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Top cafe recommendations from locals

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.”
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“For all you coffee connoisseurs, Philz is the place for you. It's a local chain that serves unique and artful coffee blends, and a selection of teas. My favorite is the Yerba Mate served Philz style with honey and fresh mint leaves.”
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“Also has a cute patio with lots of plants on a cute street. Has a lemon tree on the patio too! ”
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“Peets is one of the original coffee houses. Peets has been my favorite coffee place and the original is still in Berkeley, at Walnut and Vine. Since 1966! Alfred Peet supplied the three founders of Starbucks, with coffee in 1971. Native that I am, I stick to Peets as my coffee of choice!”
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“Good breakfast burritos. Good for lunch too - salads, sandwiches and fantastic quiche. There is a nice bakery (same family owned) right next door for a sweet after.”
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“ I know many of you are fans of Starbucks, but did you know the founders were friends of Alfred Peet, who opened his first coffee house in Berkeley in 1966. "Peet's" then supplied the founders with coffee in 1971, getting them their start.”
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“ // , This is my go-to coffee shop for one on one meetups with people, especially introductions. Ask for the Cafe au Lait.”
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“$ Coffee shop inside San Pedro Market. Great baristas serving Sightglass coffee. Warning: They don't have internet.”
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“Large menu, good service, breakfast (crepes, omelettes, etc) served all day. ”
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“An Italian Cafe near the convention center. It has nice vibes and friendly environment.”
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“There breakfast croissant sandwiches are some of the best I've ever had. They also have delicious espresso drinks.”
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“great soups and sandwiches after a nice long walk along the park trails. $$”
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