Eating Out 

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

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The Cheeseboard Collective Bread, cheese, pastries, and pizza; lunch and dinner. Two tables under awning; jazz piano. 1512 Shattuck Ave., 510-549-3055.

Dara Thai/Laotian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Patio with ten imported tables and antique-carved wooden statuary, some tree-shade, set at the corner of Cedar and Shattuck. 1549 Shattuck Ave., 510-841-2002.

Eccolo Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Outdoor tables plus a sunroom. 1820 Fourth St., 510-644-0444.

Grégoire French; lunch, dinner, takeout. Two sidewalk tables shaded by an awning. 2109 Cedar St., 510-883-1893.

Homemade Cafe Cafe food; breakfast, lunch; beer and wine, tables shaded by awning. 2454 Sacramento St., 510-845-1940.

Indus Village Pakistani; lunch, dinner. Heated deck with eight tables under umbrellas. 1920 San Pablo Ave., 510-909-9595

International House Cafe American coffeehouse; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine. Sandwiches, coffee, pastries, and fresh juices served at ten tables on two patios overlooking Piedmont Avenue and campus. 2299 Piedmont Ave., 510-643-9932.

Jimmy Bean's Californian; breakfast and lunch; beer and wine. Storefront tables with umbrellas. 1290 Sixth St., 510-528-3435,

Jupiter Californian/pub; lunch and dinner; salads and wood-fired pizzas served in two-level beer garden with ivy, trumpet vine, fire pit, heat lamps, and live music. 2181 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-TAPS,

King Yen Restaurant Chinese; lunch, dinner; beer and wine; shaded patio. 2995 College Ave., 510-845-1286.

Kirin Chinese; lunch, dinner; beer and wine. Enclosed back patio with awning and foliage. 1767 Solano Ave., 510-524-1677.

Le Bateau Ivre French; breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch; coffee, full bar. Two brick patios, fifteen tables with umbrellas. 2629 Telegraph Ave., 510-849-1100.

La Mediterranée Mediterranean; lunch, dinner; beer and wine. Outdoor patio and awning festooned with flowers. 2936 College Ave., 510-540-7773.

Naan 'N Curry Pakistani; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk tables. 2984 College Ave., 510-841-1688.

La Note French; lunch, brunch; beer and wine; rear patio with twenty tables, heat lamps, and quaint, provincial decor. 2377 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-1535.

O Chamé Japanese; lunch, dinner; beer, wine, and sake. Wooden patio with bamboo. 1830 Fourth St., 510-841-8783.

Paragon California cuisine; lunch and dinner; full bar. Wooden deck with a view of the bay. Claremont Resort and Spa, 41 Tunnel Rd., 510-549-8585.

Picante Taqueria Mexican, imported and locally grown ingredients; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Garden patios with flowers. 1328 Sixth St., 510-525-3121.

Raleigh's American; microbrew menu and full bar. Patio shaded by umbrellas, trees, and bougainvillea, plus a tiered deck. 2438 Telegraph Ave., 510-848-8652.

Rick and Ann's California cuisine; breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner; beer, wine. Covered patio with flower boxes. 2922 Domingo Ave., 510-649-8538

Il Rosticcere Italian and wood-fired rotisserie; breakfast, lunch, dinner. Sidewalk tables. 2417 Shattuck Ave., 510-548-3936.

Saul's Restaurant and Deli New York-style deli; breakfast, lunch, dinner; wine, beer, and some mixed drinks. Sidewalk tables. 1475 Shattuck Ave., 510-848-3354.

Sea Breeze Market and Deli Seafood, sandwiches; lunch, dinner; beer and wine. Deck chairs, tables with beach umbrellas on a patio. 598 University Ave., 510-486-0802.

Smokehouse Down-home greasy spoon with burgers, malts, and shakes; lunch, dinner, and late-night. 3115 Telegraph Ave., 510-845-3640.

Sugar Bowl Bakery and Cafe Bakery with sandwiches; breakfast, brunch, lunch; patio seating and sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1799 F Fourth St., 510-524-3906.

Tacubaya Mexican; breakfast, brunch, and lunch; shared patio with Pasta Shop. Tables in front plaza. 1788 Fourth St., 510-525-5160.

Le Théâtre French; dinner; beer and wine. Enclosed garden patio. 1919 Addison St., 510-644-1707,

Triple Rock American; lunch and dinner; microbrews and munchies. Seats about forty at picnic tables on an enclosed patio. 1920 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-2739.

Uncommon Cafe Coffeehouse; breakfast, lunch. Patio with four umbrella-shaded tables enclosed in latticework fence. 2817 Seventh St., 510-845-5264.

The Vault Coffeehouse with sandwiches and pastries; breakfast, brunch, lunch; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables. 3250 Adeline St., 510-595-9600.

Viva Taqueria Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer; tables under umbrellas. 2984 Russell St., 510-843-5565.

Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Buddhist temple food; Sunday brunch only. Seating for more than a hundred in backyard. 1911 Russell St., 510-849-3419. BRENTWOOD

Nines American; lunch and dinner; full bar. Covered patio seats sixty, open patio seats eighty. 100 Summerset Dr. at the Brentwood Golf Club, 925-516-3413.


The Burrito Shop Mexican; lunch, dinner. Sidewalk tables. 3843 Castro Valley Blvd., 510-538-1157.

JD's Restaurant and Pies Diner; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Enclosed back patio with twelve tables and a fountain. 2837 Castro Valley Blvd., 510-886-6622.

Sunflower Chinese; lunch and dinner. Two tables on an enclosed side patio. 3483 Castro Valley Blvd., 510-881-2657.


Ed's Mudville Grill American; lunch, dinner, big appetizers; beer, wine. Patio with trees, heatlamps, and a birdhouse. 6200 Center St., 925-673-0333.

La Veranda Cafe Italian; lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; beer and extensive wine selection. Large front patio holds three to four tables and faces downtown. Creek around back. 6201 Center St., 925-524-0011.


DJ's Bistro Czech and German; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning. 1825 Sutter St., 925-825-3277.


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