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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

€€ - €€€American, , Cafe
4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
+1 510-594-1221
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“french toast” (9 reviews)
“hash browns” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Random place to grab food after getting off the plane. Nothing fancy, just good service and good food. Nice to be able to get a Poinsettia (bubbles and cranberry juice) with my Rueben and Slaw. My buddies Denver Omelet (hold the bell peppers) looked good...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a bay area local we come here often and have ordered much of the menu ( try the Monte Cristo). Nothing has failed us yet, be aware the portions are very large and you will leave full. The Nightly specials are something to watch...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Top of the game, My Late Night Owl, Foodies! Peace and love food! I dined at a cool little late joint, Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe open til 1am for all the late night party ravelers, lol, nice place and good service. The food is good...More

Thank Buttermansolo
Reviewed 29 January 2018

I spent 5 days in Emeryville and went to this local "joint" on the recommendation of my client the second day. From that point on, I ate my breakfasts here. This is definitely a local joint filled with tech kids from the local businesses. The...More

Thank NYCtoEurope
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I've been coming here for the past 10ish years, way more in the 2005-2010 years as I lived down the street, but still do when I make it to the East Bay good brunch, great and I mean great drip coffee, and Guinness on tap,...More

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We walked her form our hotel and it was well worth it. Great food made food. I had eggs Benedict. I thought maybe the portion would be too much for me. I ate every bit and wanted to lick the plate. Others with me were...More

Thank SCtripchick
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Went to see Slayer in the city and my buddy told me he knew a great place to eat after the show. Had one of the breakfast specials and nachos. Excellent meal and left me stuffed with leftovers. Looking forward to the next show in...More

Thank satcon25
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had brunch. My friend had her eggs and toast a la carte. She was on a diet so the vegetarian black bean patty was ordered. It was dry and unappetizing. I had the Rude and Reckless. The hash browns were dry and tasted like...More

Thank swimmer's_mom
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The food was good and sufficient. Plenty of choice and alternations possible. For us a good insight into American dining

Thank Marco N
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

This place has more Benedict plates than anywhere, so thumbs up for good breakfast location, but what takes me by the most often is a stop for a milkshake to go. Chocolate and espresso. Yum! I'm hooked!

Thank Vicki S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
08:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4081 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608-3505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: +1 510-594-1221
  • E-mail
Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe opened in 2002 in Emeryville, CA with a second location in Uptown Oakland since 2011. Rudy’s was born from a desire to create a restaurant where people of all walks of life can feel welcome and eat honest food in a fun atmosphere.
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