So I'm going to try and make a point of posting about the places to eat in the Central Valley over the next couple of months because EVERYONE ends up driving through here eventually and no one knows where to eat along the I-5 or 99 once they get out of the big towns into the tiny little towns that litter the freeway.
Today my pick is House of Java which is in Turlock where I live. It's about 3 blocks from CSU Stanislaus so if you're here looking at the college it's a definite place to stop by.
The House of Java shares an open wall with the House of Yogurt and while the yogurt leaves something to be desired the sandwiches are excellent. As the name implies you will find coffee here and it's not bad. Ironically if you don't like the coffee and your the corporate coffee type there is a Starbucks right across the street.
I recommend the lunches which include a wonderful fresh sandwich and a salad. The brocolli salad and pea salad are both excellent and made fresh. I'm a fan of the Californian which is a turkey sandwich with sprouts, tomato, american cheese and avocado. My best friend favors the Crab-o-licious on wheat which always magically has just the right amount of mayo.
It's a family friendly environment (mainly because of the shared space with the yogurt shop) tucked into a small building. You'll find young people getting coffee in the morning, a lot of middle aged people at lunch and a 20 something crowd in the evening when they sponsor local live music (ask what days though it's done randomly). I have taken my 7 year old god daughter and my 7 month old daughter and both were welcomed. Small warning, Sunday after church the crowd is OLD and conservative.
So if you're driving through Turlock and you want a sandwich that isn't from a place with plastic bags with corporate logos on them... I recommend House of Java.
House of Java 2922 Geer Road, Turlock, CA 95382 209-667-4131
website : http://188.8.131.52:8000/
Has anyone else tried the House of Java? What did you think?