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115 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2294
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KIRKLAND
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142 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

After visiting too long at the Tech Museum I was in a bit of a rush to get to the airport but needed something for dinner on the plane. This was in a great location near the museum and I was able to get a sandwich to go with a bag of chips. So glad I did since they were... More 

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Thank SHADOWSPRITE
Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
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103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Why anyone would go to the Adjacent Starbucks when you could be having mouth watering FRESH bakery goods and [better] Petes coffee is beyond me! The prices were cheap not just for CA but even for us North Carolinians. Food was delicious. Some complained about the ordering system but we had no issues (didn't need the "specialty" coffee side). Go... More 

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Thank Nick M
San Francisco, California
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

The Breakfast Sandwiches are delicious and a bargain as well since they are large enough for two normal eaters to share one. They serve Peet's Coffee as well. The dining room could be a lot cleaner than it is. I noticed lots of trash on the floor around the trash cans and the tables, chairs and highchairs have food stuck... More 

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Thank PPP68
Noida, India
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247 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Really enjoyed the coffee and cakes here. It was awesome. The sitting place was clean, comfortable. The restaurant staff was pleasant. Would visit here again.

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Thank AMITRA007
San Jose, California
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312 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014

The overall food quality is good, cookies being the best part of their menu. But overall, their sandwiches are just average and their coffee not so good. It would be less of an issue if there weren't great coffee and sandwich places literally within a 5 or so min walk from this place.

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Thank Brix510
Israel
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Fresh and tasty sandwiches. Try: four cheese and roast beef Skip: peanut butter Also, good coffee and white chocolate mocka

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Thank Kampana
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Nice selection of breakfast options, from egg, bacon, sausage and cheese sandwich to oatmeal with fruit - but for a business meeting it was ideal as it had free wi-fi and excellent coffee!

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Thank Krashnicov
Windsor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2013

The bread is tasty but it's not worth the hassle. The ordering/collection system is overly complicated with bakery ordering at one till with drinks being delivered at a separate drinks till and some random iPads in the middle to place an online order

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Thank Nick B
Waco, Texas
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013 via mobile

Went here to grab breakfast and, as a bakery/cafe, Specialty's did not disappoint. I enjoyed a great big carrot muffin and some bottled juice. So I got exactly what I went for. It's a handsome, spacious place, and on this weekday morning it was not crowded -- a nice change from the usual claustrophobia experienced at some other coffee shops!... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2013

I had to bring lunch to a meeting in San Jose. Not familiar with the area or the clients I read good reviews on Specialty's and was not disappointed. The food looks, smells and tastes amazing. I had a hard time deciding. They were helpful through the ordering process and I got a nice cloth bag to keep! Would certainly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2294
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?