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Nini's Coffee Shop

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
+1 650-348-9578
07:30 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 07:30 - 14:30
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and service! Reminds me of the New York Deli restaurant Mom and Pop Style, highly recommend!

Thank Mickey W
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were on our way to the Airport for our flight back to San Antonio And I, luckily, found this place in Trip Advisor. With 4.5 star rating from 220 reviews I felt safe in giving this place a try for breakfast. The hot cakes were phenomenal! Old time diner still has it going on. Friendly staff... More 

Thank Kimmy V
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

A cozy little neighbourhood brunch place. Judging from the interior decor - has some history and a character in the comunity. Food was great - portion size/price just what one would expect. Being able to sit outside at the quiet little patio is a cherry on top. Service seems a bit chaotic and on a slower side - thats why... More 

Thank Taras K
San Mateo, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

First time at Nini's...delightful in all regards. Friendly efficient staff. Monster breakfast menu. Our group ordered pancakes&eggs, omelets and eggs benedict...all terrific. Only minor complaint...totally overcooked bacon. Funky atmosphere and eclectic décor gives it a fun, relaxed feeling. Even at 9am Friday, it was crowded with what appeared to be an older local crowd. Seated in the back outdoor-covered porch...comfortable,... More 

1 Thank DKFunTravels
San Mateo, California
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

For a real local favorite, don't miss Nini's for breakfast or lunch, homemade great meals, sit at the counter or in the Patio, family owned

Thank torin k
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Amazing food, family owned! Be prepared for a wait, but it is worth it! Would recommend getting their as early as possible to avoid the wait.

Thank trav3ljunk1e
Jakarta, Indonesia
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1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Except queue for 20 minutes .. can have free coffee while waiting, everything else is wunderbar. Enak banget.

Thank Indahwati S
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Family owned, great atmosphere, amazing home cooked food, great conversation, best way to spend 60 minutes at breakfast ! the Corned Beef Hash and Potato Fries was to die for ! from the very tired english couple sat at the bar this Saturday AM!

1 Thank craighooper
San Mateo, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was for a long time, local knowledge only! Happy for the success, but they have always been good and successful for longer than I HAVE HAD THE JOY OF A FAMILY RESTAURANT............. Great service and friendly They serve lunch, too, but go for dinner because they won't be open!!

Thank Frank J
San Mateo, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Nina's has been here forever and the reason is that it's good. The food is good and the service is good. Whenever we have outta town guests we take them here for breakfast. They are always happy. There's nothing fancy about Nini's. It's just basic good food served with respect and a dash of humor sometimes. Go have breakfast and... More 

Thank Kenton S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 14:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?