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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)
Closes in 7 min
6:30 AM - 3:00 PM Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1000 N Idaho St, San Mateo, CA 94401-1127
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Nini’s is not a big place, but it is mighty and it is good!! Only open for breakfast and lunch, but the hours are plenty to take yourself or a group to have the most spectacular breakfast or lunch anywhere. And on a nice day,...More

Thank 415Mark650
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Always a good experience here. I haven’t been here in years until this week, and I feel like I was just here yesterday. it’s still the same reliable good food and service. It can get very busy on weekends and the wait list grows, but...More

Thank sjansenavon
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Our family dined at this local spot and really enjoyed the food two folks had “breakfast”choices for lunch. I had the deluxe burger without bread and my husband had the tuna melt ( which did not have onions in it). All the dishes were tasty...More

Thank Kauaidudette
Reviewed 31 December 2017

- Great breakfast options ( Omelets, Biscuits and Gravy is what we had) - Friendly Staff - Wait times can be long (15min to 20min despite it being 10am) - Parking can be a challenge too as its in a residential neighbourhood - but if...More

Thank TTZulu
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice local place to eat Has been there for some time The staff has always been very pleasant

Thank O7270YSrichardr
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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