15 August 2012

coffee w/ bailey at roy's station

do you know the way to san jose? if you do, you should stop by roy's station. what was once a gas station, is now an adorable coffee house. it is located in the area that is known as japantown (or jtown) in san jose.

bailey enjoyed her time at, dog friendly, roy's.

there is quite a history to this place. roy murotsune bought the gas station after he was freed from the internment camps in wwii. it was a gas station for decades until 1990 when it was shut down to avoid the high cost of updating tanks to the newer models that would meet state environmental standards. still owned by the murotsune family, it morphed into a coffee shop and was reopened in 2009 by roy's children and grandchildren.

kokeshi dolls beautifully painted on utility boxes just around the corner from roy's.


  1. I am very familiar with Japantown and Roys. First of all it is MAYBE 3 miles from my home. PLUS I always walk around Japantown when I visit Biscuits, Give a Dog a Bone pet boutique. AND I went to the Nikkei Matsuri too!
    Love Noodles

    1. wow, really? small world.
      drat, i wish i had known about biscuits, i would have stopped in there for sure. darn, their facebook page says they are on the same street! we should have spent a little less time drinking coffee and a little more time walking around. next time we aren't so pressed for time, i will check them out. thanks for the tip!

  2. "life moves pretty fast-
    if you don't stop and look around once in awhile you could miss it"
    ~~~Ferris Bueller

    Next time, be sure to take that walk,you'll be glad you did


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