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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” (46 reviews)
“crepes” (27 reviews)
“prosciutto” (14 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2736 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116-1312
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu is very varied so I think most people could easily find something enticing. The atmosphere is so comfortable and relaxing. My turkey sandwich was a bit common. I had a super good potato pancake as a side (one side comes with sandwiches). It...More

Thank Janina K
Reviewed 7 April 2018

A stop here was a MUST on our second trip to San Diego. It was absolutely as good, if not better than the first time a year ago. Worth the short wait for a table and SO incredibly amazing! If I could have eaten every...More

Thank VTtraveler09
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We went for a friends birthday and took almost the entire patio, we had a great time. The patio was part of the parking lot, but they did a great job with the decor and use of space. The food is eclectic and very good...More

Thank Dany Z
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous Sunday brunch here today! From the gracious check-in process to the attentive and kind wait staff, the spot on decor to the amazing teas and breakfast options, everything was just perfect from start to finish! I recommend the prosciutto crepe and...More

Thank suzettecovell
Reviewed 17 February 2018

My wife and I have enjoyed eating at this restaurant. Brunch is great so as its happy hour of Tapas. They serve and make different types of sangrias.

Thank Karlo V
Reviewed 10 December 2017 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 21 November 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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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