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Extraordinary Desserts

Dessert Shop, Wine Bar, and Bakery$$$$
Little Italy, San Diego
  • Lyn P.
    "Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding + Salted Caramel Ice Cream."(5 Tips)
    Julie H.
    "birthday tea, shangri-la & chocolate tears tea"(4 Tips)
    "Dulce de leche cheesecake is amazing, but they don't always have it."(4 Tips)
    Alice F.
    "Try the Dulce de Leche Cake - Sweet ending to #afpicon!"(45 Tips)
240 Tips and reviews
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  • bread pudding
  • cheesecake
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  • Alice F.
    Try the Pavlova - Talking with my friend Chris yesterday made me think of this extraordinary place. (via @Foodspotting)
    It's one of the best spots on San Diego. Excellent service and food. Desserts are superb.You might have to wait to get a table.
  • Karen C.
    A+ for presentation, but not everything I've had is good. Cakes are probably the safest bet, but are very sweet.
  • Emiliy M.
    So many gorgeous desserts you'll have a hard time deciding. Large enough to share - but you won't want to.
  • Dana R.
    Dana RockApril 4
    Sweet! & Tangy!! 🍊🍊🍊 A slice of "Blood Orange Ricotta" my new favorite desert. #raspberries #cranberries Add your fav tea #birthdaycake great combo!
  • Rachel Y.
    Rachel YalowitzJanuary 30
    I really enjoy all of their desserts here! I would say that they are kinda heavy, but totally worth it.
  • Jase L.
    Jase LaudadioJanuary 20
    Never ever a disappointment. Everything here is amazing. Got a chocolate truffle loaf cake... was very good. Although wish I would've got something with more components to it. But not disappointed.
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LyuJanuary 6
    Don't order the earl grey cookie... It's too thick to have good texture. If you're ordering to-go, there's an extra $3.50 charge for desserts that come in bowls/plates
  • Susie H.
    Susie HarveyDecember 24, 2015
    Passion fruit ricotta torte is amazing (too bad I devoured it before taking a pic). Also give the butterscotch root beer a's delicious.
  • Ece B.
    Ece BolatNovember 1, 2015
    Awesome desserts, their paninis are also yum, my favorite is portebello mushroom & goat cheese panini 😋😋
  • Michael L.
    Michael LiuOctober 18, 2015
    The Berry bread pudding is amazing. Good texture on top and delicious and gooey on the inside.
  • Charles G.
    Charles GuerreroOctober 5, 2015
    They have a brunch buffet on the weekend. The desserts are insanely good. The blueberry cheesecake coffee cake is amazing.
  • Emrah S.
    Emrah SaritacJuly 13, 2015
    Try any of their cakes with no doubt! You will love the ones with chocolate..
  • Dëva H.
    Dëva HolikOctober 23, 2014
    Fresh deserts made daily with rotating selection. Great tomato soup and grilled cheese as well as panini and a great cheese selection. Buy some teas to try at home lover girl is the best.
  • Meli
    MeliAugust 31, 2014
    Best dessert place I have ever been to. Classy, upscale bakery that also serves food. Focuses not only on taste but presentation: rose petals on cake. Viking cake is delish. You won't be disappointed.
  • Debbie
    DebbieAugust 2, 2014
    best desserts on the planet!! Strawberry shortcake was delicious. I like that they are always changing the desserts up!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauFebruary 17, 2014
    Try the Warm Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding - With chocolate chocolate chip ice cream. Wow. So rich. So good.
  • Roger M.
    Roger MaFebruary 11, 2014
    Farmers market veggie panini is the way to go if you're looking for something that is light but still satisfy your tummy
  • Vu L.
    Vu LeJanuary 25, 2014
    Yes i love visiting this place, as they offer vast range of variety dessert & bakery product. But brushing is important to prevent tooth decay @
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkDecember 5, 2013
    Their desserts are awesome! Late run with a group of more than 20 (our first time). It was great! The chocolate cheese cake was so, so good!
  • Jean C.
    Jean ColeDecember 1, 2013
    I'll bring my daughter-in-law--chef extraordinaire--Dawn Taylor-Cole next time the family is in SoCal. Desserts taste as delectable as they look.Staff suggested Chocolate cake is heaven on a plate
  • Rudilynn S.
    Rudilynn SawiOctober 18, 2013
    Their Passion Fruit Torte, coconut torte, Panna cotta, & Tortamisu w/ their black iced tea, 108 blossoms yea & vanilla macadamia nut coffee are the BEST!! My faves! :)
  • Alexander A.
    Alexander AdlerAugust 31, 2013
    Cakes eww. Chocolate bread pudding is amazing. Honestly though, this place is extremely successful but they refuse to provide air conditioning in 90 degree heat #pissedcustomer
  • Tory
    ToryJuly 26, 2013
    Oh my gosh the desserts were amazing! I chose the Pavlova and we split it. The pecan pie was very rich and the next day we couldn't finish it. Glad we were on vacation because if it was local...
  • Friska K.
