10 Cafes In San Jose, California

cafes in san jose
Nyrene Grace Patricia
Nyrene Grace Patricia  
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When it comes to cafés in San Jose, the options are endless. The cafés come in varying blends, swirling directions, and enchanting aromas. In need of a pick-me-up cup? A friendly chat over coffee? Are you in need of a productive environment with great drinks? This list compiles the best of different kinds and lets you choose the perfect fit for you.

Many people like to measure their life in cups of coffee, but not all of us are coffee enthusiasts. But the non-coffee lovers don’t have to be left out, there’s a lot in this list in store for everyone! You don’t want to miss what many of these coffee shops have to offer: unique recipes like Greek and Italian cuisine, the best breakfast and brunch choices near you, chill study places, comedy and music night spots, and rare coffee twists including spice and mint. Check out these cafes in San Jose, California to see what is brewing.

1. Café San Jose

Here’s a small hole-in-the-wall that gives you generous omelette servings and a great morning mood! Café San Jose takes care of its diners with smooth and superb service; there’s no room at all for any mishap ruining the start of your productive day. Here, your coffee cup stays hot with refills as you wait for the popular omelette and biscuits. Another note: this cafe is vegan- and vegetarian-friendly! The place can be crowded inside especially at brunch time so prepare to wait for a table. There’s no need to worry because the eggs Benedict will be worth it!

Café San Jose

Address: 1583 Meridian Ave, Ste A, San Jose, CA 95125

Website: Café San Jose

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 7am - 3pm; Mon - Fri: 7am - 2pm

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2. Moonbean's Coffee

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On the busy streets of San Jose, everybody must have had a need for a quick pick-me-up cup once in their life. Here at Moonbean’s Coffee you can get your energy boost from anywhere around the world: Mexican Mocha Freeze, Dirty Asian, take your pick! Can’t decide? The friendly and knowledgeable staff will gladly assist. Students will also love the free WiFi for chill and relaxing study time along with perfect lighting and ambiance. The place is very welcoming to pets, and you’ll see that immediately once you visit their social media page!

Moonbean's Coffee

Address: 6221 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose, CA 95119

Website: Moonbean’s Coffee

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 7pm; Sat: 7am - 7pm; Sun: 7am - 6pm

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3. Vero's Coffee Bar

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Vero’s Coffee Bar is a cute coffee space located within the South First Arts Market, a downtown landmark that boasts a generous food hall, this cafe, and a bar. Here, Vero’s Coffee Bar finds a perfect place in the middle of a soulful creativity center. Vero’s offers a simple and comfortably familiar menu but you’ll be served with classics in great taste. Don’t forget to try their Mexican Mocha when you get there! Students and workaholics will love Vero’s for the free WiFi and an alluring environment perfect for studying, working, or simply taking a break. Before or after you enjoy your coffee, you’ll have lots of food choices to visit for your hungry stomach.

Vero's Coffee Bar

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Website: Vero’s Coffee Bar

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 7am - 5pm; Wed - Fri: 7am - 8pm; Sat: 8am - 8pm; Sun: 8am - 5pm

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4. Bill's Cafe

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Not a fan of productive mornings? Drop by for an early meal at the famous Bill’s Cafe at Willow Glen; the eggs Benedict might convert you to a morning person. Here, you’re likely to find a bustling crowd enjoying a good chatter over their crab cake Benedict orders. But don’t worry, the staff will be attentive at all times. There’s also a full bar where you can bond over the latest game scores. One thing you’ll all have in common at the end of the meal is a satisfied morning meal. Here’s a fun fact: they also have unique Greek cuisine offers that reveal the owners’ heritage. You can’t leave the place without trying their signature Greek Lemon Soup!

Bill's Cafe

Address: 1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95126

Website: Bill’s Cafe

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 7am - 2:30pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 3pm

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5. The Grind Coffee House

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The Grind offers a good range of coffee choices, smoothies, teas, and popular specials like their Vietnamese coffee. Recently, they added milk tea to their menu! With a spacious area and cheerful servers, it’s your go-to coffee place to cheer up your mood before work or during breaks. If you’re bonding with a group of friends, they also have board games and TV to keep guests entertained. Has there ever been a coffee place that offers both your productivity and entertainment needs?

