Traditional desserts are elevated to a whole new level with the chef’s special touch at these Benicia restaurants. Homemade chocolate sauce over croissants put Camellia Tea Room’s Chocolate Bread Pudding in our dessert Hall of Fame. Part Baklava, part cheesecake at Pappas is a delicious twist on the Greek classic. The lemon bars at Lucca are to die for; the Walnut Bread at Java Point is a breakfast staple that sells out early. The Triple Layer Paradise Cake at Roseanna’s Bakery is, well, paradise, and the Tiramisu at Sailor Jacks is a true standout with egg whites whipped in for a cloudlike consistency.

Lemon Bars (photo above left)
Lucca Bar & Grill, 439 First St., 745.3749,

Baklava Cheesecake
Pappas Restaurant, 1654 E. Second St., 745.0314,

Chocolate Bread Pudding
Camellia Tea Room, 828 First St., 746.5293,

Sailor Jacks, 123 First St., 746.8500,

Banana Walnut Bread
Java Point Café, 366 First St., 745.1449,, Java Point Cafe

Triple Layer Paradise Cake
Rosanna’s Bakery, 305 First St., 747.9333,