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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

Coffee Shop, Diner
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4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
510-594-1221
Today
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast, Great Atmosphere

Went to Rudy's for breakfast. The omelet selection and quality is excellent. The atmosphere is really cool, would go back again for sure.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
jimbbq
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New York City, New York
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88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Clemente, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Great (and filling) breakfast that is well worth the wait... and expect to wait. Lots of choices on the breakfast menu - and since our party of three ended up with three winners, they're probably all a good bet. This place has breakfast down!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I've been here a few times, I live nearby, and I'm really surprised the rating is so high. Nice people and service, but the food is just average (not bad, but not great either.)

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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Never come to this place when it is lunch time. You will be waiting a while to get a seating. Otherwise, you will enjoy the decor and the different Barbie dolls on the wall and there is even a tin man doll there dressed in an uniform. Food was okay but loving the milkshakes.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went to Rudy's for breakfast. The omelet selection and quality is excellent. The atmosphere is really cool, would go back again for sure.

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Ukiah, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Each time we visit emeryville we try to eat breakfast or lunch here. Each table has a unique theme and the food is fabulous. We have had very good service here as well. The parking can be challenging but definitely worth walking a block or two if necessary.

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Arcata, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I try to vary what I get here, but I almost always wind up with a hamburger and french fries. DELICIOUS! My daughter loved the tuna melt. The decor is really fun, very kitsch, and families and hipsters alll enjoy this restaurant. Breakfast all day and evening. Generous portions. Very affordable.

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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

When in Emeryville, I like to go to Rudy's Can't Fail Café. It's near Pixar and has a casual but unique setting. The food is traditional old coffee shop style and quite good. Tower of Power, Hash browns layered with melted pepper jack cheese, grilled tomato, MorningStar veggie sausages, 2 eggs with toast is great and not pricey. So if... More 

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Fremont, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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
25 helpful votes 25 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: 510-594-1221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Diner
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

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