I was excited for it to be Saturday and that we could use our letter to try another coffee spot in San Jose.
Philz Coffee is down on the Paseo de San Antonio which is a cute area with lots of shops and restaurants.
We walked in and found the place to stand and wait to give our order. We perused the menu while we waited.
I see Turkish and I get all excited. I adore cardamom and the idea of having Turkish coffee without all the sugar was really appealing to me. And, of course, I love dark roasts. I ordered the Tantalizing Turkish. I loved it!
There is a nice pastry case off goodies to choose from.
And a cookie case.
I was intrigued by the Kouign Amann pastry especially after reading a Yelp review that said “you need this in your life”. I tried the fig filled pastry and it was amazing, all buttery and delicious. 😀
David stuck to his traditional chocolate croissant which he ate before I was able to snap a photo. He isn’t a coffee achiever, like I am, and was unsure of which coffee to select. With the barista’s help, we settled on the Tesora, which he said was their house coffee. David let me steal a sip of it and it was good, as well. The coffee at Philz is made, by pour over method, one cup at a time.
You can buy Philz Coffee’s to take home, which is nice, and I like their logo mugs you can buy. (I didn’t get a photo. :()
This shop is really close to the university and was really, really busy. We were able to snag a table outside which, as you know, I love.
I definitely plan a return trip to sample some of the other coffees and pastries in the future. 🙂