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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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“garlic burger” (4 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to eat! The wait can be long, but worth it. Their coffee is delicious and the atmosphere is great too. Staff is friendly and very accommodating

Thank melaniam382
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good solid breakfast… always a good solid breakfast at very reasonable prices for the San Francisco Bay area, especially on the peninsula! The recipes are tried and true nothing super fancy but you know what you get personalities of the waiters and waitresses...More

Thank maldemer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a superb breakfast experience here earlier this morning. This family-owned restaurant is quite popular, particularly on weekends, so you should expect to typically wait for table 15 to 20 minutes - during the week the wait will be shorter. Delicious free coffee is...More

Thank treborz1
Reviewed 10 July 2018

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 9 July 2018

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 19 June 2018

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 19 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
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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, Child-friendly, Kids
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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