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Cafe 21

2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
+1 619-640-2121
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“crepes” (28 reviews)
“grilled pear” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb food, excellent service, great atmosphere! Potato gallette and glazed Brussels sprouts to die for. Chicken wings raised to an art form.

Thank clivescott
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cafe 21 never stops to amaze me.The food quality,taste and presentation is excellent. The service is friendly and pleasant. I had today their Tomato Skillet,and was delicious. The only negative,is parking,there is none , 99% of the parking spots are reserved for the unfriendly liquor...More

Thank Ruben2445
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Just a few blocks from our Airbnb was this trendy and beautiful restaurant where we went for brunch. My family of four split three dishes, and they were delicious! The portions were large, and we ate almost every bite. My personal favorite was the tomato...More

Thank Elana B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The food was very tasty but also arrived before our drinks. The restaurant was not full but it took the staff a really long time to get our drinks and we just ordered iced tea. There were in total 10 employees walking around. So ......More

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We gave our order to our server and never saw her again. An hour (and most of our bottle of wine) later we flagged another server and asked him to check on our food. Appetizers and entrees arrived all at the same time. The food...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This place has some fun dishes and drinks. The Mimosa flight is cool and allows you to try different flavors at once. They need to add some more variety if they are going to do flights. Some amazing mimosa has strawberry juice with rose and...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Because this corner strip mall was placed deeper in its lot, the Cafe 21 folks turned the bleak in-front parking area into a lovely outdoor patio, where we chose to sit on a warm San Diego morning. The service proved friendly, and the pace was...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We had great service and all of the happy hour selections were wonderful. I especially liked the fried mushrooms! I loved my husband's whole fried fish. The sangria samples were fun to try. I would go back!

Thank cherylavocado
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Mimosa flight was amazing! And every meal our family of 4 had was fantastic--bread pudding Benedict, tiramisu pancakes, prosciutto crepes--al fresco!

Thank dishrodheat
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We went for breakfast onour last day in San Diego. Between the Mimosa flight, the delectable lemon crapes, and out-of-this-world French toast My tastebuds were sad when the food was gone. Needless to say, I wish we had found this place on the first day...More

Thank VTtraveler09
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-640-2121
Cafe21 is a full service eatery - try our always savory, homemade dishes created with fresh, organic produce from local farms. Or cool down after a long day with our farm-to-bar, refreshing infused drinks made with organic vodka. We provide our home made bread sandwiches, fresh organic salads, hearty breakfasts, and wide selection of organic coffees, teas, and much more. Our heart and soul is invested into creating the most satisfying dishes from the finest ingredients straight from the earth. Stop by and taste what Mother Nature is stirring in our kitchen.
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