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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

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Most recent review
Great breakfast and service

Enjoyed the breakfast. Great service and food although busy. About $10 for food and $2.39 for coffee so a bit pricey although generous food portions. Across the street from the Best Western Plus Airport Plaza Hotel. I would return if in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 1, 2015
RodneyChin
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Enjoyed the breakfast. Great service and food although busy. About $10 for food and $2.39 for coffee so a bit pricey although generous food portions. Across the street from the Best Western Plus Airport Plaza Hotel. I would return if in the area.

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Ate there for breakfast and dinner, great service and good food. You will not leave hungry. kdkdkd dkdk kdkkd

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Little building, green leather upholstery, even at the bar seating. Little cafe opened for breakfast and lunch. My wife and I went there for breakfast each morning before I went to training for the day. Juana was our server. Always smiling, friendly, and always prompt. Coffee never got cold. We ordered (over the course of three days) eggs with linguica,... More 

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I was staying in the neighborhood and walked over to catch some breakfast at Bills Cafe on the Alameda. I went early about 8am and the place was busy but as a solo I easily got a prime seat at the bar. The other patrons were very friendly and most of them were regulars who were happy to share their... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

My first visit for breakfast at Bill's...why have I never been here before when visiting the area? Man, you GOTTA order the chorizo scramble, it's insanely delicious! (Photo) All plates were delivered quick, fresh and hot, by friendly servers who knew their menu and did not mind questions or coffee refills or our silly, loud family visit. Great experience. Highly... More 

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Chico, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My friend who used to live in San Jose took me here when we were in town, and it was one of the best breakfasts I have ever had. We went around 12:30 and were told it would be a 45 minute wait, which we expected since it's very popular. We only waited 25-30 minutes so that was a nice... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Loved the interior. Very nice place. Good food. I had their "Bread Pudding French Toast" and it was very good. My husband enjoyed his breakfast too. A lot of food!

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San Jose, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Actually not always, been to some places that were crowded and had a terrible meal. But that's NOT the case at Bill's cafe. Good home made food, traditional stuff with no fanfare's. I'll be adding this to my list for lunch appointments with friends.

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Monterey, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The restaurant is very busy place, no where to find parking at 11am. We had short wait +/- 5min. As we where aware. Our waitress handling was somewhat professional. Room our order but never came over to ask for refills, or how we where doing as typical wait staff do. Then suddenly she disappeared and we where left with no... More 

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Midlothian, Texas
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76 reviews 76 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Absolutely the best breakfast we've ever eaten at a restaurant. The omelet was perfect and the Bread Pudding French Toast was out of this world. If I lived closer, I'd have breakfast there every single day!

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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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