Extraordinary Desserts

2929 5th Avenue, San Diego CA 92103

$25 - $50

Whether you're looking for a romantic cafe, a place to treat your friends to, or an exquisite birthday cake for a family member, you won't be disappointed in Extraordinary Desserts. This 5th Avenue Bankers Hill bakery was opened by Pastry Chef Karen Krasne in 1988, and has been a local hit ever since. With mouthwatering, hand-crafted, organic and decadent cakes, pastries, danishes, cookies, and ice cream-- plus a full espresso bar to-boot-- Extraordinary Desserts is just the place to feed your sweet tooth. This cozy, quaint little cafe boasts an astonishing 400+ item menu, so every time you visit make sure to try something different as their menu is constantly changing depending on seasonal ingredients, holidays, and new creations. Prepare to say "yum!"


  Business Info

  • Address: 2929 5th Avenue, San Diego CA 92103
  • Cross Street: Palm Street
  • Location: Downtown | Bankers Hill
  • Cuisine: Desserts |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Bakery/Deli
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Not Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (619) 294-2132
  • Features: Late Dining, Famous Chef, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Cooking Classes,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, People Watching, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip,


  Business Hours

Reservations Available

All Day - Main Dining Room 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.  
All Day - Main Dining Room 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.  
All Day - Main Dining Room 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.  
All Day - Main Dining Room 8:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.  
All Day - Main Dining Room 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.  
All Day - Main Dining Room 10 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.  
All Day - Main Dining Room 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Ah-Maze-Ing Dessert Spot!  

For me, this is the only place to "dessert" in San Diego. The owner is a genius with everything sweet - love the ambiance, teas, coffees, espressos, brownies, cookies, citron presse drinks...I only wish they were in every neighborhood in San Diego...

a gem  

I had the Tropical fruit-filled Meringue Shell and to drink the Moscato D'Asti (2003, Italy). The shell's plating had several sauces and edible flower petals!

Simply the best  

Anything in this restaurant is worth the calories. It's a beautiful and serene setting filled with divine treats. Service is great too.

Truly extraordinary desserts!  

I try a new dessert every time I visit the resturant. I have yet to be dissapointed. The desserts, especially the cakes, are made to please even the most sophisticated tastebuds. The owner, Karen Krasne, has trained in the finest pastry shops in Paris - and it shows.

take a date!  

The line out the door is enough to know you've hit the sugar jackpot. The desserts are very imaginative and exotic. Something for everyone, I loved the fruit tart with custard... simply, fresh and divine. Perfect for an after dinner and very romantic setting on the patio.


Worth the trip there. VERY special desserts.


I loved this place. I ordered a cake for a large dinner party and everyone loved it! They couldn't get enought. Not only was it tasty but it was beautifuly decorated. Definately a feast for the eyes and the mouth.

My Phone Conversation  

I called the restaurant to get information about it, and the lady who answered was curt and impatient with my questions, answering me with one word responses. If this is any indication of the attitudes of other employees, I don't think that I'll even bother.