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Bill's Cafe

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1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-3158
(408) 294-1125
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

almond joy pancakes are out of this world. if you go on weekends go at 8 am or plan on waiting 30-60 minutes. it is VERY noisy and hard to hear tablemates over background noice

Thank Monte B
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this great breakfast and lunch spot in the Rosegarden! Always great service with an awesome menu to choose from. You can have your order made as you like it and we always go home satisfied.

Thank gkciri
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been coming to Bill's for years now. It never disappoints. Breakfast and lunch are great. They never balk at substitutions. Get here early, though, or expect up to an hour wait time.

Thank StefaniePea
San Jose, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The mini breakfast is just the right amount of food. Stick with the country potatoes. Also the have a bar to get your morning going with a bang

Thank Standa G
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good breakfast places are few and far between in this area. Fortunately, Bill's ranks as one of the best. The food and service are always excellent. Where else do you get OJ fresh squeezed right before you eyes. Bill's handles the breakfast basics with traditional flair. The bacon is the best. One problem.. on the weekend.. if you get there... More 

Thank Willy N
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always attentive staff & great food. It is usually busy but have never waited more than 10 minutes for a table. Seating both inside & outside.

Thank Tlc1963
San Jose, United States
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get there early because the line is long. The reason.......because the food and service is exceptional. Buddy and I arrived at sat at the bar. Started with bloody mary's while we reviewed the menu. Finalized on the pancakes and chorizo scramble. The service was great and the food came out hot and fast. Great for couples, families and groups. Really... More 

Thank Craig H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

These are hard core breakfast servers in here. They know their business, super professional servers - not a lot of fluff or frills. Get in, know what you want, get a few refills on your coffee, eat and move on - theres a line out the door. So unless you're here on a slow moving weekday, don't expect to linger.... More 

Thank Cynthia1067
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice place for breakfast and lunch. Good portions, variety and service. Wonderful patio for outdoor dining.

Thank Jon M
San Jose, Calif
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the cottle Rd restaurant for a late Sunday breakfast and add usual a line out the door. The line went fast and we didn't mind as they have free coffee and water outside with chairs took wait. You can also order their famous Mimosa or bloody Mary while you wait. The food was brought quickly and it was hot.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-3158
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: (408) 294-1125

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