Our Fourth Annual Guide to Outdoor Dining 

Want to eat and drink in the sun? Our guide will tell you where.

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Crepevine Crepes and diner food; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night; beer and wine. Patio seating under a heated, covered roof. 5600 College Ave., 510-658-2026.

Cuckoo's Nest American/Mediterranean; breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; beer and wine. Front patio facing street has three large stone tables plus four sidewalk fold-ups with umbrellas. 247 4th St., 510-452-9414.

Cuvae Asian-American fusion; streetside patio with umbrellas and heaters, seats about thirty. 5299 College Ave., 510-655-1733, Cuvae.com

Doña Tomás Mexican; dinner; full bar. Brick patio with a fountain. 5004 Telegraph Ave. (in Temescal area), 510-450-0522, DonaTomas.com

Drunken Fish Sushi; restaurant offers such delicacies as spicy crunchy roll, tempura bits; beer, wine, and assorted sakes. Gazebo with bamboo, wooden tables, and benches. 4293 Piedmont Ave., 510-652-3676.

El Torito Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Tables with umbrellas seat about 25 diners in front, facing the water. 50 Franklin St., 510-835-9260.

Genova Delicatessen and Ravioli Deli, Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Several umbrella-covered patio tables on brick patio in front, in a shopping area. 5095 Telegraph Ave., 510-652-7401.

Holy Land Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; beer. Sidewalk tables under a large blue awning. 677 Rand Ave., 510-272-0535, HolyLandRestaurant.com

Ital Calabash Caribbean, vegetarian, and vegan; two picnic benches in front shaded by umbrellas. 1405 Franklin St., 510-836-4825.

Italian Colors Italian; lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner every day; full bar. Patio with garden and large fountain offers seating for 42, most under awnings; view of the Oakland hills. 2220 Mountain Blvd., 510-482-8094.

Jack's Bistro French/Spanish; breakfast, lunch, dinner; full bar. More than a dozen tables overlook the Oakland estuary amid the sights of Jack London Square (patio closed in poor weather). One Broadway, 510-444-7171.

Jesso's Seafood Cajun/Creole; lunch, dinner, late-night; live jazz Thu.-Sat., full bar. Seating for thirty on the sidewalk with umbrellas and heat lamps. 901 Washington St., 510-451-1561, Jessos.com

Lakeshore Cafe Sandwiches, burgers, and salads; breakfast and lunch; beer and wine. Enclosed, secluded patio in back, festooned with ivy, pillars, and fountain. 3257 Lakeshore Ave., 510-832-4374.

Lan Huong Vietnamese; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fifteen tables on enclosed side patio. 807 E 12th St., 510-451-0202.

Leaning Tower of Pizza Pizza; lunch and dinner. Two sidewalk tables. 498 Wesley Ave., 510-444-6824.

Lynn & Lu's Escapade Cafe American, super omelets; breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Sidewalk tables plus an upstairs patio with ten tables, open on weekends from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 3353 Grand Ave., 510-835-5705.

Michael Mischer Chocolates Chocolates, espresso drinks, and gelato; umbrella-shaded sidewalk table. 3352 Grand Ave., 510-986-1822.

Mimosa Cafe American/vegetarian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Two storefront tables. 462 Santa Clara Ave., 510-465-2948.

Nan Yang Burmese; lunch and dinner; strong bottled beer and wine list. A storefront patio of marble with five small tables. 6048 College Ave., 510-655-3298.

Nomad Cafe Californian; art and Internet cafe; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Five to six tables under awnings; live music on Fri. and Sat. 6500 Shattuck Ave., 510-595-5344, NomadCafe.net

Oak Plaza Bar & Grill American with French influence; restaurant offers five sidewalk tables under umbrellas. 105 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 510-268-1700.

Oliveto Italian; breakfast, lunch, dinner; full bar. When the weather is nice, the downstairs walk-in cafe opens up four tables onto the street in a delightfully European fashion. 5655 College Ave., 510-547-5356, Oliveto.com

The Oyster Reef Seafood; waterfront patio. 1000 Embarcadero, 510-836-2519.

Pasta Pomodoro Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Nineteen tables with heat lamps and umbrellas. 5500 College Ave., 510-923-0900.

Pho Ao Sen Vietnamese; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Two back patio tables with an awning. 200 International Blvd., 510-839-6821.

Powderface Coffee and Beignets Coffeehouse; New Orleans-style beignets, smoothies, soups, and sandwiches. Patio seating for up to thirty at tables with umbrellas. 3411 E. 12th St., Ste. 134, Fruitvale Village, 510-536-3223.

Quinn's Lighthouse Seafood; lunch and dinner; full bar. Up to thirty seats on a peanut-shell-strewn second-story deck, which surrounds the bar and offers good views of the marina and estuary. 51 Embarcadero Cove, 510-536-2050.

Sabuy Sabuy Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Nine tables in an enclosed garden courtyard with an orange tree and fountain. 5231 College Ave., 510-653-8587.

Seoul Gom Tang II Korean. 3801 Telegraph Ave., 510-597-9989.

Supreme Vegan Vegetarian and vegan; umbrella-shaded sidewalk table seats five. 906 Stanford Ave., 510-655-0132.

Taqueria San Jose Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer. Eight tables on side patio with fountains, umbrellas, and trees. 3433 International Blvd., 510-533-5748.

T.J.'s Gingerbread House Louisiana/Cajun; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 741 5th St., 510-444-7373.

Tropix Backyard Cafe Caribbean/Gulf Coast; lunch, dinner, brunch; beer and wine. Jamaican-themed patio with splashy colors, vines, and flowers holds ten tables; has heat lamps, umbrellas, and an awning. 3814 Piedmont Ave., 510-653-2444.

Twist Italian Restaurant and Bar Californian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Five sidewalk tables. 495 10th St., 510-832-7449, TheWashingtonInn.com

Wasabi Japanese Bistro Japanese; shaded patio seats forty. 1611 2nd Ave., 510-872-9376

Zza's Trattoria Italian; lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner every day; beer and wine. Large cloth umbrella shades sidewalk tables overlooking lake. 552 Grand Ave., 510-839-9124.

ORINDA

Alekos Cafe Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern; four sidewalk tables. 2 Theater Sq., Suite 105, 925-254-5290.

Calypso Bar & Grill Caribbean; lunch and dinner; full bar with assorted wines and more than thirty rums. Patio with umbrella-shaded tables, tiki torches, and live music. 2 Theatre Sq., Ste. 153, Orinda, 925-258-9686.

Shelby's American; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Storefront tables lining a brick walkway in an outdoor shopping complex, with umbrellas and potted plants. 2 Theater Sq. (next to Orinda Theater), 925-254-9687.

PINOLE

Original Red Onion American diner food; enclosed creekside patio seats forty. 2879 Pinole Valley Rd., 510-758-9462.

Pear Street Bistro Californian; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar. Side patio with heating lamps and shade, retro furniture, and live jazz on the weekends. 2395 San Pablo Ave., Pinole, 510-741-8875, PearStreetBistro.com

PLEASANT HILL

Flora's Gyros and Hot Dogs Greek; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk picnic table sheltered by an umbrella. 240 Golf Club Rd., 925-687-6454.

Kinder's Custom Meats Combination meat market and barbecue shop; two side patios with nine tables. 2227 Morello Ave., Pleasant Hill, 925-798-2333

Left Bank Brasserie French bistro; lunch and dinner; full bar. Outdoor brasserie with nineteen tables amid heat lamps and fruit trees. 60 Crescent Dr., 925-288-1222.

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