General Directions to the San Benito County Free Library

From Highway US-101 South (Gilroy, San Jose):

Exit Right on the ramp toward CA-25/Hollister/East Pinnacles Nat’l Monument

Turn Left on Bloomfield Ave and make a slight right turn and continue down CA-25 (go 11 miles) to Hollister

Turn Right on 5th Street to Library

Street parking near the Library, or at the parking lot at the corner of West St. and Fourth St.

From Highway US-101 North (Salinas, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Watsonville):

Turn Right on the CA-156 E exit toward San Juan Bautista/Hollister

Keep Right at the fork to continue toward CA-156 E and merge onto CA-156 E

Continue straight onto CA-156-BR E/CR-G1 N/San Juan Rd (San Juan Rd turns into 4th Street)

Turn right at West St and immediate right into parking lot (Go to 5th Street Library Entrance)

Parking (Limited):

Street parking near the library and side streets or parking lot available on the corner of West St. & Fourth St.

Parking garage available off 5th St. parking lot before the Granada Movie Theater


Cheung Sheng Chinese, 201 Sixth St., Lunches & Dinners

Cozy Cup Café, 380 Fourth St. – Breakfast & Lunch (Open til 2:00pm)

Country Rose Café, 696 Fourth St. – Breakfast & Lunch (Open til 2:00pm)

Elegant Touch, 601 San Benito St. – Great desserts, lunches (Closes early)

Hard Times Cafe, 615 San Benito St. – Sandwiches, salads, soups, ice cream

Knife & Fork Café, 650 San Benito St., Breakfast & Lunch Specials

La Villa De Jerez, 905 East St. – Mexican Lunch Specials

Paines Restaurants, 421 East St. – Lunch Specials

Progresso Tamale Parlor, 230 Third St. – Mexican (closed at 2:00pm)

Running Rooster, 800 San Benito St. – Lunch Specials, hamburgers, salads, sandwiches (Mondays closed at 3:00) Seasonal Hours vary