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Extraordinary Desserts

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1430 Union St., San Diego, CA
619-294-7001
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10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Extraordinary Dessert

I am not a sweet tooth and I recently gave up coffee due to health issues but I can't resist the yummy-looking desserts that Extraordinary Dessert have on display. Their house coffee had a rich taste and truly complements the bundt chocolate cake I tried. Definitely worth checking out 👍

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am not a sweet tooth and I recently gave up coffee due to health issues but I can't resist the yummy-looking desserts that Extraordinary Dessert have on display. Their house coffee had a rich taste and truly complements the bundt chocolate cake I tried. Definitely worth checking out 👍

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Maricopa, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This place is always busy and they are open till midnight! The whole family was with us, even my daughter, her husband, and their eight-month old baby. The staff was very accommodating with a high chair and great seating for our group. I love looking first at all the display cases to get an idea of what I want to... More 

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texas
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18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoyed this place so much, we went back twice in a week! The sandwiches were wonderful! Specifically the farmers market sandwich, BLT/avocado, mushroom melt, homemade potato chips were really good! The desserts were exceptional! You can get anything from a cookie to cheesecakes!! Will DEFINITELY go back!!

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edmond, oklahoma
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A feast for the eyes and the taste! I don't think I've ever seen desserts with such beautiful flowers on them. The hostess was friendly and encouraged us to take our time looking. They also give you a notepad to jot down potential purchases. I got a tart with a nutty crust that came with a mocha glaze. That glaze... More 

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Pricey but well worth it. After having had dinner at Sirena Seafood nearby, we walked around and decided to conclude our evening at this remarkable establishment. It was very crowded, but we were served quickly as we wanted to take our selection back to our hotel. Every bite is a true discovery of what desserts should taste like. There is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

If you love desserts, this is the place to go. As you walk in to see the display cases, I'm pretty sure you hear the voices of angels and cherubs singing. I usually get desserts to go because the line is ridiculous and my hotel is within walking distance. Our favorites: any of the ice cream/gelatos/sorbets; pavlova, raspberry Linzer tart,... More 

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Kettering
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A very busy, noisy large cafe with an amazing selection of cakes. Large choice of loose teas on offer, which were served in tea pots. The cakes we had were delicious if a little over sweet so we were unable to eat them all and left feeling very sick!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I was lucky enough to have my wife bring me a special treat from Extraordinary Desserts. The Blood Orange Cake was incredibly fresh and tasty. The cake actually tasted as if it had orange juice in the batter. Only issue is the price is EXTRAORDINARILY high.

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Hemet, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our group of four stopped for a late evening dessert and the place was crowded. We got a table after a few minutes wait. All of the displayed dessert items looked very good. I asked our server about any sugar free items since I am diabetic. He didn't know so I asked to speak to the manager. We never saw... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

That night I was not very hungry so decided to have dessert instead of dinner. As I walked on the border of Little Italy, the map mentioned this place and I soon smelled it! Incredible pastries. I bought a tart with passion fruit custard, piled high with fresh fruit, topped high with thick meringue, garnished with an orchid and a... More 

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Additional Information about Extraordinary Desserts

Address: 1430 Union St., San Diego, CA
Phone Number: 619-294-7001
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1430 Union St., San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 619-294-7001

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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