Asena Californian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Six tables
seat twenty on side patio with flowers. 2508 Santa Clara Ave.,
C’era Una Volta Italian; coffee, brunch, lunch. Patio seating
accommodates around twenty diners; umbrellas and potted plants;
occasional live music. 1332 Park St., 510-769-4828. CeraUnaVolta.us.
Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden Coffeehouse plus pizza and
pastries, soups and salads; lunch and dinner. Patio with benches and
tables, flowers, herbs and shrubbery. 1223 Park St., 510-865-2385.
Lost Weekend Lounge Bar popular with rockabilly types.
Covered patio with benches and tables. 2320 Santa Clara Ave.,
Lucky 13 Bar with big covered patio decorated with murals of
Johnny Cash. 1301 Park St., 510-523-2118.
The New Zealander Pub cuisine; full bar with beer and wine
from Australia and New Zealand; lunch, dinner, late-night. Brick garden
patio with cement tables and benches, shaded by umbrellas. 1400 Webster
St., 510-769-8555. The-NewZealander.com.
Otaez Mexican; breakfast, lunch, dinner; bar. Tile patio in
front with eight tables and umbrellas. 1619 Webster St., 510-521-9090.
Sandwich Board Deli; lunch. One bench, one table, and one
chair in front with awning. 2412 Webb St., 510-521-3366.
Speisekammer German; brunch, lunch, and dinner; full bar with
German beers on tap. Biergarten with picnic tables shaded by umbrellas.
2424 Lincoln Ave., 510-522-1300. Speisekammer.com.
Tomatina Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. A rear
patio features six tables with umbrellas for shade. 1338 Park St.,
Tucker’s Ice Cream Opened in 1941, now serves more than 33
ice cream flavors; cake, fudge, pastries and coffee. Rear patio with
greenery and a jacaranda tree seats about 25 people. 1349 Park St.,
Don Jose’s Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar. Side garden
patio seats about fifty. 3168 Danville Blvd., 925-743-8997.
Cherubini Coffee House Sandwiches, salads, soups, pastries,
and bagels; breakfast and lunch; beer, wine; coffees. Large porch, back
deck, and a wooden patio for creek-side dining. 37 Alamo Sq. #A,
Xenia! Bistro California cuisine; breakfast lunch and dinner;
full bar. Around eight tables with umbrellas. 115 Alamo Plaza,
Lawrence’s Walnut Creek Meats American; sandwiches, burgers,
steaks; lunch and early dinner. Outdoor grill with meats barbecued on
the patio to 2:30 p.m. everyday 225-B Alamo Plaza, 925-838-0505.
Bua Luang Thai; lunch and dinner. Sidewalk tables. 1166
Solano Ave., 510-527-8288.
Cafe Raj Indian and Pakistani cuisine; lunch, dinner,
late-night; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning. 1158 Solano
Ave., 510-524-5667. CafeRajOnline.com.
Cafeina American; sandwiches, baked desserts, and coffee;
breakfast and lunch. Three sidewalk tables. 1389 Solano Ave.,
Christopher’s Nothing Fancy Cafe Mexican; lunch and dinner;
beer, wine and margaritas. Six patio tables by a fountain. 1019 San
Pablo Ave., 510-526-1185.
Fonda Solana Tapas; weekend brunch, dinner, late-night;
assorted tequilas and all-day happy hour. Front patio with three tables
and awning, European-style glass doors. 1501 Solano Ave., 510-559-9006.
Jodie’s Restaurant American and some Mexican, served “Jodie’s
way”; all-day breakfast, fried chicken Sat. and Sun.; breakfast, lunch,
and dinner. Four sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 902 Masonic Ave.,
Meal Ticket Californian; breakfast and lunch brunch; seafood,
sandwiches and egg dishes are specialties. Uncovered patio out back
with eight tables. 1235 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-6325.
Nizza La Bella Italian; dinner; full bar; salads and pizzas.
Enclosed, heated sidewalk cafe. 825-827 San Pablo Ave., 510-526-2552.
Rendez-Vous Cafe Bistro French; lunch, dinner and weekend
brunch; wine and beer. Five outdoor tables with umbrellas evoke
Parisian street cafes. 1111 Solano Ave., 510-527-4111. RendezvousCafeBistro.com.
