In the heart of the Gaslamp District, you will find one of the most popular San Diego brunch spots, Cafe 21. Known for using locally sourced, organic, and seasonal ingredients, they thrive on the “farm-to-table” experience. Add in their rustic outdoor patio made for people watching downtown, overexposed brick, & contrasting colors and patterns, and Cafe 21 will give you casual, urban feel.
While waiting for a table, I gave myself my own tour of their upstairs dining area, wine wall, and their bar. This is where the magic happens – filled with greenery & science equipment, you know a delicious cocktail will be presented to you shortly. BTW, I love when a bar uses chemistry tools to make cocktails (beakers, graduated cylinders, erlenmeyer flasks, etc.).
After sitting down in the cutest booth, it was time for the tough decisions…coffee, Bloody Mary, sangria, mojito’s, giant martini’s, or mimosas? All great choices, but I knew I had to try their…
- Mimosa Flight (All 6 of their Seasonal Selections) – A flight of mimosas?! Umm, yes please! Can brunch get any better? This flight included six different flavors and were all worthy of first class seating!
My favorites from left to right:
Black Sesame Vanilla –