I’m always on the lookout for new cafes, so I was absolutely psyched to see that a Philz Coffee location was in San Jose. It’s a coffee chain in San Francisco (but, you know, like a hip one and junk) that’s renowned for its amazing coffee. What’s unusual about Philz Coffee is that the coffees aren’t listed with the typical names like “latte” or “cappuccino,” but instead have (non-descriptive) names with paragraph-long flavor descriptions on the menu. Of course, this made ordering really hard, especially since people stand in front of the menu (which is at leg-level). But the “sweet tooth” description of the “philtered soul” drink drew me in — and WOW. That is officially my most favorite drink in the world: hazelnut coffee with cream and sugar and some secret magical ingredient.
118 Paseo de san Antonio
San Jose, CA 95112