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“The Food Was Good”
Review of Cafe 21

Cafe 21
Ranked #207 of 5 225 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 5th Avenue between G and F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a fan of the Gaslamp District, but we were there and it was lunchtime, so why not. We had a table on the sidewalk, which was pleasant enough, if you ignore the noise from traffic and people walking by. My wife had the Chicken Pesto sandwich with chips. It was good. She shared her chips with me. The first one was crunchy and good. The rest started getting soggy after awhile. I had the Pulse Slaw. It was quite good. Our server was very attentive. Overall, very enjoyable.

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Thank Don C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit was so good, we returned for a second. We shared a kebab for two and our server and management seemed to sincerely care that we were happy. This would have rated a rating of five. We returned for a second visit and were very disappointed. My husband wanted the chef’s choice tacos and we where told that they were not serving them. We inquired what else was not offered and there were several items. This seemed odd since we arrived at 6:00. Our meals were good but for some unknown reason, our server took a 30 minute break at 7:00. He introduced the server who would be covering for him and it was the same server as from our previous visit. He recognized us which was nice but he was so busy, he could not really help us. We wanted desert and finally ordered but we had to ask for it and then wait for it for much too long. We requested our check when it arrived and left not having enjoyed our meal.

Thank Diane B M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we had brunch at Café 21 and the food was incredible. The Bloody Mary were perfect. This place does a business. get there early for breakfast

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Thank Bradco2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Open and breezy atmosphere. Great food. The omelette was large and tasty. The parfet was perfect for a lighter meal. Really good coffee!

Thank mwc505
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Great little spot for a decent brunch and friendly service. Outside seating and central location. Will definitely go back.

Thank Dan477
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