With a large student population at San Jose State University and schools in surrounding communities, San Jose has has a variety of businesses that cater to young adults. Each year a the end of summer and winter breaks, these business come to life. The five businesses below are particularly popular with the college crowd.

Philz Coffee
This coffee shop that opened up in 2009 is a hot spot for SJSU students and adults alike. The inside is very snug, but the open patio usually attracts large crowds when the weather is nice. Weekly open mic nights also provide opportunities to entertain or be entertained.

Peanuts Deluxe Cafe
Peanuts has some great breakfast and lunch plates that are very hearty and affordable for the student budget. Peanuts serves beer, drinks and is well-known for having a great happy hour. The staff is very helpful and friendly and the owner is usually on site with a story to share.

Students who are also sports fans can find solace in this sports bar. SmokeEaters in downtown is the perfect place for students of age to drink and watch any sport game of their choosing. Special deal nights like winger Tuesday, when wings are 50 cents each, and tender Thursday, when tenders are $1 each, also provide a budget-friendly environment for cash-strapped students.

Right across from the SJSU campus, Quickly is a great place for Asian fusion snacks, milk teas and slushy drinks. The inside is very roomy with a TV playing Asian-based programming and the outdoor patio is the perfect spot to study and chat with friends. They also hold promotions like buy one get one free on milk teas and half off on your second drink.

Frozen yogurt is a big thing in San Jose, and this place is one of the biggest yogurt chains out there. This Yougurtland is right across from campus and the perfect place to cool off, especially on those San Jose hot days. They have a variety of flavors and toppings, giving the customer full control of dressing their own cup. Also, the price is a couple of cents per ounce, usually meaning you won’t pay more than $5 for a cup of frozen yogurt. If it’s hot, expect a line.