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“Awesome Breakfasts - Deserves Ratings”
Review of Cafe 21

Cafe 21
Ranked #52 of 4,799 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Avenue between G and F
Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome Breakfasts - Deserves Ratings”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Following other tripadvisor recommendations we searched this restaurant out and were not disappointed. We had breakfast there three times and the service and food was excellent each time.

The crepes, stuffed toast and omelettes were all amazing. Food is all freshly prepared. Wait staff and kitchen were very accommodating to special requests for the kids.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank hammo25
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San Diego, California
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Not that great”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Maybe we didn't get the right thing on the menu, but we weren't that impressed. The turkey meatballs on our omelet were ok, but had an odd flavor that we didn't enjoy. The service was ok and the place definitely had personality, but it wasn't our favorite by any stretch.

Visited October 2013
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charlotte,n.c.
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ate here 4 times during 4 day visit”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

Just can't beat the unique and fresh offerings at this lively restaurant..best for lunch or breakfast. All sangrias and cocktail flavors are infused and created on site...Mimosa with ginger/mint infusion was excellent. Food blends organic fresh choices without the Mother Earth self righteous slant. One of our favorites was the Salmon Diamond frittata: spinach, salmon, two cheeses...light, original and tasty. Thanks to our friendly servers, especially Amber and wild, warm, efficient Ben! Check out the oversized Bloody Mary's..we didn't order them but the table next to us did and they were raving about the great flavors.

Visited September 2013
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Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Looks better than it is.”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Went there for breakfast based on recommendation from the hotel front desk. It was very busy and while we were waiting, we saw plates of great and fun looking food; pancakes, stuffed french toast, omelets in skillets, etc. We were excited.

We both ordered versions of the skillet omelets with sides of seasonal fruit. The omelets were way over-cooked to the point where the think-cut prosciutto had turned to jerky and the fruit, while pretty, was under-ripe. Maybe we just ordered the wrong thing or maybe just a bad day.

On the positive, service was prompt and friendly. Mimosa was tasty.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Koa-sfo-lih
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New York
Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Okay. Not great.”
Reviewed September 29, 2013

Most of the reviews on TA are for breakfast or brunch and perhaps that is the food that they should stick with. We felt like there was a rush to turn over tables when we were told our dinner would take 40 minutes to cook. I think the expectations that we'd order flatbreads and salads. And, not a main/entree. Our waitress came by every other minute to check if we were ready to order. When we indicated we needed time to review the menu and catch up with each other, she should have stopped the continual checking. And, when we didn't finish our full plates and asked to box up the extras to take home, she failed to bring our food back to us.

  • Visited September 2013
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2 Thank eawnyc
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