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Bill's Cafe

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1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-3158
+1 408-294-1125
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this place. We are breakfast snobs and this is a place we would go out of our way to go back to. Huge portions. Our fav is the hash brown skillet with chorizo added. Yummy! Their salsa is great so ask for extra.

1 Thank Kristi M
San Francisco Bay Area
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice diner, not near anything special, but easy to get to, with hot coffee, good breakfast/lunch stuff.

1 Thank Giancarlo
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love breakfast you will love Bill's! They have all your favs. They also have Bloody Mary's and Mimosas if you like that.

Thank Leslie P
San Jose, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is third time I have come to this restaurant. It will probably be my last. It seems very popular because we waited about 15 minutes for breakfast. My girlfriend and I split an omelette. We specifically asked for no mushrooms. We got it with mushrooms. We told our waiter and he took it back. The omelette was dry and... More 

Thank MaryC95123
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, service, extremely accommodating. Wait time may be an issue on certain days, but what does that say? Won't go anywhere else for a good meal.

Thank Larry F
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great options . Great food . Great service ... had to wait about 30 minutes but that's not necessarily a bad thing Had the California omelette - they forgot to serve the bread that comes with it but I didnt realize since I was stuffed with the hash browns that came with the omelette !

Thank Saifuddin G
Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Californian omlet was very nice. The fruits were inside the pan cake which made it more delicious. Service was on time in every request.

Thank erdem123456
Boulder Creek, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is good for breakfast and lunch. I soups are very tasty. The Coffee is decent. They have a large room which can be used for family gatherings. Parking is limited.

Thank 1mammy
Los Gatos, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is easy to see why Bill's Cafes are so popular. Lots of food for your money. And, for breakfast lovers, they are almost too many choices: Oatmeal, omlettes,. scrambles, benedicts, pancakes and waffles; ham, bacon. pork sausages (including chicken sausages), and BIG mamosas (cranberry or orange juice). Breakfast is not cheap but it is worth the price -- both... More 

Thank hoopsfan4life
United States
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421 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We prefer egg breakfasts and are so happy we found Bill's on our trip to San Jose. Bill's is one of those neighborhood places that serves good food with friendly service. The omelettes were terrific - I especially enjoyed mine with portobello mushroom and jalapenos. They made them with egg whites at our request. The hash browns were made with... More 

Thank Traveling_a_lot4fun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-3158
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-1125

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?