Ruen Pair Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Outdoor
patio seating. 1045 San Pablo Ave., 510-528-2375. RuenPair.com.
Sam’s Log Cabin American; breakfast and lunch; organic eggs,
coffee, homemade fish sticks and Swedish pancakes. Four tables on a
brick patio lined with redwoods, wisteria vines and an herb garden. 945
San Pablo Ave., 510-558-0494.
Sophia Cafe Middle Eastern Mediterranean cuisine; lunch,
dinner. Three sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 1247 Solano Ave.,
Sunny Side Cafe breakfast and lunch; some vegetarian and
organic options. Six sidewalk tables with heaters. 1499 Solano Ave.,
Schooner’s Grille and Brewery American; lunch, dinner;
all-you-can-eat Mon. and Tues.; full bar. Patio seats under umbrellas;
seating for up to 75. 4250 Lone Tree Way, 925-776-1800. SchoonersBrewery.com.
900 Grayson Restaurant Fusion/Californian; breakfast, lunch
and Saturday brunch; beer on tap and bottled, wine and some cocktails;
coffee. Patio seating, with some umbrellas. 900 Grayson St.,
Adagia Californian with southern Mediterranean influence;
lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Sunny garden patio in front with
walkways, benches and grass; courtyard in back seats around 60 at teak
tables amid foliage, and elegant archways. 2700 Bancroft Way,
Alborz Persian Cuisine Persian; elegant salads and exotic
entrees; lunch and dinner; wine and beer. Eight sidewalk tables, some
with umbrellas. 2142 Center St., 510-848-8877.
Amanda’s Organic cafe; lunch and dinner; hormone- and
antibiotic-free burgers, organic salads and vegan/vegetarian options;
coffee. Front patio with twelve tables; roll-up door opens restaurant
to outside. 2122 Shattuck Ave., 510-548-2122. Amandas.com.
Andy and Cindy’s Thai Cuisine Vegetarian Thai; lunch; chicken
satay and fresh vegetable spring rolls. Outside on Saturdays at
Berkeley Farmers’ Market.
Berkeley Saturday Farmers’ Market, Center St. at Martin Luther King
Jr. Way, 510-830-9296.
Barney’s Gourmet Hamburgers American; lunch and dinner; beer,
wine, and coffee. Two outdoor tables. 1591 Solano Ave., 510-526-8185.
The Bear’s Lair Brew Pub American; lunch, dinner and
late-night; forty beers on tap. On the UC Berkeley campus; extensive
outdoor seating with view of Lower Sproul Plaza. 2475 Bancroft Way,
Bel Forno Bakery with sandwiches, salads, pastries, and
coffee; breakfast and lunch. Outdoor tables with view of Gourmet
Ghetto. 1400 Shattuck Ave., 510-644-1601.
Berkeley Thai House Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and wine,
smoothies. Wooden garden patio upstairs seats around a hundred with
heaters and umbrellas. 2511 Channing Way, 510-843-7352. BerkeleyThaiHouse.com.
Bistro Liaison French; lunch, dinner, Sat. and Sun. brunch;
full bar. Limited outdoor seating, six streetside tables with wide
umbrellas. 1849 Shattuck Ave., 510-849-2155. LiaisonBistro.com.
Bistro Sept French-influenced; soups, salads, sandwiches,
pizza and pastries; breakfast and lunch; coffees. Parisian-style
seating with umbrellas on front patio; ten tables. 2703 7th St. #160,
(510) 204-9602. BistroSept.com.
Brazil Fresh Squeeze Cafe Brazilian; lunch and dinner; steak
sandwich, customer favoritess, and smoothies. Five tables on sidewalk;
near UC Berkeley campus. 2161 University Ave., 510-845-8011.
Bread Workshop California cuisine/bakery; breakfast, lunch
and dinner; beer and wine; coffees; rotisserie chicken, pizzas. Two to
three tables seat six under an overhang. 1398 University Ave.,
Bubi’s Café Lunch; sandwiches, salads, baked
desserts; coffee. Seven outdoor tables with umbrellas; picturesquely
sited amid jasmine and other flowers. 2530 10th St., 510-549-1759.
