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Bill's Cafe

1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-3158
+1 408-294-1125
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“pancakes” (35 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-3158
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1 - 10 of 523 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place was packed! Food worth the wait... nice ppl & good experience. We were not disappointed .. best part, full bar so you can have a cocktail while you wait.

Thank Smoreno1859
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great and the food was tasty. We went for my mom's birthday and when they found out, the staff sang and made sure everyone knew. It was a good time, however, if you want a quiet place that doesn't get crowded, then...More

Thank Cynth H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went in for lunch with daughter and sleeping infant. We ordered breakfast; I asked for the "child's mini pancakes" instead of the pancakes you get in place of toast. They were still a bit large for me, but a lot smaller than the ones my...More

Thank rmromandia
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I had lunch at one of Bill's Cafes today. There are soon to be ten cafes in the San Jose area as another is opening soon. I have eaten breakfast and lunch at Bill's cafes many times over the past ten years and they are...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 6 March 2018

My husband and I love to have breakfast here. I get the hash brown skillet and a Bloody Mary {love it} and if you want soup there Greek lemon ( not sure if that’s exactly what it’s called) is the best. Have never had a...More

Thank ericjD946RS
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This is a great local chain. Open for breakfast and lunch. I love their breakfast menu and their lunch menu. At lunch try the lemon orzo soup and for breakfast anything!

Thank Ambarrett
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

good for basic breakfast but the eggs benidct falls short due to poor hollandais sauce. i love the ortega green chile omolette except the overcook the omolettes unless you ask them to make it wet or soft.

Thank Mlariz
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Breakfast here is very good, many choices and also smaller portions of menu items served before 11:00. Lunch is also very good, love their soups in particular the lemon greek. Nice to see just a good family style restaurant still around. Staff are great, very...More

Thank W9655EGmariag
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Bill always has great food, great service and awesome mimosas!! Highly recommend to go, and then go again!

Thank elchupacabra2015
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

It’s always really busy, but the food and service are both really good. The portion sizes are big and worth the price.

Thank melissaatalbott
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1115 Willow St, San Jose, CA 95125-3158
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-294-1125
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