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Nini's Coffee Shop

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Cafe,
1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
+1 650-348-9578
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“garlic burger” (4 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great place to have a super breakfast with friends. Located in the neighborhood of San Mateo. As soon as we came to the front door we were greeted right away and seated in the patio back of the restaurant. No complaints on the...More

Thank Mauro1990
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a solid breakfast place south of San Francisco and this is the place. It was crowded but I found a seat at the counter. They serve great helpings and the service was great. Just a perfect place to grab breakfast and...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here last week with friends. All I f us enjoyed our entrees completely. The service was top notch and the prices were very fair. In addition it is a funky, friendly setting.

Thank Ted A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

That is their claim, they have no shame!!! Hey they close 2:30 on weekends & 3PM on weekdays. Been around since 1955 ... happy staff, good coffee, try a new dish every time you go or get a new favorite - cooks do a super...More

Thank Casual_Joe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly atmosphere, surrounded by pictures and memorabilia that take you into the last century. Service is excellent and the dishes outstanding.

Thank Enrique M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though we to wait for a table. It was well worth it. Excellent food and service. We love breakfast out when on the road, but went with friends on their advice and really enjoyed the morning and the meal.

Thank sharoth2
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to eat! The wait can be long, but worth it. Their coffee is delicious and the atmosphere is great too. Staff is friendly and very accommodating

Thank melaniam382
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Always a good solid breakfast… always a good solid breakfast at very reasonable prices for the San Francisco Bay area, especially on the peninsula! The recipes are tried and true nothing super fancy but you know what you get personalities of the waiters and waitresses...More

Thank maldemer1
Reviewed 4 August 2018

We had a superb breakfast experience here earlier this morning. This family-owned restaurant is quite popular, particularly on weekends, so you should expect to typically wait for table 15 to 20 minutes - during the week the wait will be shorter. Delicious free coffee is...More

Thank treborz1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Love love LOVE this place, and have for years. Get there on a weekend and expect to wait a few, but they have coffee and water outside and a very welcoming atmosphere. Worth the wait

Thank jh910
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-348-9578
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