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2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 640-2121 ‎
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Ranked #19 of 4,100 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had breakfast here while on a trip to attend the Patriots Chargers game. I recommend the Farm Plate, eggs, filet, salmon, vegetables, fruit--all extremely fresh and good. The service was great as well.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Can't speak for meals other then breakfast but 4 of us ate at this place the first morning of our stay and came back the second day. Top notch food and service, we all had different items and loved them all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had a wonderful brunch here with my college girlfriends last saturday. The serivce was terrific, we were lucky enough to sit in the outdoor gazebo covered in grape vines. It's located in a strip mall, a little odd, but we gave it a shot. The pancakes were amazing, the veggie omelette delicious and we all loved the red wine sangria.... More 

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Keller, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Was very disappointed. We had the Sangria sampler. We were only able to drink one of the glasses. The other 5 were less than steller. My husband had an eggplant sandwich and there was only 1/2 piece of eggplant on the entire sandwich. The rest was spinach leaves. I had a form of a monte cristo sandwich. Their version. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Food is amazing and obviously made with love. Sweet restaurant with homemade Sangria lining the walls. Not a tourist trap - this was made by people who take obvious care in their craft. I was enjoying a staycation within my hometown and found this gem. Truly a special place.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We were just walking around and found this restaurant. We noticed there was a small line outside, so we figured it must be good. The wait was only about 5-10 minutes, and it was worth it! The short rib skillet omelet was amazing! The coffee was really great, too! I will be back!

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Toronto
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

not much more to say...they were fantastic. I had the steak and my buddy had the scallops...both were great!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We came late (9 people), but the staff made their best to get us a table. Service was then fast and food was good, even though a little bit salty. Wine was also good.

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Menu changes very often but always is a pleasant surprise,. beverages are great and very original, great assortment of Teas. Be sure to order the Potato Chips, made in house from scratch, and not always listed in the menu,but is worth to ask your server if they can prepare them for you. Several Lamb dishes, if you like it its... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Excellent blueberry pancakes with strawberry and kiwi sauce on the side. I haven't had pancakes that good since i can remember. The perfect amount of food. However I felt the need for a little protein and ordered a side of prociutto - the waiter brought me three times the amount of meat than what was included in my friend's omlet!... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe 21

Address: 2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
Phone Number: (619) 640-2121 ‎
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Eclectic

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