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Food and restaurants in Central California

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Pedestrian Plaza
“AMUSEMENT PARK ON THE BEACH, ROLLER COASTERS, MANY FAMOUS FILMS HAVE BEEN FILMED HERE, WEST COAST VERSION OF CONEY ISLAND.”
  • 312 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This is San Jose's largest indoor mall with all the major department stores (Nordstrom, Macy's), chain boutiques (Banana Republic, H&M, Gap), and high-end shopping (Tiffany's) - so much to choose from. New Moving Theater and Food Court with great reviews (try the Ramen!)”
  • 165 locals recommend
Bar
“A food court with lots of different options. There is also live music at night on weekends.”
  • 133 locals recommend
Brewery
“Grab a burger, or my favorite, the fish tacos, and enjoy house made root beer! Delicious!”
  • 90 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great seafood. Enjoy downstairs fine dining or the upstairs bar and live band.”
  • 147 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“The Shadowbrook is probably the oldest and most famous of any restaurant in Santa Cruz County. It is truly amazing and you'll definitely need reservations!”
  • 106 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Really good Mediterranean restaurant. Nice atmosphere and smack dab in old town Sunnyvale. During the warmer days, they have outdoor seating with heat lamps. Recommendation: Mansaf - tender chunks of lamb cooked in aged yogurt”
  • 52 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bakery, Rosticceria, Food to Go... Eat at Gayle's or take away... Expensive but well worth it.”
  • 87 locals recommend

Cafes

Art Museum
“For nearly 50 years the San Jose Museum of Art has collected and shared artworks that define the time they were created in. The museum has various exhibitions including one that looks at life post 9/11. The museum is very hands on and encourages people to photograph the artwork and explore everything the museum has to offer. Since its opening the museum has been expanded to cope with the ever growing art collection that is on display to the thousands of visitors this museum attracts.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bakery
“30 miles of gorgeous coastline from Point Lobos (the greatest meeting of land and water in the world) to world famous Nepenthe Restaurant and historical Deetjens.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“Although the massive Apple space ship is off limits to the general public, you can go to the Visitor Center and enjoy from across the street!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Tacos and burritos to die for! Get the wet asada burrito, big enough to share and super good! ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
“Great breakfast! Walking distance. Always hopping! Be prepared to wait for seating :)”
  • 47 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Cool place, BEST coffee, but a little expensive. Great location right on 41 ave.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
“Come with a group for a fun, lively music filled evening! Right on Ocean Avenue, it always has a wait list to get in. It’s as much about the food as it is the atmosphere and the warm welcoming staff!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Neighborhood favorite place to have a good coffee or tea. I recommend if you have an early arrival and have some time to kill, do it here.”
  • 29 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Bakery, Rosticceria, Food to Go... Eat at Gayle's or take away... Expensive but well worth it.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bakery
“30 miles of gorgeous coastline from Point Lobos (the greatest meeting of land and water in the world) to world famous Nepenthe Restaurant and historical Deetjens.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great breakfast, within walking distance. Pastery and coffee or full on breakfast.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Bakery
“It's a local staple and the pastries are truly eye candy (not for the diet-conscious ;-)”
  • 63 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Any grocery supplies you need you will find at Pioneer Market. Just around the corner and down across the street. Just a 5 minute walk down and a 10 minute walk up.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
“Heading up Hwy 108 to the mountains? Stop in at Alicia's for coffee, smoothies, great home made quality pastries and a wide array of interesting breakfast and lunch choices. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bakery
“Recommended - A bakery within walking distance. Nice selection. My friends like it, I prefer Patisserie Bechler's.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Bakery
“Walkable and yummy. They have good coffee/espresso drinks, amazing baked goods and a small play area for kids.”
  • 38 locals recommend