Unlike a sand witch, a sandwich doesn't have the power to turn men into sand and sand into poisoned glass. Let a sandwich cast a devastating spell on hunger pains with today's Groupon. For $6, you get $12 worth of homemade café fare at Lunch with Tony in Alviso. Although tax and gratuity are not included, this Groupon can be used during happy hour.
Lunch with Tony's eclectic menu of house-made breakfast fare, sandwiches, soups, and salads unite workers of the world under a banner of deliciousness five days a week (M–F, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Early birds can rinse the sleep out of their eyes with a piping hot espresso before digging into a rotating roster of freshly baked scones, muffins, and breakfast breads ($1.25) or other light morning fare. For midday masticating, omnivorous office assistants can delicately nibble on the exotic chicken salad sandwich, a curry-dusted concoction of chicken salad, apples, and veggies on wheatberry bread ($6.75), while herbivores and former scarecrows can appreciate a bowl of vegan curried lentil soup, fashioned from house-made vegetable stock and the unending gratitude of a wish-granting magical carp ($6). Other sandwiches include Texas-style pulled pork sliders ($7.50) or the popular beef and muenster press, a shredded beef short rib slathered in muenster cheese and caramelized onion and Gutenberged into sliced sourdough ($8.75).
Lunch with Tony's 10-month-old establishment—situated in a recently renovated dive bar once owned by the chef's grandfather—soothes patron's rods and cones with contemporary décor and aquamarine ductwork, even as it sates their palates. For a flavorful noontime respite from the sounds emanating from the white noise generators in the office, head to Lunch with Tony with Matt from accounting or with Christine from the front desk.
Lunch with Tony is open Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Whatever you do, don’t miss the “Beef & Muenster Press” ($7.50). Its simple name belies just how extraordinary it is… You’ve never had a beef sandwich with so much punch and pizazz [sic]. – Carolyn Jung, Food Gal
- I have really enjoyed the food each time I have gone. I have turned several friends that work in the area onto the restaurant. – Virginia D., Yelp
- I've been here a couple times and the beef and muenster press and the chicken club are really freakin good. On top of that, the freshly made cookies should be the first thing you grab.... as an appetizer and dessert. Grab two because they do not last long. – Thomas N., Yelp
Lunch with Tony
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.