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Bill's Cafe

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1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
+1 408-294-1125
07:00 - 15:00
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San Jose, California
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Generous portions of excellent food. Has Senior half portions which are usually enough to fill us comfortably. We've only been to Cottle Road location. It's almost always crowded but worth the wait.

Thank Dave K
San Jose, California, Usa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere of the restaurant was friendly. The servers were polite, professional and cater and answered all our questions. They provided plenty of food for the price.

Thank Miguel O
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

All American breakfast for a fair price. I like that they offer half sizes for the mornings when you know you need to eat but also realize you won't finish your plate. This is a great place to meet friends and catch up with conversation and not a text message 😊

Thank Tbenevento
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a busy place. Breakfast is their best meal. Food s good and fresh but it is crowded and noisy.

Thank David T
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I love to have breakfast here, awesome food, great service and everybody is happy after a meal here

Thank edu_alma
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good food and service. Longtime local favorite. Big portions. Famous for breakfast or brunch. Love the Greek yogurt with honey and strawberries.

Thank judyandkarin
Santa Clara
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten at Bill's Cafe on several occasions. I do like their Greek Lemon Soup. On the whole, the food and service are average and I feel there are better options in the area.

Thank Aejaie
Morgan Hill, California
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241 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded and crowded, and more crowded ... so that should tell you how popular this place is. Was here for a business lunch, and other than the noise volume, everything was very fine. Good service, etc., etc., but the noise level does make it difficult for a business meeting.

Thank cabearcat
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good american breakfast fare and good service. My work group and I try to hold a breakfast meeting once a month and we decided to change it up from our usual place and try Bill's Cafe. The staff are nice and friendly the menu has good options and the food was good. What more could you ask for.

Thank ATravelerCalifornia
San Francisco
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271 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Truth: I loathe lines. Fact: Bill's is so worth the wait...and we have learned to arrive early, put our name In and join the crowd. The staff is very fast and efficient. He is a Corned Beef Hash /2 eggs/ bacon to boot guy and I am a rendition of Joe's special - hold the Blue Cheese/Roquefort. Never disappointed. Make... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-1125

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