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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%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (20 reviews)
“garlic burger” (4 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 1 week ago

Love love LOVE this place, and have for years. Get there on a weekend and expect to wait a few, but they have coffee and water outside and a very welcoming atmosphere. Worth the wait

Thank jh910
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a quiet neighborhood just off a main thoroughfare, this restaurant is a great place for breakfast or lunch. Seating can be inside, coffee shop feel, or outside on the covered patio. The wait staff has been here forever and provide great service. Menu...More

Thank A105KAmarka
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 28 May 2018 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 22 May 2018 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 29 March 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 22 February 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 6 February 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
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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
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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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