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Outdoor Dining Guide

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

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Babette American; breakfast and lunch. Large courtyard with patio seating for around 35 people, shaded by redwood trees. 2625 Durant Ave. (inside the Berkeley Art Museum), 510-684-3046, BabetteCafe.com

Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers American; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Two sidewalk tables. 1591 Solano Ave., 510-526-8185, BarneysHamburgers.com

Bel Forno Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Sidewalk patio with several tables. 1400 Shattuck Ave., 510-644-1601.

Berkeley Thai House Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Heated upstairs garden patio with seating for up to one hundred. 2511 Channing Way, 510-843-7352, BerkeleyThaiHouse.com

Bette's Oceanview Diner American; breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Several sidewalk tables, some partially covered by awning. 1807 Fourth St., 510-644-3230, BettesDiner.com

Bistro Liaison French; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar. Eight street-side tables, one with an umbrella. 1849 Shattuck Ave., 510-849-2155, LiaisonBistro.com

Bobby G's Pizzeria Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Three sidewalk tables. 2072 University Ave., 510-665-8866, BobbyGsPizzeria.com

Bongo Burger American; lunch and dinner. Two sidewalk tables. 2154 Center St., 510-548-7700. BongoBurger.com

Bongo Burger American; lunch, and dinner. Two sidewalk tables with seating for up to ten people. 2505 Dwight Way, 510-548-4100. BongoBurger.com

Brazil Fresh Squeeze Cafe Brazilian; lunch and dinner. Five tables, some under a canopy (no indoor seating). 2161 University Ave., 510-845-8011.

Bread Workshop California cuisine/bakery; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine. One table outside under an overhang. 1398 University Ave., 510-649-9740, TheBreadWorkshop.com

Café Durant Mexican/American; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; full bar. Patio seating. 2517 Durant Ave., 510-841-9905, CafeDurant.com

Café Gratitude Vegetarian/raw; brunch, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine. Secluded, plant-lined front patio with seating for at least ten people. 1730 Shattuck Ave., 510-824-4652, CafeGratitude.com

Café Leila Californian/Mediterranean; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Garden patio with around forty tables and a fountain. 1724 San Pablo Ave., 510-525-7544, CafeLeila.com

Café M American; breakfast, brunch, and lunch; beer and wine. Front patio with six tables, shaded by umbrella, plus an awning, greenery, and heaters. 1799 F Fourth St., 510-526-4429, CafeMBerkeley.com

Cafe Panini American/deli; lunch. Brick patio nestled in Trumpetvine Court with 21 umbrella-shaded tables and heaters. 2115 Allston Way, 510-849-0405. Cafe-Panini.net

Café Rouge American/Mediterranean; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar. Front sidewalk seating with around ten tables shaded by umbrellas and awning. 1782 Fourth St., 510-525-1440, CafeRouge.net

Cafe Zeste Californian/new American; lunch and dinner. Five tables with umbrellas and seating for up to 22. 1250 Addison St., 510-704-9378.

Caffe Strada Cafe; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night. Seating for up to a hundred on a partially shaded street-side patio. 2300 College Ave., 510-843-5282.

Casa Latina Mexican/bakery; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Three sidewalk tables. 1805 San Pablo Ave., 510-558-7177.

César Tapas; lunch and dinner; full bar. Several sidewalk tables. 1515 Shattuck Ave., 510-883-0222. BarCesar.com

Cinnaholic Vegan/bakery; breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Two sidewalk tables under an awning with seating for four. 2132 Oxford St., 510-647-8684, Cinnaholic-Berkeley.com

Crixa Cakes Bakery/Eastern European; breakfast and lunch. Five sidewalk tables, three of which are shaded by umbrellas. 2748 Adeline St., 510-548-0421, CrixaCakes.com

Crepevine New American; breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Ten to twelve sidewalk tables. 1600 Shattuck Ave., 510-705-1836, Crepevine.com

CU Japanese Fusion Japanese; lunch and dinner. Six sidewalk tables. 2152 Center St., 510-704-1814, CUSushi.com

Cyprus Restaurant Mediterranean/Middle-Eastern; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Enclosed sidewalk patio with room for up to ten tables. 81 Shattuck Sq., 649-9999.

The Cheeseboard Collective Bakery/California cuisine; breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Four tables and two benches, all under an awning. 1512 Shattuck Ave., 510-549-3055, CheeseboardCollective.coop

Da Lian Chinese; lunch and dinner. One table out front seats two. 1674 Shattuck Ave., 510-883-1883.

Dara Thai/Laotian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Patio with ten tables and some tree shade. 1549 Shattuck Ave., 510-841-2002, DaraRestaurant.com

Ethiopia Restaurant Ethiopian; lunch and dinner. Three sidewalk tables in front, plus a covered garden patio out back with eight tables. 2955 Telegraph Ave., 510-843-1992, EthiopiaRestaurant.com

Fertile Grounds Cafe Cafe; breakfast and lunch. Two sidewalk tables and a bench shaded by umbrellas. 1796 Shattuck Ave., 510-548-1423.

Flacos Mexican/vegetarian; lunch and dinner. Seating for up to twelve adjacent to the parking lot. 3031 Adeline St., 510-981-8081, Flacos.com

Freehouse New American/brewpub; lunch and dinner; full bar. Sunny garden patio in front with benches, plus a courtyard in back with seating for up to fifty people. 2700 Bancroft Way, 510-647-2300, BerkeleyFreeHouse.com

Free Speech Movement Cafe Cafe; breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night. Many outdoor tables with seating for around one hundred people. UC Berkeley campus next to Moffitt Library, 510-666-0805.

Gallegos Mexican Food Mexican; lunch and dinner. Back patio with covered seating for about twenty. 2200 San Pablo Ave., 510-841-9710.

Gaumenkitzel German/bakery; brunch, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine. Three two-top tables on the sidewalk. 2121 San Pablo Ave., 510-649-5016, Gaumenkitzel.net

Gather California cuisine; brunch, lunch and dinner. Side patio with ample seating, much of which is covered. 2220 Oxford St., 510-809-0400, GatherRestaurant.com

Grégoire French; lunch and dinner. Two sidewalk tables shaded by an awning. 2109 Cedar St., 510-883-1893. GregoireRestaurant.com

Herbivore Vegan; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; full bar. Four sidewalk tables. 2451 Shattuck Ave., 510-665-1675. HerbivoreRestaurant.com

HomeMade Cafe American; breakfast and lunch; beer and wine. Four tables shaded by awning. 2454 Sacramento St., 510-845-1940, HomeMade-Cafe.com

House of Curries Pakistani; lunch and dinner. Patio with two tables seats twelve. 2984 College Ave., 510-841-1688. HouseOfCurries.com

Indian Flavors Express Indian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Partially covered front patio. 2548 Bancroft Way, 510-647-5222, IndianFlavorsExpress.com