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Heaven Sent Desserts

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3001 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-3001
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Guard your sweet tooth because this after-dinner stop has a lot going on: coffees, cocoas, cookies, cakes, creme brulees, and on and on. The decor is really pretty too, so everything feels like an upscale renovated ice cream shop. Flavor combinations are unique, delicious, wonderfully refreshing.

Thank Ray Q
San Diego, California
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77 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Though Heaven Sent Desserts has moved into a smaller space just down the block from the original location, the quality is still excellent.

Thank Darrell92104
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Decent place, cheesecake and other desserts but nothing out of the ordinary. Coffee was good. The shouldn't charge for a cup of water.

Thank imar r
San Diego, California
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

We still like Heaven Sent, but we used to love it. That was back when they gave a neighborhood discount (for working or living in the zip code), and when they gave you a free cupcake for loading up a gift card, AND when they made the giant, perfectly soft, delicious chocolate chip cookies. They stopped all of these things.... More 

Thank Lauren R
San Diego, California, United States
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94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Heaven Sent moved from their prime corner location at 30th and University in the heart of North Park to the middle of the block on University. The smaller space is less inviting than their previous location, and their uncomfortable metal chairs suggest the management does not want you to linger as you consume their dessert. I had a very tasty,... More 

Thank Ken H
Escondido, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Decent but unspectacular tasting desserts. Was the limited selection due to me showing up Wednesday at a quarter before 3pm? My last visit, at the corner location, was also a weekday afternoon I believe; I remember being impressed by the range of choices then, so today's visit was disappointing.

Thank Erik K
San Diego, California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

I love their Hazelnut Bomb and their French toast lattes. When I have dinner in north parking I always make sure to stop here for dessert and I recently started taking my sisters here. They recently moved from their corner spot a few doors down on the same block, its a bit smaller, but that's okay.

Thank Senia0306
Fairborn, Ohio
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

On our visit, unfortunately the espresso machine was not functional, so cannot comment on quality of the coffee. However, "dessert" is in the name of the restaurant, and "coffee" isn't. They have a wide variety of desserts. I greatly enjoyed a slice of macadamia cheesecake.

Thank OhioanMike
Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

We have eaten here in the past and I would have given it 5 stars when it was in its old location, down the street. They have since moved to a smaller location, no longer use real cup and plates, use outdoor furniture inside. We had to hold up our table top to keep it from falling over. They moved... More 

Thank LKCRN75
San Diego, California
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We felt like dessert after a nice dinner and thought to give this place a try. My boyfriend loves bread pudding so naturally we got the bourbon bread pudding. I am not a fan of bread pudding. Soggy bread/cake is gross to me hence why I don't like tiramisu (don't hate me LOL). Anyway I thought I was going to... More 

Thank kelody

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3001 University Ave, San Diego, CA 92104-3001
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-793-4758

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