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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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Today
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, Lunch, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 307
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best dessert in town

I love this place! There is usually a long line out the door, but it's worth every minute of the wait. The desserts are to die for and I love that the menu changes every night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
thealisons
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San Diego
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I love this place! There is usually a long line out the door, but it's worth every minute of the wait. The desserts are to die for and I love that the menu changes every night.

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The magnitude of the display cases will bring you to your knees! You've never seen anything like this -- anywhere. Luscious desserts of all types...everything perfectly delicious. tho expensive. Worth every calorie!!

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Truly extraordinary! Large servings to share and soooo delicious. You won't be disappointed. It's expensive though.

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Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I had to try a little of everything and wound up with way to much, but everything was exquisite. We sat at the bar and (while it wasn't a bar) found that the "bartender" (our waitress) was extremely friendly and was able to make nice conversation despite the crowd in the restaurant. An awesome date spot.

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

If I lived near this place, I'd probably weigh 400 lbs. by now. There is nothing very nutritious about this place but it is sooo good and the food is artfully beautiful. Most items are designed to be single servings, from loads of cake slices, to individual apple pies, tarts, ice cream, and such. The space inside for the line... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Going here is a somewhat surreal but very worthwhile experience. The brownie and the coconut cake are out of this world fantastic! If the wait is too long, take it to go!!!!!

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stopped by to take out 4 deserts which end up paying over $30 so it was not really cheap deserts. There were 2 women working but none of them were really friendly and helpful. You need to ask for their help otherwise they do not.

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Muskegon, Michigan
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had sandwiches and salad and of course desert and were blown away!! The pesto and goat cheese grilled sandwich was delightful and very filling. My wife and I shared it in a combo with a salad so we could save room for desert. So many choices and sooo good!!

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Yonkers, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This was an amazing dessert shop that everyone should try if you are a cake fan!!! These are some of the most beautiful yet still delicious cakes I've seen. Has a strawberry and guava cake slice and an all chocolate slice and both were just dreamy.

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Calexico, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

The place in warm and cozy, the deserts are awesome! Beautiful presentation! Go early unless you want to wait a long line.

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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 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Dessert, Ice Cream

Restaurant Characteristics

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