There is no shortage of cafes and coffee shops in the East Bay, but that’s not the case when it comes to cafes and coffee shops with backyards or patios. However, the opposite is true at Café Leila: the back patio is nearly twice the size of its indoor space. The brick-floored patio, complete with tables and chairs, benches, potted plants, and a blue-tiled fountain, is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or a coffee, do work, or spend time with a friend. It’s a tranquil oasis that’s only a stone’s throw away from bustling San Pablo Avenue, and yet, when you’re in the garden, you feel miles away. The café itself has an expansive menu of sandwiches, salads, and Mediterranean-inspired dishes, as well as freshly baked pastries and an assortment of flavored lemonades and teas. On a sunny day, when you’re craving a sandwich and an iced coffee, there is no better place to be than Leila’s. Plus, you can bring your pooch, too.