Eating Out 

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

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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. Outdoor seating available seasonally. 5004 Telegraph Ave., 510-450-0522, DonaTomas.com

Dopo Pizzas, pasta, appetizers; lunch, dinner. Two or three outdoor tables. 4293 Piedmont Ave., 510-652-3676.

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 daily; 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. 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 heatlamps. 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.

La Taza de Cafe Cuban and Latin-American food and tapas; lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch; live entertainment Thu.-Sun. includes jazz and samba. Ample seating on back patio with outdoor fireplace. 3909 Grand Ave., 510-658-2373. LaTazaDeCafe.com

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

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

Michael Mischer Chocolates Chocolates, espresso drinks, and gelato; dessert and coffee. One 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

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

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

Palapas Taco Bar Mexican; five tables outside. 200 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 510-268-1700.

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

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 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.

Senor Nero's Mexican; lunch and dinner. Twelve outdoor tables. 3601 Grand Ave., 510-444-4471.

Silk Road Lounge Asian fusion; lunch, happy hour, and dinner; live music on weekends. Three patio tables under umbrellas. 101 Broadway, 510-836-6600. SilkRoadLounge.com

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 heatlamps, umbrellas, and an awning. 3814 Piedmont Ave., 510-653-2444.

Wasabi Japanese Bistro Japanese; lunch and dinner. Shaded patio seats forty. 1611 2nd Ave., 510-872-9376

Z Cafe and Bar Californian, Italian; breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., Sunday brunch; beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. Several tables on patio with awning. 2735 Broadway, 510-663-2905. ZCafeandBar.com

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

ORINDA

Alekos Cafe Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern; lunch and dinner. 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; breakfast, lunch, dinner. 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 heatlamps and shade, retro furniture, and live jazz on the weekends. 2395 San Pablo Ave., 510-741-8875, PearStreetBistro.com

PLEASANT HILL

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. Nineteen tables amid heatlamps and fruit trees. 60 Crescent Dr., 925-288-1222.

PLEASANTON

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