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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 good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (145 reviews)
“salmon omelette” (15 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
750 5th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I went to Cafe 21 before seeing Carol Burnett. We gave ourselves plenty of time, thank goodness! We sat, ordered wine then our food. We had a nice waiter, after we ordered he came to tell us he had to go on...More

Thank Cappie G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best compliment we can give: During a ten-day vacation in California, we ate out some place different every meal. Of all the meals, brunch at Cafe 21 was the most memorable. We walked past a number of mostly empty restaurants in the Gas Lamp...More

Thank JMH_10
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We're regulars, but after yesterday, we'll be seeking a new venue. Here's what happened. This is speech to text so if this formatting issues don't hold it against me we arrived around noon we had a table outside and were instantly seated .We sat for...More

Thank Chad G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We just googled a nearby restaurant. Cafe 21 had the highest ratings. We friends reached there and surprisingly we found ambience/breakfast food/darjeeling tea out of the world! I recommend anyone visiting San Diego to visit Cafe 21 for breakfast.

Thank Chirag P
Reviewed 9 November 2017

The menu looked interesting but failed our taste buds ! The "Ba Ba Ganoush---the eggplant spread had no flavor on sourdough bread ! "Ahi Ceviche" ---zero to talk about.! the "Short Rib" tapas---would never have again -- soo dry. The "Pubse Salad" ---only tapas selection...More

Thank smokeymtboy
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The menu looked good and the food was OK, It was definitely a unique spin on breakfast, but it was only OK. Downside was that it was on the pricey side.

Thank Richy_Bobby
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We stepped into this restaurant on a Wednesday evening and enjoyed the group performing and the atmosphere of the place. It was a little noisy with the band playing and the table in close proximity, but it was enjoyable. After being seated promptly, we waited...More

Thank Howard H
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place while looking for a lunch spot, boy am I glad that we did. Our waiter was wonderful, he made suggestions and they were great. Craft cocktails were enjoyable. We both had soup and sandwiches and they were delish. We finished...More

Thank Becki P
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Staying at the US Grant, they recommended Café 21 for a great breakfast spot. I hope they were well paid for that recommendation. Although sold as such, it's really not a breakfast spot, really not a lunch spot or dinner spot. Kinda hard to tell...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Deconstructed food. Lots of different takes on seafood and beef dishes. Gluten free and vegetarian options. Pork steak is very good and thick.

Thank Mike A
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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
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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