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Nini's Coffee Shop

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1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
+1 650-348-9578
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“garlic burger” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful breakfast at Nini’s and chose to eat on the patio (good choice). The food was excellent with lots of choices. Definitely a hit with the locals. Allow extra time to find a parking place as you have to hunt for a...More

Thank NebraskaFan71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a wait but worth every minute! Great service and great selections. Everything is always good, sometimes hard to decide,what to have!

Thank al n
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Nini’s is definitely a neighborhood place. Most of the servers seemed to know the patrons, but I was heartily welcomed, though an obvious newcomer. It is an informal, charming 50’s era cafe. There is an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. I chose a chicken salad...More

Thank SDTwit
Reviewed February 21, 2018

I have the good fortune of living just a few blocks away from Nini's. The food is a 5, the atmosphere is a 5, the service is a 4, but parking is a 1. But their breakfast is worth circling the block a couple of...More

Thank amatt558
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Nini's coffee shop is great for breakfast. It's the place to go to in San Mateo for eggs benedict and fantastic outdoor seating.

Thank Sabine B
Reviewed February 2, 2018

You can see on the picture that people were waiting outside (I've been told it is a regular thing there). Luckily, I got a seat without waiting as I was alone. The place is legendary and you can notice that inside looking at the decor....More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

A great neighborhood gem for breakfast and lunch. The place has a diner feel with ample seating and a patio in the back. Good portions and well worth the wait as there’s usually a line.

Thank Susana C
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Nini’s is not a big place, but it is mighty and it is good!! Only open for breakfast and lunch, but the hours are plenty to take yourself or a group to have the most spectacular breakfast or lunch anywhere. And on a nice day,...More

Thank 415Mark650
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

Always a good experience here. I haven’t been here in years until this week, and I feel like I was just here yesterday. it’s still the same reliable good food and service. It can get very busy on weekends and the wait list grows, but...More

Thank sjansenavon
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Our family dined at this local spot and really enjoyed the food two folks had “breakfast”choices for lunch. I had the deluxe burger without bread and my husband had the tuna melt ( which did not have onions in it). All the dishes were tasty...More

Thank Kauaidudette
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-348-9578
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