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Chocolat

3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
+1 619-574-8500
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“gelato” (61 reviews)
“crepes” (25 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After dinner stop for gelato. Dozens of flavors to choose from. Hazelnut, Nutella was fabulous. Haven’t had that flavor since Florence, last year. Smooth, rich and creamy,

Thank Patti223
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I should start by saying that we left without eating or drinking anything. This little place is in the tourist oriented Gaslamp District. Some of the restaurants, bars and cafes are actually quite good, and a few are excellent. This place has a threadbare, worn,...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The food was good, but it's a little over the top trendy and weird for me and it's really pricey. We stopped because the desert case is amazing. I'm not sure it's worth the price. The gelato was pretty good, too. However, didn't care for...More

Thank jeaniej2014
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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 1 July 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 27 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 22 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 18 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 7 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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
Description
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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