 

Thank inthewoods2016
New York City, New York
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192 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I stopped here quickly before heading to the beach. The place was empty which seemed a bit strange (it was about mid-day), but there was a wide selection of cupcakes. The cake itself was good, as was the coffee. The shop is a decent size and there's an outdoor area to sit and enjoy!

Thank SnappleSpice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
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Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3766 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4224
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 6192964173

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?