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Cafe 21

750 5th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
+1 619-795-0721
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (150 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (11 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
750 5th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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Summary: A colleague and I met for lunch at Café 21. Overall, the service and food was good. The concierge at the Hilton recommended the place. Unless you’re a “breakfast all day” type of person, consider other options in the Gas Lamp District. Food: My...More

Thank utfiero
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

While riding the hop on hop off tour, we exited at the Gaslamp area to surprisingly find this gem. We were seated outdoors in a shady spot and was waited on by our excellent server, Jason. The portions are huge and sharable. We recommend the...More

Thank JBernard20
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very clean place Cozy and nice Service is quick and very friendly Prices are reasonable Huge portions Tasty food Give it a try!

Thank Salma A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very enjoyable lunch here. Had the burger which was so juicy with lovely potatoes on the side. Nice choice of beers to go with it also

Thank logiemrcraigl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here a couple times when visiting San Diego and always had a good time. This time we tried the shrimp corn cake and man it was good! The feta cast iron omelette was very good too. The wait wasn’t bad at all but it...More

Thank TinaL0128
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to try something new and different, come here. We did breakfast, it was outstanding, the service was great, the Potato Galette was perfect!

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Great breakfast in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District. I had a Bloody Mary with a turkey Benedict. So good. All of my party was very pleased with their food as well.

Thank PaulStreiff
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

Best lunch food relaxed atmosphere sitting outside Wonderful servers Check out extensive menu organic farm to table concept One of my best meals yet reasonable prices Would return for any meal Highly recommended

Thank 303
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoy people watching from the outdoor seating. My wife and I enjoyed wonderful tapas prior to a show. The menu selection was diverse. Our favorite was actually the cole slaw. It was a really tasty interesting mix of chick peas, raisins, carrots in a delicious...More

Thank irondoc
Reviewed 3 October 2018

at here for dinner with some colleagues recently and enjoyed the meal. Buckwheat crepes, short rib with kumara mash, lamb kabob and a few other pieces. The buckwheat crepes were moist and tasty, not what I was expecting but still enjoyed them. The short rib...More

Thank Simon G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 750 5th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
    (5th Avenue between G and F)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-795-0721
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