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Jim's Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Diner
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2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2929
510-523-5368
Today
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Diner food with Americana Atmosphere

Jim's is not the place for a diet!! The portions are LARGE and hearty, just like an old fashioned diner. We love the omelets, pancakes and scrambles. My 95 year old Dad prefers scrambled eggs with hash browns and ham !! The lunches are great as well, we love the burgers and the California Club... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
RogerAndTom
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Alameda, California
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The wait staff are so very helpful, kind, mostly on top of things, great corned beef hash, eggs, serving sizes, coffee carafes (unlike Nordstrom's Cafe Bistro where wait staff are nice but, hard to get coffee refills from, $14 charge for coffee carafe without informing of cost, even though I'd asked for carafe as free refill for us, to be... More 

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Take a trip back in time when you enter the 50's style diner. Very nice waitress and hostess catered to our larger group. Food was quick and piping hot. The biscuits and gravy ROCKS. Huge portions of biscuits covered with eggs and gravy, and the rest of the oversized plate filled with hash browns. This is one breakfast stop not... More 

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Alameda, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Jim's is not the place for a diet!! The portions are LARGE and hearty, just like an old fashioned diner. We love the omelets, pancakes and scrambles. My 95 year old Dad prefers scrambled eggs with hash browns and ham !! The lunches are great as well, we love the burgers and the California Club. I don't know anyone who... More 

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Twain Harte, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Everything was delicious and cooked just as we had asked: medium rare steak, crisp bacon and hashbrowns, thin pancakes. Wonderful mushroom and cheese omelet.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Jim's is tucked in next to Goodwill in Alemeda...with no open booths at a busy lunch time, we sat at the counter. Counter stools a bit wobbly, but comfortable. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly. My husband choose a hamburger steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, and steam broccoli...he was very pleased as everything was very flavorful and... More 

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Anaheim
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

You would never know how big the place is from the outside. Parking can be kinda tight at times but they do have a lot around the back. Food was okay but nothing to write home about. It a nice community diner.

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Alameda, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Jim's is a great place to go for "comfort food". Great selection of breakfast and lunch items with good size portions. The only thing that is "just ok" is their coffee. Although I don't find many "diners" with good coffee. You can get a "specialty" coffee there which are better but just don't expect great coffee.

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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

We were vacationing in San Francisco ... but stayed in Alameda for 4 days as there were no available hotel rooms in San Fran due to a huge convention. I checked Trip Advisor for a good breakfast place and chose to go to Jim's Coffee Shop because of the reviews. We were not disappointed. The selections were plentiful, the portions... More 

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Alameda, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great breakfast. Almost alwY consistent. Generous portions. Plenty of choices. Basic breakfast options. But a big menu. Where we go for breakfast. Not fancy. Been there forever. For good reason.

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Alameda, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

An institution for a great diner breakfast. Stuffed French toast is divine. Good size portions so bring your appetite!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: 510-523-5368

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Family Fare, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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