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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
+1 510-251-9400
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Diner, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the tortillas with egg, black beans salsa verde. It was a feast to behold but could have done with an extra tortilla or two to mop up all the liquid. The coffee machine wasn't working on the morning but ish happens, not a big...More

Thank MsBeautySoul
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Went for breakfast every day on my recent trip, the staff are brilliant and really funny. the breakfast was great and they went out of there way to be as helpful as possible! i will be back!!

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 25 May 2017

It was me and my husbands last day in Oakland and since we both love music so much we decided to try out this Cafe spot. Breakfast ALL DAY which is amazing, the vibe in the cafe is great, our server was very nice, love...More

Thank Gabrielle S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Great spot, a few blocks from downtown. A block from the old theater. Staff is great. Breakfast options a mix of standards and more creative options. Don't miss the huevos rancheros!

Thank KayakDC
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Food and drinks are good, nice decor all musical related to ska artists and the Clash etc. Check out the amazing crazy Barbie collection, loved it!

Thank Antikis
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Quirky, artistic restaurant, full bar, wonderful breakfast selection. We'll definitely return next year. Located on a corner with full windows.

Thank dreamketcher
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The food was good. The service was friendly but slow. The location is very conveniently located, next to the Fox Theater. No gluten free breads are available.

Thank cmarieat
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Friday morning. They were well understaffed amd the staff were struggling to cope. After way too long the server came to take our order but then noticed that we had no menus. Had an omelette with Swiss cheese. The cheese was...More

Thank OconeeMan
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Visited one Friday evening around 7:20pm before a concert in Fox Theater. Seated at the bar and had my order taken quickly. Drink was served but my burger and fries didnt appear after 30 minutes. I offered to pay for my drink but the server...More

Thank cook_25_05
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is a terrific spot for breakfast, just around the corner from the 20th St BART station. Friendly staff. Good breakfast menu. Especially love their Huevos Rancheros! Yum!!!!!!

Thank KayakDC
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Can your restaurant handle large groups? (approx. 90) Looking for group reservations for April 22, around 6 p.m.
24 January 2016|
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Response from DreDayBay | Reviewed this property |
Probably, but you would not be in a private area, it would be in the main restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
19:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1805 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-251-9400
  • E-mail
This is right next to the Fox Theater in Oakland! I guess it opened recently? The food was quite good - got pics if you want 'em!
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