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Outdoor Dining Guide

A comprehensive rundown.

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This list is as comprehensive as possible, but there are undoubtedly some restaurants and cafes we've missed. Send updates and additions to Editor@EastBayExpress.com, or by snail mail to Outdoor Dining, c/o Ellen Cushing, East Bay Express, 620 3rd St., Oakland, CA 94607.


Angela's Bistro and Bar Mediterranean; lunch and dinner. Patio that seats 30-36 people enclosed by railing with umbrellas and heat lamps. 2301 Central Ave., 510-522-5822. AngelasBistroandBar.com

Aroma Restaurant & Catering American; lunch and dinner. Patio overlooking the water with seating for fifty under a canopy. 2337 Blanding Ave., 510-865-4484. Aroma-CA.com

Asena Californian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Six tables seat twenty on side patio with flowers. 2508 Santa Clara Ave., 510-521-4100. AsenaRestaurant.com

BarCeluna Tapas; dinner. Enclosed patio with seating for twelve people. 2319 Santa Clara Ave., 510-521-5862. BarCelunaAlameda.com

The Beanery Pastries, bagels; breakfast and lunch. Four sidewalk tables with big umbrellas, dog friendly. 1650 Park St., 510-521-8800.

Blue Dot Cafe and Coffee Bar Sandwiches, pastries; breakfast and lunch. Sidewalk tables. 1910 Encinal Ave., 510-523-2583. BlueDotCafeandCoffeeBar.com

BurgerMeister Burgers, hot dogs; lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Patio with seven tables shaded by umbrellas. Dog friendly. 2319 Central Ave., 510-865-3032. BurgerMeisterSF.com

Cafe Central Pastries; breakfast and lunch. Sidewalk seating. 2300 Central Ave., 510-864-0360.

C'era Una Volta Italian; coffee, brunch, lunch. Patio seating accommodates around 20 diners, with umbrellas, potted plants and occasional live music. 1332 Park St., 510-769-4828. CeraUnaVolta.us

Chipotle Mexican Grill Mexican; lunch and dinner. Semi-enclosed patio with ten tables, umbrellas, and heat lamps. 2314 South Shore Center Dr., 510-337-1592. Chipotle.com

Croll's Pizza Pizza; lunch and dinner. Back patio with four tables and umbrellas. 705 Central Ave., 510-864-2828. CrollsPizza.com

Daphne's Greek Cafe Greek; lunch and dinner. Patio with seven tables and umbrellas. 2308 South Shore Center Dr., 510-769-1483. DaphnesGreekCafe.com.

FruittiYogi Frozen yogurt, noodles, tea, smoothies; open all day. Two sidewalk tables under an awning. 2321 Santa Clara Ave., 510-814-8899. FruittiYogi.com

Fudgelato Sandwiches, salad, ice cream; lunch and dinner. Enclosed patio with four tables and umbrellas. 2353 Santa Clara Ave., 510-748-9697.

Jim's on the Course American; breakfast and lunch. Courtyard with 15 tables, umbrellas, dog friendly. 1 Club House Memorial Rd., 510-337-9950.

Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden Coffeehouse, plus pizza and pastries, soups and salads; lunch and dinner. Patio with benches and tables, flowers, herbs, and shrubbery. 1223 Park St., 510-865-2385. JuliesTea.com

Linguini's Restaurant Italian; lunch and dinner. Small sidewalk patio, partially covered. 1508 Park St., 510-521-2141. LinguinisRestaurant.com

Troy Greek; lunch and dinner. Three sidewalk tables. 2318 Central Ave., 510-522-2800.

Otaez Mexican; breakfast, lunch, dinner; bar. Tiled patio in front with eight tables and umbrellas. 1619 Webster St., 510-521-9090. OtaezRestaurant.com

Pappo Mediterranean; brunch, lunch, dinner. Small patio with seating for eight people. 2320 Central Ave., 510-337-9100. PappoRestaurant.com

Sandwich Board Deli; lunch. One bench, one table, and one chair in front with awning. 2412 Webb St., 510-521-3366.

Scolari's Good Eats American diner food; lunch and dinner. Two small sidewalk tables. 3103 Park St., 510-521-2400.

Speisekammer German; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar with German beers on tap. Biergarten with picnic tables shaded by umbrellas. 2424 Lincoln Ave., 510-522-1300. Speisekammer.com

Sushi House Japanese, sushi; lunch and dinner. Glass enclosed patio with seating for 53 people. 2375 Shoreline Dr., 510-865-0999. E-SushiHouse.com

Tomatina Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. A rear patio features six tables with umbrellas for shade. 1338 Park St., 510-521-1000. Tomatina.com

Tucker's Ice Cream Ice cream, cake, fudge, pastries and coffee; lunch, dinner, dessert, and late-night. Rear patio with greenery seats around 25 people. 1349 Park St., 510-522-4960. TuckersIceCream.com

Wescafe Bagels, pastries; breakfast and lunch. Eight tables in front and next to café. 1536 Webster Ave., 510-522-7200. TheWescafe.com

Yojimbo Japanese, sushi; lunch and dinner. One sidewalk table. 1221 Park St., 510-523-4120. YojimboSushi.com

Zeytini Mediterranean; lunch and dinner. Patio with seven tables and umbrellas in shopping plaza. 2213 South Shore Center, 510-337-9844. ZeytiniAlameda.com


Bua Luang Thai; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk tables. 1166 Solano Ave., 510-527-8288.

Cafe Raj Indian and Pakistani; lunch, dinner, late-night; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning. 1158 Solano Ave., 510-524-5667. CafeRajOnline.com

Cafeina Sandwiches, baked desserts, and coffee; breakfast and lunch. Three sidewalk tables. 1389 Solano Ave., 510-526-6069. CafeCafeina.com

Christopher's Nothing Fancy Cafe Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer, wine and some cocktails. Six patio tables by a fountain. 1019 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-1185.

Fonda Solana Tapas; weekend brunch, dinner, late-night; beer, wine, and some cocktails.. Front patio with three tables and awning. 1501 Solano Ave., 510-559-9006. FondaSolana.com

Hamro Aangan Indian-Nepalese; lunch and dinner. Several tables in a courtyard patio with umbrellas. 856 San Pablo Ave., 510-524-2220, HamroAangan.com.

Jodie's Restaurant American and some Mexican; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Four sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 902 Masonic Ave., 510-526-1109. Djovida.com/Jodie

Meal Ticket Californian; breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Uncovered patio out back with eight tables. 1235 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-6325.

Nizza La Bella Italian; dinner; full bar. Enclosed, heated sidewalk eating area. 825 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-2552. NizzaLaBella.com

Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro French; lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch; wine and beer. Five outdoor tables with umbrellas evoke Parisian street cafes. 1111 Solano Ave., 510-527-4111. RendezVousCafeBistro.SynthaSitecom

Sam's Log Cabin American; breakfast and lunch. Four tables on a brick patio lined with redwoods, wisteria vines, and an herb garden. 945 San Pablo Ave., 510-558-0494.

Sophia Cafe Middle Eastern/Mediterranean; lunch, dinner. Three sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1247 Solano Ave., 510-526-8663. SophiaCafe.net.