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Cafe 21

2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 640-2121 ‎
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Ranked #18 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Idaho
Description: 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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93% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The reviews were off the chart so we came here for brunch recently. We weren't all that hungry so we shared a large stack of pancakes but asked for the fruit on the side. Admittedly we changed their "creation", but the pancakes were only ok. Frankly, our homemade ones were better. There were several other menu items that sounded amazing... More

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Dacula, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Had supper here and it was fresh and fantastic. We sat on the patio and enjoyed watching the city walk by. Our waitress was attentive and the overall service was good. The food was wonderful...I had the flatbread and it was one of the best I've ever eaten. The crust was light and toppings plentiful. I would definitely return.

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We were in the area for a week. We ate dinner and it was fantastic. . Came back for breakfast then about half the group did lunch too! Very healthy menu. Have gluten free if needed.

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Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had brunch at this location on a Monday morning and it was fantastic. Sitting out in the sunshine on the patio (but not too bright with all the lovely foliage and flowers decorating the place) was a fantastic way to spend some time. Our pancakes and omelets were fresh, innovative, tasty and quite filling. Best of all was the... More

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Clearfield, Utah
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Had a late lunch here with a party of 6. The staff couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating! There were so many good choices on the menu, it was hard to choose. I had the chicken curry cakes which came with a poached egg on each. Very delicious! Someone in our party had the vegetable cakes and while they... More

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Finally got to try this place. Both times I went we were told there was a 20 minute wait, but we were seated after only 10 minutes. The restaurant is very cute and I like the atmosphere. The first time I got the strawberry french toast, which was fantastic!! My friend got the salmon diamonds, which I stole a bite... More

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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Got many sharing plates and there was ample delicious, creative food to share with colleagues over good beer and clever cocktails. Went twice in one weekend!

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Eindhoven, Nederland
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I had a seasonal salad, beautifully presented on a wooden board and a very large portion. There were some not very common ingredients in the salad which made it very nice and one of the best salads I have ever had.

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Tucson, Arizona
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Joined some friends here during a brief visit to San Diego. Each couple split the salmon and spinach omelet and the fruit salad, and we were all blown away by how incredible it was. Definitely will be going back to try something else on the menu (but it sure will be hard not to order the same omelet again!) because... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

My son took my husband and me to breakfast here midweek while we were visiting him. He knows I like farm to table, organic restaurants, and this restaurant fit the bill. The restaurant is in a corner of a small mall which includes a liquor store (which sign you look for to spot this place). It has a several tables... More

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