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“Food looks better than it tastes”

Extraordinary Desserts
Ranked #6 of 151 Dessert in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
California
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Food looks better than it tastes”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Interesting concept. Had dinner followed by desserts. The tomoato soup was savory and excellent; sandwiches good, as well. Dips such as pimiento cheese and hummus were just ok. Coffee was not up to par. Our party shared three desserts including carrot cake, brownie, and a breadfast pastry. They were all tasty, but just not outstanding by any means--no better than any other restaurant dessers.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Shangri-La”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

I am well traveled, and this is the best dessert place in the United States. My wonderful aunt purchased our wedding cake here in 2008, and our friends and family are still raving about how we had the best wedding cake ever!! If you want to make someone feel like royalty, this is the best birthday gift you could possibly get.

  • Visited May 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
336 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Luscious decadence, and not cheap...”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

Splurge on the treats, and it is still less than a full fancy meal. The store is itself a treat for the eyes, noveau industrial with super cool doors and low key ambiance. The displays show baked goods that please the eye and the palate. We enjoyed the strudel and danish, and the service was good. We were at an off hour and had no waiting. Fun and recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
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Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“BEAUTIFUL DESSERTS!!!”
Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

The display case at rhe Union street location is a site to be seen. Every customer squeezes in to the front of the cases to stare mouth open drooling stare and take pictures. They are masterpieces. I have tried several of the cakes and I would say they are above average but not memorable. Yet I go back tine and again, because if the presentation and atmosphere. It is a fun place. Remember to ask for rhe sauce to top of your cake if you order it to go.

  • Visited May 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“YUM is an understatement....”
Reviewed May 1, 2013 via mobile

Great desserts and loved the ambiance. We were visiting for two days in San Diego and were told this was a must stop. I'll pass on the great advice! Nice walk from the busier area of Hillcrest and really enjoyed eating outside.

Visited May 2013
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