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“A Real Diner”
Review of Mini Gourmet

Mini Gourmet
Ranked #177 of 2,232 Restaurants in San Jose
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Open late, extensive breakfast menu, good lunch selection and outstanding dinner specials. The food is standard fare done well, prices are reasonable and the service is always exceptional. This place looks and acts like a friendly local diner; if that's what you're looking for you'll be a happy camper.

Thank Dave N
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

I've eaten here twice lately, once for breakfast at 1:30am, and once for dinner at 9pm. Both times, the food was good, not expensive, and the staff are great.

The homemade meatloaf is excellent, as is the french toast, and the biscuits and gravy will not disappoint. And it's great to have a choice of something other than a chain restaurant when you're looking for something after 10pm.

Oh yes, and all their menu choices - breakfast, lunch, and dinner - is served 24 hours a day, but if you come late, you might not be able to find a spot in their small-ish parking lot; a minor quibble given the other pluses.

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Thank b c
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

This place is solid. Located right off the 280 freeway near a major street, Bascom, it is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. What I'm trying to say is they are open right now, lol!

I'm not sure how long the Mini has been around but I've been going off and on for over twenty years. The servers are virtually all very long time employees, always a good sign, (so is Domingo, the chef).

The food is pretty standard fare coffee shop...probably more extensive then most. The prices are just right. The place is always busy and has a very regular crows of "regulars."

All of those are signs that point to quality, value and consistently and after all, what is it you want from this sort of restaurant.

Keep the coffee coming! And btw, they have excellent wifi.

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Thank conlopez
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Reviewed May 5, 2012

Very good meals late at night. The food quality is good, prices reasonable. and service is fast. I particularly enjoy the complete family style dinners. It's as close to home cooking as you can get late night and beats Denny's and Marie Callendar's (sp?) by a mile.

Thank zckzack
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Reviewed November 22, 2011

Excellent diner with friendly staff & great food! Treated us like family & catered to the little ones.

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Thank Kellqmom
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