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3766 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-4224
09:00 - 01:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this place because I wanted food but was also craving dessert. Spaces to sit inside and outside, both in front and behind. Was satisfied with our food, the nachos were huge! Cupcakes were delish too.

Thank frolikchocoholik
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Well seasoned and well prepared breakfasts. (Never been here for lunch.) But the cupcakes are the stars here. So don't be afraid. Stress that insulin. Go for the cupcakes!

Thank Mashuggi M
New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The brunch was amazing. The cupcakes look even better. Come for breakfast, lunch, coffee and a cupcake.

Thank NEfuller21
Toronto, Canada
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412 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

After a disappointing dinner nearby, we head off to Babycakes for coffee. The cupcakes look incredible but they are far from the best I've tried. The cake is slightly dense , not airy as I like them to be, but the icing is not overly sugary so it's a very good topping . What impresses me most is the decaf... More 

Thank unhappytraveller123
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great cupcakes and amazing service. Was on vacation in Southern California when my daughter turned 2. Told the gentleman who was helping us it was her birthday and he brought out her cupcake on a plate with a candle and happy birthday wrote in raspberry sauce. Thanks for making her day. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great treat.... More 

Thank mn700vforce
San Diego, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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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148 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

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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70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 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
Reviewed 31 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
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, 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 - 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?