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Six Bay Area Black-owned eateries to support

Co-owner Liberty Walker poses in front of the Don't Glaze Me Donuts truck.
Suggestions for restaurants, cafes and dessert businesses to visit
October 17, 2020
Suggestions for restaurants, cafes and dessert businesses to visit

Sul Searching: dessert cafe manager opens Sul & Beans and SomiSomi

Sul Searching: dessert cafe manager opens Sul & Beans and SomiSomi
Dessert cafe manager reflects on opening two Main Street restaurants
August 26, 2019
Dessert cafe manager reflects on opening two Main Street restaurants

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo
Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste
November 21, 2018
Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

Restaurant Roulette: Erik’s DeliCafé

Restaurant Roulette: Erik's DeliCafé
December 10, 2015

Twice a month, El Estoque goes to restaurants around Cupertino and takes a chance by asking the waiter to personally choose the menu items for us. This week, we continued the alphabetical theme with a...

Food: Does Philz Coffee offer enough to stand out?

Food: Does Philz Coffee offer enough to stand out?
May 12, 2013

What’s the best refreshment for a sunny, 85 degree afternoon? For a huge line of people gathered at Cupertino Crossroads, the answer was apparently coffee. Philz Coffee, which opened May 9 in the...

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location
March 21, 2013

It is easy to walk past the newly opened Sipatea cafe without even noticing it. The storefront is tucked inside an existing pho shop, and the only eye-catching thing about it is the white “Grand opening”...

Food: Bar Code Cafe attempts to raise the bar

Food: Bar Code Cafe attempts to raise the bar
September 20, 2011

Ironically, Bar Code Cafe’s business card doesn’t even have a bar code printed on it. Instead, a QR code is prominently displayed- a clever touch that embodies the cafe’s aspirations...

Bitter+Sweet: a sweet escape from the average cafe

Bitter+Sweet: a sweet escape from the average cafe
September 5, 2011

Upon opening the door, the first thing to welcome you into this cafe will be the fragrance of roasted coffee—followed by the greetings of the friendly owners of the restaurant. Bitter+Sweet,...

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