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Bill's Cafe

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

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 5
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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
    4 of 5 stars
Very good, consistent brunch

Whenever we decide to brunch it, we go to Bill's. Willow Glen only. Went to the one near Valley Fair once and it's just not the same. Everything is good here. Can't go wrong with any omelette. It's just good food and plenty of it. We prefer Bill's over Stacks for brunch. The valley needs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
loopycynic
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California
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Reno,NV
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Bill's cafe has been a staple in the Willow Glen for many many years. My family and I ate here again for the first time in many years. It's still the same. At the best it is 'ok'. I know the people in the Willow Glen area swarm to it, and it is ok. They need to get out more.... More 

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California
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Whenever we decide to brunch it, we go to Bill's. Willow Glen only. Went to the one near Valley Fair once and it's just not the same. Everything is good here. Can't go wrong with any omelette. It's just good food and plenty of it. We prefer Bill's over Stacks for brunch. The valley needs more brunch places though.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Fun little cafe. Everything I've tried there is good. Only been there for breakfast and there's a little wait but it's worth it.

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I have been frequenting the Bills on Willow for decades and I have been to three of the new Bills: the one on Bascom, the one on the Alameda and the one on Willow. Basically for this kind of coffee shop breakfast venue I prefer either Holder's Country inn or the Sherwood Inn, strictly for the food, which I really... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I would suggest that John's on Lincoln (formerly John's Excellent Food) would be a better choice at least the eggs are properly cooked. The parking here is terrible and nothing here would bring me back.

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They are usually busy, but offer call ahead seating. Even though busy, the staff is really hustling to take your order, bring your food, and answer questions, all with a smile. The portions are also very generous...

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San Jose, California
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Absolutely the best breakfast in town. Lots of choices. Bright atmosphere. Sometimes crowded, but that says something too.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Bills is Ok... only if you want to show off that you're at Bill's, which I suppose is some kind of thing to brag about around these parts. The wait, especially on weekends is unbearable, once you get within the place is filled with pretentious twenty-some-year-olds half drunk on mimosas and mid life crisis stricken fourty-some-year-olds pretending to be twenty-some-year-olds... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Hefty Portions and good food. Service is great and friendly it is a chain in san jose but it feels like a mom and pop diner

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Some dishes are average, and others are below average. Biscuit was hard as rock, gravy lacked flavor, and country fried steak was wrose than college dorm food. Eggs Benedict was meh. The wait wasn't too bad, but still not worth the wait.

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Additional Information about Bill's Cafe

Address: 1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
Phone Number: (408) 294-1125
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: International

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: 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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