Outdoor Dining 

Our guide to the best sunny eateries.

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Cafe Zeste Coffeehouse and bistro serving California-cuisine-style lunches (salads, sandwiches, grilled items); tables with umbrellas seat up to twenty next to the lawn in front of Strawberry Creek Design Center. Live music on Saturdays. 1250 Addison St., 510-704-9378.

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

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

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

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

Ethiopia Restaurant Ethiopian; lunch and dinner. Large covered garden with ten tables. 2955 Telegraph Ave., 510-843-1992. EthiopiaRestaurant.com

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

Guerilla Cafe Cafe food, pastries, panini, and waffles; breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. DJ music on Sundays. Outdoor benches. 1620 Shattuck Ave., 510-845-2233. GuerillaCafe.com

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

House of Curries Pakistani; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk tables. 2984 College Ave., 510-841-1688.

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. JimmyBeans.com

Jupiter Californian/pub; lunch and dinner; salads and wood-fired pizzas served in two-level beer garden with ivy, trumpet vine, fire pit, heatlamps, and live music. 2181 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-8277. JupiterBeer.com

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

Kirin Chinese; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Enclosed back patio with awning and foliage, open on weekends. 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. LeBateauIvre.com

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

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

O Chamé Japanese; lunch and 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. ClaremontResort.com/dining

Picante Taqueria Mexican, imported and locally grown ingredients; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Garden patios in back, sidewalk tables in front. 1328 Sixth St., 510-525-3121.

Raleigh's American; lunch and dinner; 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 and wine. Covered patio with flower boxes. 2922 Domingo Ave., 510-649-8538. RickandAnns.com

Riva Cucina Northern Italian; lunch and dinner. Seating on outdoor piazza. 800 Heinz Ave., 510-851-7482. RivaCucina.com

Saul's Restaurant and Deli New York-style deli; breakfast, lunch, dinner; wine, beer, and some mixed drinks. Sidewalk tables, but no full service outside. 1475 Shattuck Ave., 510-848-3354.

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

Sea Salt Seafood; lunch, dinner, weekend brunch; patio seating. 2512 San Pablo Ave., 510-883-1720. SeaSaltRestaurant.com

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

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

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. TripleRock.com

Uncommon Cafe Coffeehouse; breakfast and lunch. Patio with four umbrella-shaded tables enclosed in latticework fence. 2813 Seventh St., 510-845-5264. UncommonCafe.com

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.


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 and 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.



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