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

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    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
Excellent food and service; quintessential breakfast spot

My client took me to breakfast with two other guests, the day after addressing he organization. Bill's, in Willow Glen, is an old-school breakfast spot with precisely made meals, generous portions, loud birthday celebrations... all, with the benefit of refreshing your coffee, tea or water... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Andy E
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

My client took me to breakfast with two other guests, the day after addressing he organization. Bill's, in Willow Glen, is an old-school breakfast spot with precisely made meals, generous portions, loud birthday celebrations... all, with the benefit of refreshing your coffee, tea or water, without having to ask This would be a good place for a casual business meal,... More 

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San Jose, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

There are 3 Bills cafes in a 2 mile radius - all of them are always crowded on weekends and holidays. I've been there multiple times, but this would be my first review. They have wonderful eggs Benedict with Crab cakes and country potatoes. I've had them 3 times so far and looks like I will have only this the... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My parents live in San Jose and have raved about Bill's. I finally made it there for a breakfast with them and delighted to see there were 10 (ten!) different Eggs Benedict dishes to choose from, and then it turned to being ecstatic to see they had a 'half size' option! I had the 'My Size' (half order) Smoked Salmon... More 

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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

A small, local chain of 4 locations all in San Jose. Extensive breakfast and lunch menu AND a full bar. Food was good and plentiful. Next time we go we will split something. Been around since 1977 so has stood the test of time.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Best cafe I ate in while on holiday. Great selection on menu. Great food. Great service. Big Thumbs Up

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Santa Maria, California, USA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My mouth starts watering as I approach any of the locations. Normal is not a word to can use. Unusual things such as the bread pudding french toast or french toast made with croissants. Simple but great fare. I have not had a thing I haven't liked. Be ready for a wait on weekend or holidays and enjoy coffee or... More 

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San Jose, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Been to the fabulous Willow Glen location many times and decided to try the Almaden Valley location today. Wife had Monte Cristo and me the linguisa and eggs. Both were excellent. Eggs basted perfectly and you get full stick of Linguisa! Outside seating is nice and service very good. I think there are five Bill's in the San Jose area... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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232 reviews 232 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Breakfast at Bill's around 11AM on a Saturday. Packed. 30 min wait. Nice attentive wait staff, but a little stressed...and poured a couple drops of coffee on the table...vs. waiting until he was done pouring....(you know that sloppy way of pouring.. :-/) My Pancakes were perfectly cooked, had a darker brown "more cooked" color (which I like). Tasted great with... More 

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I got an omelet with avocado, bacon, cheese and salsa, it came with toast and hash browns. The omelet was completely delicious, and it was very cheesy. The hash browns were good too but they needed a bit of salt. The breakfast here really fills you up so you may need to take home a box of food.

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San Jose, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great spot for brunch!! Great food, fast and friendly service. The wait can be long, so call ahead to put your name on the list. So far my favorite has been the Eggs Cordon Bleu, which is Eggs Benedict on a croissant instead of an English muffin. I get mine with eggs poached instead of scrambled...so yummy and comforting. :)

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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?