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Outdoor Dining Guide

A comprehensive guide to al-fresco eating in the East Bay.

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This list is as comprehensive as possible, but there are undoubtedly some restaurants and cafes that we've missed. Please send updates to Editor@EastBayExpress.com, or via postal 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. Enclosed patio with seating for 30-36 people with umbrellas and heat lamps. 2301 Central Ave., 510-522-5822, AngelasBistroandBar.com

Asena California/Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; full bar. About twenty tables on a side patio with flowers. 2508 Santa Clara Ave., 510-521-4100, AsenaRestaurant.com

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

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

BurgerMeister American/deli; brunch, lunch, and dinner. Dog-friendly patio with seven tables shaded by umbrellas. 2319 Central Ave., 510-865-3032, BurgerMeisterSF.com

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

Cafe Fudgelato Cafe; lunch and dinner. Gated, dog-friendly front patio with four tables and umbrellas. 2353 Santa Clara Ave., 510-748-9697, CafeFudgelato.com

C'era Una Volta Italian/wine bar; brunch, lunch, and dinner. Dog-friendly patio with umbrellas, potted plants, heat lamps, occasional live music, and space for about twenty people. 1332 Park St., 510-769-4828, CeraUnaVolta.us

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

Daphne's Greek; lunch and dinner. Front patio with four tables and umbrellas. 2308 South Shore Center Dr., 510-769-1483, DaphnesGreekCafe.com Dragon Rouge Vietnamese; lunch and dinner; full bar. Expansive patio with umbrellas, a view of the Park Street Bridge, and seating for at least one hundred. 2337 Blanding Ave., 510-521-1800, DragonRougeRestaurant.com

FruittiYogi Cafe/dessert. Two sidewalk tables. 2321 Santa Clara Ave., 510-814-8899, FruittiYogi.com

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

Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden Cafe; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Patio with benches, shrubbery, and a heat lamp. 1223 Park St., 510-865-2385, JuliesTea.com

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

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

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

Sandwich Board Deli; lunch. Five tables in front. 2412 Webb St., 510-521-3366.

Scolari's Good Eats American/Italian; lunch and dinner. Five small sidewalk tables. 1303 Park St., 510-521-2400.

Speisekammer German; lunch and dinner; full bar. Umbrella-shaded beer garden with picnic tables and seating for about sixty people. 2424 Lincoln Ave., 510-522-1300, Speisekammer.com

Sushi House Japanese; 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. Rear patio with six umbrella-shaded tables. 1338 Park St., 510-521-1000, Tomatina.com

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

Tucker's Ice Cream Dessert/cafe; lunch, dinner, and late-night. Rear patio with seating for roughly 25. 1349 Park St., 510-522-4960. TuckersIceCream.com

Wescafe Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Four tables in front with umbrellas and an awning. 1536 Webster Ave., 510-522-7200. TheWescafe.com


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

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

Cafeina Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Three sidewalk tables. 1389 Solano Ave., 510-526-6069, CafeCafeina.com

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

Fonda Solana Tapas; dinner and late-night; full bar. Sidewalk patio with three tables and an awning. 1501 Solano Ave., 510-559-9006. FondaSolana.com

Hamro Aangan Indian/Nepalese; lunch and dinner. Several tables on an umbrella-shaded courtyard with seating for about twenty. 856 San Pablo Ave., 510-524-2220.

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

Meal Ticket California cuisine; breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Back patio with eight tables. 1235 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-6325, MealTicketRestaurant.com

Nizza La Bella French/Italian; brunch and dinner; full bar. Heated open-air front patio with seating for six people. 825 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-2552, NizzaLaBella.com

Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro French; brunch, lunch, and dinner; wine and beer. Five outdoor tables with umbrellas. 1111 Solano Ave., 510-527-4111, RendezvousCafeBistro.com

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 and dinner. Four sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1247 Solano Ave., 510-526-8663, SophiaCafe.net

Sunny Side Cafe American; breakfast and lunch. Six sidewalk tables with heaters. 1499 Solano Ave., 510-527-5383, TheSunnySideCafe.com

Zaki Kabob House Middle-Eastern; lunch and dinner. Front patio with twelve tables and umbrellas. 1101 San Pablo Ave., 510-527-5452, ZakiMedCuisine.com


900 Grayson Restaurant New American/California cuisine; breakfast, brunch, and lunch; beer and wine. Heated patio with eight tables, some with umbrellas. 900 Grayson St., 510-704-9900, 900Grayson.com

Alborz Persian Cuisine Persian; lunch and dinner; wine and beer. Four sidewalk tables, some with umbrellas. 2142 Center St., 510-848-8877.

Athineon Greek; lunch and dinner. Two sidewalk tables. 1941 University Ave., 510-705-8500, Athineon1.com

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