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Peanuts Deluxe Cafe
275 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112, United States
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Ti
Review №1

SJSU students have LOVED this place, and the wonderful owner, for more than 30-years. Be one of the tens of thousands of former students who will remember this place fondly by patronizing this establishment today, and tomorrow. The food is fantastic, and a fantastic value. Their breakfast hashbrown potatoes are perfect. I recall watching the owners' father, a kind Korean gentleman now passed, make them from carefully boiled potatoes, every morning. They have retained his secrets, which result in the best has brown potatoes you'll ever, *ever* have.

la
Review №2

Had a good breakfast at Peanuts. Self service style. Recommended for casual eat in. Good food quality. Friendly staff.

An
Review №3

Peanuts Cafe is one of the south bay's best breakfast and lunch restaurants in town, they are located directly across from San Jose State University in down town, they have the best Turkey and homemade hash brown's I have ever eaten, if you are in town visiting and would like a nice place to dine for. Breakfast to lunch then Peanuts Cafe is your place.

JM
Review №4

Good little place. Friendly and decent prices. Nothing to write home about but I'd eat here again.

an
Review №5

Great food awesome prices def a favorite of ours.

An
Review №6

I have been coming here since I was about 6 years old so basically a LONG time... lol. The food is ALWAYS delicious,hot and served fast! The owners are wonderful people always friendly and smiling. Great prices!! When I met my friend 20+ years ago I took him here and told him the same thing.. then we started taking our own children here so they can possibly one day take their children. It's kinda a family tradition now I love explaining to my kids how I always came here with my mother as a child and the food is exactly the same as back then. Definitely 5 stars!!! Wish I could visit a few times a week but unfortunately we don't live in San Jose anymore. My next visit were definitely stopping here even to say Hi!!

Mi
Review №7

Nice place, a little bit old fashioned, but the food, price and customer experience are great.

Mi
Review №8

One of my preferred places for Cafe food. This place does it for me. The place has a cool feel to it.

Jo
Review №9

I love this place, their plates come FILLED with food and its one of the few locations where you can get a cold beer and updates on local sports

EL
Review №10

For the price and you don,thave alot money this is place to go the plate of food are huge .

St
Review №11

Bacon and sausage omelet

Ca
Review №12

And SJSU staple! I can't believe I never wrote a review about this place! I use to have lunch as Peanuts quite often when I was going to school here. My usual go to dish was the Philly cheese steak sandwich. It was so much food at such an affordable price. Last month, my BF and I was visiting SUSJ (because he is going back to school!) and I told him about this place so we stopped by for brunch. It's been about 10 years since I've gone back and everything was still the same, except the prices. However, everything on the menu was still so much affordable compare to other brunch places. My bf order the Philly cheese steak and I got the Western omelet no tomatoes and replaced the ham for sausage with extra crispy hash browns. So when I said everything was still the same 10 years ago, I really meant everything! The sandwich with the exception they use American cheese still tasted just as good and the huge omelet was just how I remembered it. Oh, talk about nostalgia! So you if you are in the area, I highly recommend checking out this place, you won't regret it.

CC
Review №13

I have been coming here since I was about 6 years old so basically a LONG time... lol. The food is ALWAYS delicious,hot and served fast! The owners are wonderful people always friendly and smiling. Great prices!! When I met my husband 20+ years ago I took him here and told him the same thing.. then we started taking our own children here so they can possibly one day take their children. It's kinda a family tradition now I love explaining to my kids how I always came here with my mother as a child and the food is exactly the same as back then.Definitely 5 stars!!!Wish I could visit a few times a week but unfortunately we don't live in San Jose anymore. My next visit were definitely stopping here even to say Hi!!

yu
Review №14

Awesome cheap breakie! Love the avo omelette! Nice atmosphere, and a good plce to hang!

ca
Review №15

Cafe food at this place - delicious. Definitely one of the best places in the area. The staff was very welcoming and observant. Bring your appetite because portions are large.

