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Bill's Cafe

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

Always busy & well worth the wait! This is one of our GO TO weekend spots. The coffee is free while you wait (which is amazing) and the selection of fresh food keeps us coming back for more!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited for breakfast and all had omelettes. The omelettes were great and the service was good. It was packed full of people so that says something about the food! They all appeared to be a lot more local then us too.

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Thank Jo R
san jose Ca.
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best breakfast in town. All food is of the highest quality. Have to get there early as there is always a line. Well worth it

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Thank semitegal
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great for families. The lines can be long so plan to arrive early, or not at all if you are in a rush. Each location is consistent, food is well prepared, and menu has enough choices to not get bored. The fruit cups are usually honeydew, which is typical of these places. We visit often. Service can be slow when... More 

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Thank Jessica R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason that Bill's (all four locations) always has a line to get in at breakfast hour. It's simply the best value in town! The food is consistently good, portions are BIG and price is right! GO...You won't be disappointed.

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Thank davidbC5255ZA
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere was that of a busy neighborhood restaurants. Lots of regular clientele. Friendly, good services, mainstream American breakfast fare, conveniently located.

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Thank Elizabeth S
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd say it is very good overall. Great selection of food. You name it, they hot it and more. Portions are good sized so come with an appetite. Only draw back on food is that they seem to be afraid to season their food. Also wait time can be a bit long,too bad they don't take reservations. But you can... More 

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Thank Gilcro
San Jose
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a weekday was seated right away. Waiter was fast asking if u needed any drink. Also sell alcohol beverages. Breakfast was a big portion has pancakes, potatoes,eggs,bread,sausages. They also have small breakfast for someone who doesn't want to eat so much. Place was clean.

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Thank jenlis2015
San Jose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always good, great friendly efficient staff. I like the oat honey banana pancakes or one of the scrambles. People seem to like the morning cocktails but I wouldn't be able to function the rest of the day if I drank one.

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Thank laurals2016
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bills has a great vibe for weekend breakfast or lunch, the food is pretty good, drinks are good too (the mimosas!), and they have a full bar. Wait can be long on the weekends, but that is a good indicator of why you should visit :).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
American, Cafe, International
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
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?