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Specialty's Cafe & Bakery

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3399 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054-2905
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

My wife, along with some of her co-workers, were hosting a small event, 50 people, at Googleplex in Mountain View, CA. on a Saturday morning. The arrangements they had made for a catered lunch fell through on Friday afternoon. Having been in the Silicon Valley on previous business trips she was familiar with this place, so she called them. She... More 

Thank ryvandyke
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Had an excellent chicken salad sandwich called the "Napa Waldorf Chicken Salad." Has things in it that I wouldn't normally try....but I'm trying to shift my paradigms with food. The sandwich includes walnuts, apples, raisins and cranberry sauce. Interesting and delicious. I have been back for this already!

Thank Paul Marcus P
San Jose, California
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154 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Great Turkey Sandwich! I feel that this place has great soup and sandwiches - pricing feels a little high but convenient locations, friendly staff and fast service.

Thank Sartaj S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank khazana
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
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.

Thank AngelaSac2015
San Jose, California
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358 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 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.....

Thank Rod B
San Francisco, California
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125 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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...

Thank mjmsf
San Jose, California
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227 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 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 

Thank JupiterNine
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

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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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
5:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3399 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, CA 95054-2905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Clara

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