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Rudy’s second location opened in 2011 on 18th and Telegraph next to the historic Fox Theater in the center of Oakland’s Uptown district. Classic American diner fare prepared by with seasonally fresh, often locally sourced ingredients. This location features 120 seats, full service bar, VIP catering, and food concessions to the Fox theater’s guests insuring that Rudy’s literally Can’t Fail.

Our History

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe has been open since 2002 and was born from our desire to create a restaurant where people of all walks of life can feel welcome and at home, eat honest, good, nutritional food at affordable prices in an atmosphere of fun and creativity. Rudy’s has received many accolades and awards ranging from television to press to the hard core Rudy Fan’s who proudly wear their Rudy’s tattoos. Are we not Men? We are Rudy.

Philosophy of Rudy

In our two locations we are committed to serving the surrounding community with a fair, honest to goodness eatery that is reasonably priced, family friendly, and that cares about your well being and our planet’s health. At Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe we consider everyone to be Rudy. We are all Rudy and this is everyone’s place. This philosophy, combined with attention to detail, and the highly creative business sense of the founders is what has made our first location in Emeryville such a grand success.

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe - Awards, Press and TV