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Bill's Cafe

Breakfast Spot, American Restaurant, and Café$$$$
Central San Jose, San Jose
81 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • mimosas
  • brunch food
  • French toast
  • lively
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  • Susan C.
    Susan CarsonNovember 13
    OMG my husband and I went to Bill's for Breakfast and we shared a Ortega Omelet with their Country potatoes and it was so incredibly wonderful. YES go there, just get there early.
  • Sara T.
    Sara TaylorSeptember 24
    Amazing waffles and delicious hash browns! Excellent breakfast spot. Lots of veggie choices.
  • Alex P.
    Alex PriceSeptember 9
    Avocado wasn’t ripe. Usually pretty good though.
  • Norman C.
    Great service. Waffles are tasty.
  • Paul G.
    Paul GuthOctober 19, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Californian omelette is great. Fresh tomatoes and avocado and perfectly sautéed mushrooms.
  • Kaymann W.
    Kaymann WooOctober 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Yummy steak and eggs
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SandlerJuly 15, 2016
    Sit at the counter for no-wait breakfast.
  • Sir Francis W.
    Sir Francis WestJune 14, 2016
    Eggs Benedict: half crab cake half mexican fiesta. Top it off with a mimosa just for fun.
  • John K.
    John KiddeJune 8, 2016
    Get here early on Sunday (by 8:30) and you'll beat the rush for this delicious breakfast food. Love the thick french toast and bacon.
  • F.r. P.
    F.r. PachecoJanuary 26, 2016
    Meat lover's omelette is to die for.
  • Sean W.
    Sean WongDecember 7, 2015
    This Bills is so much better in terms of layout and decor than the willow glen location.
  • Masha A.
    Masha AdamianOctober 17, 2015
    The long wait wasn't that bad with the limitless free coffee. Huge plates!
  • Kevin P.
    Kevin PrattOctober 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The first time here I ordered Bill's Steak and Eggs. A delicious tender and juicy tube of tri tip steak went well with scrambled eggs and hash browns with a pancake on the side. Decadent and delicious
  • Akshay J.
    Akshay JawharkarSeptember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome giant margaritas
  • Elijah C.
    Elijah ColpittsAugust 25, 2015
    Portions are big and yummy. Can't go wrong with this breakfast staple
  • Tarun G.
    Tarun GambhirAugust 24, 2015
    The coffee, in simple words, is just awful.
  • Vin R.
    Vin RAugust 23, 2015
    Delicious. If you have breakfast fan, you'll be coming back here regularly try all the goodies. Wish I lived in the area in order to do that myself.
  • Dominique H.
    Dominique HolstAugust 17, 2015
    Eggs Benedict's
  • Vicky C.
    Vicky ChangAugust 1, 2015
    Morning waffles
  • Adam W.
    Adam WJuly 20, 2015
    Very busy during weekend mornings. Awesome everything.
  • College Hunks H.
    I've tried most if the Benedict all are great! Especially the California and crab cake
  • Craig N.
    Craig NorthMay 29, 2015
    Awesome breakfast joint. Great fresh OJ, coffee and the eggs Benedict and pancakes are amazing. Highly recommended!
  • khushali d.
    khushali desaiMay 1, 2015
    the place is good to go
  • Lan
    LanApril 27, 2015
    The southern scramble has sausage and egg over a biscuit and topped with gravy. Delicious!!
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChangApril 6, 2015
    Mouthwatering egg Benedicts
  • Sannidhi .
    Sannidhi 🐾April 6, 2015
    Delicious mimosas with fresh sliced strawberries and omelette with goat cheese and avocado. Banana Pecan waffles were delicious too.
  • Katie Y.
    Katie YamadaMarch 24, 2015
    Breakfast food, mojitos, omelette, eggs benedict
  • danny a.
    danny alvarezMarch 1, 2015
    Great food, french toasts are delicious, the mimosa is a dream and the service is excellent
  • M T.
    M TJanuary 11, 2015
    Perfect place for brunch.
  • Adam H.
    Adam HSeptember 14, 2014
    Mimosas with fruit & a decent Bloody Mary. I add A1 sauce to add some tangy flavor.
  • Rex N.
    Rex NjokuMarch 17, 2014
    Awesome. Gave me a free drink for first time being there
  • Ce C.
    Ce ClarkFebruary 16, 2014
    Amazing mimosas
  • Pradyumna A.
    Pradyumna AgrawalFebruary 16, 2014
    The fresh OJ is a must have!
  • Brent M.
    Brent MatyasJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The Mexicali Benedict is amazing. They also do a great Parisian French toast.
  • Dapper D.
    Dapper DabnerJanuary 25, 2014
    Great food and service
  • Craig M.
    Craig MorganNovember 18, 2013
    Awesome serloin steak with the steak & eggs breakfast!
  • Marnie M.
    Marnie MaryNovember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Not in the mood
  • Josh P.
    Josh PerezSeptember 27, 2013
    Steak and eggs are so good. Also ask for the eggs Benedict cordon bleu with croissant instead of English muffin. And if you haven't of course try their mimosa
  • Joe E.
    Joe EngledowSeptember 14, 2013
    Good California diner food. Bottomless coffee cup. Attentive waitstaff
  • Nuritzi S.
