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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

) #17 of 98 Restaurants in Emeryville ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Cafe
4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
+1 510-594-1221
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
“hash browns” (8 reviews)
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4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
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Reviews (124)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten here several times over the years because of it's location near Pixar where we have friends. But the wait can be long. The service is hit or miss and never really friendly. The food is fine but there are so many better...More

Thank Tavishboo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many choices at this restaurant you will have difficulty deciding especially after watching plates being delivered to other tables. It's fresh, it's fast, it's fun and fabulous. Trendy but down home too. Try outdoor seating on a clear day. Wonderful mocha's, latte's.... nothing to...More

Thank Nancy E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went for breakfast on Sunday morning. We were seated right away and our wait person, Stephanie was great. The prices were average for a breakfast. I do not drink coffee but my husband, who is a coffee drinker, said the coffee...More

Thank geedbee
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The menu has everything and the decor is unique. Course I'm a fan of diners so I came in predisposed to like the place and was not disappointed. Met a friend there for lunch and she was equally taken with the place.

Thank barbkohn
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I have been many times..because if the food...but the service is always lacking...one time I ordered a sandq9that was supposed to come with sliced avacado...instead they dumped guacamole on top...which was extremly salty...when I asked to have it repaired...the server acted like I was wasting...More

Thank djhaggerty
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I REALLY enjoyed the coffee, infact I bought a bag to take home. Service was quick, prices were great, and servings were large. We sat at the Monopoly resin table, decor was quirky and fun.

Thank suds3630
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

One of the few late night spots in Emeryville also open for breakfast. The place is usually busy but the food is average at best.

Thank FM6565
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Sad to say that my meal this past weekend was one of the worst ever. I haven't eaten here in over ten years, and had fond memories of the breakfasts I once had. Alas....the buffalo chicken salad I had tasted like the chef upended two...More

Thank Lindseyrhea
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I have been to this diner a few times and always come away satisfied. Breakfasts are hearty with lots of choices. The turkey with dressing was delicious! Service was quick, but parking can be a challenge is it's busy. Burgers & mac'n cheese were had...More

Thank captaingr
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Loved my breakfast here! I had French toast, eggs and tasty chicken sausage. Coffee was tasty as well. Everyone in our party loved their choices which included omelets. Service was attentive and friendly. Nice outdoor seating to use on a warmer day.

Thank gdr23
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Diner, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: +1 510-594-1221
  • E-mail
Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe opened in 2002 in Emeryville, CA with a second location in Uptown Oakland since 2011. Rudy's was born from a desire to create a restaurant where people of all walks of life can feel welcome and eat honest food in a fun atmosphere.
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