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Creme Brulee in San Diego

kaochow Jan 11, 2010 09:46 PM

I have a terrible craving for creme brulee and want to know if anyone knows a spot that has sensational creme brulee. I've had some bad ones in the past and really need a good one. Any suggestions?

  1. geekyfoodie Jan 11, 2010 10:28 PM

    My favorite place to get one is Heaven Sent Desserts in North Park. Some of their other desserts can be really lackluster, but their creme brulee has never failed me.

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    1. re: geekyfoodie
      kaochow Jan 12, 2010 05:55 PM

      Lol. I heard that place was okay. What about their creme brulee do you find memorable?

      1. re: kaochow
        geekyfoodie Jan 12, 2010 06:33 PM

        The creme brulee is probably one of their best dishes. They usually do the classic custard with vanilla beans. It's smooth and flavorful (very eggy and good vanilla flavor) with a fabulous crust.

    2. honkman Jan 11, 2010 10:45 PM

      Cafe Chloe
      Urban Solace (it''s not always on the menu)

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      1. re: honkman
        kaochow Jan 12, 2010 05:54 PM

        Went to Cafe Chloe today and was disappointed with their creme brulee. But it might have been an off day so I will try it again soon.
        I like Urban Solace and will try their creme brulee..

        1. re: kaochow
          honkman Jan 12, 2010 06:03 PM

          What didn't you like at the creme brulee at Cafe Chloe ? Normally it is a very classic interpretation of the dish.

          1. re: honkman
            kaochow Jan 12, 2010 06:13 PM

            The caramelized sugar on top hardly crackled under my spoon. It sadly wilted into my custard. I like that little hint of burnt sugar that adds a touch of bitterness to the creme brulee. But I swear I hate making bad reviews so I will try it again soon~ I did like that they used vanilla bean in it :)

            1. re: kaochow
              MrKrispy Jan 12, 2010 09:20 PM

              The way you describe it is the way I remember a creme brulee I had at Kemosabe, but that was years ago

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        cstr Jan 12, 2010 10:34 AM

        I enjoy the creme brulee at Donovan's, enough for 2 but, too good to share if you're really craving. They make it with imported whole bean vanilla. I've sat at the bar had that pared with a nice dessert wine.

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        1. re: cstr
          kaochow Jan 12, 2010 05:53 PM

          ooo...that sounds fantastic. I'll give it a shot.
          I might share...maybe.

        2. s
          sdnosh Jan 13, 2010 09:12 AM

          The Creme Brulee at 3rd Corner is pretty yummy. But skip the waffer and enjoy the berries that come with it.

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