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Extraordinary Desserts

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1430 Union St., San Diego, CA
+1 619-294-7001
08:30 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 08:30 - 23:00
Fri 08:30 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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468 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The name of the shop doesn't meet its definition, just bigger than normal cake but its taste is just ordinary. The decoration of cake is so fabulous but it's no taste, just put the flower ( whole flower) or whole fruit on the cake, so it doesn't make any difference. Ddinks may be tried with homemade brand grounded cacao. Other... More 

Thank berm1974
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A coworker recommended this place before we left for our trip to SD. So glad we looked it up. We had a 30-40 minute wait for a table of three at about 8pm on a Saturday night. The wait wasn't bad since there was a lot of gift type items to look at in between drooling at the dessert counter.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had heard the story of this place and have been waiting for months to visit. Unfortunately, I had a very filling brunch just before arriving. The desserts were amazing looking and I'm sorry I couldn't order something decadent. However, we did sit down and order the double chocolate shortbread and the Aloha peanut butter cookie with Vietnamese iced coffee.... More 

Thank mrsdagle
Burnsville, North Carolina
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place lives up to it's name! Extraordinary. They have the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen and ALL of the desserts are equally as amazing in taste.So delicious. It is pretty pricey, so my suggestion is to share a few with a group. We bought 3 different kinds and shared it with 6 people. We were stuffed with... More 

Thank Mootheart
San Juan Capistrano, California
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260 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came back here with my hubby on June 2016 and we ordered bread puddings a salted caramel dessert and other goodie and I am very happy to find that everything is still very good. The quality and presentation has not declined one bit. I love this place but I'm sure glad that I don't live close by or I... More 

Thank qhunnyb
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This used to be my hideout from work when my office was just blocks away and the 2nd location of Extremely Expensive Desserts -as the locals call it btw- just opened. Unfortunately for customers, great for business though, this place keeps focusing on profit and no longer on the experience it once cherished. Go ahead plan to stand in line... More 

Thank Normacha
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

When you walk in, you're greeted by some of the most beautiful desserts you've ever seen. These pastries, cookies, and desserts are just delightful to the eyes. They're so beautiful that it's difficult to choose. Prices are fair in comparison with the quality of the desserts. I just wish they would make a daily menu of their offerings. You have... More 

Thank curlyloo
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were given the run-around on seating and then once we were seated the hostess and server were less than friendly. Luckily once the dessert arrived 15-20 minutes later it was fantastic so they were redeemed. Get your dessert to go and you won't be disappointed!

Thank Sean B
San Diego
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The most beautiful and tasty Desserts ever! Almost too beautiful to eat. You can also get breakfast foods before 11am. Don't miss this one. Taje your camera and your sweet tooth! AMAZING!

Thank Patsy M
New York
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140 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Don't let the dessert name fool you. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. And DESSERTS. A fantastic find on Union Street. Panini or Grilled-Cheese sandwiches. Large bowls of healthy salads. Save room for desserts. In our case, a lemon bar with marshmallow. Pucker up sour (and sweet).

Thank eawnyc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
08:30 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 Union St., San Diego, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-294-7001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?