Best local coffees, as told by a high school coffee lover

Drop-in reviews of some of the most popular local coffee shops

By Katie Snell

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Starbucks Coffee  – 20620 W Homestead Rd, Unit 3251 Cupertino CA 95014

Order: Tall (small) cappuccino – $3.69

Star rating: 3.5/5

If you’re looking for a quick coffee fix, Starbucks is fast, easy and delicious.


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Peet’s Coffee and Tea – 22350 Homestead Rd, Cupertino CA 95014

Order: Small latte – $3.75

Star rating: 4/5

Peet’s offers quick and polite customer service, along with refreshing beverages.


Photo courtesy of Allie Valente.
Photo courtesy of Allie Valente.

Philz Coffee – 19439 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

Small Philtered Soul – $4

Star rating: 4.5/5

Philz was my favorite shop because of the fun atmosphere and the fantastic coffee.


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Chromatic Coffee – 5237 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara CA 95051

Order: Small dark coconut latte -$5.50

Star rating: 3.5/5

This was my first time at Chromatic Coffee, and it didn’t disappoint! The hipster atmosphere and awesome foam art made the experience enjoyable.


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Coffee Society – 21265 Stevens Creek Blvd, Ste 202 Cupertino CA 95014

Order: 12oz caffe latte – $3.25

Star rating: 3.5/5

Coffee Society was an easy stop with quick service. The coffee was tasty and the comfortable couches in the back were a prime spot to do homework.