Interested in checking out the freshest new spots in San Jose? From a poke spot to a coffee and tea cafe, read on for a rundown of the newest hot spots to debut around town.
New to 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 2337 in the Rose Garden is Pokeatery, a Hawaiian spot, offering poke and seafood. This business has been hitting the right note with locals, with a perfect five-star rating out of eight reviews.
At the Pokeatery, customers may build their own poke box by selecting a base (like rice or citrus kale), before adding vegetable and protein mix-ins, sauce and toppings (which include cilantro, fried garlic and edamame beans).
Stroll past 17 N. Second St. downtown and you'll find Gente Cafe, a new cafe. With a five-star rating out of five reviews on Yelp so far, the new spot seems to be a welcome addition to the neighborhood.
On the menu, you'll find cappuccinos, lattes, cold brews, chai tea and special drinks like the el coco-choco latte, which is a dark coconut mocha beverage. Add toast to your order, which comes topped with either butter, honey butter, avocado, cilantro, chili or "aprigoat."
Growler USA is a new pub and traditional American spot, offering chicken wings and more that's located at 787 The Alameda, Suite 10. With a four-star Yelp rating out of 31 reviews, Growler USA is off to a positive start with locals.
Start with appetizers like the fried Brussels sprouts or the carnitas queso before digging into a blue cheese burger or a Philly cheesesteak, which are served with sidewinder fries or tater tots. Then, wash it all down with one of the 100 beers on tap.
Grocery Outlet Bargain Market
At 7076 Santa Teresa Blvd., you'll find the latest outpost of Grocery Outlet Bargain Market, the grocery store and discount store chain with locations in California, Washington and Oregon. A four-star rating out of four reviews indicates Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is still finding its way, but it's early days.
The store offers produce, meat, deli, frozen food and more. Per the business' Facebook page, "At Grocery Outlet, you'll find name brand groceries for 40-70% less than conventional grocery stores."