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Big E Cafe

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1683 Branham Ln, San Jose, CA 95118-5211
+1 408-978-9040
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Aug 13, 2017
“These are my favorite Empanadas”
May 23, 2017
“Best Family Owned Coffee Shop”
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
Peruvian, Argentinean, South American
1683 Branham Ln, San Jose, CA 95118-5211
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

I stumbled across this local neighborhood cafe while searching for alternatives to Starbucks. Found the hot coffee to be refreshingly different and satisfying, while there I happened to notice all the food offerings including fresh Empanadas available. Ended up heading back a few days later...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Very cool coffee shop with a homey, friendly atmosphere. The place is pretty busy and frequented by locals. It's dog friendly too. Ernesto makes sure his coffee and empanadas are brewed and baked to perfection and always remembers repeat customers. My son lives in Vegas...More

Thank Lars L
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

This place rocks! Wide selection of empanadas to choose from. Freshly made daily and heated up for you pretty quick. Steady stream of customers that is nice to see supporting a small business. Tasty fresh ingredients, meat, cheese and. Vegetarian options.

Thank pglaw
Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

A nice latte and a chicken cilantro empanada (or an apple empanada) is the perfect way to start out a relaxing weekend. I've tried just about all their empanadas and all are delicious, the spinach and feta and the beef are some of my other...More

Thank YAYA014
Reviewed January 4, 2016

For those not familiar with empanadas, they are a stuffed bread or pastry baked or fried typically filled with a variety of meat, cheese, eggs, vegetables or fruit...possibly the first "fast food". The Big E Cafe serves up a variety of empanadas all of which...More

Thank HikingLee
Reviewed November 13, 2014

My sister requested empanadas for her birthday party. I researched several places in San Jose and decided on Big E Cafe. I called to get some input on amount and pricing and the person who assisted me was very helpful. They indicated that the empandas...More

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1683 Branham Ln, San Jose, CA 95118-5211
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-978-9040
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We are an independent family owned coffee house and empanada cafe´ with eight years of experience in the production and retail business of empanadas. Our philosophy is to treat our customers as partners in our quest to make this extraordinary pastry the favored snack or meal in the food industry, and our goal is to provide the highest quality product and we make every effort to serve all our guests with fast and friendly service. With our many varieties of empanadas to our full assortment of products there is always something to please every taste. We can also cater your next office party or business event with an empanada buffet. We would love for you to stop on by and come see what we are all about. Hope to see you soon!
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