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Cafe Primavera At The Tech

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201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
+1 408-885-1094
11:30 - 14:30
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SF Bay Area
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214 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Situated next to the gift shop inside the Tech Museum, this cafe hits the spot for a quick lunch. Upon ordering, you are given a table number and they bring out your order to your table. Got a cup of Southwest Chowder soup, which came with a small salad and piece of bread.

Thank jpanda168
Long Beach, California
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was thankful to find this cafe inside The Tech so I could grab a cup of coffee on the fly. The staff and prices were what one would expect for such a convenient service.

Thank MES767
Sacramento, California
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We weren't going to eat here, because we thought the prices would be ridiculous. Instead, we found them to be quite reasonable for the convenience for someone who is touring the museum anyway. You can easily stay at the museum for six hours, so why not take a break and get a bite? There was a good chicken salad and... More 

Thank Sylvia232323
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We ate here the day of our visit and found food that our picky granddaughter could eat and also some things we liked. Nothing special but it was in the TECH and we were able to get back to the museum quickly. We chose to eat early at about 11:45 which was a good thing as the serving line and... More 

1 Thank mgtdjim
central coast
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

nothing spectacular here, but totally serviceable. Museum restaurants are often overpriced fast food, but this is solid. I've been known to come here when doing business in the neighborhood. It's fast, cheap and relatively healthy. Way better than you might expect.

Thank chuttipen
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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109 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

If your visiting the musuem you may a well stay for lunch. The prices I thought were a little high but for one living in California it was reasonable. The food is good. They try sooo hard to make your lunch to your taste. It is busy at noon. I recommend going at 1:30. The gift stor is next to... More 

Thank Jogtheworld
Noida, India
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247 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014

I tried cake and coffee here. It was average. However, the sitting place was comfortable. Hope they would add more varieties when I visit next time there.

1 Thank AMITRA007
Windsor, California
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180 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2014

I had a" gluten free" hamburger served on lettuce, my hubby a cranberry citrus salad and our friends enjoyed a chicken salad sandwich....all good and well prepared. We thought their prices were quite reasonable too. Service was fast and friendly.

Thank byebye2u
San Jose, California
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

When one goes tot he museum they do not have to leave to get a nourishing lunch. The food is fresh and the variety is big enough to meet everyone's needs. The price is good too. If you are a member of the museum you get a discount as well.

Thank Estelle K
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54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We had a nice lunch here when we spent a day at the Tech museum. The cafeteria was reasonably priced for an attraction at a museum. There was a nice variety for all tastes. It is an excellent place to take a break when visiting the museum.

Thank Louise_B_533

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Cafe, Mediterranean, Asian
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S Market St, San Jose, CA 95113-2008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-885-1094

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