8AM to 3PM

BREAKFAST MENU

Breakfast Menu - Daily 8AM to 3PM

There is breakfast, and then there is BEST BREAKFAST. We put our heart in everything we do so that you walk away with all that love and a full belly! We are the most unique and eclectic brunch spots in San Diego, and it can't get any more local than us with two locations, Downtown San Diego in the heart of the Gaslamp and University Heights on the main street of Adams Avenue!

OATS

  • OVERNIGHT OATS | V | GF |
    Golden Almond + Coconut Milk, Oats, Peanut Butter, Flax + Chia Seeds, Honey Powder | No Substitutions Please |
    8

BENEDICTS & POACHED DELIGHTS

  • SHRIMP CORN CAKE*
    Poached Egg, Shrimp, Potato, Corn, Mozzarella, Cilantro Cream Sauce
    9
  • TURKEY BENEDICT*
    Poached Egg, Spinach + Feta Bread Pudding, Turkey, Cranberry, Hollandaise
    9
  • AVOCADO TOAST* | VEG |
    Poached Egg, Feta Mousse, Pickled Onion, Arugula, Lemon Vinaigrette, Sourdough
    10

PANCAKES & FRENCH TOAST

  • CLASSIC PANCAKES | VEG |
    Raspberry + Kiwi Sauce, Maple Syrup | Gluten-Free Upon Request |
    8
  • TIRAMISU PANCAKES | VEG |
    Espresso Maple Syrup, Mascarpone Cream, Chocolate, Cocoa
    10
  • BANANAS FOSTER DUTCH PANCAKE | VEG |
    Caramel, Banana, Powdered Sugar
    8
  • C21 FRENCH TOAST | VEG |
    Organic Sourdough Brioche, Raspberry + Kiwi Sauce
    8

SIDES + EXTRAS

  • SOUR CREAM
    2
  • TOAST
    2
  • AJIKA
    3
  • AVOCADO
    3
  • REAL MAPLE SYRUP
    3
  • SALSA
    3
  • SEASONAL COMPOTE
    3
  • POTATO CHIPS
    4
  • EGG
    5
  • POTATO PANCAKE
    5
  • CURED ITALIAN HAM
    5
  • FRUIT
    6
  • SALAD
    6
  • SOUP
    6

OMELETS + EGGS

  • LAMB KUFTA OMELET | GF |
    Egg, Bell Pepper, Tomato, Mozzarella, Goat Cheese
    10
  • SHORT RIB OMELET | GF |
    Egg, Bell Pepper, Onion, Blue Cheese
    10
  • FETA OMELET | VEG | GF |
    Egg, Spinach, Pesto, Mozzarella, Feta
    8
  • LAVASH BURRITO | VEG |
    Egg, Yam, Potatoes, Onion, Cheddar Cheese, House Ajika Salsa
    8
  • TOMATO + EGG | VEG |
    Egg, Tomato, Goat Cheese, Sourdough
    9
  • VEGETARIAN POWER BOWL | VEG | GF |
    Onion + Egg Scramble, Green Beans, Tomato, Zucchini Salad, Taro Hash, Avocado Mousse | No Substitutions Please |
    10

SANDWICHES

  • MONTE CRISTO
    Egg-Battered Challah Bread, Turkey, Fontina | SWEET or SPICY |
    8
  • SHRIMP PESTO
    Pesto, Tomato, Onion, Avocado, Mozzarella
    9
  • CHICKEN PESTO
    Pesto, Tomato, Onion, Avocado, Mozzarella
    8

Breakfast: The Most Important Meal of the Day

We work with local farms, making sure that you are getting the best in-season ingredients that San Diego has to offer. Our farm-to-table restaurant concept isn't the only thing that makes us a favored neighborhood breakfast joint in San Diego. We care about what you are eating, so we do our best to offer a versatile menu that covers most dietary restrictions. If you are hoping for a vegan breakfast or a gluten-free breakfast, then Cafe 21 in University Heights (Adams Avenue) or Downtown Gaslamp district location has got you covered! You can never go wrong with items like our Classic Pancakes that can be made to order as gluten-free pancakes or our vegan and gluten-free Overnight Oats, made with golden almond/coconut milk.

Brunch With Us San Diego Style

Some like to celebrate in the evening, but we know that celebrating in the morning is just as fun! Are you in need of a place in San Diego or Downtown to celebrate anything from a birthday to a bridal shower or maybe you are just a group of friends looking for a good time, then come toast with us! We have fantastic Cafe 21 Mimosas and Sangrias with flavors that cover the color of the rainbow. Not to mention our off-the-wall and freshest of fresh Bloody Marys, one of which served with a grilled cheese sandwich, will guarantee an unforgettable experience!

| V | VEGAN | VEG | VEGETARIAN | GF | GLUTEN-FREE

Have a true Cafe 21 experience, where amazing food and drink as well as good company and beautiful ambience are all part of the Cafe 21 way. The concept of small plates allows for variety, where guests can indulge in different tastes and flavors. Everything from our style of service, spices, and techniques are true to the culture of Azerbaijan.

Our team only works with the best, freshest ingredients to bring you unique seasonal dishes made from locally grown produce, hormone-free grass fed meat, wild seafood, and antibiotic-free Mary's Free Range Chickens. We love hand making our own sourdough bread, which is baked daily using organic flour and a very special starter named Lola. We make all our food from scratch and with love.

We are here to meet your tastes, accommodating gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan guests. Please inform us of any allergies you may have. *As delicious as it may be, consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.*

Please note that our menu is seasonal and prices as well as menu items are subject to change. We do our best to keep the most current menu updated and the most correct version of our menu is directly on our site.