Eating Out 

Outdoor Dining Guide: From ice cream cones to haute cuisine, the hot spots to nosh outside.


Asena Californian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Six tables on side patio with flowers. 2508 Santa Clara Ave., 510-521-4100.

Barceluna Spanish; dinner, tapas; full bar, sangrias, and specialty cocktails. Outdoor heated patio with large umbrellas. 2319 Central Ave., 522-7425.

C'era Una Volta Italian; coffee, brunch, lunch, and deli counter; two tables on patio with umbrellas and potted plants. 1332 Park St., 510-769-4828.

Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden Organic coffeehouse menu plus gourmet pizza and pastries; lunch, dinner. Garden patio with hand-made benches and tables, fountains, flowers, herbs, and shrubbery. 1223 Park St., 510-865-2385.

The New Zealander Pub cuisine; lunch, dinner, late-night; brick garden patio with cement tables and benches, shaded by umbrellas. 1400 Webster St., 510-769-8555.

Sandwich Board Deli; lunch, dinner. Two benches in front with awning. 2412 Webb St., 510-521-3366.

Speisekammer German; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar with German beers on tap. Beer garden with picnic tables shaded by umbrellas. 2424 Lincoln Ave., 510-522-1300,

Tomatina Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. A rear patio features about five tables with umbrellas for shade. 1338 Park St., 510-521-1000.

Tucker's Ice Cream Opened in 1941, now serves more than 33 flavors; lunch, dinner. Rear patio with greenery and a jacaranda tree. 1349 Park St., 510-522-4960.


Cherubini Coffee House Sandwiches, salads, soups, breakfast pastries, and bagels; lunch; beer, wine, and a fine array of coffees, including the popular Cherubini Chiller. Large porch, back deck, and a wooden patio for creekside dining. 37 Alamo Sq. #A, 925-743-0824.

Xenia! Bistro California cuisine; eight sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 115 Alamo Plaza, 925-855-9000.


Cafe Raj Indian and Pakistani cuisine; lunch, dinner, late-night; beer, and wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning. 1158 Solano Ave., 510-524-5667.

Christopher's Nothing Fancy Cafe Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer, wine, and margaritas. Patio tables by a pond. 1019 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-1185.

Cugini Italian; pizza, meat, seafood; lunch, dinner; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables under umbrellas. 1556 Solano Ave., 510-558-9000.

Filippo's Pastaria Italian; lunch, dinner, weekend brunch; beer and wine. Alley tables under an awning. 2930 College Ave., 510-644-3848.

Fonda Solana Dinner, tapas; assorted tequilas. Front patio with heat-lamp and awning, European-style glass doors. 1501 Solano Ave., 510-559-9006,

Jodie's Restaurant American; all-day breakfast, fried chicken Sat. and Sun.; two sidewalk tables. 902 Masonic Ave., 510-526-1109.

Nizza la Bella Italian; dinner; full bar. Enclosed, heated sidewalk cafe. 825 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-2552.

Ruen Pair Thai; lunch, dinner; beer and wine. 1045 San Pablo Ave., 510-528-2375.

Sam's Log Cabin American; breakfast and lunch. Organic eggs, coffee, catfish sticks, and Swedish pancakes served on a brick patio with redwoods and an herb garden. 945 San Pablo Ave., 510-558-0494.

Sophia Cafe Organic Mediterranean; lunch, dinner; two sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1247 Solano Ave., 510-526-8663.

Sunny Side Cafe American breakfast; some veg and organic options. Six sidewalk tables with heaters. 1499 Solano Ave., 510-527-5383.

Taxi Brousse West African and Senegalese; lunch and dinner. Three sidewalk tables. 1101 San Pablo Ave., 510-558-0939.


Schooner's Grille and Brewery American; lunch, dinner; full bar. Patio seats under umbrellas, outdoor seating for up to 75. 4250 Lone Tree Way, 925-776-1800.


Adagia Californian with southern Mediterranean influence; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Sunny garden patio in front has walkways, benches, and grass. Courtyard in back seats up to fifty in teak tables and chairs amid foliage, heaters, and elegant archways. 2700 Bancroft Way, 510-647-2300,

Bar & Ristorante Raphael Vegetarian/Italian; lunch, dinner; full bar. Front patio with tables, umbrellas, heat lamps, foliage. 2132 Center St., 510-644-9500.

Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers American; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Storefront seating under umbrellas. 1591 Solano Ave., 510-526-8185.

Berkeley Thai House Thai; lunch, dinner; beer and wine. Wood deck with greenery and umbrellas. 2511 Channing Way, 510-843-7352.

Bistro Liaison French; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; full bar. Limited outdoor seating, seven streetside tables with wide umbrellas. 1849 Shattuck Ave., 510-849-2155.

Brazil Cafe Brazilian; lunch; sidewalk tables seat twelve. 2161 University Ave., 510-845-8011.

Cafe Cacao California cuisine, soups, salads, and sandwiches; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Front patio tables. No full service outside. 914 Heinz Ave., 510-843-6000,

Cafe Fanny French and Californian; breakfast, lunch; beer and wine. Outdoor patio partially shaded by an awning. 1603 San Pablo Ave., 510-524-5451.

Cafe Muse Raw and organic deli; breakfast, lunch; beer, wine, and sake; in garden adjacent to Berkeley Art Museum. 2625 Durant Ave., 510-548-4366.

Cafe Panini Coffeehouse menu with sandwiches and salads; breakfast, lunch; umbrella-shaded tables on brick patio nestled in Trumpetvine Court, next to Jupiter. 2115 Allston Way, 510-849-0405.

Cafe Rouge Mediterranean; lunch, dinner; full bar. Front sidewalk seating with tables shaded by umbrellas and awning. 1782 Fourth St., 510-525-1440.

Cafe Zeste Coffeehouse menu with soups, salads, and panini; breakfast, lunch; tables with umbrellas seat up to twenty next to the lawn in front of Strawberry Creek Design Center. 1250 Addison St., 510-704-9378.

Cesar Tapas; lunch, dinner; full bar. Front tables. 1515 Shattuck Ave., 510-883-0222.


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