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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

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Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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3399 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 11
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place to grab Breakfast, Pastry, or Sandwich !!

Speciality Cafe is on Bowers Avenue, right off Hwy 101 is an ideal place to grad a quick breakfast or bite to eat, if you are in Santa Clara area. The place is fairly large, with indoor and outdoor seating, offers a large choice of food, small eats, coffee, tea pastry, breakfast sandwich's. Would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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San Jose, California
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Really fresh and good food. Good choices for vegetarians. The best part is order online and pick up on the time given. Very convenient.

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Sacramento, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Not good. very limited choices for breakfast and high prices- very noisy being on the main street- problem is that there are so few places to eat around here.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Speciality Cafe is on Bowers Avenue, right off Hwy 101 is an ideal place to grad a quick breakfast or bite to eat, if you are in Santa Clara area. The place is fairly large, with indoor and outdoor seating, offers a large choice of food, small eats, coffee, tea pastry, breakfast sandwich's. Would recommend if in the area.....

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Happy to find this Specialty's as I was staying at the Santa Clara Marriott. Walked over and had a great coffee, egg sandwich, and relaxed in this large comfortable restaurant. I do love Specialty's...

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San Jose, California
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Speciality Cafe on Bowers Ave, near Hwy 101 is an ideal place to have business meetings if you are in Santa Clara. The place is reasonably large, lots of indoor and outdoor seating, offers a large choice of food, small eats, coffee, tea. Acceptable service. If you are looking for a place to have a business meeting, this is the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The place serves my favorite, Peet's coffee with mix variety of sandwiches, croissants and quiches. Love the three cheese spinach quiche which is cheesy but not overwhelming, must try for cheese lovers. The spinach croissant is crisp and fluffy too.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Now, if you are looking for food in the area - say, if you are staying at the Embassy Suites like we were - definitely drive across the street and go here for breakfast or lunch over McD or one of the other fast food joints. Coffee is great, the breakfast sandwiches are tasty, and this location has a very... More 

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Peterborough, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had a meeting in the building that this Specialty's is located in. Being from the east coast, I've never been to this chain before. Although there was a line of iPads at the entrance for ordering, I preferred to order the old fashioned way at the counter. When my breakfast sandwich arrived it was tremendous. A freshly made roll... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have gone to Specialty's Cafe and Bakery a number of times. For breakfast, they have coffee and breakfast sandwiches or baked goods for breakfast. For lunch, we like their sandwiches and their cookies (well.....they are so good one cannot leave the place without getting at least one.). They have nice seating in the cafe, so good place to go.... More 

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Fairfax, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This place has a good selection of fresh baked goods and tasty salads and sandwiches. It's not fancy, but the food is reliably good and doesn't take forever.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3399 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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