The Cinearts is a family favorite- its got a charming, classy feel to it right from the minute you walk inside: high ceilings, deep colors, and several large movie posters from long ago. Prices are pretty typical of most movie theatres ($8-10), but the charm and old-world character makes it a better choice for a movie venue.
The Granary is a neat little fabric and quilting shop tucked away in the residential area of Sunnyvale. It's run by a really sweet woman who cares a lot about everyone who enters her store. They have a great selection of interesting and high-quality fabrics, and tons of expertise to help customers make good choices and feel inspired!
Tio Leo's has an awesome rice bowl- a healthier option that is just as delicious as the other options! The interior and exterior of the restaurant are so-so... Not very authentic, if that's what you're looking for. However, the quality of the food is sure to impress.
Cafe Coyote is a large restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, a wide variety of menu items, authentic and great-tasting food, and a friendly ambiance. The authentic Mexican paintings on the walls add to the charm of the place. Don't forget to buy some fresh tortillas at the front of the restaurant on the street- they are delicious!
This is a typical nail salon, where you can get a manicure, spa pedicure, waxing, etc. The prices are average, and compared to other local salons, the service is actually pretty good. Would recommend.
This place is downright awesome! You'd never expect it to be a sports/outdoor adventure warehouse from the outside, but inside its full of various equipment and clothing and lots of young people meandering and checking out the deals. You can hunt around here for a great bargain and go home really happy! Knowledgeable, helpful staff also make it a positive shopping experience.
Chain Reaction Bicycles is a good place to find a high-quality bike. They have many options to choose from, and usually have a knowledgeable staff on hand to answer questions. Would recommend this place to an aspiring bicyclist or a expert rider.
Panera is a restaurant and bakery that will suite a wide variety of tastes and preferences. They have an especially great lunch combo, where you can get 2 of either a half-sandwich, soup, or salad. Prices are a little high for lunch (you're looking at ~$8) but it tastes great and the options are fairly healthy and fresh.
Carvel's has a charming 1950's feel to it, but the staff is young and lively, bringing it smoothly to the present. Selection is great and each flavor is truly a treat. Carvel's also offers take-home ice creams and cakes, which is convenient and sure to please everyone at home!
Rosie's Calico Cupboard quilt shop has generously donated a quilt for each child who attends Camp Kesem @ UCSD, a summer camp for kids whose parents have/had cancer, for the last several summers. The kids love their quilts- the workmanship of each is utterly amazing and the variety in quilts to choose from is great. The staff and volunteers who make these quilts at Rosie's truly have wonderful spirits and hearts to undertake such a huge task, and I hope they can see the amazing impact of their work has on the kids at camp!