1430 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101-3406
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Extraordinary Desserts

Neighborhoods: Little Italy
Cuisine: Bakeries, Gluten Free, Vegetarian

Extraordinary Desserts is a Bakeries, Gluten Free, and Vegetarian restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped less than 15%.

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  • 8/07/2014

    A Bakeries food lover from San Jose, CA tried it.

  • 5/01/2014

    A Bakeries chowhound from San Jose, CA tried it.

Gayot
Rating:
12 / 20
Price:
$$$$$
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shaomai

 San Jose, CA
 

These desserts really are extraordinary!

hands down, the best dessert place I’ve ever found. It’s not that other restaurants don’t have equally great desserts, but there just aren’t too many places around that you can go to just for dessert. This is one of them, and while the prices are a bit on the high side, if you’re a dessert lover, it’s SO worth it.

The absolute best thing at Extraordinary Desserts are the Napoleans. These aren’t regular menu items, but they will almost always have them on the weekends. They are layers of flaky phyllo dough with fruit (the type of fruit will vary according to their specials) and whipped cream, with swirls of raspberry and apricot sauce on the plate. Their specials will often include a scoop of white chocolate ice cream on the side.

Another favorite off the regular menu is the Blood Orange Ricotta Torte. It’s fruity and light, but creamy. Their cakes are always very, very moist. Expect to pay about $6-7 for a slice of cake, or about $8 for one of the nightly specials (usually includes a scoop of ice cream or gelato).

Any of the chocolate cakes are amazing for chocolate lovers, but be forewarned — they are very, very rich.

The newer location on union street is really big and has a great variety of desserts. They also serve breakfast and some light foods. The decor is very modern, and it’s a great place to go with friends. I’ve also never had a problem with parking at this downtown location.

The original location is the one in Hillcrest, but while that one is more cozy and romantic, it’s often crowded and they can run out of things if you go too late on a weekend.

Napoloean

Layers of flaky phyllo dough with whipped cream and fruit in between the layers, accompanied by swirls of raspberry and apricot sauces. Fruit is seasonal, and there may be slivers of white chocolate on the sides as well.

Blood Orange Ricotta Torte

A good alternative if chocolate cake is too rich for you. this one is light and fruity, but moist.

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hk123j

 Chicago, IL
 

Terrible Service

I thought a place like this would have better service but it was terrible. We waited 15 minutes to have our order taken. Our waiter never came back and served our water, and then he never came back to check up on us. We had to wave down another waitress to get refills on our water and to order coffee. At the end I had to wave him down again to give us our check.

The only reason I am giving two stars instead of one is that the desserts are delicious.

 

If I were only rating the desserts this place...

If I were only rating the desserts this place would get five stars. I loved the Tortamisu, and the Macadamia nut cheesecake was the most buttery I’ve had. Like the reviewer below, I felt the service was subpar.

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Extraordinary Desserts is located near the cities of San Diego County, Hillcrest, Coronado, and Old Town San Diego.
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