8AM to 3PM

BREAKFAST MENU

Breakfast Menu - Daily 8 AM to 3 PM

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!

  • OVERNIGHT OATS
    Golden Milk, Peanut Butter, Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Oats - Vegan and Gluten Free
    11

CAFE 21 EGG BENEDICTS

Savory and Delicous
  • SHRIMP CORN CAKES
    Poached Eggs, Kennebec Potato, Wild Shrimp, Sweet Corn, Mozzarella, Cilantro Cream Sauce
    15*
  • TURKEY BENEDICT
    Poached Eggs, Spinach and Feta Bread Pudding, Turkey, Cranberry, Hollandaise Sauce
    14*

PANCAKES & FRENCH TOAST

(Half Portions Available)
  • CLASSIC PANCAKES
      Maple Syrup, Raspberry and Kiwi Purees, Fresh Fruit. Gluten Free option available upon request.
    7/11
  • TIRAMISU PANCAKES
    Espresso Maple Syrup, Mascarpone Cream, Chocolate Sauce, Cocoa Powder
    8/13
  • BANANA FOSTER CAST IRON DUTCH PANCAKE
     Sweet Caramel Banana, Powdered Sugar
    8/13
  • C21 FRENCH TOAST
    Thick-cut Organic Sourdough Brioche, Raspberry, Kiwi, Fruit
    11

EXTRAS

  • SEASONAL COMPOTE
    1
  • TOAST
    1
  • SALSA
    1
  • SOUR CREAM
    1
  • AVOCADO
    2
  • REAL MAPLE SYRUP
    3

EGGS & MORE

(Comes with One Side and Toast Upon Request)
  • SALMON DIAMONDS
    Beet-cured Salmon, Spinach, Avocado, Feta, Mozzarella | Egg whites +4
    15
  • TOMATOES AND EGGS
    Tomatoes, Eggs, Goat Cheese, Sourdough
    14
  • LAMB KUFTA CAST IRON
      Bell Pepper, Tomato, Mozzarella, Goat Cheese | choice of 1 side
    15
  • SHORT RIB CAST IRON
    Bell Pepper, Caramelized Onion, Blue Cheese | choice of 1 side
    15
  • FETA CAST IRON
      Spinach, Pesto, Mozzarella, Feta | choice of 1 side
    13
  • LAVASH BURRITO
    Eggs, Yam, Potatoes, Onion, Cheddar Cheese, Ajika
    14

BREAKFAST SANDWICHES

(Comes with One Side)
  • MONTE CRISTO
    Egg-Battered Challah Bread, Mary's Farm Turkey, Fontina Cheese Choose SWEET or SPICY
    14
  • CHICKEN OR SHRIMP PESTO
    Mary's Farm Roasted Chicken or Wild Shrimp, Tomato, Red Onion, Avocado, Pesto, Mozzarella
    14/16
  • AVOCADO TOAST
    Feta Mousse, Pickled Onion, Arugula, Poached Egg, Sourdough
    12

SIDES

  • POTATO CHIPS
    4
  • EGG or POTATO PANCAKE
    5
  • FRUIT or CURED ITALIAN HAM
    6
  • SOUP or SALAD
    6

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!

VEGETARIAN    VEGAN    GLUTEN FREE

Cafe 21 is committed to serving only all natural, free-range meat, hormone free, antibiotic free poultry and wild seafood. We partner with local organic Tom King Farm, to bring you the freshest, local, seasonal and organic produce. We love hand making our own bread, using organic flour and a yeast free, sourdough starter and allowing it to slowly rise, making it good for the body and soul. We make all our food from scratch, with love. Our food is designed to come out as it is prepared and meant to be shared. Enjoy!

*Please Inform us of any allergies you may have. As delicious as it may be, consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food-borne 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 can be found directly on the cafe-21.com.