For students at De Anza Community College, Cafe Rococo is the best place to get drinks without leaving campus. The tea selection isn’t extensive, or fancy, but it tastes good when you have the thirst.
The owner of Cafe Rococo is a sweetheart; if you catch him at a quieter moment (early to mid-afternoon is the best time) he’ll chat away about nearly anything.
Prices are generally pretty normal – about on par or slightly cheaper than Starbucks.
The best thing by far is the iced tea. Whatever syrup or flavor additive they use here tastes pretty darn natural. The peach ice tea tastes like summer fruit, not that nasty canned syrup. Passionfruit is light and refreshing. The raspberry, again, tastes like the real fruit and not like that Lipton/Nestea corn syrup crap.
Now that it’s winter I’ve become very fond of the Vanilla Tea Latte. It’s a perfect balance of sweetness and the slight bitterness of black tea. I could drink it all day!
The regular hot chocolate is pretty good, but I thought the white hot chocolate waaaaay too sweet.
Mochas tend to be more bitter than sweet, so I usually go for the white mocha. I don’t like the coffees as much as the teas, honestly. But when I’m on campus and I have cash (they just started accepting credit cards, but there’s a “cash discount”) I love to stop by and get some tea to take to class with me.