Zanzibar Cafe

★★★★☆
  • 976 Garnet Ave

    San Diego, CA 92109

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  • 858-272-4762

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I??ve gone to this cafe since its inception, and it has only gotten better and better. The vibe is friendly, the workers are pleasant and fast, and the food is very good, especially since they??ve been baking their own desserts. The bread pudding is to die for, as are the coffee milkshakes: the Zanzibana is out of sight (simply bananas, ice cream, and espresso I believe). While they discourage too many students just drinking coffee and studying, since it??s a restaurant now, more have been going there for a great lunch and taking their time working while they eat, which the owner supports, and there is never any attitude coming from the staff--quite the contrary, they??re very accommodating to every client. This is and has been the best cafe in Pacific Beach for as long as I can remember!

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★★★★★

I??ve gone to this cafe since its inception, and it has only gotten better and better. The vibe is friendly, the workers are pleasant and fast, and the food is very good, especially since they??ve been baking their own desserts. The bread pudding is to die for, as are the coffee milkshakes: the Zanzibana is out of sight (simply bananas, ice cream, and espresso I believe). While they discourage too many students just drinking coffee and studying, since it??s a restaurant now, more have been going there for a great lunch and taking their time working while they eat, which the owner supports, and there is never any attitude coming from the staff--quite the contrary, they??re very accommodating to every client. This is and has been the best cafe in Pacific Beach for as long as I can remember!

Pros: consistent great food and service, great ambience

Cons: sometimes the food takes a while, but worth it

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Zanzibar has great food - lots of healthy options that have a gourmet flavor. The atmosphere is that of a nice coffee shop - a great place to hang out in the morning with a soy mocha and the newspaper. They are happy to make vegan versions of their dishes, too.

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★★★★☆

Zanzibar has great food - lots of healthy options that have a gourmet flavor. The atmosphere is that of a nice coffee shop - a great place to hang out in the morning with a soy mocha and the newspaper. They are happy to make vegan versions of their dishes, too.

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Zanzibar is a local trendy place to grab a quick bite to eat or a quick smoothie or coffee. It is located on a busy side walk in Pacific Beach. A quick walk right down to the beach and PB pier. A little pricey.

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★★★☆☆

Zanzibar is a local trendy place to grab a quick bite to eat or a quick smoothie or coffee. It is located on a busy side walk in Pacific Beach. A quick walk right down to the beach and PB pier. A little pricey.

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A very trendy place to eat in PB. I enjoy the healthy selection of food and drinks. I like ordering an omelet for breakfast or a Chinese Chicken salad for lunch. I have not gone back in a while, but I recommend going to enjoy a beverage.

4
★★★★☆

A very trendy place to eat in PB. I enjoy the healthy selection of food and drinks. I like ordering an omelet for breakfast or a Chinese Chicken salad for lunch. I have not gone back in a while, but I recommend going to enjoy a beverage.

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My husband and I were winding down our vacation to Mission Beach when we decided to have our last lunch in California at Zanibar. We didn't know much about this place except for what we saw on the menu hanging in its store-front window. The menu was very diverse and had some excellent vegetarian selections for someone like me who doesn't eat meat. I ordered the vegetarian chili which comes with a side of corn bread. My husband had a salad/sandwich combo made up of a tuna melt and leafy greens chock full of little veggies. My chili was out of this world! First of all, the bowl was huge. I couldn't finish it. I'd recommend a cup if you are not too hungry. But the chili was full of big chunks of yummy veggies like tomatoes, celery, green peppers, squash, corn, beans, and just the right amount of spices to tingle the tongue with a little bit of heat. The corn bread was just as yummy, which I happily dipped into the chili. My husband's lunch was just as remarkable, according to his review. He left the restaurant saying how glad he was that we ate there. So if you aren't sure where to go for a fun, relaxing, casual meal, try Zanibar.

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★★★★★

My husband and I were winding down our vacation to Mission Beach when we decided to have our last lunch in California at Zanibar. We didn't know much about this place except for what we saw on the menu hanging in its store-front window. The menu was very diverse and had some excellent vegetarian selections for someone like me who doesn't eat meat. I ordered the vegetarian chili which comes with a side of corn bread. My husband had a salad/sandwich combo made up of a tuna melt and leafy greens chock full of little veggies. My chili was out of this world! First of all, the bowl was huge. I couldn't finish it. I'd recommend a cup if you are not too hungry. But the chili was full of big chunks of yummy veggies like tomatoes, celery, green peppers, squash, corn, beans, and just the right amount of spices to tingle the tongue with a little bit of heat. The corn bread was just as yummy, which I happily dipped into the chili. My husband's lunch was just as remarkable, according to his review. He left the restaurant saying how glad he was that we ate there. So if you aren't sure where to go for a fun, relaxing, casual meal, try Zanibar.

Pros: Diverse menu to please everyone

Cons: Parking and crowded streets can be a problem

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I have been going to Zanzibar for years and have always enjoyed my visits.
Aside from coffee and teas, they serve up some really yummy food. Just don't expect to grab a 'quick lunch'... they typically take FOREVER to bring out your food. It appears, quality takes time. I especially love that they serve breakfast all day and recommend a scramble with your favorite goodies.

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★★★★☆

I have been going to Zanzibar for years and have always enjoyed my visits.
Aside from coffee and teas, they serve up some really yummy food. Just don't expect to grab a 'quick lunch'... they typically take FOREVER to bring out your food. It appears, quality takes time. I especially love that they serve breakfast all day and recommend a scramble with your favorite goodies.

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This is a super place to stop in for a sandwich after a day at the beach. Or sometimes we'll get stuff from here and take it down to the water for a picnic. I've been hearing that they're going to open a location downtown? Can anyone verify?

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★★★★☆

This is a super place to stop in for a sandwich after a day at the beach. Or sometimes we'll get stuff from here and take it down to the water for a picnic. I've been hearing that they're going to open a location downtown? Can anyone verify?

 

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