    Friska K.June 14, 2013
    First-timer.. i got dulche de leche cheesecake.. it was good.. creme brulee is good too!!
    Upvoted May 27
  • Lisa
    LisaMay 27, 2013
    Wait is around 30-45 mins. Get their croissant bread pudding w/ warm chocolate if they happen to have it on the menu. Yum!!
  • Denette
    DenetteMarch 13, 2013
    The name says it all! This is a must try place! They look gorgeous and taste fantastic. This locale is def more fancy than Hillcrest. Cheescake is great!
  • Bhavya S.
    Bhavya ShahFebruary 16, 2013
    If you love banana split ice cream... U have to try their tropical banana split.. It is out of this world !!!!!
  • Charlotte C.
    Charlotte CurtisJanuary 5, 2013
    Hands down my favorite place for dessert/cake. However, on the savory side of things their Vegan Mezze plater is unique and refreshing. Pro Tip: Skip the caesar salad, dressing is straight mayo. Bleh.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle A.December 14, 2012
    A sweet tooth's paradise. The desserts are delicious and do are the exotic teas they serve. Try the Falling in Love tea. It taste just like chocolate covered strawberries
  • Ericka L.
    Ericka Lozano-BuhlNovember 10, 2012
    amazing and beautiful desserts! try the chai latte and the banyuls port, especial if you're having a chocolate dessert.
  • Elan
    ElanOctober 22, 2012
    Had no idea they served food here, incredible sandwiches. Also, ask for a Chai Latte with a shot of espresso, you won't be sorry.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KhuongAugust 24, 2012
    Environment was amazing, and most of the desserts were great. BUT the chocolate pecan pie I ordered was rock hard and just bad. Can't believe they even serve it there. DON'T ORDER IT!
  • Tara K.
    Tara KonitshekJuly 5, 2012
    The carrot cake Creme brûlée is my new fav. Not too sweet and a lot of pretty amazing flavors packed in one cake!
  • Scott R.
    Scott R.February 27, 2012
    At least the design/architecture appreciation is digs. Clean design.Love the entrance. The Valrhona Chocolate ice cream (when available) is a personal fave.
    meniscuszine.comOctober 22, 2011
    A large cavernous warehouse space with - as the name states - larger-than-life desserts. Food is also served, including tasty salads and sandwiches, and you can take away some great chocolate.
  • Peter M.
    Peter MaiOctober 2, 2011
    You will be charged an additional $3.50 for a to-go order of the bread pudding. They charge for the bowl that you have to keep.
  • Chris Oliver T.
    Chris Oliver TactoOctober 2, 2011
    The WORST in customer service!! Waiting over 45 minutes for service where the waiter checked on us only once did it. Dessert is not worth the wait..
  • Lawrence E.
    Lawrence EngSeptember 30, 2011
    They don't always have it, but when it's on the menu, order the peanut brittle ice cream, especially if you love peanut butter!
  • Leeanne
    LeeanneSeptember 23, 2011
    I'm not the kind of girl who loves dessert. But this place is still impressive. Detailed and beautiful desserts. Great space, fun gifts up front.
  • Rabia R.
    Rabia R.September 15, 2011
    Be prepared to stand in front of the cases for a while because everything looks so good that it's hard to pick one dessert! The food and coffee are excellent too. The rose lemonade is heavenly.
  • Jay E.
    Jay ESeptember 4, 2011
    Great place for desserts. The perfect spot to meet up with friends. It doesn't matter what dessert you're craving for they've got it..
  • Cathy V.
    Cathy VegasApril 25, 2011
    Expect to wait, desserts are to die for. Dark hot cocoa is yummy. There is enough to split it between 2 people
  • Jayme P.
    Jayme PontiousMarch 20, 2011
    The assortment of cheese was delicious, the cocktails were excellent, and the imported Italian tuna panini was fabulous! You can't go wrong with any of the desserts either :)
  • Keri R.
    Keri RobinsonMarch 17, 2011
    every dessert is delicious and gorgeous. try their serrano ham panini. for drinks, love the kiss of hibiscus and mango mimosa!
  • DavidPatrone P.
    DavidPatrone PatroneDecember 9, 2010
    The cheeses have GREAT pairings. The bread with the cheeses is OK but if they have the watercrackers, ask if they'll hook you up...
  • Adrian G.
    Adrian GarciaOctober 9, 2010
    Its a good place but I have seen flies on the desserts that are out on display. Might want to stick with the stuff that's enclosed.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TranAugust 27, 2010
    It's like a ritual to stop by here every time I am in San Diego; got the lemon tart cake (yum!) & carrot cake (ehhh - but I'm not a fan)
  • Esri UC
    Esri UCJuly 8, 2010
    ArcGIS Developer Rupert says this is probably the most amazing bakery you've ever seen. A strong recommendation for a place to visit during the ESRI UC. Read more
  • eva w.
    eva weertsJuly 4, 2010
    Their food is just as good as their dessert! Tried the serrano ham sandwich and raspberry danish - definitely recommend - you'll have enough for leftovers.
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