The only directory you need. Discover the best places to eat, see and do in the area. (You can thank us later).
Meet the Neighbours
SP272 N Almaden Ave, San Jose
Delicious, locally sourced American bistro cuisine presented by chef Ola Fendert. Stop by on a Friday night to enjoy their luxe outdoor lounge seating, or on a Sunday morning for brunch.
El Jardin368 Santana Row, San Jose
El Jardin sets the perfect scene for a fun night out with friends with open tables set under beautiful oak trees garnished with caf? lighting. Come for the amazing food, stay for the tequila and music.
Orchard City Kitchen
Orchard City Kitchen#190 1875 S Bascom Ave, San Jose
Michelin-recognized chef Jeffrey Stout drives some great dishes in this rustic restaurant. Their dishes are served small plate and family style, so come hungry and ready to share.
Paper Plane72 S 1st St, San Jose
Paper Plane is the best place in San Jose to get your specialty cocktail fix. The whiskey is smooth, and the mixtures are out of the box. Order the “Airmail” to savour alongside great conversation.
San Pedro Market
San Pedro Market
San Pedro Market is a go-to when you’re with a big group and can’t decide what to eat. The warehouse hosts a number of varied local restaurants and offers communal seating.
B2 Coffee87 N San Pedro St, San Jose
B2 is a staple when it comes to getting great local coffee. They’re located in San Pedro Garage – a giant communal space made for escaping the office to get some work done. Espresso for us, but you should try the peach green tea.
Vintage Wine Bar
Vintage Wine Bar#1040 377 Santana Row, San Jose
VWB is a small oasis in the middle of Santana Row. Hang out in the indoor or outdoor seating area while you have a glass or two at this gorgeous little wine bar. Plates and generous pours mean you may never leave.
Cukui Clothing & Art Gallery
Cukui Clothing & Art Gallery229 Jackson St, San Jose
Located in Japantown, Cukui’s pieces are all inspired by the Pacific Islands, with the occasional Bay Area pop culture influence.
The Continental349 S 1st St, San Jose
Located in the heart of the SoFa district in Downtown San Jose, it is the perfect place to get comfortable.
Biscuits223 Jackson St, San Jose
Take your dog for a walk through Japantown and treat them to some new accessories or a gourmet treat. Perfect stop while walking through the neighbourhood in between coffee and sake.
Flowers by Ivy
Flowers by IvyB 398 E Santa Clara St, San Jose
Ivy’s got a passion for flowers. She creates the best, most lush and luxurious arrangements in town. Stop by her shop and pick up some peonies, tell her we sent you.
Petite Galleria205 B Jackson St, San Jose
This small boutique is dedicated to housing one of a kind pieces that have been thoughtfully made by passionate artisans with high quality and care –the spot to find that last minute gift.
The Tech Museum of Innovation
The Tech Museum of Innovation201 S Market St, San Jose
More than just a museum, it is a fun and interactive place created to inspire the innovator in everyone. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley- what better place to look for inspiration than the tech capital of the world.
The Chessboards at Santana Row
The Chessboards at Santana Row377 Santana Row, San Jose
The chessboards are a great place to sit, relax and people watch. Play chess on a small scale at one of the tables, or play on the giant chessboard to go life size.
San Jose Municipal Rose Garden
San Jose Municipal Rose GardenDana Ave and Naglee Ave, San Jose
Enjoy one of San Jose’s historical landmarks – a five-acre rose garden. Spend time admiring over 4,000 rose shrubs that cover the grounds.
San Jose Museum of Art
San Jose Museum of Art110 S Market St, San Jose
Located in the heart of downtown San Jose, SJMA is open and airy with beautifully curated exhibits by artists from around the world.
Big Dog Vineyards
Big Dog Vineyards4545 Felter Road, San Jose
This vineyard is a hidden gem located in the Milpitas hills with great views of the Silicon Valley. The vineyard is homey and the expert hosts are passionate about their wines.
Zero1 Garage439 S 1st St, San Jose
Zero1 is a technically innovative art gallery. Pop in to check it out the newest exhibits in their large, open garage space.
Kaleid Gallery88 S 4th St, San Jose
This gallery offers something for all kinds of art lovers. If you’re lucky enough to be in the area on a third Tuesday, stop in to enjoy performances like art demos and live painting.
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art560 S 1st St, San Jose
If you’re in SoFa district, don’t forget to check out the ICA. The curators and staff are friendly and the museum holds great character. Check out their First Friday events if you can.