Outdoor Dining Guide 

Our annual guide to the East Bay's outdoor dining options.


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

C'era Una Volta Italian; coffee, brunch, lunch. Patio seating accommodates around twenty diners; umbrellas and potted plants; occasional live music. 1332 Park St., 510-769-4828. CeraUnaVolta.us.

Julie's Coffee & Tea Garden Coffeehouse plus pizza and pastries, soups and salads; lunch and dinner. Patio with benches and tables, flowers, herbs and shrubbery. 1223 Park St., 510-865-2385. JuliesTea.com.

Lost Weekend Lounge Bar popular with rockabilly types. Covered patio with benches and tables. 2320 Santa Clara Ave., 510-523-4700. LostWeekendLounge.com.

Lucky 13 Bar with big covered patio decorated with murals of Johnny Cash. 1301 Park St., 510-523-2118.

The New Zealander Pub cuisine; full bar with beer and wine from Australia and New Zealand; lunch, dinner, late-night. Brick garden patio with cement tables and benches, shaded by umbrellas. 1400 Webster St., 510-769-8555. The-NewZealander.com.

Otaez Mexican; breakfast, lunch, dinner; bar. Tile patio in front with eight tables and umbrellas. 1619 Webster St., 510-521-9090. OtaezRestaurant.com.

Sandwich Board Deli; lunch. One bench, one table, and one chair in front with awning. 2412 Webb St., 510-521-3366.

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

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

Tucker's Ice Cream Opened in 1941, now serves more than 33 ice cream flavors; cake, fudge, pastries and coffee. Rear patio with greenery and a jacaranda tree seats about 25 people. 1349 Park St., 510-522-4960.


Don Jose's Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Side garden patio seats about fifty. 3168 Danville Blvd., 925-743-8997.

Cherubini Coffee House Sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries, and bagels; breakfast and lunch; beer, wine; coffees. Large porch, back deck, and a wooden patio for creek-side dining. 37 Alamo Sq. #A, 925-743-0824.

Xenia! Bistro California cuisine; breakfast lunch and dinner; full bar. Around eight tables with umbrellas. 115 Alamo Plaza, 925-855-9000. XeniaBistro.com.

Lawrence's Walnut Creek Meats American; sandwiches, burgers, steaks; lunch and early dinner. Outdoor grill with meats barbecued on the patio to 2:30 p.m. everyday 225-B Alamo Plaza, 925-838-0505.


Bua Luang Thai; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk tables. 1166 Solano Ave., 510-527-8288.

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

Cafeina American; sandwiches, baked desserts, and coffee; breakfast and lunch. Three sidewalk tables. 1389 Solano Ave., 510-526-6069.

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

Fonda Solana Tapas; weekend brunch, dinner, late-night; assorted tequilas and all-day happy hour. Front patio with three tables and awning, European-style glass doors. 1501 Solano Ave., 510-559-9006. FondaSolana.com.

Jodie's Restaurant American and some Mexican, served "Jodie's way"; all-day breakfast, fried chicken Sat. and Sun.; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Four sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 902 Masonic Ave., 510-526-1109. Djovida.com/Jodie.

Meal Ticket Californian; breakfast and lunch brunch; seafood, sandwiches and egg dishes are specialties. Uncovered patio out back with eight tables. 1235 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-6325.

Nizza La Bella Italian; dinner; full bar; salads and pizzas. Enclosed, heated sidewalk cafe. 825-827 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-2552. NizzaLaBella.com.

Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro French; lunch, dinner and weekend brunch; wine and beer. Five outdoor tables with umbrellas evoke Parisian street cafes. 1111 Solano Ave., 510-527-4111. RendezvousCafeBistro.com.

Ruen Pair Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Outdoor patio seating. 1045 San Pablo Ave., 510-528-2375. RuenPair.com.

Sam's Log Cabin American; breakfast and lunch; organic eggs, coffee, homemade fish sticks and Swedish pancakes. Four tables on a brick patio lined with redwoods, wisteria vines and an herb garden. 945 San Pablo Ave., 510-558-0494.

Sophia Cafe Middle Eastern Mediterranean cuisine; lunch, dinner. Three sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1247 Solano Ave., 510-526-8663.

Sunny Side Cafe breakfast and lunch; some vegetarian and organic options. Six sidewalk tables with heaters. 1499 Solano Ave., 510-527-5383. TheSunnySideCafe.com.


Schooner's Grille and Brewery American; lunch, dinner; all-you-can-eat Mon. and Tues.; full bar. Patio seats under umbrellas; seating for up to 75. 4250 Lone Tree Way, 925-776-1800. SchoonersBrewery.com.


900 Grayson Restaurant Fusion/Californian; breakfast, lunch and Saturday brunch; beer on tap and bottled, wine and some cocktails; coffee. Patio seating, with some umbrellas. 900 Grayson St., 510-704-9900. 900Grayson.com.

Adagia Californian with southern Mediterranean influence; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Sunny garden patio in front with walkways, benches and grass; courtyard in back seats around 60 at teak tables amid foliage, and elegant archways. 2700 Bancroft Way, 510-647-2300. AdagiaRestaurant.com.

Alborz Persian Cuisine Persian; elegant salads and exotic entrees; lunch and dinner; wine and beer. Eight sidewalk tables, some with umbrellas. 2142 Center St., 510-848-8877.

Amanda's Organic cafe; lunch and dinner; hormone- and antibiotic-free burgers, organic salads and vegan/vegetarian options; coffee. Front patio with twelve tables; roll-up door opens restaurant to outside. 2122 Shattuck Ave., 510-548-2122. Amandas.com.

Andy and Cindy's Thai Cuisine Vegetarian Thai; lunch; chicken satay and fresh vegetable spring rolls. Outside on Saturdays at Berkeley Farmers' Market.

Berkeley Saturday Farmers' Market, Center St. at Martin Luther King Jr. Way, 510-830-9296.

Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers American; lunch and dinner; beer, wine, and coffee. Two outdoor tables. 1591 Solano Ave., 510-526-8185. BarneysHamburgers.com.

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