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Extraordinary Desserts

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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The desserts here are way too big for one person, but it's so good you can't stop eating! Pricier than I would normally spend for a slice of cake, but definitely worth the splurge.

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Thank DKJ125
Bryan
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

I had read the great reviews about this place while researching restaurants for my San Diego trip on Trip Advisor. The reviews do not do justice to the high calibur of culinary delights that this place creates. We were in San Diego for 5 days and visited Extraordinary Desserts three time. Even stopped on our last day and bought a... More 

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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

You can only get desserts and coffee here, but it is worth a visit. Every offering is a work of art, with fresh flowers as garnish. I had the banana cream tart with loads of dark chocolate. Yum! And the coffee was Kona, so no complaints there either. Inside and outside seating is available, and the line can be quite... More 

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Thank ajhsys
Toronto, Canada
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

deep, rich, creamy and impossible to finish in one sitting. I thought the tiramisu cake was really great. hard to order because everything looks so damn good! chai late was a powder mix and not fresh spice mix like the cashier had said. moral of the story is don't believe the cashier, ask the barrista!

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Thank William C
Vermont
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149 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We tried the fruit Napoleon and the raspberry cupcake and both were delicious and attractive. I really appreciated that the cupcake wasn't overly sweet. I would have been fine with a smaller serving size but it makes sharing easy.

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Thank wilvey
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

The desserts are so artistic, I almost didn't want to eat mine! I came with my mom and sister who were visiting from out of town. They were impressed with the selection and the atmosphere. We loved our selections, and will definitely be visiting again.

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Thank rsheedy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Beautiful presentation that you (almost) don't want to destroy by eating. Problem solved by taking a photo before consuming:) Expensive, but good for an occasional splurge; lucky I don't live in San Diego, so I just partake once in a while when visiting my daughter. The offerings are mostly too rich to eat in one sitting; share, or box up... More 

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Thank SB1114
San Diego, California
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252 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

The fare was too sweet. Compared to the same desserts in cafes and boutique bistros where originals can be found in Germany, Austria, France, and Switzerland, there is simply no comparison. It is like thinking that industrial chocolate (e.g. UK Cadbury's) is comparable to fresh Belgium chocolate.

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Thank SanDiegoGuy1
San Diego, California, United States
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Must be seen to be believed! You've never seen cakes like these... you won't want to cut into art work like this.

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Thank Joseph B
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Something for everyone...but save up your tooth fairy money, cause your sweet tooth here will need some cash.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?