Extraordinary Desserts

★★★★☆

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In need of a place to take a date to impress? This place has the appeal to people in the dating scene such as I lol.

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★★★★★

In need of a place to take a date to impress? This place has the appeal to people in the dating scene such as I lol.

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On the recommendation of a co-worker, I stopped in at Extraordinary Desserts after a relaxing weekend in SD. Truthfully, we drove by on Sunday night and the line was still out the door...so Monday morning it was. As we were leaving town, I ordered a mix of five desserts to enjoy at home. Needless to say, the lemon tart didn't even make it to the on-ramp of the 5 freeway. It was wonderfully tart and refreshing. I've loaded pics of the other items we brought home and all look delectable. I can tell you the prices might make you gasp out loud, but when you realize most desserts can easily serve two, you'll give a sigh of relieve. The staff was extremely friendly and patient with my indecision...something I'm sure they're used to, actually. The woman who helped me this morning even named her favorite, so I added it to my "to go" box of goodies. I definitely will make a stop in when we're in SD next...I'll need to try that lemon brulee I saw in the display...and maybe a nice salad & cup of tea.

2
★★★★☆

On the recommendation of a co-worker, I stopped in at Extraordinary Desserts after a relaxing weekend in SD. Truthfully, we drove by on Sunday night and the line was still out the door...so Monday morning it was. As we were leaving town, I ordered a mix of five desserts to enjoy at home. Needless to say, the lemon tart didn't even make it to the on-ramp of the 5 freeway. It was wonderfully tart and refreshing. I've loaded pics of the other items we brought home and all look delectable. I can tell you the prices might make you gasp out loud, but when you realize most desserts can easily serve two, you'll give a sigh of relieve. The staff was extremely friendly and patient with my indecision...something I'm sure they're used to, actually. The woman who helped me this morning even named her favorite, so I added it to my "to go" box of goodies. I definitely will make a stop in when we're in SD next...I'll need to try that lemon brulee I saw in the display...and maybe a nice salad & cup of tea.

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Extraordinary Desserts makes me wish I lived in San Diego. the menu is ever changing with inventive desserts from lemon creme brulee to fruit tarts. Everything is decadent and takes you to Paris. The owner Karen also teaches classes "kitchen secrets" to a select few on the email distribution list. I will make special trips to SD to go here & it is a requirement if i happen to be in SD! The decor is open & urban like a loft with a long bar. They have a large variety of teas & now have a large retail counter to buy some of the special hard to find products to take home. Its by the gas lamp district so there is always a great corwd. Although if you go on a saturday night, you may need to wait 45m for a table, yes for dessert.

2
★★★★★

Extraordinary Desserts makes me wish I lived in San Diego. the menu is ever changing with inventive desserts from lemon creme brulee to fruit tarts. Everything is decadent and takes you to Paris. The owner Karen also teaches classes "kitchen secrets" to a select few on the email distribution list. I will make special trips to SD to go here & it is a requirement if i happen to be in SD! The decor is open & urban like a loft with a long bar. They have a large variety of teas & now have a large retail counter to buy some of the special hard to find products to take home. Its by the gas lamp district so there is always a great corwd. Although if you go on a saturday night, you may need to wait 45m for a table, yes for dessert.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Parking

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I love the setting of this place. The decor is pretty unique and very relaxing. I always order the passion fruit ricotta cake, it's my absolute fave! Service is usually pretty friendly, can't complain!

4
★★★★☆

I love the setting of this place. The decor is pretty unique and very relaxing. I always order the passion fruit ricotta cake, it's my absolute fave! Service is usually pretty friendly, can't complain!

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I've been to the Union St. location about 1,000 times and always have a consistently positive experience. From large birthday gatherings to coffee with a friend to happy hour after work - I have never been disappointed. Their desserts are their namesake - and are truly Extraordinary in taste and presentation. However, their wine and cheese selection is excellent, as are their appetizers - interesting flavor combinations. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, although some do come with a little attitude to match the modern Asian-inspired decor. But hey, it's not TGI Fridays, right? They are always accommodating - even when I brought my baby and she was fussing, the waitress offered to package our entire dinner and desserts AND wine to go in these adorable packages.
Recommendations: Viking Cake paired with Kona Coffee or a glass of Pinot

