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California Sourdough

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1150 Murphy Ave, San Jose, CA 95131-2472
+1 408-437-1045
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

Be prepared to wait in line for this hidden gem! Multiple options, all priced the same. Bread fresh out of the oven, huge portions. Get your order to go as you may not be able to eat it all while there!

Thank Sherri C
San Mateo, California
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102 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2016

How good can a sandwich be? Well in this case, EXCELLENT. What makes them extra delicious is that the bread used to make your sandwich is freshly baked from the oven and is still warm. You may say, "I'm only eating half," but don't fool yourself. You will devour the entire thing and they are big sandwiches. Sandwiches start around... More 

Thank TravelTrooperX2
Camas, Washington
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016

They have tasty sandwiches that makes this a very good lunch place. However, plan to be there early since a long line forms around noon ...

Thank travelgirl282
Riverbank, California, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2016

It's all about the freshly made sourdough bread! Best in town. The meats are your average deli meats but the bread puts it over the top! recommend faxing in your order before 11:30 or your in for a long line! a little pricey but worth it!

Thank Eduardo A
Morgan Hill, California
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153 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

The line can be long and the wait is worth it. This has to be one of the best sandwiches I have ever had. The secret is the care they take to make the bread. It is warm with a light crust and a soft center. Combined with your choice of meats and the spicy mustard your taste buds will... More 

Thank Robert R
San Jose, California
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162 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place has very average sandwiches - I think the "main st. bagel" across the street as much more veggie options and is actually more fresh and delicious. This place gets really busy at lunch - not sure why it's so popular, i found the service to be below average - the people behind the counter literally just want to... More 

Thank Sonie S
Cairo, Egypt
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73 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2014

It is very tasty but very crowded in the lunch hour. You need to be there not after 11:50am. It closes early and didn't work in either weekends or holidays.

Thank Moh_Samir
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Twice now I have been fortunate enough to stop by here for lunch. The sandwiches are really fresh (I think they make the bread onsite) and the service is fantastic. I've been in a line of about 20 people deep and it only took about 7 mins to get my order in.

Thank 346tomd
San Jose, California
2 reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2013

I was treated to a California Sourdough sandwich last week and it was the very best sourdough sandwich I have ever eaten. The bread really made the difference. I have been recommending this place to my family and friends, I cannot comment on anything else as the sandwich was brought to me and paid for a co-worker. However, I am... More 

Thank Deanna162
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2013

What a great sandwich. This is an 'order at the front' restaurant which through us off a little. We showed up around the lunch hour and felt very rushed! It was obvious this place gets a lot of repeat customers that know exactly what the want. The menu is pretty simple but even after I order for my wife and... More 

Thank COloveBirds

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $10
American, Fast Food
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1150 Murphy Ave, San Jose, CA 95131-2472
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-437-1045

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