Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa Park
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- 55%Local Culture
- 55%Nightlife Lovers
Member Reviews (68)
- Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa ParkCommunity ManagerMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Oct 17, 2013
Hands down the best desserts in the USA. It's pricy but well worth it. Every day has something different, so just ask the servers what they like the best and they'll point you in the right direction!
- Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Jun 27, 2013
Whenever we're in San Diego, Extraordinary Desserts is always a must stop for us. My daughter is an excellent dessert critique and this is one of her fave.
It's like heaven when enter their shop. You will be surprised of all the selections of desserts and how extraordinary they are.
Delicious, moist, rich and flavorful.
- Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 12Jul 05, 2012
This place is a feast for both your eyes and mouth. Surprising thing is, it's not just their desserts that are insanely delicious. I had their grilled cheese sandwich here and it was oh so yummy!
The lines can get a little long but this is must-go place whenever you find yourself in SD.
- Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Nov 11, 2013
Extraordinary desserts has a huge selection of cakes and teas. The cakes are really rich, but they have really great flavor to them. Make sure to bring some friends to share a couple with. They also have at least 10 different kinds of teas to choose from. The line can get really long on weekends and nights, so be prepared to wait.
- Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 3Apr 18, 2013
Amazing desserts, most with edible flowers. They're so beautiful to look at, it's almost a shame to eat them. We ordered a bunch and split them - all were fabulous, but the blackberry cheesecake was the standout.
- Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa ParkMember ofAdventure TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Dec 03, 2012
This is a review for the Extraordinary Desserts in Banker's Hill.
Very good desserts. A little on the sweet side, but I will let that slide. I adore their decorations and outdoor seating area. There's just something very intimate about sharing dessert with a couple of friends at a table lit only by a tiny candle.
Extraordinary desserts is on the pricey side, but I think it's definitely something you should try at least once! Actually, there's so many things to choose from, so maybe you should go back a few more times.
My two friends and I shared a lemon-blueberry creme brulee and some ricotta cake. Gosh, I can't remember the name, but it was really good. I'm not a fan of cheese by any means, but the way the cake was prepared....I just could not hate it!
This is definitely a date friendly place. I saw a guy at the table next to me trying to schmooze up to his date. The fellow had the right idea bringing her to Extraordinary Desserts...but maybe he should have chosen a better shirt to wear than the little number he sported.
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- Extraordinary Desserts - Balboa ParkMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversNov 01, 2013
Looks can often be deceiving when it comes to the sweet stuff. What looks incredible on the outside can taste like complete crap once you dig into it. I'm sure we've had that type of moment at one point in our lives. Trust me when I say you can leave your doubts about desserts at the door when you come here. After some recommendations through friends and looking at the menu itself, I wasn't quite yet convinced to order a piece of their Shangri-La cake. I completely passed up the display case on my way in, so I headed back to it before the waiter took our orders. Seeing the massive white and pink (hate that color) wonder before my eyes was plenty enough confirmation that I had made a wise decision.
As a self-proclaimed chocoholic, I shocked myself for choosing something made with white chocolate. Call me biased, but I often tend to dislike the latter because it in no way tastes like its brown, cocoa-based counterpart. I put that love/hate relationship to rest when I indulged in this white chocolate and guava mousse, strawberry and vanilla layered slice of pure heaven. Although I had a preconception of it being dense, the texture was rather light. No food coma from dessert? Awesome! My friend had me try a bit of her chocolate croissant bread pudding. Now that stuff was rich; pure chocolate overload with the bread pudding itself and sides of chocolate dipping sauce and double chocolate chip ice cream.
It takes serious balls for an establishment to live up to its name, but this place wears it well. Stay classy and extraordinary, ED.