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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%
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“brunch” (147 reviews)
“cabbage rolls” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
750 5th Ave, Gaslamp District, San Diego, CA 92101-6918
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived in the San Diego Gaslamp District to find several restaurants in a 4 square block area from a basic pub to nicer dining. A tough choice when you are new to the area, tired and hungry. But, sometimes a place just talks to...More

Thank Ralph S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed a pitcher of sangria and a chocolate cake. Both were good. The have a live band and flamenco performance in the evenings.

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice looking restaurant however these guys just can’t cook. Breakfast and yogurt was good. Two of us ordered poached eggs - first lot were cold. Reorder - 2nd order cold and tasteless. We drank our coffee and left

Thank Sonny1965
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This isn't your typical breakfast, but it is a must! Service was great. Food and drinks were awesome. Mimosa flight was worth the stop.

Thank jodiewojo
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Came here for breakfast/brunch on our first morning after arriving on 4th July. Glad we got in early as half and hour later and the queue was quite long. We all ordered breakfast omelettes and we couldn’t believe how big they were. We could easily...More

Thank Mandyg2011
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We came here for dinner based on the recommendation of the bartender at the Marriott and it was terrific. Interesting food options all well prepared, Mediterranean flavors but well suited to an American palate. During dinner on a Friday night there was a three piece...More

Thank elstravels
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I'm not a fan of the Gaslamp District, but we were there and it was lunchtime, so why not. We had a table on the sidewalk, which was pleasant enough, if you ignore the noise from traffic and people walking by. My wife had the...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Our first visit was so good, we returned for a second. We shared a kebab for two and our server and management seemed to sincerely care that we were happy. This would have rated a rating of five. We returned for a second visit and...More

Thank Diane B M
Reviewed 22 June 2018

we had brunch at Café 21 and the food was incredible. The Bloody Mary were perfect. This place does a business. get there early for breakfast

Thank Bradco2014
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Open and breezy atmosphere. Great food. The omelette was large and tasty. The parfet was perfect for a lighter meal. Really good coffee!

Thank mwc505
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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