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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
+1 510-594-1221
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
“hash browns” (9 reviews)
Opens in 11 min
All hours
American, Diner, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We walked her form our hotel and it was well worth it. Great food made food. I had eggs Benedict. I thought maybe the portion would be too much for me. I ate every bit and wanted to lick the plate. Others with me were...More

Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Went to see Slayer in the city and my buddy told me he knew a great place to eat after the show. Had one of the breakfast specials and nachos. Excellent meal and left me stuffed with leftovers. Looking forward to the next show in...More

Thank satcon25
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had brunch. My friend had her eggs and toast a la carte. She was on a diet so the vegetarian black bean patty was ordered. It was dry and unappetizing. I had the Rude and Reckless. The hash browns were dry and tasted like...More

Thank swimmer's_mom
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The food was good and sufficient. Plenty of choice and alternations possible. For us a good insight into American dining

Thank Marco N
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This place has more Benedict plates than anywhere, so thumbs up for good breakfast location, but what takes me by the most often is a stop for a milkshake to go. Chocolate and espresso. Yum! I'm hooked!

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Delicious Buttermilk fried Chicken Sandwich/Burger. Food came out quick - service not so much. One order was different than what was ordered but they still said it was very good and we all said we would go back again for the food. This was the...More

Thank Deni2626
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We really enjoyed our lunch at Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe. If you're looking for a greasy spoon in Emeryville/Oakland, you've found your spot.

Thank PeanutButters
Reviewed 18 June 2017 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 10 June 2017

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 30 May 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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