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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: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 74
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
the best way to start the day in San Jose

The portions are more than ample. I decided to try this place a try as it comes highly recommended. Bill's Cafe does not disappoint. Chicken Apple Sausage is delicious. Buttermilk Pancakes light and fluffy. I drive out of my way enroute to Monterey. I will most certainly stop in again on my way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Anthony C
Good for:
  • Families with children
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The portions are more than ample. I decided to try this place a try as it comes highly recommended. Bill's Cafe does not disappoint. Chicken Apple Sausage is delicious. Buttermilk Pancakes light and fluffy. I drive out of my way enroute to Monterey. I will most certainly stop in again on my way back into San Francisco.

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Palo Alto, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Came here with my BFF for a quick bite. I guess we were just before the lunch bunch because we were seated pretty quickly at 12 (although the place was pretty full). Breakfast menu was extensive, lunch a bit more limited. We each had a cup of lentil soup which was pretty good....but a bit salty. After that we split... More 

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Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

the most amazing food ever!! please visit the wait is sooo worth it! every time i go get the same thing eggs Benedict :D waitress are always very welcoming... i'm assuming is bc most of the staff is mexican. my fav spot for breakfast in SJ.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

There are a few Bill's locations in Silicon Valley. I've only been to this location but it is pretty darn good and I've heard great things about the other locations as well. Because the food is so yummy, the place is always packed. Go early and even then, sometimes you'll need to be prepared to wait. One of my hubby's... More 

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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We've been wanting to go for a while! And when we finally did we had to wait about 30 min. But worth every minute of it!! Best food, best bloody Mary's, best mimosas!!! Such great service! Honestly, it's no secret that this place is awesome!! Their brunch is ridiculously good!! A must try, but prepare to wait. It's no secret,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I was traveling with my husband and son recently and we found Bill's on yelp. The quality of the food and the quantity was well above average. There is certainly something on their extensive menu for everyone. The wait staff were efficient and very attentive. I highly recommend it for a hearty breakfast.

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Hawaii
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This cafe is a part of a few Bill's in the area, and located very conveniently to the neighborhood. On the weekends, get here early because there can be a wait of up to an hour, and it's worth it!! The food is great, their omelettes are fantastic (try the meatlover's) and the service is friendly and courteous. Couples, families,... More 

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milpitas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I love this place! It's always busy, I have even driven to the 3 different locations to get in. The lemon rice soup is the bomb. The breakfasts are great! Be warned there is always a wait on weekends. To bad they aren't open later.

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San Jose, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is great and the staff helpful. I feel breakfast beats out lunch (no dinners). I prefer the outside seating because of the lower noise levels and nice garden atmosphere. On the weekends expect a wait after nine am. The restaurant specializes in omelets, Benedict's and morning beverages.

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San Jose
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We've eaten at Bill's Cafe in several locations and they consistently deliver fresh and delicious food in large quantities. Their service is excellent and the restaurants are very clean and well run. We especially like their breakfast "sandwiches", which come with pancakes or waffle plus full complement of bacon or sausage and eggs. Their BLT at lunch is also very... More 

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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: Eclectic

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?