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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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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“garlic burger” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
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1 - 10 of 294 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nini's is a family owned hidden gem. It has wonderfully tasty breakfasts and a classic lunch menu. I never would have known about Nini's if someone hadn't invited me there for lunch and I can walk to it. It's hidden in a residential San Mateo...More

Thank SanMateoJoy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the kind of neighborhood spot that you fight to keep around. Set in a residential neighborhood with street-parking, get there early or expect to wait 30+min. The free coffee outside while you wait makes it worth it. There's a few seating sections at...More

Thank kaisan88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find. Food was excellent. Service was great. It was recommended to us by family in the area. They were spot on.

Thank dawgman4449
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful breakfast at Nini’s and chose to eat on the patio (good choice). The food was excellent with lots of choices. Definitely a hit with the locals. Allow extra time to find a parking place as you have to hunt for a...More

Thank NebraskaFan71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always a wait but worth every minute! Great service and great selections. Everything is always good, sometimes hard to decide,what to have!

Thank al n
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Nini’s is definitely a neighborhood place. Most of the servers seemed to know the patrons, but I was heartily welcomed, though an obvious newcomer. It is an informal, charming 50’s era cafe. There is an extensive breakfast and lunch menu. I chose a chicken salad...More

Thank SDTwit
Reviewed February 21, 2018

I have the good fortune of living just a few blocks away from Nini's. The food is a 5, the atmosphere is a 5, the service is a 4, but parking is a 1. But their breakfast is worth circling the block a couple of...More

Thank amatt558
Reviewed February 5, 2018

Nini's coffee shop is great for breakfast. It's the place to go to in San Mateo for eggs benedict and fantastic outdoor seating.

Thank Sabine B
Reviewed February 2, 2018

You can see on the picture that people were waiting outside (I've been told it is a regular thing there). Luckily, I got a seat without waiting as I was alone. The place is legendary and you can notice that inside looking at the decor....More

Thank Acidov
Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

A great neighborhood gem for breakfast and lunch. The place has a diner feel with ample seating and a patio in the back. Good portions and well worth the wait as there’s usually a line.

Thank Susana C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday
6:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday
7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
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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