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Aug 30, 2006 01:34 AM

Best Desserts in OC

I am trying to find the best desserts to buy for my birthday extravaganza ... whether its from a restaurant or bakery...tell me all the luscious details! Desserts from Zov's? Something unique?

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  1. Zov's is a great place for desserts. As an alternative and more upscale and gourmet, Cafe Blanc in Costa Mesa is wonderful.

    Their desserts are not overly sweet like so many places.

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    1. re: cdmedici

      Thank you for the heads up on Cafe Blanc. After taste testing 10 desserts (omg)...and gaining major lbs....I will be going with thus wonderful bakery for my birthday party. Their desserts are beautiful and very delicious. If you like desserts that are not overly sweet and very subtle, this is your place.

      1. re: Pinkwasabi

        Is this place new, or did they have a name change?

        (I tried a bakery on 17th a year or two ago--modern/sparse, wasn't impressed with what I tried--don't think the name was Cafe Blanc though. If this is a different bakery, I'll definitely stop by and give it a try :)

        1. re: Funwithfood

          a couple year's back it was called RJ's Patisserie after the a taiwanese chef's and there he serves stuff like chocolate mousse with candied passion fruit, green tea mousse, mont blancs, etc.

          so yeah, name change, and same style of desserts too if i'm not mistaken, but i don't know if it's the same ownershipl

          1. re: kevin

            Yes, that was the name kevin. This style of baked goods just does not appeal to me...

    2. pina's bistro tiramisu.

      caramel walnut apple pie or pumpkin pie at the filling station.

      pain au chocolat at Village Bakery at the camp or lab in costa mesa.

      gelato paridiso coconut gelato.

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      1. Fruit Tart from Le Croissant Dore in Little Saigon.

        Dirt cheap. Delicious.

        Check out pics and review on it here:

        1. Try the Chicken Pie Shop in Anaheim at Euclid and La Palma. Been in biz a LONG time. They are known for their chicken pot pies ($2.50 takeout). A lot of Seniors frequent here for the cheap,decent eats.

          As to desserts, the bakery has those available for takeout. The Creampuffs are very good, but the Napolians ($2.50) are outstanding!

          They also have breads that are reasonably priced. Enjoy!!

          1. You can try any of the ones I listed <a href=" couple of weeks ago</a>.

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            1. re: Gustavo Arellano

              Wow, quite a list--thanks for the link Gustavo!

              Let Them Eat Cake in Costa Mesa has scrumptious 5-Chocolate Cookies--had them once while they were still warm...mmm.

              The gelato at Gelato Paradiso in Newport is fabulous--may not quality as "dessert", but it is worth a mention.

              Napa Rose in Anaheim does well with dessert IME.

              1. re: Funwithfood

                FWF, your list is a lot stronger than Gustavo's. You named every Powerhouse Dessert in OC except Zov's, Five Crown's Cheesecake(same as Grill on the Alley's (BH) and the CANNERY'S Balboa Dessert Platter.

                1. re: russkar

                  It's been years since I've been to Zov's--what do you recommend russkar?

                  P.S. Napa Rose served a "Pumpkin Pie Creme Brule with Tangerine Sauce" a couple years ago--probably the BEST dessert I have ever had. (I'd love that recipe!)

                  1. re: Funwithfood

                    Zov knows her desserts and it's impossible to have a bad one.
                    Call NR and ask for the recipe?