il piccolo caffe

1219 Broadway, Burlingame
(650) 348-4147

Recent Reviews

Curtis Whitley

Beautiful venue with large windows looking out to the street. Wonderful natural light and breeze. Their mocha is better than most, and reasonably priced.

Leticia Lopez

I found this place on Google! Well great experience, im not sure if the owner is taking the orders but he was really welcoming and patient, since it was our first time there we weren't sure what to order.Their cook man approached us and recommend us their Egg Benedict ( which is not on the menu ) they have sausage Benedict, and the classic. You can always ask.Price was really fair for Burlingame :)!

Tiffany P.

Great service, decent coffee. However, food was HUGE disappointment. I missed the review that said don't order the special. She was so not wrong. Worst breakfast I ever had. The "special" had two barely cooked eggs and a waffle that couldn't even dream of being crispy. The soft waffle had absolutely zero flavor either. Just bad. Hubby had burrito. Country potatoes were pretty good but his burrito kept leaking pools of fluid. Sorry guys, we won't be back.

Chris Ross

My first time there. The food and coffee was great but there was a strange moment when two guys who were sitting outside verbally harassing 3 women customers. I mentioned it to the manager and to his credit he took care of it. I'll be back next week.

Michael Harville

Nice airy space with two rooms, each with large windows facing street, plus a covered patio area, and a couple more tables on sidewalk. Very good coffee and pastries, though coffee menu could use a little more variety. Wifi is good.

Bill Fowler

One of my favorite spots to sit and work. A beautiful, European-influenced cafe with a delicious menu and fast, friendly service. When the windows open (and the weather cooperates), the outdoor seating area is perfect.

Steve L.

This review is strictly for the coffee and the sitting area. First, if I can, I always will frequent a local place. Interesting that this is right across the street from the crowded Starbucks, which I used to go to. You will wait longer across the street and pay slightly more. Sure they have an app. Il Piccolo has been great from the original owner to the current owners. I can't wait to try their food. I do like their iced coffee drinks and also their hot espresso. I also had their drip coffee. If you go later in the morning, sometimes you have to ask them to refill the coffee dispenser. There is usually room to sit down and they generally keep it clean. Overall a good spot for coffee where you can support a local business.

Veena Krishnamoorthy

Good if you get the right dish. Great ambience but do not get the Piccolo special. You'll wonder why you spent $19 on something you could've prepared at home for 5$ tops. Their eggs Benedict is great but only served on the weekends.

Mike S.

Don't be fooled by the reviews that say "took too long" or "low quality". This place is the epitome of a true coffee shop experience. Friendly staff and great tasting coffee with a warm ambiance. I used to get my morning brew from the Starbucks across the street. Fist time I gave IL Piccolo a try I was hooked. Coffee didn't taste burnt like the big guys and there was a much richer flavor profile. You can tell they use a quality bean. For the same coffee I used to get across the street, it's a whole dollar cheaper and more delicious. It's a no-brainer, support a great small business and give IL Piccolo a try, you won't be disappointed.

Alexis O.

Great coffee and lattes! Cute find on Broadway. Starbucks is across the way but this is much better.

Json T.

Omelet was still too oily for my taste, but better than other breakfast places in the Bay. Red onions on the Benedict were a little overpowering. English muffin was well toasted. Americano & latte were forgettable.

Vanessa L.

We love the coffee drinks at Il Piccolo but the morning service is not great. For the busiest time of day, there is only one person working. We've had to leave on several occasions because the gentleman couldn't handle making drip coffee and coffee drinks, and the line was just too long to wait.

Owen Wang

Delightful small café with a rustic, woody, European/Mediterranean vibe, lots of sunlight and air through the windowed storefront. Food: fries are blonde and well-salted, also an option for salad. Ordered a BLT and iced americano; both were delicious for brunch and the americano is richly bitter but nutty. Service staff are friendly and conversational, and the cook brought my meal to my table himself (traffic was light). Been coming here for about a year as I live nearby, would definitely recommend!

Stacy van Genderen

Great local restaurant. Clean, great coffee, great breakfast, Google brought me here and I'm happy to know this place. I had il Piccolo breakfast. I couldn't eat it all.

J. S.

Cute little café in Burlingame. Very friendly staff, and food was quite good. The salmon salad was really great - with a large piece of grilled salmon on mixed greens. The hamburger was good, although the bread quickly soaked up the juice from the burger so the bread was somewhat falling apart by the time the burger was almost done. But it was very flavorful, despite the soft bun.

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