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3896 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3141
+1 619-574-8500
09:00 - 00:00
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New Braunfels, Texas
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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
Coronado, California
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278 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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. We only wanted drinks and deserts. The wait staff was prompt and quite responsive to... More 

Thank PeterandJinx
2 reviews
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
New Jersey
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207 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Really great Gelatto. Nice staff, great all round menu. I'd go out of my way to stop here. Definitely going back to try more

Thank JeffreyK
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330 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Went to dinner with friends on Thursday night. Had a Cesar Salad. The salads a very good and good size. The crepes and deserts a wonderful and delicious. A great place for desert and coffee in Hillcrest..

Thank A. Vinnie V
Carlsbad, California
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204 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The expresso and cappuccino were fine. Not outstanding, but OK. The panini and savory crepes also fine, but nothing outstanding. My wife had a glass of OK red wine, and we were charged $12, which was way beyond an appropriate charge. In fact, looking at it, I wasn't sure that it was a full pour. Ambience was OK, not particularly... More 

Thank David B
Calgary, Canada
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for some brunch and a coffee. The food was great, the Americano was one of the better ones I've had, and the service was polite and quick.

Thank Shaxspear
San Clemente
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped by Chocolat for drinks and appetizers prior to dinner and a night at the theater to see The Lion King. We split a bottle of wine and shared some caprese and a wonderful cheese plate, which had fresh warm Artisan bread, a delicious variety of cheeses, fruits, and nuts. The presentation was outstanding and both selections were simply... More 

Thank Matt H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We both came in to get iced coffees while we waited on the Sunday Brunch rush - he got a iced café Americano and I had the Nutella iced coffee. Holy moly y'all, it was delicious! Super friendly staff and fun atmosphere! Wish we didn't have reservations elsewhere by the time we left.. Food looks phenomenal 😍

Thank Bailey R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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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 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?