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Nini's Coffee Shop

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Cafe, Diner
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1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
+1 650-348-9578
07:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 14:30
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good variety of breakfast, brunch, lunch selections on menu. Omelettes are great. Personable service.

Thank Bill F
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place make you feel like home. Good food, home make and very nice atmosphere. Been ther for breakfast and lunch. Love it

Thank Majka311
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nini's has been a long standing neighborhood cafe that services great breakfasts and lunch. The wait staff are so friendly and the food is great and lots of it! There is usually as wait on Saturday and Sunday mornings so go early! Enjoy free coffee outside before your table is called.

Thank Charlotte C
San Mateo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place for breakfast. Good food, good service, good quantity. I had the pancakes and a couple of sides and was a really great value.

Thank smokecarey
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nini's breakfast menu is fantastic including their specials. The servings are generous, the food delicious and quality is excellent. It is difficult to say which breakfast meal is the best as there is such a wide selection from omelettes, waffles and pancakes and the specials of the day. Friendly staff too! On the weekends it is worth the wait.

Thank M P
San Mateo, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

very good variety of food and friendly staff gets very busy most days especially weekends and parking can be tough but well worth it

Thank 1953STEVEN
San Francisco
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, friendly servers and lots of character. Always crowded and parking is difficult to find, but well worth the wait.

Thank EmmySanFrancisco
San Mateo, CA
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10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a neighborhood treasure. The perfect old fashioned diner for breakfast and lunch. Generous portions and a wonderfully friendly staff that make you feel like a regular. Parking can be tricky but a pleasant walk in a residential neighborhood. Fun decor, and a sort of outside patio. There will be lines for weekend breakfast, go early or be prepared... More 

Thank Zoolook999
Bay Area, California
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29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Come for breakfast and start the day out right. Down home cooking, a cup of coffee while you wait and good food. It has a touch of nostalgia and you just might see other people who have good taste just like you.

Thank paw2641
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small house type setting restaurant located right in the middle of a residential area parking is difficult due to being in a residential neighborhood she good luck if you find parking. This place gets very crowded everyday especially on the weekends plan on getting there very early or eating for an hour or so there's be seated they have seating... More 

Thank Geneva W

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-348-9578

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