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115 South Market Street, San Jose, CA
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Love the cakes here

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2014
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Noida, India
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Noida, India
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142 reviews 142 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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149 reviews 149 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 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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Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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97 reviews 97 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 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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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery

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