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San Jose Breakfast Spots to Try This Week

Our favorite spots for omelettes, French toast, and pancakes around the city.

Are you taking a vacation to California? If so, you might want to consider checking out California’s Great America amusement park, the Alum Rock Park, and the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.

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On my trip to San Jose, California, I enjoyed visiting the Almaden Quicksilver County Park, the Cathedral Basilica of St Joseph, and Cantor Arts Center.

To get ready for my days out engaged in these tourist attractions, I went out to get some of the best breakfast in San Jose, California.

There are plenty of great breakfast spots, such as Cafe Rosalena, Café San José, and The Breakfast Club at Midtown. If you’re looking for a tasty breakfast, then check out my list of the best Breakfast San Jose California.

Bill’s Cafe

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You can find Bill’s Cafe in multiple locations in San Jose, such as on Willow Street, Cottle Road, or Middlefield Road.

The restaurant chain has a comfortable and casual atmosphere with an extensive breakfast menu. The laidback restaurant was a real treat to visit and check out the range of delicious foods.

My favorite dishes here included the fresh lox and eggs, the mini crab cakes benedict, and fresh fruit pancakes. I enjoyed splitting a few different dishes with my family members.

Here, the bloody mary also makes a great drink if you’re enjoying a late brunch. Otherwise, you can enjoy a large mug of coffee.


5055 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118
Phone: 408-269-2900
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Scrambl’z stands right in the middle of Robertsville Square with the Dollar Tree, Perfect 10 Nail Spa, and Bogey’s Pizza right nearby.

The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining as well as take-out. The restaurant has a relaxing and laidback atmosphere with a casual dining feel. 

One of my favorite dishes here was the French toast platter. I also loved the taste of the blueberry waffle.

My good friend also enjoyed the biscuit scramble, which came with pork gravy, eggs, sausage, and a biscuit. Other patrons seem to love the lox bagels, fresh strawberries, and eggs benedict.

iJava Cafe

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You can find iJava Cafe at two separate locations in San Jose. If you’re looking for a great cup of coffee, go to 387 Delmas Avenue or 2306 Almaden Road #150.

Those who enjoy unique food and think of themselves as coffee lovers should grab breakfast at iJava Cafe.

The place is a rather trendy restaurant with fresh and flavorful food. Some of the best dishes I enjoyed at the cafe include:

  • Salmon benedict
  • French toast with blueberry compote and seasonal fruit
  • Oatmeal with honey and fruit
  • A gourmet avocado toast with a poached egg

You can also build your own crepe using three toppings, ranging from strawberries and bananas to whipped cream and Nutella. Enjoy a latte, caramel macchiato, or cappuccino with your breakfast.

Cafe Rosalena

1077 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-287-2400
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Cafe Rosalena has a trendy and laidback feel. You can find the eatery near a used book store called Recycle Bookstore, an Art Boutiki Music Hall, and a Whole Foods Market down the street.

The Greenlee’s Bakery and the School of Visual Philosophy, an art studio, are found next door. Some of the best meals here are veggie burritos, sausage burritos, and Mexican Fiesta salad.

Personally, my favorite dish was the breakfast sandwich with the signature brewed iced tea. Other delicious drinks include a sweet and creamy cappuccino, chocolate mocha, and vanilla latte.

Café San José

1583A Meridian Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-265-3020
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The Café San José restaurant sits right by Surrey Square Apartments and Willow Glen Shoe Repair. Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church sits up the street from the coffee shop.

The eatery is generally casual and has a mostly laid-back feel. Personally, I really loved the Sunrise Breakfast dish, which came with two pancakes, two sausages, two eggs, and seasonal fruit.

For a hearty breakfast, I also suggest the Huevos Rancheros, which comes with two eggs, black beans, salsa, and avocado, all gathered in corn tortillas. You can also sip on some hot tea, black coffee, or grapefruit juice with your breakfast.

Peanuts Deluxe Cafe

275 E San Fernando St, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-998-9778

The Peanuts Deluxe Cafe often serves college students since the San Jose State University stands right down the street.

You can see El Dorado Apartments right down the street from this cafe. The Peanuts Deluxe Cafe has a relaxed and laidback atmosphere with a diner feel.

