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Sep 7, 2007 05:35 PM

Dessert-only restaurant?

Have been to and enjoyed a dessert-only restaurant in Boston called Finale, which is open late and features dessert tasting menus and a wide selection of dessert wines. Is there anything similar in the SF Bay area?

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  1. I know exactly what you're talking about...they have one in San Diego called "Extraordinary Desserts", but can't think of anywhere that serves SOLELY desserts in SF that is comparable. I can think of a couple with notable dessert menus. Stella Pastry is my all time favorite dessert place, but mostly because I love Italian desserts, and they are open late. No wine though.

    Citizen Cake
    399 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    Brick - CLOSED, reopening as Fly
    1085 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Stella Pastry
    446 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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    1. re: BernaDiva

      Stella's open till midnight only Fridays and Saturdays, other nights closes at 7pm.

    2. I don't think that trend has hit SF yet.

      We have a lot of bubble tea shops with funny Hong Kong desserts.

      1. Definitely not dessert only, but Bar Tartine has a fabulous dessert menu, really nice cheese plate, and plenty of wines on the menu. And they're open until midnight. We walked in around 8PM last Saturday night and had no problem getting a table.

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        1. re: alag

          Coi reportedly has a really great pastry chef. I think there have been a couple of reports from people who went there just for dessert.

        2. The Perfect Finish -
          Located at 55 S. First St. San Jose
          A classy wine bar that complements their diverse wine and spirit selction with an eclectric array of desserts.

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          1. re: lauercrnsw

            Wow I am also interested in a place with desserts, are there any more suggestions for San Jose (South Bay Area)? Aside from The Perfect Finish, above.

            1. re: ThaiSpice

              my favorite place that makes "natural/organic" desserts is -
              Rivermark Village
              3938 Rivermark Plaza
              Santa Clara, CA 95054

              My suggestion is
              1. Chocolate Rum
              2. Chocolate Mocca
              3. Carrot Cake
              4. Swiss Water Process Decaf coffee
              5. Chipote Chicken

          2. Sweet Inspiration
            2239 Market Street
            San Francisco
            Just above Castro Street
            When you're driving down market it's on the left side with a bright blue neon sign.
            The cakes and pies are fantabulosa and they are open at least until midnight.
            They also have extra large cups of very good coffee