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Nini's Coffee Shop

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1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
650-348-9578
Today
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great hole on the wall place

Great little coffee shop / breakfast place in San Mateo . If it's not crowded ask to sit outside , great patio area

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
David G
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San Ramon, California
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San Ramon, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great little coffee shop / breakfast place in San Mateo . If it's not crowded ask to sit outside , great patio area

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Met a friend for breakfast at Nini's and it was awesome. Great little spot with both indoor and outdoor seating. Menu is extensive...breakfast sandwich is terrific, especially with bacon!! Would highly recommend!

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Tracy, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This place has been here for YEARS and still doesn't disappoint! I started coming here in high school and still enjoy coming here 35 years later. Be sure and get here early to avoid a long line. If you are in a long line they have benches and coffee and water outside for you to enjoy while waiting. I'm a... More 

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San Mateo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It find it interesting when the review starts off telling you the "cons" . But in this case, they are a results of Nini's successes, not faults. Get there early or be prepared for a wait. Expect a crowd when you get your seat, try to snag one on the patio.Yet, if you do have a wait, they put out... More 

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San Mateo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

You should get there early on the weekends otherwise there is quite a wait because of its popularity. Food is fabulous (especially breakfast) and the portions are generous...very generous. History of San Francisco and abounds on the walls. Very quaint. Very good!!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Nini's has now become that place for us where we just gravitate to on weekends. We go with our newspapers/novels, and sit out in the patio while munching on good food. Plenty of healthy options, also multiple things available for vegetarians.

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This restaurant is tucked away in a residential neighborhood that draws a crowd. The meals are fresh, hot, appealing to the eye and tastes even better. There is a wide variety of meals to choose from, and don't be shy about that special order. They are there to start your day out right. The staff are always friendly, ready to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

As usual we don't eat at one place twice to discover different food snd restaurants, but Nini's was an exception :) great food, variety of choice, nice atmosphere and unbelievable friendly staff!

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Yes, a bit if a wait but yummy food, good prices and awesome service! My hubby had the Garlic burger which which was delish. I had the Wally Country eggs - like a breakfast skillet. Also Delicious! There are also Mimosas that come with your own little bottle of prosseco so it's like 2.5 each! And the price is definitely... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Just kidding but the breakfast is AMAZING. OH MY GOD, YOU WOULD BE FOOLISH to go elsewhere. Very close to the airport, we landed, rented a car nland two minutes later were here having the BEST breakfast. Slthey also have lunch. Menu is extensive and well put together. Prices are great. Food is oh so amazing. Two Thumbs WWWAAAYYYY UP.

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Additional Information about Nini's Coffee Shop

Address: 1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
Phone Number: 650-348-9578
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-348-9578
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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