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Bill's Cafe

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
Willow Glen, San Jose
  • Mel N.
    "The bread pudding french toast is deliciously dangerous."(5 Tips)
    Patrick D.
    "The Parisienne French Toast is off the charts good!"(3 Tips)
    Tegi M.
    "extra crispy bacon and don't forget the fishbowl sized mimosa!"(7 Tips)
    Kat .
    "... and they give out free tequila shots as well ;)"(2 Tips)
63 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • mimosas
  • French toast
  • parisienne french
  • pancakes
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  • Greg V.
    Greg VDecember 18, 2012
    Fantastic: Bread Pudding French Toast -- baked w raisins & walnuts then grilled, topped w fried bananas and served w bacon & eggs. Jet lag can be a good thing: found this place on my way to work!
  • Anna J.
    Anna JamesApril 13, 2014
    Breakfast? Come early, there's always a line but the wait is worth it. They have the best Benedict around San Jose(had crab cake Benedict) and I like their skillet too.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱January 26, 2016
    Country steak is huge and delicious! Free coffee while waiting and they give out free tequila shots as well ;)
  • Catherine W.
    Catherine WangJuly 4, 2013
    Try the Parisienne French Toast - Really great, not too sweet like the bread pudding one, but was a little heavy but might have been the butter i added
  • Arlene T.
    Arlene TApril 19, 2011
    Plan to come early – especially if you have a large group. It can get crazy busy here, so timing is everything.
  • Noah B.
    Noah BattersonMay 26, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    For a good time, ask for the "Torey Baker Special," aka the chicken fried steak with gravy and a Belgian waffle.
  • Shikamaru N.
    Shikamaru NaraJuly 29, 2015
    Food is great. The only thing that pissed me off about this place is the hostess! Such a rude person! I don't care if you've been working for 1 hour or 12 respect the customers. NEVER COMING BACK!!!!!
  • Francesca H.
    Francesca HernandezAugust 23, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Love Bills Cafe!!! Sunday's are quite busy though; Bills Mimosa's are a must.
  • Faris A.
    Faris AltorkiSeptember 16, 2015
    Great pancakes and also I liked their hash brown 😋👍🏼
  • Alex B.
    Alex BMay 30, 2011
    Breathe deeply, find a happy place (a la the lye burn in Fight Club), and wait a LONG LONG time to be seated
  • Pavan K.
    Get the mexicano omelette with bills mimosa. The Hawaii pancakes are really good too
  • Alex F.
    Alex FallsSeptember 29, 2012
    If you like your Bloody Mary spicy, ask for *extra* spicy. Just spicy is a bit gentle.
  • Peter A.
    Peter AllenNovember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    On Sunday mornings, it's best to grab a seat at the bar and skip the wait for a table.
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DuffyJune 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Parisienne French Toast is off the charts good! Do not miss out!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FeinbergMay 1, 2013
    Oat pancakes, nice! And sitting on the patio is definitely recommended.
  • Tracy O.
    Tracy OsbornFebruary 12, 2013
    No real maple syrup, only the less tasty corn syrup kind. Bring your own!
  • Tegi M.
    Tegi MeyerDecember 3, 2010
    You must have the Parisian French toast with extra crispy bacon and don't forget the fishbowl sized mimosa!
  • Seth H.
    Seth HammermanJanuary 13, 2016
    Don't go unless you're friends with the 2 girls that maintain the seating list
  • Mackenzie P.
    Mackenzie P.July 14, 2015
    Best breakfast food! Even cookies and cream pancakes!
  • Kendall B.
    Kendall BoyleJanuary 4, 2012
    The crab cakes Benedict and cinnamon roll French toast are amazing!
  • Kathleen N.
    Kathleen N.May 24, 2012
    Blueberries & Creme Waffle!! Do your tastebuds a favor and order this bad boy.
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin D.January 11, 2015
    If you like Mimosas they have great ones big enough to swim in...
  • Cheryl P.
    Cheryl PascualSeptember 3, 2012
    Grab some free watered down coffee outside while you're waiting to be seated.
  • Sonja B.
    Sonja BrozeMay 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bread pudding french toast is amazing! A rare treat indeed
  • Blake G.
