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“Expensive, but quality.”

Extraordinary Desserts
Ranked #9 of 151 Dessert in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Neighborhood: Downtown
United States
Level 6 Contributor
251 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
“Expensive, but quality.”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

PROS
~Fun place for a light snack meal (salad, cheese & bread, bruschetta, etc.) or just a dessert and drink.
~Quality food.
~Attentive service.
~Modern decor -- concrete floors, tea-light candles, Buddha and lotus flower motifs.
~Exterior seating with heat-lamps available.
~Ideal for a date night, couples, friend gatherings, birthdays, etc.
~Beautiful glass display of cakes and desserts when you enter the restaurant.
~Full-size birthday cakes decorated with fresh flowers available for purchase.
~Located in downtown's Little Italy, which is a fun place to walk around afterward.

CONS
~It's expensive. ($8-$10 for a slice of cake, $6.50 for a small pot of tea, $14 for a salad). However, food is good quality and you can easily share the large portions.
~Not ideal for a proper meal/dinner out, although a salad and a dessert was enough for us.
~I personally find many of the desserts a little large, over the top and too rich. It would be better if they made them smaller and less expensive. Three bites of chocolate cake and you've had enough because it's too rich. Definitely share.
~A portion of the restaurant is a shop, selling gift items. I find this a waste of space. It would be better if they devoted this area to seating for waiting for your table or for extra tables to lessen the wait time.
~Street parking.
~Gets very busy.
~Noisy atmosphere.

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  • Visited April 2014
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Boulder, Colorado
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Visited both locations - great desserts”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Similar to the other location, these are very pricey desserts but the flavors, decorations, combinations are fantastic. This location has a seating area which does serve savory dishes. We went after dinner and it was so crowded and the wait list was so long that we ended up ordering for take-out. The waiting area is beautiful and has a lot more items other than desserts. The number of choices was larger than the other location. It was fun to see and hopefully next time I'll be able to eat there. As before, everything we tried was delicious.

Visited March 2014
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San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Yummy! :)”
Reviewed April 1, 2014

These guys have the best desserts in town. Once you get in, you can't get out :) Well, you get stuffed up but it very well worth it...

Visited October 2013
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Maui, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“WELL DESERVED NAME!”
Reviewed March 31, 2014

Amazing desserts, so beautifully presented, and extremely delicious!! During my 1 week in town, I came back here THREE times. Don't miss it when you're in San Diego!

Visited March 2014
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Grass Valley, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Truly EXTRAORDINARY!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Not only the tastiest and most beautifully decorated desserts ever (adorned with real rose petals-- organically grown, no less!), but the paninis (smoked salmon, goat cheese, turkey were all great) and salads were also terrific. The decor was hip/industrial, with lots of candles in the evening. There is a small outdoor space as well. WIne and beer selection was great.

  • Visited March 2014
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