OMG Gluttony: Urban Solace’s Buttermilk Cinnamon Roll

San Diego Sugar - The cinnamon roll from Urban Solace

My initial reaction to Urban Solace’s buttermilk cinnamon roll was shock, followed quickly by awe. “Massive” only begins to describe it and “decadent” doesn’t do it justice either. Flaky on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and topped with (I’m guessing) a cup of cream cheese icing, this baked beauty is enough to feed a family of four. If a giant pastry topped with gobs of icing isn’t enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, you can add butter pecan sauce for $1 extra.

At first, I thought I’d definitely be satiated by half of the roll, and be able to save the rest for later, but it was impossible to follow through. The combination of the warm roll and the thick, creamy icing — which was so rich it tasted like cheesecake gelato — was impossible to resist. Despite knowing I was about to eat a full meal, I ate the entire thing (with some help from my constant dining companion). For $3.50 this is easily one of the best values on the menu, and from this point forward, a must-order item. Luckily (for my thighs), it’s only available during brunch.

Urban Solace
3823 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
(619) 295-6464

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