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Nini's Coffee Shop

1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
+1 650-348-9578
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When a eatery is located in a residential neighborhood without another business in sight within a 2-3 block radius, not even a gas station, AND a crowd of locals all sit or stand patiently for their turn at the table....well, I can't help but conclude...More

Thank cgod
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

You have to try the Teriyaki Steak and Eggs! I know it may not sound great, but the steak is lightly marinated and you will shocked how good it is after you try it.

Thank Payam S
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

What can be said about Nini's that hasn't already been said.... Nini's is a long established breakfast and lunch establishment that offers well portioned meals and always a warm smile from the staff. My son and I enjoyed filling breakfast meals of veggie omelet w/...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The best place for breakfast and lunch in San Mateo. Large portions, friendly staff, good service. Always a crowd waiting for weekend breakfast: sign of a good restaurant. Outside has a covered and heated patio garden that is relaxing. So opposite of a franchise! You...More

Thank Coleen D
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the best mom and pa places to have breakfast or lunch. I love their chorizo omelette or their hot link and cheese. For lunch, patty melt is awesome

Thank pbsuchikul
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I love this little local favorite breakfast place! I know they have other offerings, but the breakfast is off the chart. Go for the biscuits and gravy ... yum!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

This place has the best breakfast in this area. We need more intimate, home cooking places like this to replace all the franchise restaurants. Food is amazing. Be sure to arrive early though. There's always a line, but worth the wait!

Thank RedTees1
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I know that sounds weird. But this place is weird in a eclectic, nostalgic, sit in your 85 year old neighbors kitchen for a cup o joe kinda place. It sits in a neighborhood of homes and small commercial buildings. Its nestled in trees so...More

Thank KimsReview4U
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Always good local favorite for breakfast and more. Usually super busy and there might be a wait, especially on weekends. We have never had a bad meal here.

Thank A5261HPjasonc
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I love this little neighborhood icon. Whenever the family is in town, they want to go to Nini's. Breakfasts are huge and delish! So many choices on their menu. Fast service, friendly servers and an all around fun- family environment. My only recommendation would be...More

Thank Jill M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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: +1 650-348-9578
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