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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

3399 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA
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Ranked #16 of 361 restaurants in Santa Clara
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Delivery
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Pacific Grove, California
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Loved the croissants, very flakey and warm. The quick purchase computers are user friendly and makes things quick. Every staff member was friendly and double checked your order. Go here !

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Pleasanton
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Great food, lots if ample space for outdoor seating. Their ordering system remembers your last order if it is with the same credit card and helps you re-order your favorites quickly. Egg sandwich is a great lunch item, it's good to order a bowl of seasonal soup vs a cup(very small portion) along with your meal.

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Austin, tx
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

very busy lunch place, but with use of iPads to order was very easy and food was very good. They had a big variety and I had a tasty turkey pesto sandwich

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Sevierville
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

A nice place to meet for breakfast or lunch. A little on the pricy side, but the food is made fresh and the pastry is almost to die for. The manager of this specialities is very hands-on, doesn't like her staff to be slow and helps out. Also you are treated very friendly in the morning. During lunch time it... More

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San Francisco, CA, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have officially had to ban myself from Speciality's. Of course, inside I always knew that their sausage and egg breakfast sandwich was probably not the healthiest thing I'd ever eaten, but I'd somehow pushed that nagging voice down inside myself and had gotten into having them regularly. Oh, and those black and white cookies are pretty amazing too. However,... More

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San Jose, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I have had several meetings here in the last month. Always quick to get your coffee and space to talk without being too crowded.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

What makes Specialties stand out is the system. I have been here a number of times and am amazed by the fluidity and efficiency of the whole process. Order online when (or before) you arrive at the kiosk, select your pager number and within a few minutes regardless of how busy you have food and drink

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I've had breakfast and lunch here. What I've noticed and heard is that there are times when the place has only a few people and then times when people come in waves. If you get caught when the place is busy you may be standing around some time till you get your food. The is good and not as salty... More

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McKinney, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The sheer volume of customers, which they handle quite well, is a testament to Specialty's quality. I used the high-tech ordering option (hey, this is Silicon Valley), and was pleased with the ease of use, and available options when ordering on the iPad (if this isn't your thing you can order at the counter the normal way). I chose the... More

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sacramento
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Super yummy croissants. Close to ES hotel. Pete's coffee is also inside. Disappointed they would not take my Pete's gift card :(

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