Extraordinary Desserts is a dessert lover’s paradise. While there are other items on the menu, dessert takes center stage. The desserts are homemade and the menu changes daily. The best word to describe the desserts is intense. Presentation is part of the package. Desserts are garnished with the likes of fresh fruit, colorful flower petals and sculpted chocolate. They are a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach.
On my last visit I ordered a scoop of homemade Very Vanilla Bean Ice Cream served with a generous heap of fresh raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. (I’m a self-described chocoholic but I was counting on my younger child not being able to finish his sinfully rich chocolate mousse…lucky for me, I was right.) Needless to say I walked out, better make that waddled out, with a happy belly.
Extraordinary Desserts is a unique stop for your next visit to downtown San Diego. Here are a few things you should be aware of before you visit:
- Extraordinary Desserts has two locations in downtown San Diego – Little Italy and Balboa Park (original location)
- Parking is limited to metered street parking
- Both locations are popular; prepare to wait in line to be seated
- A dessert and coffee may set you back about $10; in here it’s about the total experience
1430 Union Street, San Diego and 2929 Fifth Avenue, San Diego Map Family-friendly