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Nini's Coffee Shop

1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
+1 650-348-9578
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (19 reviews)
“home fries” (9 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in here to grab some breakfast to go for our family while on vacation visiting San Francisco. The waiter was very friendly and made a special effort to make sure our wait was enjoyable. The food was reasonably priced and...More

Thank ohiotraveler16
Reviewed 1 week ago

It had been more than 5 years since I last visited Nini's. It is nestled in a quaint neighborhood. There is a mixture of commercial, properties, small businesses, apartments and houses. I food must be pretty good to last over the decades. At the very...More

Thank romanq1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I almost hate writing this review, because that means more people will flock to Nini's. Nini's has the best breakfasts ever! The service is always fantastic and the food delicious. It is worth the wait if you arrive late morning on the weekends. Early mornings...More

Thank jonisb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic breakfasts, great interior, waitresses who remember your name, and backyard eating. I always end up eating the same thing, but they have great menu.

Thank rcaughlan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, friendly staff. We arrived after 1:30pm on a weekday. Most if the tables were occupied, but luckily a table was available out in the back. Portions are large, basic comfort food. The decor of the main dining room has a small old town...More

Thank Alexx_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place in fantastic / steak breakfast is out of this world / staff greats you like an old friend. i am there at least 2-4 times per month.

Thank Y2796NFkenl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nini's a wonderful. The patio is rustic and fun, the food is lovingly prepared and served, and the value is awesome. Breakfasts here can be split, they're quite generous. Lunch is great too, as the sandwiches are good, with fresh tasty bread and imaginative combos.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for breakfast or lunch! I have been for both and have not had a bad experience! I love the egg salad and tuna salad sandwich! Also bacon is fabulous!

Thank Teri P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wait staff are very friendly. The food is terrific, lots of choices. It's been around for years! Lots of folks appear to be "regulars" but all are made to feel welcome. No reservations and sometimes you need to wait outside. You get seated very quickly....More

Thank Judith E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband loves their eggs & teriyaki steak. I love their patty melt. The pancakes are really yummy. Everything is fresh & the portions are generous. Best waitstaff ever! Ask to eat in the garden! Worth the wait and they provide benches & coffee. Best...More

Thank CoastalivingMaggie
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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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