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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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Santa Clara
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20 reviews
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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 2 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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172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

2 Thank Page L
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this place. We are breakfast snobs and this is a place we would go out of our way to go back to. Huge portions. Our fav is the hash brown skillet with chorizo added. Yummy! Their salsa is great so ask for extra.

1 Thank Kristi M
San Francisco Bay Area
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

It's a nice diner, not near anything special, but easy to get to, with hot coffee, good breakfast/lunch stuff.

1 Thank Giancarlo
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you love breakfast you will love Bill's! They have all your favs. They also have Bloody Mary's and Mimosas if you like that.

Thank Leslie P
San Jose, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This is third time I have come to this restaurant. It will probably be my last. It seems very popular because we waited about 15 minutes for breakfast. My girlfriend and I split an omelette. We specifically asked for no mushrooms. We got it with mushrooms. We told our waiter and he took it back. The omelette was dry and... More 

Thank MaryC95123
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great food, service, extremely accommodating. Wait time may be an issue on certain days, but what does that say? Won't go anywhere else for a good meal.

1 Thank Larry F
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Great options . Great food . Great service ... had to wait about 30 minutes but that's not necessarily a bad thing Had the California omelette - they forgot to serve the bread that comes with it but I didnt realize since I was stuffed with the hash browns that came with the omelette !

Thank Saifuddin G

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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
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?