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115 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good for Breakfast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Noida, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 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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Israel
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Minnesota
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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
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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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Address: 115 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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  • Address: 115 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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