Doing battle with the seven-headed hydra of hunger takes a robust arsenal of savory dishes. Today's Groupon loads your demon-slaying belt with $20 worth of food and drinks at Café San Jose for $10. Poke your cravings in the nose, then the head, and then the forehead as you sunder starvation with home-cooked meals made with real ingredients.
Sandra Long opened her little restaurant on Meridian Avenue in the spirit of providing all appetites with a comfortable and welcoming place to eat. That's why the chefs focus on crafting healthy and hearty breakfasts and lunches to any specification. Treat yourself to an eggful breakfast with a specialty scramble such as the mouth-kicking La Viva (matching chorizo with fresh jalapenos, onions, and tomatoes, $8.99) or the Club Bene Benedict (with bacon, Canadian bacon, and hollandaise graced by crumbled bacon, $9.50). You can build your own omelette (up to $9.75) or edge your fork into either a veggie omelette (packed with garden delights and cheddar, $9.25) or a confident stack of old-fashioned buckwheat pancakes ($6.75 for a stack of four).
Sometimes we tiff with breakfast, and when we do, lunchtime has our backs with burgers cooked to order and sandwiches of the hot and cold varieties. Melt alongside the pan-seared Ahi tuna melt (with wasabi tartar sauce, $9.45), or stay cool with the turkey and swiss (with cranberry sauce, veggies, and sprouts on sourdough, $8.25).
Many people would call Café San Jose one of the city's best-kept secrets if it didn't go against the Wizengamot's rules of secret keeping. For honest meals carefully assembled to attack your stomach's crave center, the Café is as dependable as a boat made out of bulletproof rubber and steered by a high-paid stuntman.
- Great throwback to the American diner. Very reasonable in prices and just great tasting home made American food – jemerson, TripAdvisor
- It offers consistently outstanding food served up by a staff that genuinely cares about their customers – cjn60, TripAdvisor
- The space is small, the decor is simple, the food is excellent. The staff is attentive – Rachel R., Yelp
1583A Meridian Ave
San Jose, California 95125Get Directions