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1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 294-1125
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Ranked #6 of 1,915 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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San Jose, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

There was a pretty long line, but, we were seated in about 15 or 20 minutes. It was well worth the wait. Even though there was plenty of hustle and bustle around the patio, I did not feel the least bit rushed. It's also only about 10 or 15 minutes from my home.

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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176 reviews 176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This review is for the Bill's Cafe at 1401 Kooser Rd, San Jose. We sat on the patio outside. I had bacon and eggs (poached) with hash browns. The bacon was crispy, the eggs cooked perfectly with runny centers and the hash browns were the perfect amount of crunch - just delicious. I should have taken a star off for... More

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San Francisco, California
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181 reviews 181 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Location: Right when you exit almaden it's literally off the freeway. street and private parking available, but it's pretty packed! Customer Service: they were very accommodating. Decor: Regular diner. Presentation of Food: Diner style food. How did the food taste?: The salmon Benedict was ok, tastes like any other salmon Benedict nothing different. What I can say is the crab... More

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Sonora, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I love Bill's Cafe and make sure to stop for breakfast every time I'm in the San Jose area. There are several locations to choose from. Food is very good with many, many choices. Atmosphere is great and the service is outstanding. You will have a wait, it seems everyone knows how good this place is and it's reflected by... More

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Additional Information about Bill's Cafe

Address: 1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
Phone Number: (408) 294-1125
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Eclectic

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