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Jim's Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop, Diner, Family Fare
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2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2929
510-523-5368
Today
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 25
    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
Most recent review
Great breakfast!

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
SusanSJB
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Twain Harte, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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Twain Harte, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
55 reviews 55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Bakersfield, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We never eat chain restaurants when traveling. We saw this café when we were on our way back to the hotel and thought we would give it a try. The café was large and everyone was friendly. A little slow on the service, but they might have been changing shifts. Our party tried the hamburgers and spaghetti. The burgers were... More 

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Pasadena,Ca
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is very popular, but I don't know why. Its an old style diner, which serves some big plates, but the food was disappointing. I would go somewhere else, unless you are just into big portions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

There were a lot of flies and the bacon was too fatty and they need better sausage and my mocha was way to strong but overall just another diner

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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, Diner, Family Fare
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?