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Cafe 21

2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
+1 619-640-2121
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“crepes” (27 reviews)
“grilled pear” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went for breakfast onour last day in San Diego. Between the Mimosa flight, the delectable lemon crapes, and out-of-this-world French toast My tastebuds were sad when the food was gone. Needless to say, I wish we had found this place on the first day...More

Thank VTtraveler09
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Cool hole-in-the-wall (well, parking lot for outdoor dining) restaurant for a lovely Sunday brunch. The BEST margaritas and a very unique and tasty menu. Lovely wait staff. Only had to park a block away!

Thank gloria n
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I imagine it would also be amazing for dinner. The food was wonderful and the presentation great. Would love to return for a romantic dinner some time.

Thank eileentx36
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I enjoyed the food here so much! We ordered brunch items, strawberry crepes, potato cakes, cocktails. And everything we ate was delicious. But our waitstaff must have been busy or distracted because our service was extremely slow (slow to ask us our order, not just...More

Thank svnesbitt
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Super meal! We ate outside and got to people watch as we enjoyed an absolutely superb meal, from start to finish. Grilled pear salad was delicious as were the curry seared scallops. All were beautiful in presentation and generous in size, though not huge. Great...More

Thank FlorackT
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Food is unique and fresh and there great cocktail options. BUT . . . .while we expect to wait for a table on the weekends - in this case, 45 minutes - once we were seated, we waited almost as long for just our drinks...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Really cute place, great drinks. If you are into organic, local produce, this is the place to have your breakfast/brunch/lunch. Great dishes, not just eggs and pancakes, many choices.

Thank Julieta A
Reviewed 17 February 2017

A few co-workers and I enjoyed this establishment on a Thursday afternoon, it wasn't busy but we made it busy because there were like 12 of us, so they were a little overwhelmed by us all, so needless to say the service wasn't the best...More

Thank Yeleny S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been wanting to try this place for well over a year and today went with my sweetie for V-Day!!! We both had skillet omelets and nothing was left behind except what I took in a to go box for later. This place is...More

Thank Travelon926
Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you are looking for a great place for breakfast or brunch in North Park or in San Diego in general (if you're willing to drive around), then you have to tryout Cafe 21 in North Park. They also have another location in downtown San...More

Thank Kashbcn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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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.