Ed
Review №16

Solid breakfast fare at very reasonable prices. The coffee is tasty and the relaxed atmosphere lends itself to conversation and comeraderie with our fellow humans. Order under the menu and pick up your food when they call your number. Fancy? No. Delicious? Yes.(If you need your shrunken, mollycoddled Tech balls lovingly caressed by cowering corporate baristas, this is not the place for you. Do the world a favor and stick to your organic, locally-sourced quinoa enema bar and let the rest of us enjoy an actual meal.)As for me, I'll be back to Peanuts Deluxe Cafe again and again. First rate.

Qu
Review №17

Really cheap and freshly made to order college cafe. My boyfriend and I have been coming for years. And u can get a pitcher of beer too.

Ki
Review №18

Cheap and fast but you get what you pay for... good for breakfast if in the area but I would not go out of my way to come here.

Da
Review №19

Too many places out there are looking for a gimmick and fail to get their fundamentals right. This place is the opposite. It's a small, unassuming diner with basic ingredients but what they manage to do with them is magic. There was nothing “special” about the bacon, eggs, toast, hashbrowns, pancakes, or coffee. No crazy toppings, no overly complicated preparation, just a plain and simple breakfast. But damn, they knocked it right out of the park. Everything fresh and cooked to perfection. If you're looking for a good ole fashioned breakfast, this is the place.

Fa
Review №20

Amazing! Used to go there when I was younger!!

Ch
Review №21

I thoroughly enjoy visiting Peanuts Cafe for breakfast whenever I'm in San Jose. I originally found this place with a Google Search and I'm glad I checked it out. Ordering and paying for food was a little different at first, but once you know the routine, it's great. Walk up to the order counter, put in your order, and bring your receipt to the cash register. Pay for your food, grab some cutlery, and serve yourself some coffee. The food is prepared fast, and always tastes great. I'm a creature of comfort and always get the same thing.. scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. I like how everything is cooked, never had an issue. The bacon is crispy, toast is buttery, and the eggs scrambled to perfection. It's a simple breakfast, but done well. This place seems like a popular hangout for the nearby school, but thankfully it's never been crazy busy when I've been there in the morning. I would guess it's a little busier throughout the day. My feeling with this place is if you're looking for a well cooked, cheap breakfast you really need to consider Peanuts Cafe. I haven't tried their other menu items, but I love the breakfast. Thanks Peanuts!

Ju
Review №22

And SJSU staple! I can't believe I never wrote a review about this place! I use to have lunch as Peanuts quite often when I was going to school here. My usual go to dish was the Philly cheese steak sandwich. It was so much food at such an affordable price. Last month, my BF and I was visiting SUSJ (because he is going back to school!) and I told him about this place so we stopped by for brunch. It's been about 10 years since I've gone back and everything was still the same, except the prices. However, everything on the menu was still so much affordable compare to other brunch places. My bf order the Philly cheese steak and I got the Western omelet no tomatoes and replaced the ham for sausage with extra crispy hash browns. So when I said everything was still the same 10 years ago, I really meant everything! The sandwich with the exception they use American cheese still tasted just as good and the huge omelet was just how I remembered it. Oh, talk about nostalgia! So you if you are in the area, I highly recommend checking out this place, you won't regret it.

NO
Review №23

Always fat breakfast plates.

St
Review №24

A go to spot for all sjsu students over the years

Ne
Review №25

Great breakfast at an affordable price. Pancakes are the best in town!

Je
Review №26

Great Breakfast. Very affordable. Friendly atmosphere.

Pr
Review №27

My favorite location for quality cafe food. looking forward to coming back with my relatives. feeling here is like a restaurant in fort worth i liked.

