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Nini's Coffee Shop

1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
650-348-9578
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English first
San Mateo, California
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Open for Breakfast and Lunch only, has a good selection of for both breakfast and lunch. Very homey, friendly service with a rear patio for additional seating

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San Mateo, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nini's~ friendly, neighborly, local, and consistently good. My review title isn't about their service, which is always reliable, but about the benefits of waiting for a good meal... in this case, breakfast or lunch (no dinner at Nini's). Their choices are ample, and if they don't have it, ask, they'll kindly adapt to fit a customer. I've had many different... More

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Foster City, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a very busy place on weekends. They are very consistent with their breakfast menu. I just wish they start accepting reservations.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had to wait about 30 minutes to get seated on Sunday around 11am (but that's expected at a good breakfast place). Had a great variety of items (about 10 omelet variations, lots of pancake options, etc.). Inside is a step back in time to a family diner. There's a large outdoor patio that is rustic and feels homey. Service was... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This off the beaten path local breakfast and lunch hangout can't be beat for great way to start the day. The omlettes are made with fresh ingrediance and plenty of them. You may not need lunch after having one them. Besides their famous omelettes, The menu includes a wide variety of choices including vegetarian. It is well worth the effort... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We made this our first stop after flying into San Feancisco. Close to the airport, and only had to wait 15 min for a table on Sat morning. And they have an urn of coffee out on the sidewalk to help yourself while you wait. It's a funky restaurant that also has seating in an outdoor patio. A large menu... More

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Hong Kong
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176 reviews 176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Their menu is very extensive - from omelettes to pancakes to a ton of other breakfast items. The place is a discreet little 'hidden gem' packed with locals and some out-of-town visitors alike (ie: me!) Had the bolognaise omelette which was very good and the first I'd ever had! Great prices.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was lucky enough to find this place residing in a residential neighborhood during my stay earlier this year. I had met the owner at an area club, and came to a breakfast with a couple of friends. WOW! The atmosphere is like a small coastal cafe, with various things from the ocean decorating every surface. And the food.... What... More

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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We found this gem via tripadvisor. The food was SO good we returned for breakfast the next morning. We sat at the same table and the waitress actually remembered us from the day before. Exceptional service. Fantastic food. Excellent prices! Wonderful atmosphere! This place had it all. My only regret was that we didn't find it soon!

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Redwood City, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Just ate here 5/29/14. I had the triple decker club w/ the homefries. The club was nice and thick and the homefries are the best. The patio is so relaxing to have lunch. The service is always great. I recommend Nini's for breakfast or lunch :))

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Address: 1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
Phone Number: 650-348-9578
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo

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