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Renata's Bakery and Cafe -- West San Jose

The Ranger | Oct 8, 200510:49 AM     1

I visited this little nowhere the second day after it opened. The proprietor was TERRIFIED of having to talk -- at first -- because of his thick accent. But my curiosity of the many items displayed through the glass case and my non-stop prattle throughout my lunch showed that I wasn't dangerous and could easily understand what he said. He poured us both a cup of coffee as a thank you and from that point forward I was a loyal customer.

The menu has expanded since that first meal of a pastrami sandwich and five different desserts. I'm glad that he is now finding a loyal following of regulars.

Among the converted are the peroshki afficiandos. These "pies" are light, filling, cheap, and addictive. The soups vary by day. There is indoor and outdoor seating.

One caveat: Parking can be a challenge.

Renata's Bakery & Cafe
5175 Moorpark Ave, #5
San Jose, 95129
408.996.1199

Give'em a stop-by and walk away converted to the Georgian Food Faith.

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