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Jim's Coffee Shop

2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2929
+1 510-523-5368
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“hash browns” (6 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe
2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2929
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Jim's on several occasions for truck stop style meals since I live in Alameda. I've both good and not-so-good luck with the food at this establishment. While the food is pretty standard fare, it has it ups and down. On the good...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Large portions, friendly wait staff, old school. Good selection of sandwiches, fry ups. Lots of parking at the back.

Thank GPToak
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Portions are large service is good to average selection is coffee shop . The thing is you cant have a working lunch the place is loud its a big room. Love the waffles and warm syrup. You will never leave hungry. The breakfasts are the...More

Thank Duane W
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Great choice of foods offered. Large portions are served by capable servers. Popular place that has lines of people on the weekends.

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Lunch for 2, lots of food, under $40 after a good tip. Large portions. Friendly servers. I love Jim's cafe for it's throw back to old times. A couple of large TVs show sports games. Lots of booths to sit at. And they offer some...More

Thank GPToak
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Sunday mornings the line is out on the sidewalk. Breakfast is consistently good if not gourmet. Service is great. I wonder where they find these wonderful young people willing to work in an old timey coffee shop. What I REALLY want to rave about is...More

Thank GramGramY
Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you want large portions of mediocre food at low prices, this is it. Not more I can say about it. Pretty popular local place.

Thank jjbong
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This place is nothing more than your average American greasy diner and super chaotic. The service is fast but no attention to detail and as a result annoying as the servers only strive for speedy service without the quality. Will not go back. I'm sure...More

Thank Zinha P
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Jim's is a great place if you like large servings, and you're not looking for anything out of the ordinary. The food is good, just nothing special. The people are generally friendly, and there is a wait on weekends.

Thank DrGingerP
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The coffee shop is the best place to get together with friends after church, friiends that you see not too often, for brunch and merely exchange hellos and about the past and present.

Thank Lita3264
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 15:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: +1 510-523-5368
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