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Cafe 21

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2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116 (Idaho)
(619) 640-2121 ‎
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe21 is a full service eatery - try our always savory, homemade dishes...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 133
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Try the chicken curry benedict

Go for Sunday brunch. Try the green bloody mary and the chicken curry benedict. Excellent food. Decent service. There will be a line after 9 am.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
jinkies1973
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Tulsa, OK
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Tulsa, OK
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Go for Sunday brunch. Try the green bloody mary and the chicken curry benedict. Excellent food. Decent service. There will be a line after 9 am.

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13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had the veggie roll and cast iron apple pancake.Both were godly delicious! Will surely come back for either happy hour or dinner.Its worth the wait.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The hotcakes and the omelette with goat cheese are really good plates. The service is fast but it takes a while for you to get seated. Good for an early meal and to start the day.

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Austin, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very good service and very good brunch. This is a very charming breakfast place near gas lamp quarter. Get the eggs Benedict chicken curry style and a cast iron omelette. Good stuff!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

All of the items ordered by our party was enjoyable and delicious. They make some serious Bloody Marys! There was a line outside the restaurant but it didn't take long to be seated. Decently priced and nice atmosphere.

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Expect a long wait for drinks and food. Friendly just slow. Food is very tasty. Madonna mule wasn't good. Chocolate cake was good but reminded me of what comes out of an easy bake oven as a kid (not an insult).

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Busan, South Korea
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Cafe 21 is a little further out from downtown San Diego and you definitely need a car to get there if you are staying in central San Diego, but serves up a great breakfast. When you turn up, and suss out its surroundings, you almost get back in the car to look for another place to eat, but it has... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Based on the positive TA reviews, we headed to Cafe 21 for brunch with high hopes for an authentic NYC brunch experience. We left disappointed. Service was good - but the drinks and food disappointing. Orange juice not fresh and Omlettes were dried out and too salty. Coffee tasteless too. I hate giving such a poor review, but that was... More 

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Mexicali, Mexico
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110 reviews 110 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My family and I went for the first time to this restaurant to have dinner and we loved it! Everybody had something different and we were delighted with all our dishes. Salad with grilled pear was soo good, also the tandoori vegetables, I had a grilled sea bass that melted in my mouth. My daughters had turkey burgers and loved... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

We are on vacation and love going out for brunch. Unfortunately, despite the high reviews from other visitors, we were very disappointed with our meal. First of all, they were out of chai tea and pumpkin for an omelet we wanted to order. They also didn't carry any lactose free milk options. For $5, we would have expected fresh squeezed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116
    (Idaho)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 640-2121 ‎

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?