Top 5 Dessert Places In San Diego

The top 5 dessert spots in San Diego to satisfy your sugar cravings.

d-Bar (3930 5th Ave @ University Ave in Hillcrest)

Diners are greeted to an open space that is light and airy.  At the dessert bar, one can enjoy an intimate view of the pastry chefs as they assemble their creations like true artisans.  The Food Network star Chef Gerhard’s favorite item on the menu is his take on bananas foster.

Babycakes (3766 5th Ave @ Robinsons Ave in Hillcrest)

Known for their cream cheese topping, Babycakes also carries Vanilla and Chocolate gluten-free options for cupcakes on a first come first serve basis.  The full bar gives a new and fun take on cocktails and cakes.

Up To You Café (7770 Vickers St @ Convoy in Kearny Mesa)

A more casual café setting filled with students who flood in for the honey toast.  The house specialty is essentially thick cuts of bread soaked in honey.  Toppings include custard, condensed milk, fruit, ice cream and Nutella at an added cost.  Expect longer wait times in the evening at peak hours.

Extraordinary Desserts in 2 locations (1430 Union St @ W Ash St in Little Italy or 2929 5th Ave @ Palm St in Banker’s Hill)

It’s no wonder that these two locations are romantic powerhouses.  The charming creations are topped with edible petals, flowers and gold flecks.  While waiting for an order, customers can browse the available gift items that range from exotic teas to darling ballet baby socks.

Heaven Sent Desserts (3001 University Ave @ 30th St in North Park)

Although they do offer some seasonal desserts, be sure to try out their signature slices of “heaven” such as the bourbon bread pudding, the vanilla bean crème brulee, and the red velvet cupcake.


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