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Bill's Cafe

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1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 294-1125
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 5
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Waffle's are great

Bill's is always busy for breakfast. The portions are good and the prices are reasonable. I especially like their selection of waffles and egg benedicts.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bill's is always busy for breakfast. The portions are good and the prices are reasonable. I especially like their selection of waffles and egg benedicts.

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Thank Like2traveloverseas
San Jose, CA
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the last remaining small coffee shop restaurants. Comfort food at its best. Good tasting, large portions, and well-priced. Breakfasts area a specialty. But don't go for dinner. They close at 3:00 PM -- breakfast and lunch, only.

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Thank jswhitaker
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food and great service! We have been coming here for years and will continue to show up and enjoy the atmosphere. Show up on your birthday and enjoy a song from the kitchen staff band.

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Thank Gloria V
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bill's is always busy for a good reason...they serve generous portions of good food for reasonable prices. I especially like their California Benedict. Their bacon is very tasty. One caution is that they are not open for dinner.

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Thank kawiwebwatcher
San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

been there many many times and never disappoint! one of my children's favorite places in the Bay area!

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Thank shez369
Los Gatos, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Awesome service and food. I go there at least once a month. The breakfast is top notch with large portions and great cocktails!

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Thank MJlosgatos
San Jose, California
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The address listed here has an excellent Sunday brunch! But, be prepared for liines! They have other locations, which may not have the lines. I had breakfast this morning at their Blossom Hill address. The service and food were great, but it seemed every other person there was celebrating a birthday! Bill's staff has their heart in the right place,... More 

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Thank Bob L
DeSoto, Texas
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Eggs Benedict, I never paid any attention to this breakfast entree until visiting Bill's Cafe. My husband and I visited San Jose and wanted to have a great local dining experience. Based on Trip Advisor reviews, we decided on Bill's Cafe. What an excellent choice! The customer service was quick, great and the food was spectacular. We had never tried... More 

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Thank Avery397
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70 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I have eaten breakfast and lunch at Bill's Cafe at two different locations. The food every time was delicious and plentiful. It is a bit expensive, but not really for the amount of food you get. It might be nice if there were options for getting less food.

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Thank BeckySD
West Jordan, Utah
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

The was great. I have the ham steak breakfast. The ham was good but the potatoes were great. Very tasty. My got an omelette and it was really big he could finish he meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 294-1125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?