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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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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (20 reviews)
“pancakes” (13 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 4 days ago

I love this little local favorite breakfast place! I know they have other offerings, but the breakfast is off the chart. Go for the biscuits and gravy ... yum!

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has the best breakfast in this area. We need more intimate, home cooking places like this to replace all the franchise restaurants. Food is amazing. Be sure to arrive early though. There's always a line, but worth the wait!

Thank RedTees1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know that sounds weird. But this place is weird in a eclectic, nostalgic, sit in your 85 year old neighbors kitchen for a cup o joe kinda place. It sits in a neighborhood of homes and small commercial buildings. Its nestled in trees so...More

Thank KimsReview4U
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Always good local favorite for breakfast and more. Usually super busy and there might be a wait, especially on weekends. We have never had a bad meal here.

Thank A5261HPjasonc
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I love this little neighborhood icon. Whenever the family is in town, they want to go to Nini's. Breakfasts are huge and delish! So many choices on their menu. Fast service, friendly servers and an all around fun- family environment. My only recommendation would be...More

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great food and prices, nice staff, has "family/neighborhood" feeling. Lots of breakfast and lunch choices, including for vegetarians. Look for specials of the day. Not pretentious. Outside patio nice, even on cool days. Feels like visiting friends atmosphere. Parking in neighborhood is easy.

Thank juliagN8734SO
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

This place was super cute and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this place to everybody!

Thank Emily D
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great, great, food! Huge SERVING! This family own restaurant is near our hotel and we like to try places that has a good review at yelp and this place has 5k reviews amazing. And yes the waiting is longer even on a week day. So...More

Thank patring26
Reviewed 28 July 2017

My favorite is breakfast, bacon, corned beef hash are all good. But my favorite is the steak and eggs, most flavorful and tasty. Home fries are delicious as is the coffee. Great small town feel atmosphere, is great sitting outside on nice days.

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 17 July 2017 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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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