2
★★★★★

I've been to the Union St. location about 1,000 times and always have a consistently positive experience. From large birthday gatherings to coffee with a friend to happy hour after work - I have never been disappointed. Their desserts are their namesake - and are truly Extraordinary in taste and presentation. However, their wine and cheese selection is excellent, as are their appetizers - interesting flavor combinations. The staff is knowledgeable and helpful, although some do come with a little attitude to match the modern Asian-inspired decor. But hey, it's not TGI Fridays, right? They are always accommodating - even when I brought my baby and she was fussing, the waitress offered to package our entire dinner and desserts AND wine to go in these adorable packages.
Recommendations: Viking Cake paired with Kona Coffee or a glass of Pinot

Pros: Tantalizing menu, knowledgeable staff

Cons: service OK

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i love the union street location best. love the modern decor.

i go for one of two reasons:

1. i have a sweet-tooth -- which means i get kona coffee just for myself and one crazy large delicious dessert.

2. i have my savory-tooth -- which means i must have their grilled cheese sandwich with sundried tomatoes and green olive tapenade with either soup or salad.

MMMMMmmmmm.....

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★★★★☆

i love the union street location best. love the modern decor.

i go for one of two reasons:

1. i have a sweet-tooth -- which means i get kona coffee just for myself and one crazy large delicious dessert.

2. i have my savory-tooth -- which means i must have their grilled cheese sandwich with sundried tomatoes and green olive tapenade with either soup or salad.

MMMMMmmmmm.....

Pros: crazy insane desserts!

Cons: can be overcrowded

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The cheesecake here is absolutely delicious! This restaurant is sophisticated with modern decorations. While every sweet delicacy they sell here is tasty and exquisite, I can't quite say that I love all the desserts except for the cheesecake. One star is taken off because the price is expensive for what it is, and not to mention they add all sorts of extra things like flower petals and fruit, when all I want is the cake! Also the selection is not extensive, and they don't always have the cheesecake there.... but overall I still look forward to coming to this place. Must try out if you've never been here before!

4
★★★★☆

The cheesecake here is absolutely delicious! This restaurant is sophisticated with modern decorations. While every sweet delicacy they sell here is tasty and exquisite, I can't quite say that I love all the desserts except for the cheesecake. One star is taken off because the price is expensive for what it is, and not to mention they add all sorts of extra things like flower petals and fruit, when all I want is the cake! Also the selection is not extensive, and they don't always have the cheesecake there.... but overall I still look forward to coming to this place. Must try out if you've never been here before!

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I have just gotten back from going to your little italy for dessert.
It was a sickening experience after seeing a couple of mice in your restaurant.
We let our waiter know His name (Nelson L) said oh yeahh those are our friends!!
Are you kidding me is this a way to run a restaurant. Sick!!
I understand that in some countries mice/rats are a delicacy but here please that is just gross. After that comment from our waiter it is my understanding that they do not care about the cleanliness and quality of the desserts. sure it might taste good but not with a rat in it. Just writing this as to warn other might be customers not to get grossed out like we did by seeing mice around extraordinary desserts and contacting the San diego Health department.
My compliments on the Tea Mice Droppings, Triple Chocolat Mice, passion fruit mice, Torta misu mice!!

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★☆☆☆☆

I have just gotten back from going to your little italy for dessert.
It was a sickening experience after seeing a couple of mice in your restaurant.
We let our waiter know His name (Nelson L) said oh yeahh those are our friends!!
Are you kidding me is this a way to run a restaurant. Sick!!
I understand that in some countries mice/rats are a delicacy but here please that is just gross. After that comment from our waiter it is my understanding that they do not care about the cleanliness and quality of the desserts. sure it might taste good but not with a rat in it. Just writing this as to warn other might be customers not to get grossed out like we did by seeing mice around extraordinary desserts and contacting the San diego Health department.
My compliments on the Tea Mice Droppings, Triple Chocolat Mice, passion fruit mice, Torta misu mice!!

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I'm hoping that we went on a terrible night, but it was definitely overcrowded. You could not view the dessert selection. There wasn't much to view since the cases were practically empty. I was overcharged by $70plus on my credit card, which I'm waiting for a refund and a return call since our visit was 3 nights ago. I usually love going here, but the night I took some guests was not pleasant. It took over an hour for our desserts to get to the table, on top of that, we placed a sandwich order, that the waiter did not have down, so we told him to forget about re-ordering it.
If you must eat overpriced dessert, then go in the afternoon when the place is practically empty.

