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Jim's Coffee Shop

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, Cafe
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2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2929
+1 510-523-5368
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great choice of foods offered. Large portions are served by capable servers. Popular place that has lines of people on the weekends.

Thank Edward M
Oakland, California
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221 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lunch for 2, lots of food, under $40 after a good tip. Large portions. Friendly servers. I love Jim's cafe for it's throw back to old times. A couple of large TVs show sports games. Lots of booths to sit at. And they offer some dishes that "mom served", such as liver and onion (which is really good) served with... More 

Thank GPToak
San Francisco
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Sunday mornings the line is out on the sidewalk. Breakfast is consistently good if not gourmet. Service is great. I wonder where they find these wonderful young people willing to work in an old timey coffee shop. What I REALLY want to rave about is the HOME MADE tapioca pudding! Unless you are a fan you probably have no idea... More 

Thank GramGramY
Oakland, California
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124 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

If you want large portions of mediocre food at low prices, this is it. Not more I can say about it. Pretty popular local place.

Thank jjbong
Pompano Beach, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This place is nothing more than your average American greasy diner and super chaotic. The service is fast but no attention to detail and as a result annoying as the servers only strive for speedy service without the quality. Will not go back. I'm sure there will be plenty of other places around with more overall quality.

Thank Zinha P
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Jim's is a great place if you like large servings, and you're not looking for anything out of the ordinary. The food is good, just nothing special. The people are generally friendly, and there is a wait on weekends.

Thank DrGingerP
Alameda, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

The coffee shop is the best place to get together with friends after church, friiends that you see not too often, for brunch and merely exchange hellos and about the past and present.

Thank Lita3264
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great place for breakfast. Variety of dishes, corned beef hash, chorizo, linguica, etc.. I really like the fact that they serve Grits also! Good coffee, plenty of seating and parking.

Thank diversionoaktown
Oakland, California, United States
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444 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

This is your average diner. You can usually get quick service and decent food. No frills, nothing exceptional, but not bad either. It can get very busy for breakfast, so expect a wait, especially in weekends.

Thank Dianah R
Alameda, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

It is well located and a parking lot is available. It can get a little noisy, but that's what a fun diner is all about. The portions are huge, as is the menu. They are well known for their breakfast items. Surprisingly, their lunch and dinners as just as good. They have lots of daily specials to choose from. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2333 Lincoln Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2929
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alameda
  • Phone Number: +1 510-523-5368

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?