Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

(510) 594-1221 | View Website

4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA | Directions   94608

37.830957 -122.286020

Open Hours

Daily 7am-1am

 
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Tags: Outdoor Dining, Brunch

Cuisine: Traditional American

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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe
Menu
Two Eggs Any Style with Hash Browns and Toast, New York Steak & Eggs, Substitute Grits, Substitute Sliced Tomatoes, Substitute Fruit, Substitute Rudy’s Black Beans, Cup of Oatmeal, Rudy’s Breakfast, One Eyed Jack, Breakfast Sandwich... more

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Reviews for Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Getting too popular for weekend breakfast - service suffers – I've only eaten breakfast at Rudy's after reading great reviews at this site. Have dined at the restaurant five times in the past six months and unfortunately have noticed a decline in service and food. Perhaps Rudy's has just gotten too popular with the weekend breakfast crowd. My last wait was 35 minutes and then another 35 minutes to finally get our breakfast. The special eggs Benedict came with poached eggs over cooked to medium rock hard. Next time I will know to ask for soft poached eggs. French Toast is truly excellent and quite filling. It is a cool fun atmosphere and the service is pleasant and outside dining is nice, however, there are several other good breakfast establishments with better food. I will probably go back because i like the outside dining, but this is certainly not a number one rated breakfast place in the East Bay.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The name says it all. – Rudy?s is a meticulously crafted establishment, from its name (taken from a song title by The Clash) to its menu (a plethora of consistently delicious items for breakfast, lunch, and dinner) to its decor (kitchy resin-coated tables, and an army of wall-mounted barbies dressed in Rudy?s uniforms). This is the perfect last stop for a weekend night out, or the perfect hangover remedy (after a weekend night out). The hash browns are heavenly, the cornmeal waffle is delicious, and the ?deuces wild? is the grown-up sister of the classic diner breakfast. Aside from the traditional fare is a handful of ?bay area?-esque alternative options like vegan hot cereal, 2 kinds of vegetarian sausage, and my favorite, the ?soyrizo scramble? (vegetarian chorizo scrambled with eggs, corn, and black beans ? topped off with sour cream and guacamole?awesome!). During peak hours the waits can get long, but the self-serve Peets coffee station helps pass the time. When the weather is nice, you can sit outside on their patio and enjoy the sunshine. Don?t let the colorful rock and roll atmosphere fool you into thinking that Rudy?s is all style and no substance ? they?re the real deal.

over a year ago

Wow! Thanks for the great review. Thanks for being a great customer.

Rudy

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5.0
over a year ago

eure mutter klauen bei kick – hallo erstmal.ich wollte ja nur mal sagen,dass ihr alle popoliebe praktiziert und bei kick klaut.euer essen hat so schei?e geschmeckt wie es aussah.ich schicke mal das gesundheitsamt ruber.ihr habt au?erdem alle kein orakel am kinn,was ja mal wohl gar net geht und zudem habt ihr blo? einen hauptschulabschluss.was ja auch erklart,warum ihr in so 'nem schabbigen restaurant arbeitet.ach ja,ihr habt alle kleine schwanze und enge muschis.ich werde eure nippel mit einem glatteeisen traktieren.

liebe gru?e euer timbart

post scriptum: ihr stinkt im intimbereich!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome food, great music, good service – Diner food done right! Rudy's is open late (with $1 beer specials) Friday & Saturday nights. Don't miss the weekend brunch, though the crowds can be intimidating. Weekday specials are also great (their fried chicken gets a big, big thumbs up) plus the spicy tofu salad is one of the best I've had. Servers are friendly and fun, and the music is always worth sticking around for. Check it out!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Rudy's Rocks! – I've only been here for breakfast, but it is really great, hearty food. I like the way they make their hashbrowns - they're shredded so thin that they are almost mashed consistency with a crisby golden top. I usually get the corned beef hash, two eggs and potatoes. Not too salty at all. Usually friendly service and they are busy on the weekend. We've never had to wait more than 15-20 minutes though, and you can pour yourself a cup of Peet's coffee as you wait.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great food, wonderful service and a joyous experience overall – Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe was amazing. I've only gone once since I live in los Angeles, but the food is magnificent.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great breakfast spot! – We've eaten here several times - and always been very happy. Many others have also figured this out, but we've never had to wait more than 10-20 minutes, even during peak time on Sunday. If you haven't been by, check this place out.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Yummy in my Tummy with no 'Tude – Great food for a sleepy Sunday, but this is also an idea shared by many, so get there early, or be prepared for a bit of a line. What's fantastic is that they offer coffee to you while you wait. Awesome food, service is great and friendly. Laid back atmosphere with a touch of gourmet thrown in--the food quality is great. Added touches like the Wall O' Barbie and the imbedded games in the tables make this one of the reasons I'm proud to be an East Bayer.

Recommends
over a year ago

Editorial Review – Modern diner dishes up omelets, burgers, salads and more American fare for breakfast (all day), lunch and dinner.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Well worth the trip.. – The pancakes are "met in your mouth" as advertised and the warm maple syrup is a nice touch. Try the chicken apple sausage as well. Nice, clean, and hidden little gem in Emeryville. Seems as though the local professionals all know of this place.

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