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“Incredibly delicious!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bill's Cafe

Bill's Cafe
1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 294-1125
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Ranked #5 of 1,920 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Los Angeles, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 64 cities Reviews in 64 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Incredibly delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The wait wasn't nearly as long as we had anticipated and it was most definitely worth it! Not being able to decide between sweet or savory, we went with one of each and shared. We had the crab cakes benedict with country potatoes and the bread pudding French toast with bacon. OMG!! everything was amazing! Oh yeah, we started with Bloody Mary's that were perfectly spiced! We can't wait to get back to San Jose to eat at Bill's Cafe again.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sunnyvale, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Great family-owned place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

Stop in any weekend for a mimosa and a great breakfast. Nice patio in front where you can bring your dog and eat outside. My family has been going here for years and we consider it one of the hidden treasures of Willow Glen.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hong Kong, China
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78 reviews 78 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Long wait and worth it!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Bill's cafe had a long wait, but I enjoyed everything. Very flavorful brunch! I had their signature pancake!!! mmmmmm... I'm drooling just by thinking about it. Classic breakfast never goes wrong, but I suggest ordering something different! You'll be surprised! :)

Visited May 2012
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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“A bit expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The food is good but their prices are a bit high for the quality and portion size. Honestly I liked the previous restaurant that operated before Bill's Cafe much better. This goes for both locations.

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San Jose, California
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good food but bad ambiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

I've been here several times, starting when I was just a little kid. It seems like it's not as good as it was. The food is definitely good (I've only ever had breakfast food), but the service is pretty awful as it's all Asians with poor English. It's also pretty packed and the decor is very outdated and it just feels a little dirty in there.

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