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Roy's Station Coffee & Tea

Coffee Shop, Tea Room, and Café$$$$
Japantown, San Jose
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  • Conner H.
    Conner HobsonMarch 4, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to check the board to the left of the cash register for barista specials. They're often better then what's on the normal menu. If you don't feel like coffee, the coconut chai is great.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattSeptember 4, 2014
    The cold brew is an espresso roast from Verve called Sermon. It delivers a strong mouth with a moderately deep and course body. The sting is mostly gone from cold brewing, but still earthy/bitter.
  • Vivian L.
    Vivian LiJuly 16, 2017
    Come for the Churro Churro Latte, which is on the list of barista specials. Stay for the spacious outdoor patio, board games, and check out the working vintage coke vending machine.
  • Fallon B.
    Fallon BlaserFebruary 28, 2015
    I go here bc its nostalgic and a nice place to sit and read. The coffees good if you like a lot of sugar and flavors and milk. They serve verve but its just your avg local coffee shop!
  • Dale S.
    Dale SwansonMay 13, 2011
    Really awesome place. Nice people and good food and drink. Really enjoyed the iced Oregon chi tea! Only thing I wish is that they had a choice of sizes because I would have gotten a bigger one :)
  • George F.
    George FAugust 28, 2014
    great coffee place for a casual date or catch-up. also the WiFi is free and adequate for working. Plenty of covered seating outside for nice days.
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattMarch 18, 2014
    The house coffee featured is roasted by Verve. The Buena Vista roast has a smokey aroma and the full bodied flavor of this dark roast is balanced by a sweet yet mellow coconut grace tone.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MaslankaDecember 19, 2015
    I go here as a stop on an afternoon walk out of the office, the drip coffee is great and the atmosphere is light and pleasant.
  • Stephen C.
    Stephen ChisaJanuary 17, 2015
    The only coffee shop I've been to with a banana based latte. Try the "Banana's foster".
  • SJ8544123 L.
    SJ8544123 LFebruary 8, 2015
    really great coffee place in San Jose! fast n friendly service♡ their classic americano is really great!!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MeyerMay 23, 2010
    Even if you don't like coffee this is still an amazing place. Smoothies, pastries and other great food abounds. A great place to go when I need to work or just hang out and enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Patrick
    PatrickMarch 31, 2016
    Morning Glory bread was awesome, and the soy latte was pretty good. There's also a bunch of cool old school stuff inside.
  • Benjamin H.
    Benjamin HernandezNovember 26, 2012
    Definitely a spot for older people (30-ish). Do not get iced drinks (pretty bad)—hot coffee and tea are this place's specialty. Great patio area!
  • Elle T.
    Elle TolmanJune 30, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Service is always fast. Don't let a long line fool you! Also- the Ham & Swiss Buns are the perfect combination with your coffee. Get one early before they're gone!
  • Matthew T.
    Matthew ToppingAugust 18, 2011
    Best place for coffee in San Jose. Great family too, plus they Take good care of us SJFD who need good coffee after a long night.
  • Lora E.
    Lora ElliottOctober 26, 2015
    The atmosphere is awesome - so pretty and lively with plenty of outdoors seating. The people and coffee are good, too.
  • Ray R.
    Ray RayJune 4, 2017
    Big glasses of cold brew, quiet most of the time, best staff you could ask for. Go right meow.
  • Tobias S.
    Cafe in a former gas station. Super comfortable, great for working. Their drip coffee, alas, is only so-so.
  • Tara S.
    Tara SwansonJuly 12, 2011
    Nice baristas..atmosphere & drinks/food is great! Get a roy's card so you can earn free drinks if you frequent the place!!
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 30, 2014
    Plugs at laptop level along the stool bar to the left. Free Wi-Fi, ask for password at the counter. Read more
  • Crew
    CrewDecember 30, 2014
    Plugs at laptop level along the stool bar to the left. Free Wi-Fi, ask for password at the counter. Read more
  • Stephen I.
    Stephen InoueSeptember 9, 2017
    Great staff, anchor of the J-Town community, good coffee drinks.
  • Kim L.
    Kim LeJanuary 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Their new dessert offering, Do S'more (gourmet s'mores) are delicious and a must-try!
  • Rodney B.
    Rodney BryantApril 6, 2012
    Great place to do some work. Just remember to bring change for the parking meters.
  • Stacy D.
    Stacy DickinsonJanuary 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Almond Americano is to die for.. Extra room.. A little cream..
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal CalderonMay 10, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Not only do they have awesome drinks, but a great selection of food and treats from local bay area businesses as well.
  • A B.
    A BallesterosNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The Churro Churro Latte will heal your soul.
  • Sally W.
    Sally WallaceJanuary 12, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Iced coffee is the best and their pastries are yummy.
  • Drew S.
    Drew SeymourMay 16, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Why is their coffee so good? One word: Verve.
  • Edward D.
    Edward DobsonNovember 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The new hoodies they have for sale are superb. A must have for the holidays
  • Justin M.
    Justin MitchellSeptember 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good coffee, great teas and great patio.
  • James N.
    James NgoFebruary 16, 2011
    Try the Mocha - A simply beautiful mocha even though it's to go!
  • John M.
    John MartinezSeptember 21, 2014
    Having coffee with my wife ready to go to Japantown farmers market ....fun fun our morning walk
  • David A.
    David AOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    The iced coffee is cold brewed. Delicious!
  • 兜兜 
    兜兜 October 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Staff said they no longer do the 5th15th25th checkin for free pastry. Although they honored this promo reluctantly in the end they should probably just take it off than givn customer a hard time
  • Paulina
    PaulinaNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice and friendly baristas. Get a donut.
  • Dean L.
    Dean LAugust 15, 2014
    Amazing green tea frappe
  • Diana
    DianaOctober 12, 2015
    House coffee ... Delicious
  • kaleb a.
    kaleb askewApril 17, 2012
    Get the Ham & Cheese Croissant. Tastes best heated up, but it's good either way.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SmalleyDecember 1, 2012
    Avoid the spicy mocha unless you like spicy mocha drinks...
  • Erin O.
    Erin O'QuinnNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Awesome local coffee shop and a cornerstone of the community.
  • Saiofrelief
    SaiofreliefOctober 31, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Took 15 minutes to make a soy Masala Chai Latte that's rather incompetent.... and Im a regular... stay away from flighty baristas!
  • Alan M.
    Alan MarshallJuly 25, 2016
    Ask about local festivals in Japantown
  • Ngoc B.
    Ngoc BichAugust 22, 2014
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  • Isidro A.
    Isidro ArinagaMarch 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice open patio space.
  • Kamiko O.
    Kamiko OkamotoJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Good morning! Amazing iced tea ans croissants!!!
  • Katelyn
    KatelynJanuary 9, 2011
    The old-fashioned donuts are super good.
  • Yulong Y.
    Yulong YOctober 10, 2014
    So little pork in the pork bun. Taste is OK.
  • Ron M.
    Ron MurieraMay 22, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Hot Spiced Mocha!
  • Norman Y.
    Norman YamashiroMarch 21, 2011
    The breakfast burrito is excellent.
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