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Extraordinary Desserts

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2929 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Malibu, California
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97 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

I was excited to finally try this place with some friends...I was surprised by the average experience. The desserts looked fine although I think the sign of a good dessert has more to do with flavor & texture than presentation (as someone who used to do this for a living during college & grad school, presentation is the easy part).... More 

Thank SandyQTraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

I went in here to pick up a cake on a whim for a last minute birthday celebration. The staff showed me the selection of cakes and walked me through each one, and they were great about flexibility with me picking up a cake later that evening. They couldn't hold a cake, but they assured me there would be an... More 

Thank Shayna P
Los Angeles
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51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Stopped on the way back to our hotel at the end of the night -- the best desert and coffee ever. Go out of your way to visit

Thank AVRLosAngeles
San Diego, California
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2012

Karen Krasne is an expert baker/businesswoman. Her cakes are among the most scrumptious and beautiful you will ever encounter. There is a varied menu and you will find offerings that will appeal to everyone in your party. Yes, it's expensive. However, if you are truly a dessert aficionado, you will not be disappointed. These delicacies are high caloric and extremely... More 

Thank tsudoughnim
San Diego, California, United States
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

I love the one in downtown, because they have good sandwiches and salads too.

Thank IdilCanTribble
Charleston, Illinois
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

There are two locations--I am referring to the downtown spot. We went here for a late lunch (2pm), which was perfect. We visited at 9:30pm on another evening, and found crowds waiting up to an hour for a table. ...most people, like ourselves, took a number and waited to have our choice boxed to take take home. Eating lunch was... More 

Thank bobbi222
San Francisco, California
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

Stopped here after a conference and was overwhelmed by the glass cases filled with dozens of desserts. Had a small charcuterie plate for dinner which was delicious, followed by an amazing chocolate cake with mousse. Good prices. Great selection. Service could be more consistent. When things got busier, the waitress forgot to pass my table. Still, a great find for... More 

Thank Discerning12385
Mesa, Arizona
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

The title says it all. Trendy, always busy, and beautifully presented salads, sandwiches, tapas and of course desserts. Everything is good and the desserts are to die for. A must do.

Thank LiileHeidi
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

Lots of choices of dessert. The presentation is meticulate.

Thank Sai Mei K
Sandakan, Malaysia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

A friend recommended this place as a must-go place for desserts lovers. So, we went on a Saturday 6pm, parked, and walked to the place. No lines outside the door, good sign, we thought. Walked right it, not too many people waiting around, got a number for table of three and was told there was a 20 min wait time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:30 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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

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Los Angeles, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?