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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

115 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
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Ranked #190 of 1,906 Restaurants in San Jose
Cuisines: Bakery
Most recent review
- Oct 27, 2013
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English first
Israel
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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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Windsor, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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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Waco, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I was confused initially by the computer ordering just inside the front door. But after looking at the menu board I bypassed the computer and ordered at the counter. My sandwich was incredible, and worth the price. The baked goods were too scrumptious looking to resist. It was busy at lunch and I would have liked go outside to eat... More

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Chicago,IL
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Looking for a desert to bring over to my friends home, and found out that they needed gluten free deserts, so we choose the chocolate flowerless cake which was divine

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Belleville, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Turkey sandwich and hot pastrami were excellent. We went for lunch and it was very crowded, which is good and bad! Best sandwich I have had in a while.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

So good and fresh, their food looked good but we just got pastries. Right across the street from The Fairmont

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Went here for breakfast three days running since they were the first place open (aside: why don't more downtown areas have 24 hour diners - who wants to wait until 6am?). While they have a very limited breakfast menu, just egg and _________ (fill in the blank) sandwiches, the coffee was god, not watered down, and the food was hot... More

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