clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Mousses in the shapes of different fruit
Desserts at Xtra Sweet Dessert Bar
Louiie Victa

Filed under:

This French Chinese Dessert Bar Makes Sweet Fruit-Shaped Mousse

Xtra Sweet in Chinatown has a menu full of pretty pastels

A new dessert bar is open on Spring Mountain Road and serving fanciful airy treats, impossibly hued teas, and surprising savory dishes. The operators of hot pot restaurant Chubby Cattle and of X-Pot at the Grand Canal Shoppes have opened Xtra Sweet Dessert Bar in the space formerly occupied by Meet Fresh, a Taiwanese dessert chain that specializes in taro balls, herbal jelly, and tofu pudding. The new dessert restaurant highlights a French and Chinese style of dessert, offering light and creamy mousse in the shape of xiao long bao and strawberries.

Mousses and cakes at Xtra Sweet
Mousses and cakes
Louiie Victa

Joyce Li, a founding partner of Chubby Cattle and CEO of Xtra Sweet says that when she opened the Meet Fresh location in the space at 3930 Spring Mountain Road five years ago, it wasn’t a great fit for the area. “A lot of people have this perception about dessert — cheesecake, chocolate. So something like taro, herbal jelly, beans, some people can not understand that,” says Li. “They think ‘I just had dinner. I don’t want to eat starch again.’”

Loose leaf Tea at Xtra Sweet
Loose leaf tea at Xtra Sweet
Louiie Victa

In the new restaurant, Li and co-owner and executive chef Qi Guan, who studied pastry in Paris, designed a dessert menu without the starchy flavors that Li felt some diners were put off by. The menu includes mousse treats filled with chocolate, jam, and curd in the shape of dumplings, mangoes, lemons, and clouds. A tea menu spans hot loose-leaf teas to iced drinks with colorful dragon fruit, pistachio, and taro. And savory items borrow from X-Pot’s kitchen for wagyu sliders and crackers topped with foie gras, caviar, and strawberries.

Qi Guan holds a platter of dessert
Chef Qi Guan
Louiie Victa

Also on the menu are high tea-style menus that include assortments of pretty macarons, two-person matcha mousse cakes, taro puffs, and other items. The cafe is also making mooncakes, ahead of the Mid-Autumn Festival.

Wagyu slides and crackers
Savory dishes at Xtra Sweet
Louiie Victa

The Chinatown cafe seats about 50 people in a counter-service restaurant decorated with cloud mobiles that hang from the ceiling and a wall covered in pink silk flowers. Xtra Sweet is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at 3930 Spring Mountain Road.

Interior of Xtra Sweet with a pink floral wall
Xtra Sweet
Louiie Victa

Meet Fresh

5815 8th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220 (718) 663-2199 Visit Website

Chubby Cattle

146 North 10th Street, , PA 19107 (866) 622-8853 ext. 1 Visit Website
Coming Attractions

More Than a Dozen Restaurants Are Moving Into a New Food Hall in Southwest Las Vegas

Coming Attractions

Popular San Francisco Peruvian Japanese Restaurant Joins $400 Million UnCommons Project

Vegas Restaurant Openings

Inventor of the Cronut Dominique Ansel Sets an Opening Date for His Las Vegas Bakery

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Eater Las Vegas newsletter

The freshest news from the local food world