It’s a San Diego institution. It was even mentioned when we were on one of those seal bus/boat tours. With the hype that this business has received over the years it’s almost impossible for expectations to be met. First of all, the place is a madhouse and it was only a Tuesday night! I’d hate to see what it’s like on a weekend. The ordering system is confusing and pure chaos. They give you a clipboard for you to write down what you want, then you have to find the line for the register to place your order. That’s followed by standing around in a crowded space with dozens of other people while you wait for your order to be filled if you’re getting it to go.
I only ordered two things. The chocolate chip cookie ($3.50) was excellent with its chewy and slightly crispy edges and large chunks of chocolate. It was a fabulous cookie all around. The Viking cake ($9.95) was pretty good. It’s basically chocolate on chocolate on chocolate in the forms of cake, fudge and mousse. If you dine in you’ll notice that they plate everything very extravagantly using flower petals. Personally, I think that’s over the top and unnecessary, but some may like it.
Extraordinary Desserts is extraordinarily pricey. It’s tough to spend that much on desserts, but for an occasional splurge, why not.
1430 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101