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“Come Hungry!”

Bill's Cafe on the Alameda
Ranked #22 of 2,232 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Delicious, hearty cafe breakfast! We came here on a Saturday morning and had about a 30 minute wait but it was well worth it.

Thank Calli K
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you love eggs benedict this is a good place to go. Most of the breakfasts leave you with a heavy feeling.

Thank Michael W
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

This is a popular diner type restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch. You won't leave hungry and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank beachescape_11
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is one of three Bill's Cafe in the immediate area. It is near a college so we expect some boisterous customers. Today was no exception.

The food is well-prepared with generous portions. The scrambles and omelets come with either hash browns or country potatoes and your choice of toast. There are a large variety of fillings, most with meat but several non-meat options (I can't vouch for the potatoes being vegetarian though).

The atmosphere is, well, loud. We almost left because we could barely hear the hostess. We did get seated in the smaller dining area that wasn't quite as noisy, but still uncomfortably so.

Service is fine, with friendly wait staff and quick food delivery.

Early mornings there is no wait, but late mornings (especially on weekends) you may have to wait 45 minutes to an hour for a table.

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Thank Craig R
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

I ate at Bill's Cafe for the first time in June of 2013 and had a nice meal. I went with the create your own omellete (ham, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and cheddar cheese) and a shortstack (2) of strawberry and blueberry pancakes with whipped cream. The omellete came with country fried potatoes which were good but too large IMO. I prefer the nickle sized country potatoes and these were half dollar sized. The omellete was good thoug a little dry. The pancakes were very good but Bill's Cafe does not provide blueberry or strawberry syrup. I do not understand why places do not carry fruit syrup. Not everyone wants maple on fruit pancakes. Service was okay but my water glass was only refilled once which was about 3x too few. I paid $20 with tip which is expensive for breakfast.

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