extraordinary desserts / banker’s hill | san diego, ca


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

5 Responses

  1. hi mary – the line is always long at the banker’s hill location. parking is a little bit better though. i remember when they were new in the early 90’s. my favorite was the passionfruit ricotta lemon torte. not sure if they still make that though. i’ve blogged this place as well as the little italy location a few times. the newer location is better, nicer looking but parking really bites downtown. i feel that while the presentation/wow factor is definitely there, the quality (at the uptown location) has kind of gone down.

  2. mary says:

    hey cc – my friends and i used to go here a lot back in the day, but not so much anymore. i’ve been to the downtown location a few times but you’re right, parking blows downtown. i was a little disappointed with my recent visit there since both of our desserts weren’t outstanding, but oh well. it’s still one of a handful of late night dessert places in town that i know of.

  3. Faye says:

    Beautiful pics! I also agree that service is atrocious (in both locations). I love their Caribe cake as well as their passionfruit torte. I think the slice of cake is worth the money but I don’t think paying that much for pot of tea is worth it (we paid $10 for pot of tea one time and were disappointed).

    I wish they’d offer cheaper version of their sliced cakes if I opted for no fru-fru presentation (like Hold the flowers, the gold, etc etc)….

    Nice post 🙂

  4. leanne says:

    I don’t think we’ve been to the Banker’s Hill location in years… I’m not into waiting in a long line. Luckily, whenever we’ve gone to the Little Italy one the wait hasn’t been too bad. And, of course, we often just take it home to eat in the comfort of our couch. I’m not too big a fan of their pastries, but I LOVE their cakes. There’s one with passionfruit and one with hazelnuts – I can never decide if I’m in a chocolate mood or a fruit mood.

  5. mary says:

    Hi Faye – Thank you! It would be nice if they had “no fru-fru” pricing! I’m pretty sure I’ve paid extra just for gold leafing on my food that I didn’t want or need. Oh well.

    Hi Leanne – I hate parking near Little Italy so the tradeoff is the wait. Too bad you can’t have the best of both worlds – easy parking and a short line!

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