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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)
“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 4 days 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 days 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 days 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 3 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 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
Reviewed 3 February 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 22 January 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
  • 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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