Cafe 21

Cafe 21 is one of those San Diego eateries I love to go to. Never to turn down a good a mom and pop shop, this place has it all for breakfast. We got three different dishes and heeerrre theeey arreee.

Sausage omelet. Simple, good, yummy. It had italian sausage, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. All the omelet’s come out on a cast iron griddle and they come with toast and a side. You can choose from salad, prosciutto, potato pancake, and fruit. I’ve had all of the omelet’s on the menu at one time or another and they’re all great. Eggs cannot be cooked any better. I’ve watched the food competitions on tv and they always make a big deal when they have to cook the perfect egg. But I can understand that now after coming here. Go to Denny’s and then come to Cafe 21. You’ll never want to get eggs again at Denny’s. They serve probably the best omelet in San Diego. You must go here if you like omelet’s, I command you.

While the sausage omelet is a little heavier with the salty sausage, the shrimp omelet is a little lighter. It has a handful of shrimp mixed in, spinach, tomatoes, pesto, and mozzarella. This omelet is very good and if you are hungry, this meal should fill you up. It is a little deceiving because it doesn’t look like much but I always have a hard time finishing it. The cheese does become heavy and the prosciutto was super salty so that didn’t help. I’d probably get salad next time but I wanted to try it to see what it was all about. The pesto sauce wasn’t very noticeable because of the cheese but if you did stop to notice, you could taste it hidden somewhere in the omelet. The shrimp was also cooked perfectly. I don’t know if I would change anything to make the omelet more enjoyable. Maybe more pepper. But that’s it.

For those with a sweet tooth and like to get pancakes for breakfast, you will not be disappointed. The pancakes had some fruit wedged in and there was a dusting of powdered sugar to accompany the cakes with their maple syrup. I’d say these pancakes rivaled The Mission. Since discovering The Mission and Cafe 21 I don’t believe I’ve been back to The Original Pancake House. They were soft, warm, and moist. Go get em folks.

Cafe 21
2736 Adams Ave

(between Oregon St & Idaho St)
San Diego, CA 92116

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Fooood! I love it if you can't tell already. I love everything about it. The taste, the smell, the look, the feel, the satisfaction, the gratification, and ultimately: the fun! I've been in San Diego for about 10 years now and it amazes me that there are still places to uncover. Traveling, eating, and taking pictures of food has always been a hobby of mine. So naturally Michael and I thought it made sense to share what we found with all of you. I tend to side with the savory but never shy away from a knock out dessert. If you have a place you think we haven't tried let us know! We're always on the lookout...

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