Cafe 21 Re-visit (University Heights)
I believe I mentioned this before, but I love Cafe 21. It is in my top top lists of breakfast lunch places to go in San Diego. I love everything about this place. I love the staff, the owner, the vibe, the decor, the furniture, the drinks and of course the food. They make you feel comfortable there and care about your experience. I couldn’t ask for anything more.
This time I stopped by for a quick bite and i tried the curry crab cakes. I never had these before and the waiter recommended it so who am I to deny him the satisfaction. It came out and I honestly thought it would be bigger for some reason. Elegantly defined and scrumptiously displayed I was ready to destroy this work of art. The curry wasn’t what I expected. It had more kick to it and tang than I had prepared myself for. The saffron sauce that accompanied it was nice. I must have missed the havarti cheese as I couldn’t differentiate that from the other bold flavors vying for my attention. At first I wasn’t a fan of the red onions until I realized that they helped keep my palate even and ready to take on the next delicious bite.
And the egg. I always watch food on television and notice how the chefs have a hard time cooking an egg perfectly. This poached egg was a little overdone and could have been more runny but I didn’t mind it in this case. I had a lot of other sauces and liquids running around my plate so it was welcomed to have it stay in one place this time around. All in all I enjoyed this dish. Not my favorite on the menu but I would venture to try the shrimp corn cakes next time. I did mention the portion size initially and I do want to point out that I was stuffed after eating the last bite. It was deceptively filling and I did not expect it. I left Cafe 21 as satisfied as I came in. You go Cafe 21.
2736 Adams Ave
San Diego, CA 92116