My favorite dishes here include the Western omelet and the French toast with bacon or sausage. If you grab lunch here, then try the turkey sandwich with fries.

Try their orange juice with your breakfast. The Pikes Peak dish is also worth trying since their thick and tasty hotcakes are mouthwateringly good.

Rose Café & Donuts

994 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129
Phone: 408-379-3299

The Rose Café & Donuts has a laidback feel with a trendy atmosphere. The lighting fixtures are unique, and the donuts are on full display.

You can find the coffee shop right by West Valley College and a few blocks away from Autumn Leaf Apartments.

The donuts here include a variety of types, such as:

  • Tropical cake
  • Rainbow cake
  • Devil’s food cake
  • Vanilla glazed
  • Chocolate fudge
  • Jelly filled donuts
  • Sugar raised donuts

You can also choose a bear claw, apple fritters, butter croissant, danish, or a blueberry muffin. My favorite food here included the chocolate fudge donut and the banana nut loaf. I also loved trying the very berry smoothie.

Benedict’s Café & Bar

5365 Camden Ave, San Jose, CA 95124
Phone: 408-269-1005
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Benedict’s Cafe & Bar sits right by the Almaden Valley Church of Christ and The Jungle Island, which is an indoor play area for children.

If you want to get some exercise, go to the fitness studio known as the Cakery by Marfit. You can find it a few stores down from Benedict’s Cafe & Bar.

The coffee shop is somewhat classy, trendy, and upscale. You won’t regret checking out the cafe for your breakfast.

If you’re having brunch, try the bloody mary or the mimosa. Personally, I loved having the strawberry mimosa with the french toast combo and a side of country potatoes.

Holder’s Country Inn

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You can find Holder’s Country Inn at 998 South De Anza Boulevard. This laidback yet fun and trendy restaurant has bottomless mimosas and many different omelet souffles. Personally, I enjoyed trying the Denver omelet with a side of hash browns and a bowl of fresh fruit.

I sipped on the raspberry iced tea while enjoying the hustle and bustle of the restaurant. My kiddos loved the chocolate pancakes off of the kids’ menu with a glass of juice.

The Breakfast Club at Midtown

1432 W San Carlos St #80, San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 408-564-7150
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The Breakfast Club at Midtown sits across the street from SpaceCat, a fun comic book store. You can find the Midtown Linear Park right behind the restaurant.

Enjoy your breakfast before spending an afternoon walking around the park. The restaurant serves all types of omelets and egg scrambles.

My favorite dish here was the crab cake egg benedict. I also loved trying the banana Nutella crepe while sipping on some hot tea.

The Table

1110 Willow St San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-638-7911
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The Table sits right in the midst of a restaurant district with eateries like Peet’s Coffee, Jack in the Box, and Sweet Mango right nearby. The eatery has a rather fun, trendy, and laidback atmosphere.

My favorite dishes at The Table include the smoked salmon and potato rosti as well as the classic breakfast of two eggs and chicken apple sausage with toast.

With brunch, I ordered the sparkling rosé, and it was a tasty drink to sip while munching on savory smoked salmon, eggs, and sausages.

Final Thoughts

You should check out the California Theatre if you’re looking for another amazing attraction to see in San Jose. The San Jose Museum of Art is also an impressive tourist attraction you can’t miss.

Just make sure to get a big breakfast before you head out on these fun activities! Make sure to visit one of the best breakfasts in San Jose, California, from my list.

Did I miss a great breakfast spot in San Jose? If it’s missing from this list, then leave me a comment below, and I’ll take a look the next time I’m in the city.

Best Breakfast Restaurants in San Jose

  1. Bill’s Cafe
  2. Scrambl’z
  3. iJava Cafe
  4. Cafe Rosalena
  5. Café San José
  6. Peanuts Deluxe Cafe
  7. Rose Café & Donuts
  8. Benedict’s Cafe & Bar
  9. Holder’s Country Inn
  10. The Breakfast Club at Midtown
  11. The Table

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Written by Rocco Smith

Rocco is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor’s in Editing, Writing, and Media. With seven years’ experience in the restaurant industry as a cook, server, bartender, and more, he is deeply passionate about intertwining his fondness for food with his love of language.