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All 97 Emeryville Restaurants

Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
510-594-1221
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Ranked #10 of 97 Restaurants in Emeryville
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • Italian first
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English first
Fremont, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a light breakfast at Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe. Attentive staff, good food, and good coffee....can't fail!

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We stopped in at Rudy's as our first stop after an early morning flight from Dallas. So were hungry after waking up at 3:40 am and a 3 1/2 hour flight. The service was good. The waiter forgot to bring some of our food our but promptly brought it to us when reminded. All of our food was tasty and... More 

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Northern California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place doesn't look like much from the outside but they serve a mean breakfast. Good sized portions, large variety on the menu. Really good strong coffee. Friendly staff. I highly recommend

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Berkeley, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I used to go to this place when it first opened. It was THE place to go in Emeryville. Lots of folks from the movie studio Pixar which is nearby. Well I never "got discovered" . But, the turnoing point for me was when I had a pretty awful meal there with lousy service. I decided to write to the... More 

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Oakland, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I like that Rudy's is open late. And I like the locations ... especially since they branched out beyond the tried and true territories of the East Bay ... but, the food is sadly mediocre. I wish the chili was better. Tastes canned. (I'll just run over to B-Side. They use brisket tips in their chili. YUM!) The salads aren't... More 

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Hayward, California
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

When I was 16 years old, I worked here but it was formerly the Ranch House back then. New owners expanded the seating area to an outdoor patio. Nice touch. We had the Tower of Power and Denver Omelet. In the middle of eating my egg whites from the Tower of Power, there was some type of blue plastic string... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

There a very few locally owned restaurants in Emeryville and Rudy's was the first name we were given when we asked where to go for good, local food. It is a diner with inside and outside dining and an extensive menu of diner style food including sandwiches, salads and breakfast meals along with homemade desserts which, sadly, we did not... More 

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Sacramento, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Dinner is ok and has a retro dinner feel. The place is small and crowded even though they have a back room they just weren't seating in. I got fish and chips that were soggy. I had to pull the breading off it was soo gross. The fish inside however was good. It came with coleslaw which had no dressing... More 

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Oakland, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

In Emeryville, Rudy's is at the right place at the right time. Surrounded by small businesses and 2 blocks from Pixar, it is usually full, if not crowded, during business hours. The food is solid California diner stuff; breakfast and lunch stuff with good deserts. I like the chiliquiles..my daughter and wife like the French toast, and the burgers are... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I knew there had to be a better spot than Denny's for late night! And sure enough we come across this Gem! I was stunned by the menu and enjoyed everything about the place. A must Eat while visiting Oakland area

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Additional Information about Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

Address: 4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
Phone Number: 510-594-1221
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner

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