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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/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Great breakfast place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Traveling-kimber
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Senior Contributor
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Having brunch in Bills on their patio, reminded my husband and I of meals in outdoor Paris cafe's; and it's much closer. Food, ambience, service and good price, it was great and the CA Benedict was super!!

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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'd heard others rave about Bill's, so finally decided to try it. On the upside, we were seated within five minutes on a busy Saturday morning, and the food came out very quickly. Other than that, it was a total disappointment. Food was not as ordered, Eggs Benedict was cold and flavorless, potatoes were burnt. The Mexican omelet my husband... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great place for morning eats.... With friends or without( furry ones at the outside patios as well) good atmosphere... With a wait However wait is worth it Come and be merry

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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 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?