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Extraordinary Desserts

619-294-7001  •  $$
ADDRESS: 1430 Union St, San Diego, CA 92101
CUISINE: Breakfast, Bakery, Dessert, Late-Night Dining, Cafe, Sandwiches, Small Plates, Charcuterie
FEATURES: Handicap Access, Kid Friendly, Smoke Free, Vegetarian Friendly
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Chef/owner Karen Krasne's first Extraordinary Desserts patisserie opened in 1989 in a cottage near Balboa Park, and in 2004 she added a sister location in a hip, high-ceilinged warehouse on Union Street in Little Italy. Both locations feature, yes, extraordinary desserts — prepared on-site and displayed in glass pastry cases. Here's just a sampling of the delicacies that may be available on any given day: lemon meringue or passion fruit tarts, black fruit cobbler, strawberry shortcake, chocolate croissant bread pudding, kiwi sorbet, and white chocolate or lemon praline ice cream. Both locations start the day by offering morning pastries such as apple Brie scones, coffee cakes and muffins, while the Union Street location also features cheese plates, panini sandwiches and salads throughout the day.

"Dozens of divine creations are available daily, and many are garnished with edible gold or flowers. Among them: a passion-fruit ricotta torte bursting with kiwis, strawberries and bananas, and a gianduia of chocolate cake lathered with hazelnut butter cream, chocolate mousse and boysenberry preserves, sprinkled with shards of praline."
Frommer's
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Beer and wine available. Open 8:30 am-11 pm Mon-Thu, 8:30 am-midnight Fri, 10 am-midnight Sat, 10 am-11 pm Sun.

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Rating: 4.7
DESCRIPTION

Chef/owner Karen Krasne's first Extraordinary Desserts patisserie opened in 1989 in a cottage near Balboa Park, and in 2004 she added a sister location in a hip, high-ceilinged warehouse on Union Street in Little Italy. Both locations feature, yes, extraordinary desserts — prepared on-site and displayed in glass pastry cases. Here's just a sampling of the delicacies that may be available on any given day: lemon meringue or passion fruit tarts, black fruit cobbler, strawberry shortcake, chocolate croissant bread pudding, kiwi sorbet, and white chocolate or lemon praline ice cream. Both locations start the day by offering morning pastries such as apple Brie scones, coffee cakes and muffins, while the Union Street location also features cheese plates, panini sandwiches and salads throughout the day.

 
"Dozens of divine creations are available daily, and many are garnished with edible gold or flowers. Among them: a passion-fruit ricotta torte bursting with kiwis, strawberries and bananas, and a gianduia of chocolate cake lathered with hazelnut butter cream, chocolate mousse and boysenberry preserves, sprinkled with shards of praline."
Frommer's
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Beer and wine available. Open 8:30 am-11 pm Mon-Thu, 8:30 am-midnight Fri, 10 am-midnight Sat, 10 am-11 pm Sun.



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