The Grind Coffee House

Address: 2050 Concourse Dr, Ste 2, San Jose, CA 95131

Website: The Grind Coffee House

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6am - 4pm; Sat: 9am - 2pm (closed on Sundays)

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6. Philz Coffee

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Philz Coffee offers genuine pour-over coffee made uniquely to fit your personal taste. If you’ve yet to discover the perfect coffee blend for you, the friendly baristas will be happy to assist you! Aside from the all-time favorite Iced Mint Mojito for both coffee and non-coffee lovers, the place is also known for long lines and young students from the university nearby. If you’re running late to work or class, here’s a good coffee hack: download the Philz Coffee app for a hassle-free pick-up when you get there.

Philz Coffee

Address: 118 Paseo De San Antonio Walk, San Jose, CA 95112

Website: Philz Coffee

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 9pm; Sat - Sun: 7am - 9pm

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7. B2 Coffee

With such a large space around, you can work on your project in peace, hold professional meetings, or simply chill on a couch with lots of room. Just try to avoid busy break hours or festive holidays, and you’ll enjoy the chill coffee experience. Even with long lines, rest assured the counter can still conjure the best Iced Mocha in town quickly. It’s conveniently located beside San Pedro Market with a night bar on the other side. If you’re having a drinks night with friends after a working day, there’s no need to look anywhere else. B2 Coffee has been closed for remodeling, but you’ll still get to taste one of San Jose’s best.

B2 Coffee

Address: 87 N San Pedro St, San Jose, CA 95110

Website: B2 Coffee

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 6pm; Sat - Sun: 8am - 7pm

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8. Caffe Frascati

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Posted by Caffe Frascati on Friday, 29 December 2017

From the most delicious coffee to pleasant ambiance, this list only gets better. Caffe Frascati is an Italian spot that’s just one drive away from you. It’s where culture, art, Italian cuisine and excellent coffee. The piano, small stage and lounge area completes the perfect environment. The place is chill and quiet early in the day, but excitement comes when you arrive in time for special performances: their open mic night on Tuesdays, comedy open mic on Wednesdays, and writer’s open mic on Thursdays. You can sit back and listen to poems, songs, and anecdotes or, better yet, prepare a piece to share with fellow coffee lovers and artists.

Caffe Frascati

Address: 315 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

Website: Caffe Frascati

Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 7 am – 10 pm; Fri: 7 am – 12am; Sat: 8 am – 12am; Sun: 8 am – 9 pm

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9. Roy's Station Coffee & Teas

Who would have thought this modern coffee shop at one corner of Japantown used to be a landmark gas station back before the Second World War? Japantown really does have a lot of historical twists and Roy’s Station is the most popular coffee spot in the area. Roy’s strong quality coffee gets its freshness from the fine Verve Coffee Roasters in Sta. Cruz. Try to mix up stuff like the spiced mocha and one of their croissants. Bring a mug to reduce waste and save half a dollar!

Roy's Station Coffee & Teas

Address: 197 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112

Website: Roy’s Station Coffee & Teas

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 7pm; Sat: 7:30am - 7pm; Sun: 7:30am - 5pm

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10. Cafe Rosalena

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The last one is dedicated for the tortilla wrap lovers! Café Rosalena is popular for their all-day breakfast burritos. Inside the café is a small, casual space that can get crowded with locals who’re craving for the Mexican fiesta salad or burritos with the homemade orange salsa. You wouldn’t want to miss their best offers so take note of their early closing hours when planning your trip!

Café Rosalena

Address: 197 Jackson St, San Jose, CA 95112

Website: Cafe Rosalena

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 6:30am - 7pm; Sat: 7:30am - 7pm; Sun: 7:30am - 5pm

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The best pick-me-up cup

A cappuccino cup with coffee art.
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Did you see your usual coffee and breakfast spot in the list? With so many gems in San Jose, California, there’s always something new to try. Drive around with this list to find your new favorite place!

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Nyrene is a university student with a passion for writing. She finds joy in meticulously planning events and trips up to the smallest detail through her tracker sheets. From time to time, she...Read more

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