El Estoque

Sul Searching

Sul Searching

Tyler Cho, Andie Liu, Alyssa Umino, Claire Wen, and Brian Xu

August 26, 2019

Dessert cafe manager reflects on opening two Main Street restaurants

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Dessert Detectives: Cocohodo

Hannah Lee

November 21, 2018

Reviewing popular menu items based on quality and taste

Restaurant Roulette: Erik’s DeliCafé

Restaurant Roulette: Erik’s DeliCafé

Devika Watave

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 trip to Erik’s Delicafé. The Basics Name: Erik’s Delicafé Location: 19652 Stevens Creek Boulev...

Food: Does Philz Coffee offer enough to stand out?

Food: Does Philz Coffee offer enough to stand out?

Yimeng Han

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 Cupertino Crossroads at the intersection of Stevens Creek Blvd. and De Anza Blvd., is eager to throw i...

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Food: Sipatea hampered by its location

Yimeng Han

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” banner draped across its roof. Like its exterior, Sipatea’s dimly lit interior does not m...

Food: Bar Code Cafe attempts to raise the bar

Food: Bar Code Cafe attempts to raise the bar

Yimeng Han

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 for trendiness. When you first walk through the door, your eyes receive a jolt of stimulation from the modern interior. The black and lime green color scheme...

Bitter+Sweet: a sweet escape from the average cafe

Bitter+Sweet: a sweet escape from the average cafe

Sara Yang

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, the newest coffee and dessert shop on the block, opened on July 23. Tucked away in the old Red Mango froyo location on De...