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Cafe 21

2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
+1 619-640-2121
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (47 reviews)
“crepes” (26 reviews)
“grilled pear” (6 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and the reviews were amazing. Thankfully I tried it because the food and service both were amazing. I like the fact the restaurant had non traditional items that work well together but you don’t see together often. This is a...More

Thank Nicholas R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two locations for cafe 21, this review is on the Adams avenue location. Menu is different and more limited than downtown. Parking is challenging at this location because you have to find parking on the street. Service is poor. We arrived around 0830, seated right...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Service was slow, fondue was not hot. Gazpacho was very tasty infused with beets. Beef and potato appetizer was dried out. I wouldn't go back

Thank PharmIDGirl
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Great Place for Brunch, Fast take out service. The menu has lots of choices, I would recommend the Monte Cristo Sandwich. As we were waiting for our take out order all the dishes we saw looked great. The staff is friendly and Take Away Time...More

Thank AZ85603
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Superb food, excellent service, great atmosphere! Potato gallette and glazed Brussels sprouts to die for. Chicken wings raised to an art form.

Thank clivescott
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe 21 never stops to amaze me.The food quality,taste and presentation is excellent. The service is friendly and pleasant. I had today their Tomato Skillet,and was delicious. The only negative,is parking,there is none , 99% of the parking spots are reserved for the unfriendly liquor...More

Thank Ruben2445
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Just a few blocks from our Airbnb was this trendy and beautiful restaurant where we went for brunch. My family of four split three dishes, and they were delicious! The portions were large, and we ate almost every bite. My personal favorite was the tomato...More

Thank Elana B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The food was very tasty but also arrived before our drinks. The restaurant was not full but it took the staff a really long time to get our drinks and we just ordered iced tea. There were in total 10 employees walking around. So ......More

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We gave our order to our server and never saw her again. An hour (and most of our bottle of wine) later we flagged another server and asked him to check on our food. Appetizers and entrees arrived all at the same time. The food...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

This place has some fun dishes and drinks. The Mimosa flight is cool and allows you to try different flavors at once. They need to add some more variety if they are going to do flights. Some amazing mimosa has strawberry juice with rose and...More

Thank Stephen T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-640-2121
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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