Ga
Review №28

Love this place.. Quick service.. Food cooked fresh as you order. Very affordable.. We had three adult breakfast plates fully loaded with their generous portions for $24+ or so

Er
Review №29

Staff friendly and helpful. Food was great tasting and just the way i like it. Price was right for the great tasting well prepaired food. My new go to....

va
Review №30

Fresh food at low prices.. the food seems to be made with love and care. Amazing guy at the counter, super nice and friendly.They just added an old school jukebox ..

ro
Review №31

In A Nutshell:-Legend has it that Peanuts Deluxe Cafe has been serving up some of the best breakfast to SJSU students & locals for generations.-In 2019, the prices are still very low, the food is very comforting & of course good.-It's hard to find a large plate full of homemade hashbrowns, a couple eggs cooked the way you like & sausages w/ toast all for under $7.-It's been a family run business & the formula works.-Whenever I come in, I get memories of waking up at my grandparents house w/ the smell of breakfast looming in the background & the TV on blast w/ the latest news, very comforting.Overall, this is a nice place to grab a quick breakfast before you head out to work or class.

pa
Review №32

Cafe food and the setting at this spot is great. Service is excellent even when they are busy.

Jo
Review №33

Peanuts is top notch student grub! It's cheap, delicious, diner-style, college-life nostalgia. My favorite item is the teriyaki beef sandwich.

si
Review №34

Good food reasonable prices lovely beer.

Cr
Review №35

Nothing special, but the prices are low and the food came out pretty quick.

Em
Review №36

One of my preferred places for quality cafe food. A preferred evening place. The staff was helpful and kind. The bill was appropriate. Menu is like a cafe in Indianapolis I liked.

ad
Review №37

Ok place for tasty cafe food. visited fri evening i think. i look forward to a return trip. the bill was fair i would say.

Vi
Review №38

Nice size breakfast at a good value. Friendly staff.

Ar
Review №39

Cafe food and the scene here is very good. looking forward to coming back with my relatives. i see why this place has a lot of positive reviews.

Fe
Review №40

A popular family owned spot for locals, frequented by San Jose State students and locals. Several beers on tap with great prices on pitchers. The meals are pretty simple but filling

Ad
Review №41

No real complaints as the omelet was good, and the people were nice, but they don't appear to have Tabasco, so it may be a while before I return. Fresh coffee and a good eat alone watching the morning news at your leisure kinda feel. Good place.

Ab
Review №42

I come to sjsu for work and peanuts is always my first stop for a nice breakfast that feels like it's home cooked. The staff is great and I really enjoy the quality of the food. Delicious pancakes!

An
Review №43

Best place to get a bite to eat

Ti
Review №44

I usually get breakfast here very often and it`s always good but today the regular cook isn't there ,the new cook burned my omelette sausage and the taste was horrible i almost went over there to take it back to make him eat it.

M.
Review №45

Quick no fuss cafe. Basic breakfasts - eggs, hash browns, toast, pancakes etc - good for an in and out bite. Local and fun.

We
Review №46

An institution. Good food; great staff.

Ni
Review №47

Pros: Great prices. Served fast. Food was good but very comparable to most diners. Good portion size.Cons: Street meter parking only. Pay for food before its served. Debit fee. $10 min credit. Never received my drink, ketchup, or jelly for toast. I'm not sure if I was supposed to find it all myself considering you pick up your own food rather than it getting served to you.Side note: In the time it took me to get up to get my food and silverware a guy stole my seat.Would I recommend: No

Am
Review №48

Best Place to grub andGreat prices for families and students

Da
Review №49

Gross. I got the breakfast. The eggs and hash browns were standard but not much flavor. The French toast was greasy and the bread didn't seem fresh. The toast was also stale. Even worse, I'm pretty sure they use margarine and they didn't say anything about it. The price was reasonable, and there were some frat guys having beer at 8 a.m., so maybe that's the clientele they're going for. I would recommend one of the dozen Mexican restaurants in the area instead for an early breakfast.

Ca
Review №50

Been going there for many years, kinda our "go to place". Prices are decent. Food has always been good. Very " college" like atmosphere. Excellent bargain.

Le
Review №51

Great place to grab a quick bite. Service is great. Watch all kinds of sports.

