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Bill's Cafe on the Alameda

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2089 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
(408) 244-9085
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6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 19
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Family vacation

Cannot say enough good things about this place. Highly recommend this place for breakfast/brunch!! Our family ate here all 3 days of our stay in San Jose. Food is 4/5 star quality at a 1/2 star price! they are known for their eggs benedict, pancakes & french toast were to die for! every meal is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Cannot say enough good things about this place. Highly recommend this place for breakfast/brunch!! Our family ate here all 3 days of our stay in San Jose. Food is 4/5 star quality at a 1/2 star price! they are known for their eggs benedict, pancakes & french toast were to die for! every meal is super filling, a lot of... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Best place for breakfast around. I love the benedict menu - there are at least 8 different ones to choose between. It gets busy, so try to arrive before 9am.

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Exeter, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Steak and eggs, protein scramble, bread pudding french toast, endless cups of coffee. Our table was completely full of yummy goodness. Only downside was that medium rare steaks were really medium well but still tender and tasty. Please try the bread pudding French toast. We shared and had plenty because it is so dense and sweet. Topped with a grilled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stopped by looking for a decent breakfast that was close to SJC airport. Found Bill's Cafe and was pleasantly surprised. We were greeted quickly and seated in a very nice atmosphere. We did a mix of crab cake benedict and portabello mushroom benedict. Hard to say which was better, they were both superb! The hash browns were perfect in texture,... More 

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Tenino, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The breakfast here is excellent. My husband and I both got omelets. Moreover, the service here goes above and beyond. My husband and I arrived Saturday morning coming directly from the airport and there were already super busy. We put our name down (25 min wait) and decided to hang out outside. As such, we didn't hear them call our... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Excellent crab cake Benedict. Great fried potatoes. Wife had chicken sausage scramble with fruit. Report was very good fresh and healthy. No wait wed at 1030am. Small parking lot but other parking available. I will be back.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My wife and I strolled by this place and decided to see all the hype and all the people are right Breakfast done right!! We had the omelete veggie with egg whites and came with toast and also had to die for Strawberry Pancakes. The strawberries were inside the pancake instead of the traditional on top strawberries which made them... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Service..excellent Parking.... Good Menu...good choices..standards and other options Cinnamon roll French toast outstanding Real home feel... Thugs in next booth with their raunchy talk..swearing...and high volume killed any ambiance the restaurant possessed this day. Patrons were afraid to look in their direction and wait staff was avoiding them. Oh...they were off duty policemen....

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

By far one of the best breakfasts I've had. Perfectly done poached eggs and exceptionally yummy honey oat raisin pancakes drizzled with honey - I ate every bite (good thing I decided to walk the 3 miles to get there, and burned the calories on the walk back). Will definitely visit again on another trip.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I had the French omelette, which was very good and filling. My son had the banana French toast and said it was delicious. Busy even at 11;45 on a Monday but service was fast.

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Additional Information about Bill's Cafe on the Alameda

Address: 2089 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone Number: (408) 244-9085
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2089 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 244-9085

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm

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