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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    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
A little dissapointed

Went early on a Saturday morning, before it would get crowded. I had the corn beef hash. A little disappointed it was not made from scratch, but out of a can. They do have healthy options on the menu, which is a nice option.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Camarillo, California
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  • Families with children
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English first
Camarillo, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went early on a Saturday morning, before it would get crowded. I had the corn beef hash. A little disappointed it was not made from scratch, but out of a can. They do have healthy options on the menu, which is a nice option.

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What an amazing choice of unique dishes! Our party of four had bread pudding French toast, Oreo-filled pancakes, and a vegetable omelet (with plenty of jalapenos init). The service was fast and the outdoor seating was a plus. This is bound to become a family favorite!

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Weekend morning, expect to wait. However, sitting in a parking lot on the side of the Alameda is much improved with a bucket of mimosa in hand. I like the hustle and bustle of the restaurant inside. I liked the whole atmosphere and flow of the place. I wouldn't necessarily return very often due to the hoards of people, but... More 

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Oakland, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My wife and I were looking forward to having Sunday brunch at Bill's, having heard that "it's an institution". Unfortunately, while it may be convenient and fun, it was not very good. The food : we shared crab cake benedict with hash browns, 3 eggs over easy with sausage and country potatoes, one pancake, coffee, and OJ. while the food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went here recently with friends for breakfast. Everything that we ordered was perfect. Wait time is a Killer here so must go early to avoid that. We reached at about 9 am on a weekend and it was not bad. Their desserts are to die for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Good hangover breakfast but skip if if you want to be healthy. The service was unmemorable but my water always stayed full. Good patio seating.

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lots of breakfast options, all are good. Same menu as the Bill's on Bascom (my favorite in the area).They usually have a wait on weekends, so call ahead and you may get seated a bit earlier.

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sjc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The food is good and thing tend to be reliable. Crowded on Saturday mornings. Average place. Nothing in particular stands out. Maybe the fact that they are reliable and good, is enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The whole family love it! Great choices of breakfast. The whole time we stayed in a hotel near it, we went there every morning for hearty breakfast to start our day. The staff were great. My kids love it!

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San Jose
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Bill's is a great breakfast spot. The staff is friendly, the food is very good, and if you have your four legged pal with you, enjoy your meal outside, and your pooch can enjoy it with you.

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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: 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?