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Bill's Cafe

3163 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3044
+1 650-665-7941
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3163 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3044
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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

I met with colleagues here and enjoyed the service and food. Nice spot to have a meal and conversation.

Thank Charles S
Reviewed February 27, 2018

Well worth the wait!!!! Every single dish that went by looked amazing. I don't think you can go wrong here. We ate at another breakfast place the day before and it paled in comparison to Bill's. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Larina F
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

I have been traveling a lot throughout the US and when I tried Bill’s I immediately tasted the difference between the food you find in the main big cities (like SF) and what you find in non-touristy areas. I can tell, Bill’s offers real American...More

Thank ludovicaa453
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This place opened up a couple years ago after the long demise of Fandango pizza... never understood how that place lasted so long, but I finally gave Bill's a try. Luckily it was a weekday morning, because I have seen people waiting around the block...More

Thank beckyb4
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We had the veggie scrambler and eggs benedict. Both very good. Quick service. Friendly staff. Easy to find parking.

Thank fancypants2014
Reviewed November 17, 2017

We were shopping nearby and asked for an easy lunch recommendation, and were referred to Bill's Cafe. Menu, seating booths, and customer service are the typical American diner style, and it was very relaxing. Nicely built or remodeled, with super friendly staff. Food is not...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Bill’s in Palo Alto is open ONLY for breakfast and lunch. I have eaten there for both. The Frisco Burger was excellent – burger with cheese and Thousand Island dressing. One time I ordered the lox and bagels with eggs – I thought it sounded...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Roberto made a great diner even better. Great omlettes, good coffee, great service. Well priced. Parking readily available. Cannot say enough good things about it.

Thank allan1949
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

I've visited the Alameda Rd and Willow locations. There is a wait but we'll worth it, breakfast is awesome. Yesterday, we went to Palo Alto location and no wait! Unlike most breakfast places you are able to get pancake combo as opposed to ala carte....More

Thank marycQ2233JC
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for the first time and can't wait to return. Not only was the service top notch but the menu selections were fantastic. Food was fresh and plentiful and great consideration was given to our food allergy issues.

Thank ShickaBoo
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3163 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94306-3044
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-665-7941
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