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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)
    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)
64 Tips and reviews
  • breakfast food
  • bread pudding french toast
  • mimosas
  • free tequila shots
  • French toast
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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!
  • 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!!!!!
  • 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
    For a good time, ask for the "Torey Baker Special," aka the chicken fried steak with gravy and a Belgian waffle.
  • 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!
  • Francesca H.
    Francesca HernandezAugust 23, 2015
    Love Bills Cafe!!! Sunday's are quite busy though; Bills Mimosa's are a must.
  • Peter A.
    Peter AllenNovember 20, 2011
    On Sunday mornings, it's best to grab a seat at the bar and skip the wait for a table.
  • 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
  • Alex F.
    Alex FallsSeptember 29, 2012
    If you like your Bloody Mary spicy, ask for *extra* spicy. Just spicy is a bit gentle.
  • 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.
  • Michael B.
    Michael BobrowskiFebruary 20, 2010
    Mexicali Benny... Mmm. Don't forget about the free tequila shots (ask a server).
  • Tracy O.
    Tracy OsbornFebruary 12, 2013
    No real maple syrup, only the less tasty corn syrup kind. Bring your own!
  • Devan C.
    Devan CollinsJune 17, 2012
    Best breakfast place around. Great food and mimosas. And the service is excellent
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DuffyJune 2, 2012
    The Parisienne French Toast is off the charts good! Do not miss out!
  • Seth H.
    Seth HammermanJanuary 13
    Don't go unless you're friends with the 2 girls that maintain the seating list
  • Brian F.
    Brian FeinbergMay 1, 2013
    Oat pancakes, nice! And sitting on the patio is definitely recommended.
  • Lunatech
    LunatechMay 14, 2011
    on weekends, call beforehand to get your name added to the waiting list
  • Faris A.
    Faris AltorkiSeptember 16, 2015
    Great pancakes and also I liked their hash brown 😋👍🏼
  • 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.
  • Mackenzie P.
    Mackenzie P.July 14, 2015
    Best breakfast food! Even cookies and cream pancakes!
  • Blake G.
    Blake GuerreroMarch 25, 2013
    Go to BevMo across the street and buy a magnum of champagne before sitting down and make your own mimosas.
  • Eric D.
    Eric DunstanOctober 10, 2010
    Get the bread pudding French toast...ask for the ham instead of bacon.
  • 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.
  • Jon S.
    Jon SanchezJuly 5, 2013
    Food is good. Not super healthy but good.
  • Blake G.
    Blake GuerreroMarch 25, 2013
    Corkage fee is only $15 for champagne/wine. BYOB!!!
  • Colleen D.
    Colleen DowellMay 15, 2010
    Ask for the Colleen bloody Mary and you get Bacon in it
  • 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
  • Arno H.
    Arno HachaduryanOctober 23, 2011
    Holy crap this place is busy on Sundays! Call in advance to get on the waiting list.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KnowltonFebruary 20, 2012
    Try the buckwheat pancakes and hashbrowns-my favorite!!!
  • Sonja B.
    Sonja BrozeMay 3, 2014
    Bread pudding french toast is amazing! A rare treat indeed
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin ShaffnerMay 19, 2012
    People complaining about it being too busy need to just call ahead! Problem solved (:
  • Mel N.
    Mel N.July 22, 2011
    The bread pudding french toast is deliciously dangerous.
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon LeonardoFebruary 16, 2010
    Try the Poached y Papas. Wow. Eggs Benedict on a crispy potato skin.
  • huy
    huyDecember 29, 2010
    Tequila Shots! Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Say Cheese Omlette! 'nuff said
  • Sepideh N.
    Sepideh NasiriDecember 12, 2010
    Come on Sundays for free tequila shots !
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LongrieMay 5, 2010
    They will totally embarass your friend on their birthday! Awesome.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LondreAugust 6, 2014
    Can't go wrong with their benedictions.
  • Paul G.
    Paul G.April 3, 2011
    One tip to rule them all: Call ahead.
  • Janet F.
    Janet FoutsAugust 12, 2015
    Try the oatmeal and honey pancakes!
  • Steve S.
    Steve SillOctober 1, 2010
    This is our new favorite place to have breakfast.
  • Teresa F.
    Teresa FJuly 23, 2011
    Bread pudding French toast is delicious!!!
  • Sean H.
    Sean HamiltonJuly 10, 2015
    Honey oat're welcome!
  • Gordon G.
    Gordon GarbAugust 10, 2012
    Closes at 3pm (at least during the week.)
  • Ana H.
    Ana HilinskyNovember 15, 2009
    the crab cakes Benedict = amazing!
  • Akshay J.
    Akshay JawharkarSeptember 26, 2014
    Crab cake Benedict. Smoked salmon Benedict.
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