Extraordinary Desserts (European Brunch)
Extraordinary Desserts is one of my favorite dessert places in San Diego, and I’ve shared quite a few posts from previous visits. On Sundays, they offer a European-style buffet brunch, something I had been interested in trying out for a long time but never got around to it. Well, we were recently invited in to try it, and so my opportunity finally came.
For $22 per person, you can help yourself to the spread of pastries, cheese, fruit, bread, and more set out along the bar counter. If you’re not in the mood for all you can eat, they do also offer a full brunch menu you can order from, but we chose to stick to the European buffet spread.
I tried to sneak in a quick few photos of most of the main items before it got too crowded.
There was yogurt, granola, fresh fruit, smoked salmon, roasted turkey breast, gourmet cheeses, bread, homemade jams, and an assortment of pastries.
Here are a few of our plates.
Some of my fondest memories from our trip to Europe were the breakfasts we had, and even though we were dining in San Diego, I actually felt like I was back in Europe again. I loved the selection, the sights of fresh baked pastries and desserts passing by, and the leisurely atmosphere.
Included in the brunch is also a selection of their premium teas and single house coffee. We start with coffee and ended with tea.
The one thing I missed from the buffet spread were their famous cakes. While I know it’s not a typical brunch item, my favorite thing to get at Extraordinary Desserts is a slice of any one of their decadent cakes. So before we left, we decided to share a slice of Torta Misu.
This was heavenly. Layers of espresso soaked ricotta cake interspersed with mascarpone rum cream, topped with whipped cream, and a delicate purple flower. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a cake here I didn’t enjoy.
Overall, we had a really delightful Sunday brunch here. I wish we hadn’t waited so long to try it and we’ll definitely be back, especially when we’re missing Europe and European brunch.
Please note, as indicated above, we were invited to try out the brunch and our meal was complimentary. My opinions remain my own.
1430 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101