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Bill's Cafe

Breakfast Spot and American Restaurant$$$$
Willow Glen, San Jose
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  • 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)
    Sepideh N.
    "Come on Sundays for free tequila shots !"(3 Tips)
    Tegi M.
    "extra crispy bacon and don't forget the fishbowl sized mimosa!"(6 Tips)
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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
    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
  • 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!!! :)
  • 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.
  • Francesca H.
    Francesca HernandezAugust 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ 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 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.
  • Devan C.
    Devan CollinsJune 17, 2012
    Best breakfast place around. Great food and mimosas. And the service is excellent
  • 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.
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DuffyJune 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The Parisienne French Toast is off the charts good! Do not miss out!
  • 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!
  • Tracy O.
    Tracy OsbornFebruary 12, 2013
    No real maple syrup, only the less tasty corn syrup kind. Bring your own!
  • Brian F.
    Brian FeinbergMay 1, 2013
    Oat pancakes, nice! And sitting on the patio is definitely recommended.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin D.January 11, 2015
    If you like Mimosas they have great ones big enough to swim in...
  • 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!!!!!
  • 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.
  • Lunatech
    LunatechMay 14, 2011
    on weekends, call beforehand to get your name added to the waiting list
  • Cheryl P.
    Cheryl PascualSeptember 3, 2012
    Grab some free watered down coffee outside while you're waiting to be seated.
  • Arno H.
    Arno HachaduryanOctober 23, 2011
    Holy crap this place is busy on Sundays! Call in advance to get on the waiting list.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJuly 5, 2013
    Food is good. Not super healthy but good.
  • 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
    Corkage fee is only $15 for champagne/wine. BYOB!!!
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KnowltonFebruary 20, 2012
    Try the buckwheat pancakes and hashbrowns-my favorite!!!
  • Janet F.
    Janet FoutsAugust 12, 2015
    Try the oatmeal and honey pancakes!
  • Seth H.
    Seth HammermanJanuary 13
    Don't go unless you're friends with the 2 girls that maintain the seating list
  • Valentín M.
    Valentín Muro3 weeks ago
    I will never forget the best brunch of my life.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin ShaffnerMay 19, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    People complaining about it being too busy need to just call ahead! Problem solved (:
  • Matt L.
    Matt LondreAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Can't go wrong with their benedictions.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Threedukes
    ThreedukesFebruary 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit outside, with your dog. 
  • Akshay J.
    Akshay JawharkarSeptember 26, 2014
    Crab cake Benedict. Smoked salmon Benedict.
  • Sepideh N.
    Sepideh NasiriDecember 12, 2010
    Come on Sundays for free tequila shots !
  • Colleen D.
    Colleen DowellMay 15, 2010
    Ask for the Colleen bloody Mary and you get Bacon in it
  • Sean H.
    Sean HamiltonJuly 10, 2015
    Honey oat pancakes...you're welcome!
  • Dominique H.
    Dominique HolstAugust 17, 2015
    Eggs Benedict's is the best
  • Teresa F.
    Teresa FJuly 23, 2011
    Bread pudding French toast is delicious!!!
  • Zach N.
    Zach NegreyFebruary 8, 2015
    Breakfast! Good omelette
  • 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
  • Paul G.
    Paul G.April 3, 2011
    One tip to rule them all: Call ahead.
  • Erik S.
    Erik SchaefferJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Parisienne French toast is amazing.
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