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Steaming bowls of soup rest atop the tables at Lunch with Tony, inviting diners to dunk corners of sandwiches into their seasoned depths. It’s a perfect illustration of what the eponymous chef calls "approachable" gourmet food. These made-from-scratch soups teem with tempting ingredients, such as the morsels of corn and chicken in the southwest chowder, or the certified Angus beef and genuine sass in the chili. Bowlfuls find flavorful soulmates in hot and cold sandwiches, laden with Italian meats or pan-fried eggplant pressed between focaccia. The eatery also serves breakfast sandwiches and provides catering, recognizing that hunger can strike in any location at any time.

5202 North 1st Street
San Jose,
CA
US

Every day at more than 770 locations, Jamba Juice proves that good nutrition can be both convenient and delicious. Since the beginning, the company has based its philosophy on choosing whole fruits and all-natural ingredients over artificial flavorings and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and artificial trans fats, and it makes additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.

Although Jamba Juice is serious about using wholesome ingredients, the company is a little more playful when it comes to the palate. Whole fruits and veggies can be blended into an extensive menu of great-tasting smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. But Jamba Juice?s commitment to keeping healthy eating simple informs its solid-food options, too. Customers can kick-start their morning with a steaming bowl of slow-cooked, steel-cut oatmeal, or stay energized throughout the day with six varieties of Energy Bowls: nutrient-rich blends of whole fruit, Greek yogurt or soymilk, and an assortment of dry toppings and fresh fruits.

In addition to nourishing and energizing the human body, Jamba Juice fights childhood obesity by sponsoring Team Up for a Healthy America. The initiative encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active?which they can do by visiting the main Jamba Juice website.

848-B Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose,
CA
US

You know your cafe is a hit when people start saying it's helping to save the city. That's just what happened to Whispers Cafe & Creperie in 2013, when NBC Bay Area said the cafe and other new restaurants were spurring a resurgence of commerce in downtown San Jose. For owner Danny Qutami, the praise was the culmination of a string of successes. It all started when he opened the first Whispers in Belmont and it quickly became a neighborhood favorite; it continued as he followed with two more locations in San Jose, which have been equally well received.

It's no wonder Whispers is so popular. Not only are the cafes open all day, but the menu includes just about anything a hungry person could dream up. Breakfast is served any time, and includes both sweet and savory creations?there's a Half Moon crepe with sliced peaches and a honey-orange glaze, and there's also a California benediction with bacon and avocado. Lunch and dinner offer an equally diverse selection that includes both New York strip steak and pesto-chicken sandwiches. Whispers is popular with the happy-hour crowd as well, thanks to the full bar and flat-screen TVs.

150 S Second St.
San Jose,
CA
US

You know your cafe is a hit when people start saying it's helping to save the city. That's just what happened to Whispers Cafe & Creperie in 2013, when NBC Bay Area said the cafe and other new restaurants were spurring a resurgence of commerce in downtown San Jose. For owner Danny Qutami, the praise was the culmination of a string of successes. It all started when he opened the first Whispers in Belmont and it quickly became a neighborhood favorite; it continued as he followed with two more locations in San Jose, which have been equally well received.

It's no wonder Whispers is so popular. Not only are the cafes open all day, but the menu includes just about anything a hungry person could dream up. Breakfast is served any time, and includes both sweet and savory creations?there's a Half Moon crepe with sliced peaches and a honey-orange glaze, and there's also a California benediction with bacon and avocado. Lunch and dinner offer an equally diverse selection that includes both New York strip steak and pesto-chicken sandwiches. Whispers is popular with the happy-hour crowd as well, thanks to the full bar and flat-screen TVs.

1085 E Brokaw Rd.
San Jose,
CA
US

Seattle's Best Coffee's menu board presents its brews, breakfast sandwiches, and baked goods simply and intuitively in the spirit of fast and easy service. Customers choose from five levels of brew, arranged from mild to bold, before adding in flavored creamers or milk. More whimsical lattes and mochas swirl together sweets for instant doses of dessert. The affable baristas who helm the drive thru window are multi-lingual, speaking Spanish and Polish, as well as smiling in 34 languages. Taste testers sample each coffee shipment a minimum of three times before putting it into rotation, which is an effective way to ensure quality flavor and to stay awake for five days straight without blinking.

2668 Monterey Rd, Ste 160
San Jose,
CA
US

Sipatea's beverage artisans accept nothing less than fresh fruit as they blend a variety of teas and smoothies untainted by premade powders. Using taiwanese tea-leaves, tapioca pearls, and chunks of fruit, they whirl together unique tea flavors including the Tutti Fruity with strawberry, mango, and lychee; and Berry Blossom with strawberry and raspberry. A hailstorm of housemade whipped cream rains upon frozen smoothies, complementing tastes of strawberry, mango, or avocado. Guests can embellish their beverages with extras, including lychee and coffee jelly.

1834 Tully Rd
San Jose,
CA
US