Ja
Review №52

Came on the recommendation of Rose at the Maple Press print shop. She was right! It's a college hangout for San Jose State University students. The portions are huge and the prices are very much tailored to the college budget. It's a bit self-serve but definitely worth it.

Sh
Review №53

Been coming here for 30 years! Good food, great prices! Feels like coming home!

Ma
Review №54

Five stars because there aren't six. I pity the fool who hasn't been here. Best breakfast joint EVER!

Ma
Review №55

Appearances never bother me as long as the food is on point and this place definitely qualifies. It's a little cafe/bar with around 50 seats. You order at the cook counter and pay at the pay counter. We were looking for diner style food, a la Wafflehouse or iHop and we won the jackpot with this place. We had ham, polish sausage, linguicia (think chorizo), and sausage links with pancakes, hash browns, eggs, and toast. Everything was amazing and cooked to order. Dont let the appearance scare you off, it's a college style diamond in the rough.Pro tip: add cheese and onions to the hashbrowns.

Ve
Review №56

Nice little hole-in-the-wall place to go to, mainly University crowd, decent food, ok beer selection.

Le
Review №57

Best mom and pop shop. Good food, great price.

Al
Review №58

The food is fine, I ordered the bacon cheeseburger, that was good. The place itself was just too loud for me at 4pm. Not my scene, nbd.

Er
Review №59

Tripy place. Pretty much self serve & service for everything. Food was a step up from Denny's

St
Review №60

Awesome

Ve
Review №61

This place is simple and delicious. They serve breakfast and lunch. Prices are reasonable and the customer service is great.

Ol
Review №62

Friendly nice people Great food good prices

Ja
Review №63

The ventilation was poor. Food and drinks were amazing.

Ka
Review №64

Pretty good food and price. Linguica sausage was greasy. They need to make this place (and tables) cleaner..

Ni
Review №65

Great food for all backgrounds

Wi
Review №66

Large portions, good casual diner, flavors are decent but nothing amazing

Vo
Review №67

...Breakfast Is Banging...

Da
Review №68

Chill vibes, nice place to get a good priced plate

Ph
Review №69

Omelette tomato, avocado, bacon:I didn't like the cheese they used in the omeletteHash browns:AmazingPortion size:Nice and large portion sizes!

Ma
Review №70

Quant cheap breakfast spot. Little to no parking near restaurant. Food came in large portion and was okay.

Ev
Review №71

Cafe food... my favorite treat. the bill was fair for the quality of the food. food is similar to a cafe in portland i liked.

Ta
Review №72

Quailty food! Big portions! My omlette was a bit bland on flavor, but I won't judge the rest of the menu from one item.

Al
Review №73

Big breakfast for the right price!

Jo
Review №74

I love this place, best bang for the buck in San Jose. Bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, and toast, all for under $9.00. Can't beat Peanuts.

Sp
Review №75

Always a classic. Best place to get pitchers after a hard test.

El
Review №76

It's ok for a place that for the college students A new owner took over and the price want up as for the food it.s ok.

De
Review №77

Nice people and good food

Ma
Review №78

Nice place with a good roast beef sandwich. Prepare yourself because the sandwich is really big

GE
Review №79

This is a great little COFFEE SHOP that serves breakfast, coffee, and a light lunch. If you get there after breakfast but before lunch, you can enjoy normal conversation and a great little business coffee spot. During breakfast and lunch, it's s COLLEGE SPOT. SMILES

mi
Review №80

The food smelled great and it was a cute little area. I had thought of going to try it out for a while now. This morning I walked in because I had gotten food somewhere else and they had forgotten to give me eating utensils. I had to wait for the bus and didn't have time to go back to the other place, so I walked into Peanuts because it was right next to the bus stop. The place was full of customers, and an employee sat behind the counter, practically bored. So I walked up to him and asked if I could have a plastic utensil. He said very rudely "I don't want to give you one, but you can have one this time" and practically threw a plastic fork on the counter for me to pick up. I get it, I'm not a paying customer... but I could have very well been in the future! Sadly, because of this event, that is no longer an option.

