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Extraordinary Desserts

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American, Dessert, Ice Cream
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2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
619-294-2132
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8:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 26
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Desserts Delight

This is the best dessert place in California. The experience is amazing. You will find something for every sweet palate. It's worth standing in line for 30 minutes to order and get your table. It's our go to place everything we come down to San Diego.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Lori L
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California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

This is the best dessert place in California. The experience is amazing. You will find something for every sweet palate. It's worth standing in line for 30 minutes to order and get your table. It's our go to place everything we come down to San Diego.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an absolute necessity if you are visiting San Diego! We went to Extraordinary Desserts after eating in Little Italy. The desserts are totally amazing. Everything looked truly delicious!! If you like coffee ice cream, the Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream is extraordinary!!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A great place for great desserts. Some may think it's over priced but the whole experience it's worth it once you take that first bite. Our group was of six people, each one ordering something different. We all shared our desserts with each other since the desserts are big portions. This is what I ordered "individual cheesecake" delicious. Yes, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's art that you can eat. Definitely pricey, but delicious. The offerings change daily, which is sort of part of the fun. They have GLUTEN FREE desserts that are delicious too, and I really appreciated that!!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Beware that this location by Balboa Park is vastly different than the one in Little Italy. I found it easier to find a parking space at this location. At the time I went in the early afternoon, this place was pretty quiet with a few customers having coffee and dessert. It's not as hustle and bustle compared to the Little... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

San Diegans love this establishment. The desserts are always high quality in use of ingredients, unique in combination of tastes, and very pretty in presentation. That is, visual impression leads one to want to try them all, though their richness requires a choice of just one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you have sensitive teeth, beware. These are extraordinary SWEET desserts without a doubt! The desserts were little works of art and we enjoyed picking out the perfect treat. I got a chocolate truffle that was rich, melt in your mouth, good. Great for special occasions.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The cakes here are absolutely extraordinary. If you looking for a cake to celebrate any affair - birthday to wedding - you won't be disappointed with your choice. These cakes not only look fantastic - real flowers! - the taste is to die for. I can't recommend any other bakery in San Diego - and I love sweets. Don't pass... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I went there after dining at Saigon on Fifth. It was a friends birthday and we wanted to pick out various deserts instead of buying one cake. It was approximately 10:45 pm on a Friday night and there was at least 15 people in front of us waiting to be served. Once inside, I could see why the place was... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It doesn't worth the value and the long line at all, even the cappuccino was poor tasteless. The desserts seem to be amazing but they are mediocre when you eat. We spent more than 30 dollars for 2 pieces of cake and 2 cappuccinos. Any brownie with regular ice cream would be better.

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Additional Information about Extraordinary Desserts

Address: 2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
Phone Number: 619-294-2132
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Ice Cream

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-294-2132

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?