    Nuritzi SanchezAugust 10, 2013
    Meat lover's omelette + mimosa goblet = the best.
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Ron H.
    Ron HaedickeJuly 28, 2013
    What a great find for Breakfast. The Mimosas were the most fabulous start to the morning. We enjoyed the whole experience.
  • Cyndi
    CyndiJuly 4, 2013
    AWESOME food and alcoholc. I had crab cake benedict and super chevela . Yum yum!
  • Matthew K.
    Matthew KumpJune 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mimosas, the benedicts, or the french toast. Everything is great, you can't go wrong. Best brunch in the Bay area.
  • Alec M.
    Alec MitchellMarch 1, 2013
    Good god look at that juicer.
  • Karina G.
    Karina GMFebruary 22, 2013
    Veggie skillet was delish!!
  • Margo C.
    Margo ClevelandFebruary 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious!! Everything is fabulous!
  • Erica W.
    Erica WangDecember 30, 2012
    The mimosas here are awesome!!
  • Michael A.
    Michael AtkinsonDecember 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for breakfast. 100% satisfaction on everything.
  • Leeann M.
    Leeann MangobaNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Crab cakes benedict and fresh squeezed orange juice!
  • Randy R.
    Randy RegindinNovember 2, 2012
    Bills Famous Mimosas!
  • Christann Chanell
    Christann ChanellSeptember 15, 2012
    Great food!
  • Brandi
    BrandiAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They allow dogs! On the patio, of course...
  • Alicia P.
    Alicia PhillipoJuly 8, 2012
    Best Benedict!
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy CJuly 2, 2012
    Call ahead to put urself on the wait list to minimize ur actual wait
  • Stephen I.
    Stephen IkerdApril 4, 2012
    crab cake benedict...hella heaven.
  • Michael M.
    Michael MellinMarch 15, 2012
    Completely satisfying food and great drinks. Glad I live in walking distance of the one on the Alameda in San Jose!
  • George A.
    George AndersonFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    We eat every week and feel its worth the wait. know its good because its allways packed. Get the mexican omlet sub the bread for bskt n grv
  • Diana B.
    Diana BustamanteFebruary 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Veggie Skillet rocks!
  • Carolyn K.
    Carolyn KaoFebruary 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I can't stop ordering the Jalisco Scramble. Mexican brunch food is my excuse to indulge in my love for hot sauce.
  • Indu J.
    Indu JayakumarJanuary 24, 2012
    Love the side order of hashbrowns - too huge. Order one and share.
  • Bell G.
    Bell GomesJanuary 18, 2012
    Didn't like that much.. Thought would be exactly like willow glen location .. But was not .. I'm really disappoint ..
  • Emma K.
    Emma KentJanuary 18, 2012
    It's all about the Fresh squeezed oj
  • Verkoven H.
    Verkoven HowerDecember 14, 2011
    ups! ups! ups!
  • Fred B.
    Fred BrionesDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    bloody marys,chorizo scramble and benedicts are sure things here. Know to see tequila shots in the AM.
  • Saiofrelief
    SaiofreliefNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the petaluma scramble munus the cheese if you're trying to be healthy!
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PoupartOctober 2, 2011
    Crab Cakes Benedict! Bring someone to share them with.
  • Lori P.
    Lori PetersonSeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Turkey and cranberry sandwich is super yummy.
  • Judy N.
    Judy NguyenAugust 19, 2011
    The bread pudding fresh toast was good but I only ate 1 out of the 3 pieces. Too sweet for my taste
  • Alicia
    AliciaJuly 17, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Seating at the counter is first come, first serve. Usually no wait and the service is faster :)
  • james r.
    james richterJune 26, 2011
    Love the orange juice and the food
  • Carrie C.
    Carrie ChiuJanuary 15, 2011
    Sit at the counter. It's first come, first served. If you have a small party, it's way faster than waiting for the table.
  • Bonnie B.
    Bonnie Boglioli-RandallDecember 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Our favorite breakfast spot... Order the Greek lemon soup if going for lunch! Yum! Long waits on weekends, free coffee and lively= worth every minute
  • Rebecca D.
    Rebecca DailyOctober 3, 2010
    although i live a few blocks from the willow street Bill's this location has a much shorter wait (about ~10 min). the mimosas and omelets are awesome!
  • Carla D.
    Carla DimondOctober 1, 2010
    Try the Mexicali Eggs Benedict outstanding
  • Shane L.
    Shane LeeAugust 29, 2010
    Bread pudding French toast was awesome!
  • Karen M.
    Karen McMillanJuly 23, 2010
    You have to try the cinnamon roll french toast!
  • Christian W.
    Christian WilliamsDecember 26, 2009
    Pretend that you're waiting to eat and enjoy some free coffee.
  • Julianne C.
    Julianne ChaiMay 24, 2009
    Their portions are huge!! Very crowded at brunch time. Yummy pancakes and waffles!!
  • Rich T.
    Rich ThomasApril 15, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    Meat Lovers Omelet with Fresh Fruit on the side.
  • Kirill B.
    Kirill BalakhtinJanuary 17, 2016
    Это был один из лучших завтраков за всю поездку по Калифорнии.
  • Orson L.
    Orson LeBonJuly 21, 2013
    Comida 100% Americana, después de caracoles y ancas de Rana... Exquisita!
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