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★☆☆☆☆

I'm hoping that we went on a terrible night, but it was definitely overcrowded. You could not view the dessert selection. There wasn't much to view since the cases were practically empty. I was overcharged by $70plus on my credit card, which I'm waiting for a refund and a return call since our visit was 3 nights ago. I usually love going here, but the night I took some guests was not pleasant. It took over an hour for our desserts to get to the table, on top of that, we placed a sandwich order, that the waiter did not have down, so we told him to forget about re-ordering it.
If you must eat overpriced dessert, then go in the afternoon when the place is practically empty.

Pros: A place to ooo and aaahh some out of town guests.

Cons: Crowded weekends, Overpriced, snooty staff

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The dessert was great and SO pretty! Almost too pretty to eat. There was a large selection to choose from. I live 2 hours away and every time I'm in the area, I make it part of my plans to eat dessert here.

The only downside to this place is its pricey and busy busy busy!!

2
★★★★★

The dessert was great and SO pretty! Almost too pretty to eat. There was a large selection to choose from. I live 2 hours away and every time I'm in the area, I make it part of my plans to eat dessert here.

The only downside to this place is its pricey and busy busy busy!!

Pros: Great Dessert and Large Selection

Cons: Pricey, busy and loud (on weekends and at night).

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This place makes me fat. Someone needs to wrap their arms around my big big butt, swing me around in circles and scream, "Time for Atkins, Tubby!"

1
★☆☆☆☆

This place makes me fat. Someone needs to wrap their arms around my big big butt, swing me around in circles and scream, "Time for Atkins, Tubby!"

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Although this is one of two locations, this location being just north of Downtown in Little Italy, is the most popular of the two. And althought the food is more then exquised, my visits to the location found something lacking.

I personally go for the coffee, which is %100 Kona bean, as opposed to a Kona and Arabian Bean blend. This coffee is arguably as good as that you get in Hawaii. Furthermore, the desserts are what the place is named for, and what one should go for. The vast majority of the dishes are well made, well decoraded, and top notch. Of course, as with all food items, there are some that miss their mark.

But for all the great food . . . the service is done without a smile . . . in a manor that gives great discredit to the food and ambiance. So take it to go.

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★★★☆☆

Although this is one of two locations, this location being just north of Downtown in Little Italy, is the most popular of the two. And althought the food is more then exquised, my visits to the location found something lacking.

I personally go for the coffee, which is %100 Kona bean, as opposed to a Kona and Arabian Bean blend. This coffee is arguably as good as that you get in Hawaii. Furthermore, the desserts are what the place is named for, and what one should go for. The vast majority of the dishes are well made, well decoraded, and top notch. Of course, as with all food items, there are some that miss their mark.

But for all the great food . . . the service is done without a smile . . . in a manor that gives great discredit to the food and ambiance. So take it to go.

Pros: Desserts, Coffee

Cons: Parking, Service

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Extrodinary desserts is the greatest dessert place ever. The prices are high but it's worth it. They have cake by the slice or to take home, cookies, scones, brownies, cobblers etc. They also have great tea. You can sit with a pot of tea and some cake and be in heaven. They stay open late at night.

5
★★★★★

Extrodinary desserts is the greatest dessert place ever. The prices are high but it's worth it. They have cake by the slice or to take home, cookies, scones, brownies, cobblers etc. They also have great tea. You can sit with a pot of tea and some cake and be in heaven. They stay open late at night.

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business is very fancy, a little bit on the expensive side espeically if you're a college student, but it has a lovely atmosphere. Take your date there, they would see what good taste you have in desserts.

4
★★★★☆

business is very fancy, a little bit on the expensive side espeically if you're a college student, but it has a lovely atmosphere. Take your date there, they would see what good taste you have in desserts.

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This place definitely satisfies any sweet tooth. Although a little pricey, these deserts are certainly no oridinary deserts. Cakes, tarts, and drinks beyond anyone's imagination, they provide an adorable atmosphere as well as fantastically creative and delicious deserts. Open late and always bustling with activity, this little cafe is a fantastic place to take a date or to hang out with a bunch of friends.

5
★★★★★

This place definitely satisfies any sweet tooth. Although a little pricey, these deserts are certainly no oridinary deserts. Cakes, tarts, and drinks beyond anyone's imagination, they provide an adorable atmosphere as well as fantastically creative and delicious deserts. Open late and always bustling with activity, this little cafe is a fantastic place to take a date or to hang out with a bunch of friends.