Vi
Review №81

Get the steak, eggs and rice

Gr
Review №82

Eggs were way overdone. Avoid.

Au
Review №83

This "WAS" one of my favorite places to go dancing on Saturday nights, however.... that changed last night. I had dinner before coming to this establishment and felt sick to my stomach. I asked the bartender to make me a drink with bitters in it to calm my stomach. I walked outside to get some fresh air and left my shoes inside. When I tried to go back inside the bouncer wouldn't let me back in at all. Not even to get my shoes and was told since I wasn't drinking alcohol I was not allowed back in. He was rude and to be honest I think it had more to do with the fact that I was a white woman coming in with a black man. I will NEVER go back to this establishment again!!!

Hy
Review №84

New owner & The food is still good after 25 years. Keep up the good work. Graduated in 94 & now i take my family to get a bite when ever i can.

Mi
Review №85

Been going there for years. Great for single dining or for taking the family .

Mi
Review №86

Awesome cheap breakfast where you can get a pitcher of beer at 7am. Yes. That was the college life. Conveniently located next to frat houses and across from San Jose State. It's prime location. The only negative is the parking so you will have to find parking on the street.

Be
Review №87

Great food greater prices

Ma
Review №88

Good but not great. Good breakfasts!

Or
Review №89

Used to go here a lot after my engineering classes. Really nice vibe and great food !

Ni
Review №90

..Hashem. do help thee U.S. now

Do
Review №91

Cozy place for reasonably priced breakfast, burgers, sandwich, gyro, and more... order at the counter, pay at the end of the bar, then listen for your number which can be found on your order ticket. Self serve your silverware, condiments and drinks while the cook prepares your order. Popular with the college crowd and local community.

Em
Review №92

Peanuts is your typical diner.. or college diner. The place is a little run down, but the prices here are good and you get a good amount of food.The employees who worked here were friendly. When we walked in, they were frying a huge batch of bacon and the guy said we should get some with our order because it's fresh.Who were we to say no. I got the bacon and eggs breakfast which also came with hash browns. It's a good spot. If I lived in the area, I would come back.

Da
Review №93

American cheese on a $9 grilled cheese sandwich?!? Yes it has avocado, but who puts avocado with fake cheese ... Not recommended.

Li
Review №94

Food was not as good as it was once the ketchup was watered down only one pattie instead of two

Jo
Review №95

A standard fare place mostly for locals. Calls itself a diner, which it is albeit in the original non-fancy version of the genre.

Re
Review №96

2.5 stars. No consistency. You can enjoy today and hate it the next time. It's unfortunate. So guys, I hope it will be your lucky day.

Lu
Review №97

Fun staff, cheap delicious food, one of my favorite places! Fridays get pretty loud with the college crowd, still worth it though.

De
Review №98

Fast n friendly

Ty
Review №99

Awesome. Best food you can buy

Ti
Review №100

Good food ,service and friendly atmosphere.

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  • Address:275 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112, United States
  • Phone:+1 408-998-9778
Categories
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast restaurant
  • Brunch restaurant
  • Diner
  • Hamburger restaurant
  • Cafe
Working hours
  • Monday:Closed
  • Tuesday:6:30AM–4PM
  • Wednesday:6:30AM–7PM
  • Thursday:6:30AM–7PM
  • Friday:6:30AM–7PM
  • Saturday:6:30AM–7PM
  • Sunday:6:30AM–7PM
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Dine-in:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
Highlights
  • Fast service:Yes
  • Great coffee:Yes
  • Sports:Yes
Popular for
  • Breakfast:Yes
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Good for working on laptop:Yes
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:Yes
Offerings
  • Alcohol:Yes
  • Beer:Yes
  • Coffee:Yes
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
Amenities
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • High chairs:Yes
Atmosphere
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Historic:Yes
Crowd
  • College students:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
  • Tourists:Yes
Payments
  • NFC mobile payments:Yes
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