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Cafe 21

2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 640-2121 ‎
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Ranked #18 of 4,058 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

One of my favorite places, mostly go for breakfast, try dinner couple weeks ago and love it, must visit for happy hour, $4 delish tapas and sangria. Organic local seasonal food. Service is great friendly and cute.

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is the review for the original Cafe 21 - they also have a newer location in downtown, which is also excellent, and perhaps even better since they have a wider cuisine selection there. Cafe 21 offers a blend of American, Azerbaijani and Turkish cuisines, with good lounge music, availability of outdoor seating (not in the downtown location, though), very... More

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Miller place
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We found this hidden gem and went very early on a week day. There was no wait and the staff was very friendly. The breakfast is Amazing! ! We tried the peach pancakes and potato pancakes, each so delicious! If you are looking for some awesome breakfast food, go here!!!!!!

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Anaheim, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I went here for brunch with my friends on our first morning in San Diego. the servers were very friendly. We changed our table twice because of the sun and the servers did not mind at all. The food was magnificent. the Tiramisu pancake is one of their most famous dishes. I also recommend the omelet served goat meat and... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

For lunch it was a big meal and messy. There was good service. The food has is OK but big for a small meal.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

On a long layover in San Diego a dear friend picked up Charming Bride and myself from the airport and took us to breakfast at Cafe21. Cafe21 is a short drive from the airport, and made for more casual talking than driving on our layover. There was some minor road construction in the area, but it was not any impact... More

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san antonio,tx
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We ate here last year and liked it so much we had to come back. They have moved into to a bigger and brighter space. We hade excellent service from Amber and the same delicious food. My daughter loved her crepes and my sandwich was made with real roasted turkey, not the sliced and processed junk. I love that they... More

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Selsey England
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic fennel four cheese fondue , heavenly fried veggies ( including outrageous slices of avocado )to dip in chortle aioli, creative salads and microbrews . Perfect for people watching in the gaslamp district

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We were Instantly attracted to Cafe 21 on passing with it's buzz and busy atmosphere. The staff on entry were all very friendly and accommodating and the whole Cafe itself has a modern and stylish vibe. We had the banana and walnut pancakes which were a perfect size and tasted wonderful. My father had steak omelette with fruit which he... More

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San Diego
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Had a quick dinner there before going to Java Joe's for some great music. The waitress was helpful without being intrusive, and the other server was . . . simply ebullient! We started with a round of beer and wine and my wife got the wrong wine (by the glass, a little hard to tell), but the server, without us... More

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