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Nini's Coffee Shop

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
6:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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San Mateo, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First time at Nini's...delightful in all regards. Friendly efficient staff. Monster breakfast menu. Our group ordered pancakes&eggs, omelets and eggs benedict...all terrific. Only minor complaint...totally overcooked bacon. Funky atmosphere and eclectic décor gives it a fun, relaxed feeling. Even at 9am Friday, it was crowded with what appeared to be an older local crowd. Seated in the back outdoor-covered porch...comfortable,... More 

Thank DKFunTravels
San Mateo, California
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For a real local favorite, don't miss Nini's for breakfast or lunch, homemade great meals, sit at the counter or in the Patio, family owned

Thank torin k
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food, family owned! Be prepared for a wait, but it is worth it! Would recommend getting their as early as possible to avoid the wait.

Thank trav3ljunk1e
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Except queue for 20 minutes .. can have free coffee while waiting, everything else is wunderbar. Enak banget.

Thank Indahwati S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Family owned, great atmosphere, amazing home cooked food, great conversation, best way to spend 60 minutes at breakfast ! the Corned Beef Hash and Potato Fries was to die for ! from the very tired english couple sat at the bar this Saturday AM!

Thank craighooper
San Mateo, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was for a long time, local knowledge only! Happy for the success, but they have always been good and successful for longer than I HAVE HAD THE JOY OF A FAMILY RESTAURANT............. Great service and friendly They serve lunch, too, but go for dinner because they won't be open!!

Thank Frank J
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Nina's has been here forever and the reason is that it's good. The food is good and the service is good. Whenever we have outta town guests we take them here for breakfast. They are always happy. There's nothing fancy about Nini's. It's just basic good food served with respect and a dash of humor sometimes. Go have breakfast and... More 

Thank Kenton S
Millbrae, California
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Quaint indoor, outdoor restaurant. Great for breakfast, but need to get there early for parking and to get a table. Funky outdoor area with all kinds of doodads hanging on the walls. The food was very good. As was the service. Will definately go back..

Thank 338mariejon
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

delicious food, friendly staff. good size servings, everything fresh. quaint outside seating. the place is not new or modern, but people keep coming back for the hospitality and good.

Thank mejosp
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

Found this little spot while waiting for a flight out of Sfo. Delish and huge breakfast! Diner inside and a sweet heated patio outside. Excellent . Coffee outside while you wait. Really awesome!

Thank Debbie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, 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: 650-348-9578

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