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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
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Weekend breakfast is always a wait, because it's great!!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
ScruffyOne
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Hawaii
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Hawaii
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 via mobile

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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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San Jose, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I frequent 2 of the locations of this restaurants small fleet. The food is consistently good with a very large selection. The Willow Glen location (original) is still my favorite. Mostly for ambiance. Breakfast is all the typical favorites along with a few twists. Lunch is also an equally expansive and tasty. The only downside I can offer is that... More 

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San Jose, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

Bill's cafe first opened in Willow Glen, a suburb of San Jose. The original owners have move back to grease and the kids have taken over. The food hen always been excellent. the major difficulty is the parking lot is full and then sometimes the wait maybe 10 15 minutes.

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love the atmosphere the employees are all very nice and have been working there for years, they always remember you when you come back. They have a variety of food choices so you never have to eat the same thing twice. We love to visit them on Saturday morning for Micheladas. They have 3 locations but the Willow Glen... 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 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?