A fancy new bakery has just opened up at 138 E. Santa Clara Street, one block away from the San Jose City Hall. 2nd Story Bakeshop specializes in a variety of organic baked goods using locally sourced ingredients. One of the co-owners has "a particular obsession with long-fermented, naturally leavened, hearth baked breads, and enjoys adding whimsical combinations of ingredients to flavor them." I think that sentence alone shows that this isn't your run-of-the-mill bakery.
2nd Story Bakeshop carries specialty loaves that change each week, cookies (dark chocolate and sea salt, honey wheat graham crackers, pear pie cookies, etc.), brandied-apple pecan crumbles, apple walnut cake, and their signature granola.
The bakery is open Tuesday through Friday from 6:30am-1pm. Since the hours are limited, if you can't make it to their Downtown San Jose location you can find their bread in Whole Foods on The Alameda or on Stevens Creek in Cupertino. They also participate in the Santa Clara Farmer's Market (Saturdays), Morgan Hill Farmer's Market (Saturdays), Los Gatos Farmer's Market (Sundays), Mountain View Farmer's Market (Sundays) and the East Santa Clara Street Farmer's Market (Wednesdays in the Summer).
For more information visit the 2nd Story Bakeshop website over here.
Source: Robertee from the San Jose Development Forum