Extraordinary Desserts is one of those places we often frequent when we have out of town guests visiting. It’s a little on the expensive side but the dessert displays are gorgeous and there’s such a large variety of offerings that there is a little bit something for everyone.
We prefer the Little Italy location as it is much bigger and holds more seating. Once inside, you are met with displays of scones, cookies, cakes, etc. They also offer several flavors of homemade ice cream, with flavors that rotate daily.
If it’s too busy, you can also get your desserts to go. Luckily the wait wasn’t too long when we visited, so we were able to get a table. In addition to desserts, they also have quite a big selection of teas too. I love tea time!
Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding
This was my choice on our last visit. It’s probably my favorite dessert here and one that you can only get if you dine in. Bits of chocolate croissant are baked in a custard and syrup and served warm with a side of vanilla ice cream. I think it’s pretty self-explanatory why this would be amazing.
La Bete Noire
Three kinds of chocolate mousse layered into one cake. This used to be one of our favorites, but we actually found it too sweet on this visit. We must be getting old.
A light white cake, with layers of berries and whipped cream. Next to the bread pudding, this was my next favorite of the night.
Flourless Banana Cream Cake with banana malt ice cream
This was one of the beer inspired desserts designed for San Diego Beer Week. I really enjoyed the ice cream, but didn’t love the cake as much.
It was fun to come back here. I almost always enjoy my visits even though we don’t come often. It’s great for special occasions, dates, and a place to take out of town friends.
1430 Union Street
San Diego, CA 92101