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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Great breakfast near airport and i880

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Bob B
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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59 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Santa Clara, California
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169 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A very busy breakfast place. At least 30 min wait outside to get into a very loud, busy and buzzling place. They serve coffee while you wait. :-). The pancakes are great, but comes with powdered sugar, (YUCK) so had to ask for it w/out the sugar! Good service. The poached egg was perfect, runny yolk and hard white. (asked... More 

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San Diego, California
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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
43 helpful votes 43 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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31 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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18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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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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