We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Extraordinary Desserts

1430 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101-3406
+1 619-294-7001
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cake” (63 reviews)
“pavlova” (5 reviews)
“linzer” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1430 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101-3406
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (415)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 385 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Can I just move in, PLEASE?? What an amazing place. Smelled like Heaven when we walked in! The display cases were filled with mouth-watering, decadent-looking desserts of all kinds. My group of 4 shared a brownie cheesecake bar that was so rich and yummy. Highly...More

Thank Jeanene H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OVERALL: It starts with the white marble courtyard leading to the wall length, bank vault glass door. Next you see high deck glass display cases with oversized, artistic, sometimes gold bedecked cakes, pastries and cookies. TASTE: + chocolate pecan pie = lemon chocolate cake (very...More

Thank nc3042017
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Extraordinary Desserts is obviously a hipster establishment with pretty much everyone there under 30 and a open, contemporary, crowded and very noisy environment. Service was awful. Their ordering is a bit confusing and they do not like to take time to explain it to you....More

Thank Dreamwoman
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This place is a must stop for your sweet tooth cravings. They have so many options, it is hard to choose. My sis had a piece of Shangri-La cake. White chocolate mousse, guava mousse and vanilla cake. She loved it. I had the creme brûlée...More

Thank Cristi T
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Love the Little Italy location. We had a large group and shared a bunch of plates. Their cheeses, vegetable, and Mediterranean plate were good. But of course it’s mostly about the desserts which are beautifully plated and totally decadent. The plus about going with friends...More

Thank RAR1126
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Cory took excellent care of our party's needs and we tipped generously. The food is delicious as is the coffee. However, they are too cheap to reprint their menus and mislead guests with false prices. Everything listed is 3% more expensive than listed. So consider...More

1  Thank smrtcar
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

WOW! All the desserts are art and taste just as good. The service and decor go well too. I will be back!!!

Thank TripMember050520161
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This is the more high-throughput version of its quieter location by Balboa park. But they offer a wider variety of sweets and lots more seating, although parking may be hard. Service is great in both locations - part of their menu is "visual", since they...More

Thank loveDCA
Reviewed 21 August 2017

If you have a sweet tooth and like your cakes visually pleasing this is the place for you. The variety for cakes are so diverse that there is enough to please everyone. Our group sampled lemon, chocolate and coconut varieties. Portions are generous and the...More

Thank HollyHin
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We came hoping for a treat on our family vacation. The place is disorganized and unwelcoming despite tons of waitstaff. This was our first time - after you walk in, the dessert displays precede the dining area. A woman handed us a form to choose...More

Thank OneBagJack
Nearby Restaurants
335 reviews
.21 km away
Queenstown Public House
308 reviews
.21 km away
Indigo Grill
415 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Columbia Cemetery
15 reviews
.54 km away
Little Italy
1,424 reviews
.43 km away
Santa Fe Depot (Union Station)
74 reviews
.54 km away
Little Italy Mercato Farmers' Market
30 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Extraordinary Desserts staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:00 PM
8:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1430 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101-3406
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-294-7001
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing