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Roy's Station Coffee and Tea

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197 Jackson St, Corner 5th Ave, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
+1 408-286-2236
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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San Jose, California
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tired of Buckystars? This place makes great coffee and has some fabulous specials. I am totally hooked on the spicy mocha. Either hot or cold depending on the day. Either way, that little kick is a perfect spark to the day! And the outdoor seating although on the street, just has a nice feel for people watching. They have also... More 

Thank Greg T
Vallejo, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 October 2016

japanese food, breakfast, coffee and tea! it was fun fun fun! I loved the halloween decorations as well as the most delicious coffee

Thank Raven I
Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the area and walked over to get my daily coffee fix. There was a line so I took that as a good sign. The staff was super friendly! The cold brew is great and the ham & cheese croissant is DELICIOUS. Worth a trip for sure!

Thank Helen E
San Jose, California
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243 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

LOVE this coffee shop. The iced coffee is better than anywhere else. But what's best is what a neighborhood gem this is. The service is always fabulous and friendly. The cafe food is fresh and delish. The outside seating is so relaxing ... nothing better than walking down there on Sunday morning for a coffee outside before hitting the Japantown... More 

Thank Jules T
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Converted from an old service station, this corner coffee shop is the hub of the Japantown community.

Thank Itazura
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373 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I have been here only a couple times. The service and food items as well as the beverages are good. I would definitely recommend this place for friends or small groups to meet.

Thank ducka62
1 review
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

I knocked on the bathroom door even though the sign said"that if the door was locked it is currently being used." The manager was in the bathroom and when she came out she told me that I should read the sign. I explained that in a previous coffee shop they had the same sign and we waited for an extended... More 

Thank Rhonda B
San Jose, California
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Unspoiled by the commercialism of large chains, Roy's Station is a refreshing place to have a quiet beverage and snack or meet a small group of friends. There are a sufficient number of outdoor tables with umbrellas, dogs are welcome and frequent. Toddlers are often present playing with the stock of toys made available exclusively for their use. Individuals working... More 

Thank MysteryBell
San Jose, California
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154 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Great local pastries including spam misubi, lemon loaf, baked pork buns, tiramisu. Baked goods $1 after 5pm. I like the Thai tea which is very authentic tasting. Coffees are good, supplier is Verve. Family owned business. Hours can vary, they will put away outdoor chairs an hour before closing time, which is a bummer.

Thank TrixieBelle
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Roy's is the kind of coffee shop that every neighborhood wants...it serves quality drinks and snacks, has lots of outdoor seating, and the location (a tastefully re-vamped gas/service station) offers lots of character. Roy's serves Verve coffee (really good stuff out of Santa Cruz). My favorite snack is the ham and swiss bun. I'm also a fan of their spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 197 Jackson St, Corner 5th Ave, San Jose, CA 95112-5108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-286-2236

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?