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Jan 11, 2010 09:46 PM

Creme Brulee in San Diego

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?

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  1. 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

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

      1. re: kaochow

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

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      1. re: honkman

        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

          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

            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

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

      2. 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

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

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