Leyla and Alex Javado may have created the perfect little neighborhood restaurants in their American-Azeri fusion Café 21. Entrées include several elaborately stuffed dishes: chicken breast, pork chops, cabbage rolls, and lamb-stuffed pasta are ethereal comfort foods. Accompaniments are given thoughtful treatment as well; rice pilafs are studded with nuts and dried fruits, complemented by delectable saffron or garlic cream sauces. For dessert, seasonal fruit cobbler is always delicious, as is the banana cake topped with apricots. Also at 750 Fifth Avenue, Gaslamp.
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|Sunday||8 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Thursday||8 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
|Saturday||8 a.m. to 11 p.m.|
The kitchen is always open during business hours.
|Price range of entrées||$12 - $19|
|Occasional live music||No|
|Payment Options||Accepts credit cards|