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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

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3399 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA
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Doing business

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great place for business meetings

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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San Jose, California
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  • Doing business
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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2,359 reviews 2,359 reviews
740 restaurant reviews
1,354 helpful votes 1,354 helpful votes
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Their sandwiches are great. However my weakness are their chocolate chip cookies. I can't seem to be able to only eat one. Two is the minimum. A bit expensive, but is a speialty worth spending money on. I wish they had a discount for a half-dozen.

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Dakar, Senegal
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118 reviews 118 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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: Coffee Shop, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?