    Blake GuerreroMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Go to BevMo across the street and buy a magnum of champagne before sitting down and make your own mimosas.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJuly 5, 2013
    Food is good. Not super healthy but good.
  • Janet F.
    Janet FoutsAugust 12, 2015
    Try the oatmeal and honey pancakes!
  • Blake G.
    Blake GuerreroMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Corkage fee is only $15 for champagne/wine. BYOB!!!
  • Valentín M.
    Valentín MuroNovember 17, 2016
    I will never forget the best brunch of my life.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KnowltonFebruary 20, 2012
    Try the buckwheat pancakes and hashbrowns-my favorite!!!
  • Matt L.
    Matt LondreAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with their benedictions.
  • Pelin G.
    This place is so good which explains the loooooong line
  • Eric D.
    Eric DunstanOctober 10, 2010
    Get the bread pudding French toast...ask for the ham instead of bacon.
  • Mel N.
    Mel N.July 22, 2011
    The bread pudding french toast is deliciously dangerous.
  • Howard D.
    Howard DullyMarch 19, 2014
    To crowded to relax
  • Akshay J.
    Akshay JawharkarSeptember 26, 2014
    Crab cake Benedict. Smoked salmon Benedict.
  • Dominique H.
    Dominique HolstAugust 17, 2015
    Eggs Benedict's is the best
  • Threedukes
    ThreedukesFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit outside, with your dog. 
  • Sean H.
    Sean HamiltonJuly 10, 2015
    Honey oat're welcome!
  • Opp
    OppFebruary 8, 2015
    Breakfast! Good omelette
  • Colleen D.
    Colleen DowellMay 15, 2010
    Ask for the Colleen bloody Mary and you get Bacon in it
  • Teresa F.
    Teresa FJuly 23, 2011
    Bread pudding French toast is delicious!!!
  • Erik S.
    Erik SchaefferJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Parisienne French toast is amazing.
  • alley w.
    alley whiteSeptember 6, 2010
    If its just too crowded for you.... go to cafe San Jose on meridian. ... 2nd best brunch in willow glen after bills
  • Steve S.
    Steve SillOctober 1, 2010
    This is our new favorite place to have breakfast.
  • M G.
    M GJanuary 13, 2014
    Can't finish or I will explode 😕
  • Daniel p.
    Daniel parkJune 10, 2011
    Bloody Mary is really famous here
  • Gordon G.
    Gordon GarbAugust 10, 2012
    Closes at 3pm (at least during the week.)
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GodfreyMarch 20, 2015
    Great brunch and mimosas!
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LeonardoFebruary 16, 2010
    Try the Poached y Papas. Wow. Eggs Benedict on a crispy potato skin.
  • Mara P.
    Mara PinedaFebruary 21, 2011
    Bread pudding french toast for life!
  • Hande K.
    Hande KucukunsalJanuary 19, 2016
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LongrieMay 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They will totally embarass your friend on their birthday! Awesome.
  • Kelley S.
    Kelley SnyderFebruary 3, 2011
    California Benedict. Always!
  • Liam M.
    Liam MayMay 8
    Been here 10+ times
    Busy, crowded, loud, and the service is terrible. Used to love this place, what happened
  • Nahui L.
    Nahui LegorretaJanuary 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Crabcakes Benedict ...
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KnowltonFebruary 20, 2012
    This is by far one of the best breakfast/brunch spots in the Bay Area. You have to try it!!! :)
  • Ana H.
    Ana HilinskyNovember 15, 2009
    the crab cakes Benedict = amazing!
  • Devan C.
    Devan CollinsJune 17, 2012
    Best breakfast place around. Great food and mimosas. And the service is excellent
  • Aysin O.
    Aysin OruzJanuary 18, 2014
    Not worth waiting! Over rated!
  • huy
    huyDecember 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tequila Shots! Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Say Cheese Omlette! 'nuff said
  • Michael B.
    Michael BobrowskiFebruary 20, 2010
    Mexicali Benny... Mmm. Don't forget about the free tequila shots (ask a server).
  • Jane C.
    Jane CarrmanApril 11, 2014
    Great cafe. Delicious.
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