37 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113
Inside this Downtown San Jose vegan cafe and ale house, you'll find a seitan-stocked deli counter as well as a tiny bar with one of the most eclectic craft beer selections in the city. Owner Ryan Summers is a die-hard beer fan and often serves rare specialty, aged, and small-batch beers from his personal collection that you can't find elsewhere. The roster is first and foremost American, but has influences and ales from Belgium, too. The veggie-centric food, on the other hand, is inspired by cuisines ranging from Indian to Jamaican, such as the Chana Masala (chickpeas, tomatoes, carrots, and cilantro slow-cooked with a dense set of herbs and spices) and Jamaican Jerk (local tofu, veggie protein, roasted red potatoes, red & green bell peppers, carrots, green onions and habanero chile smothered in Caribbean jerk seasonings).