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This is worth breaking any diet for. The best dessert around. At Extraordinary Desserts you will find the most beautiful desserts will ever see. As far as taste goes, it doesn't get any better. It is expensive, but worth it. Great for special occasions. All I can say is that you have to go!

5
★★★★★

This is worth breaking any diet for. The best dessert around. At Extraordinary Desserts you will find the most beautiful desserts will ever see. As far as taste goes, it doesn't get any better. It is expensive, but worth it. Great for special occasions. All I can say is that you have to go!

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Go, go go! They have the most decadent, delicious stuff here. It's a great date place so get here early on weekend nights-- lines go OUT the door! Patio dining is had by candlelight. Be sure to have someone holdyour place in line and go forward to check out the refrigerated section, or else you'll miss half of it! They also blend their own teas.

PROS: Great date place, deliciousness
CONS: Lots of calories and long line

5
★★★★★

Go, go go! They have the most decadent, delicious stuff here. It's a great date place so get here early on weekend nights-- lines go OUT the door! Patio dining is had by candlelight. Be sure to have someone holdyour place in line and go forward to check out the refrigerated section, or else you'll miss half of it! They also blend their own teas.

PROS: Great date place, deliciousness
CONS: Lots of calories and long line

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This is a very popular dessert hangout all San Diego locals know about. Located in a random spot with not much else around it, Extraordinary Desserts offers a variety of delicious cakes and coffee to choose from. You have the option of getting your dessert to go or sitting in their cute little cafe area. The price is worth every penny. Usually crowded with a line out the door on weekends and nights, try an afternoon if possible.

5
★★★★★

This is a very popular dessert hangout all San Diego locals know about. Located in a random spot with not much else around it, Extraordinary Desserts offers a variety of delicious cakes and coffee to choose from. You have the option of getting your dessert to go or sitting in their cute little cafe area. The price is worth every penny. Usually crowded with a line out the door on weekends and nights, try an afternoon if possible.

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Extraordinary Desserts has the best desserts in the world! Everything there is so flavorful and yummy. One bite, and you will be hooked. They atmosphere is very nice and the people there are friendly.

5
★★★★★

Extraordinary Desserts has the best desserts in the world! Everything there is so flavorful and yummy. One bite, and you will be hooked. They atmosphere is very nice and the people there are friendly.

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this place is indescribable. the desserts are fantastic-- very rich, sweet, anything that you'd want in a dessert. food here is definitely of high quality (considering a slice of chocolate cake can go for 8 bucks). the atomosphere is unique; it's like you're in a romantic sort of garden setting. it gets crowded during the night and parking is difficult to find.

5
★★★★★

this place is indescribable. the desserts are fantastic-- very rich, sweet, anything that you'd want in a dessert. food here is definitely of high quality (considering a slice of chocolate cake can go for 8 bucks). the atomosphere is unique; it's like you're in a romantic sort of garden setting. it gets crowded during the night and parking is difficult to find.

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The desserts are very delicious. The only downside to this place is that it is crowded and, like all places downtown and worth going to in SD, parking is hard to find sometimes.
Food and tea are a bit pricey, but make sure you try the Jasmine tea- it's worth it.

PROS: desserts
CONS: crowded

5
★★★★★

The desserts are very delicious. The only downside to this place is that it is crowded and, like all places downtown and worth going to in SD, parking is hard to find sometimes.
Food and tea are a bit pricey, but make sure you try the Jasmine tea- it's worth it.

PROS: desserts
CONS: crowded

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This restaurant is located near the down town area of San Diego, and judging by its appearance you may never know the quality of treats held within; that is until you see the lines gathering outside the door. Extraordinary Desserts specializes in desserts, especially cakes, and by far has no equal. The Chef is highly trained and a master of the palette, combining salts, sweats, bitters, and sours in excellent combinations. Expect to have a variety of flavors to try and sauces to expound them.

5
★★★★★

This restaurant is located near the down town area of San Diego, and judging by its appearance you may never know the quality of treats held within; that is until you see the lines gathering outside the door. Extraordinary Desserts specializes in desserts, especially cakes, and by far has no equal. The Chef is highly trained and a master of the palette, combining salts, sweats, bitters, and sours in excellent combinations. Expect to have a variety of flavors to try and sauces to expound them.

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