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sugarNspice Jul 17, 2008 02:13 AM

On my last visit home to San Diego I went to Elizabethan Desserts and love, love, loved it!! I'm curious to find out if there has been a new bakery/pastry shop that has opened within the last year with just as much character and delicious pastries.

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    Green_Turtle Jul 17, 2008 03:05 PM

    Beard Papa's, a chain up in LA, is opening their first store in the area in National City (3030 Plaza Bonita Rd) on Aug 2. From what I hear, their cream puffs are their specialty.

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      sugarNspice Jul 18, 2008 12:58 PM

      It's been a while since I've been to Extraordinary Desserts. I stopped going because I found their desserts too sweet. I've also been to Beard Papa many times. If I plan correctly I think I can hit the other places.

      Thanks for the suggestions.

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        royaljester Jul 25, 2008 12:34 AM

        I have to second Extraordinary Desserts being too sweet. Other than that they're good, but if I order I'll split it 2 or 3 way.

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        scottg Jul 18, 2008 02:07 PM

        Cream Puffs is all Beard Papa's has. It is a chain from Japan. I have had their cream puffs from their stores in Los Angeles and Shanghai, and they are very good.

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          sandshark Jul 29, 2008 02:11 PM

          Just drove by a spot under construction at University and 5th Ave in Hillcrest - Mille Feuilles, chocolates and pasteries I think the sign says, coming in August. Anyone know anything about it?

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            Ewilensky Jul 29, 2008 02:32 PM

            Beard Papa!? In San Diego!? Damn, there goes the diet.

            Might as well pick up smoking again.

            Those Green Tea puffs are to die for, and with my lack of willpower, they'll probably be the death of me.

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              foodiechick Jul 29, 2008 03:08 PM

              I saw them about two months ago, seems slow to open.

        2. foodiechick Jul 17, 2008 02:01 PM

          There is a new little place in Ocean Beach called Azucar - a cuban patisserie. They sell scones, cake, cupcakes, cookies and macaroons in addition to savory cuban breakfast/lunch items.

          http://www.iloveazucar.com/

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            sdnativa Jul 17, 2008 11:48 AM

            The Elegant Truffle is new in Point Loma and in addition to wonderful truffles, has lots of supplemental goodies including cheesecake, angel food cake, caramels, cookies, dipped fruits and berries, etc. The selection changes. All offerings are excellent

            The Elegant Truffle
            1111 Scott Street
            San Diego CA 92106
            618-222-1889

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              phee Jul 18, 2008 07:08 PM

              I'm seriously glad I don't live or work that close to Elegant Truffle. Those caramels are to DIE for!

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              DougOLis Jul 17, 2008 10:02 AM

              Eclipse Chocolat has some yummy cupcakes and truffles. The menu isn't quite as diverse as Elizabethan though. Extraordinary Desserts (in Little Italy or Banker's Hill) has fabulous desserts. They are beautiful and tasty but extremely rich and sweet so watch out.

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