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Philz Coffee

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118 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95112-3639
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sozopol, Bulgaria
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Apparently 1 of the hottest coffee shops in CA. I missed the long lines and got my coffee by 7am. Worth the time in waiting and coffee was strong in a good way. Woke me up.😆

Thank swedeinbulgaria
Coimbatore, India
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277 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

My quest for REAL coffee ends here Arabica brown toasted (deep dark) for me an Chai Latte for my wife were served with a lot of smiles...student town..San Jose Univ..one of the few places where smokers are not frowned upon..in seats outside the cafe..free WiFi

Thank DrValliappan
San Francisco
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292 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 306 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2016

Have heard the buzz for Philz and we had to try it. Note: The location is obscure...we parked in the garage. (San Francisco prices $2 for 15 minutes.) Corporate colors are black and brown and the place is poorly lit. So much for ambiance. There is a dizzying amount of signage all over touting the various coffees. As stated, each... More 

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San Jose, California
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 24, 2016

If your looking for a great cup of coffee that's not Starbucks this is the place. Some great flavor combinations and each cup is made right there when you order it.

Thank willowezra
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you like fresh brewed coffee with lots of sugar and cream, kind of like a fancy and hip starbucks: this is for you. You go in and must wait to get called, don't walk to the counter because they get mad. You tell them your order and how much cream they add will affect how sweet the drink is.... More 

Thank lc v
Seattle, Washington
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542 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I love Philz and was surprised to find one by SJSU. Normally I wouldn't spring $4.50 for a large coffee...and I definitely feel uncool and not hip enough, but I am always willing to get past that for the deliciousness of the pourover coffee that Philz has always been known for...before it became hipster-cool (they even have a single track... More 

Thank loveDCA
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

2nd generation coffee maker. Different varieties but easy to select from their menu. Semi personal. Just making filter coffee but very fresh

Thank Aydin A
San Jose, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2015

Twice i asked the barista for their recommendation for a medium coffee, and both times they had a bitter taste.

1 Thank maskerj1
Yuyao, China
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52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best coffee place I have been to in Bay Area. Animal friendly. One of a kind hand made coffee making. The baristas' grasp in the art of coffee making makes this place both hippie and comfortable and lovely. You will be unbelievably lucky to get a couch spot fully for yourself. However good the memory might be, you... More 

Thank hipaulshi
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329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

I drink decaf and it's like the full on cafinated thing here.....oh so I think! Fun vibe with several baristas ready to helping you with your freshly individually made cup of Joe! There's is a 12 min parking zone on the main drag so I hope I'm done here in 12 min!!

Thank pglaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95112-3639
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose

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