Cafe Cacao California cuisine; lunch and weekend brunch;
soups, salads, sandwiches; coffee and pastries. Eight to twelve front
patio tables. 914 Heinz Ave., 510-843-6000. CafeCacao.biz.
Cafe Fanny French American; breakfast and lunch; beer and
wine. All tables outside on an outdoor patio partially shaded by an
awning. 1603 San Pablo Ave., 510-524-5451. CafeFanny.com .
Cafe Leila Californian and Mediterranean; sandwiches, salads,
cakes, coffees, and tea bar; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Outdoor
patio with 40 tables amid a fountain and garden. 1724 San Pablo Ave.,
Cafe M American/breakfast; all-day breakfast, brunch, lunch;
blueberry buckwheat pancakes; Peet’s coffee; beer and wine. Gorgeous
front patio with plants has eight tables shaded by two huge umbrellas
and an awning; heaters, dogs OK. 1799 F Fourth St., 510-526-4429.
Cafe Muse Raw and organic deli; lunch; quesadillas and Cuban
sandwiches; beer, wine and sake; coffees. Six tables shaded by
umbrellas in garden adjacent to Berkeley Art Museum. 2625 Durant Ave.,
Cafe Panini Coffeehouse menu with sandwiches and salads;
lunch; cookies and turnovers. Brick patio nestled in Trumpetvine Court
has 21 umbrella-shaded tables, next to Jupiter. 2115 Allston Way,
Cafe Rouge American and Mediterranean; oyster bar and meat
market; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Front sidewalk
seating with around ten tables shaded by umbrellas and awning. 1782
Fourth St., 510-525-1440. CafeRouge.net.
Cafe Strada Cafe a stone’s throw from the UC Berkeley campus;
coffees, teas, and desserts. Many outdoor tables, some sheltered. 2300
College Ave., 510-843-5282.
Cafe Zeste Coffeehouse and bistro serving
California-cuisine-style lunches; salads, sandwiches, grilled items.
Tables with umbrellas seat up to twenty next to the lawn in front of
Strawberry Creek Design Center. 1250 Addison St., 510-704-9378.
Casa Latina Mexican/bakery; breakfast, lunch and dinner;
pastries baked on-site. Three sidewalk tables. 1805 San Pablo Ave.,
Cesar Tapas; lunch, dinner; full bar. Front tables. 1515
Shattuck Ave., 510-883-0222. BarCesar.com.
Crixa Cakes Eastern European-style bakery serving baked
desserts, coffee and tea. Five sidewalk tables. 2748 Adeline St.,
The Cheeseboard Collective Bread, cheese, pastries and pizza;
lunch and dinner. Four tables under awning. 1512 Shattuck Ave.,
Da Lian Chinese; lunch and dinner. One table out front. 1674
Shattuck Ave., 510-883-1883.
Dara Thai/Laotian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Patio
with ten imported tables and antique-carved wooden statuary, some tree
shade. 1549 Shattuck Ave., 510-841-2002.
Eccolo Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Heated patio with
four tables and umbrellas, plus a sunroom. 1820 Fourth St.,
Ethiopia Restaurant Ethiopian; lunch and dinner. Three
sidewalk tables in front, and covered garden patio out back with eight
tables. 2955 Telegraph Ave., 510-843-1992. EthiopiaRestaurant.com.
Fertile Grounds Cafe Sandwiches, desserts, and coffees;
lunch. Two sidewalk tables and a bench shaded by umbrellas. 1796
Shattuck Ave., 510-548-1423.
Filippo’s Pastaria Italian; lunch, dinner, and weekend
brunch; beer and wine; vegetarian options. Alley has six tables under
an awning, with heaters. 2930 College Ave., 510-644-3848.
Free Speech Movement Cafe Sandwiches, salads, and fair-trade
organic coffees; lunch and dinner, late-night. Attached to UC
Berkeley’s Moffitt Library; lots outdoor tables (with view of the
campus) have access to electrical outlets. UC Berkeley campus;
Grégoire French; lunch, dinner, takeout. Two sidewalk
tables shaded by an awning. 2109 Cedar St., 510-883-1893. GregoireRestaurant.com.
Herbivore Vegan; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer, wine,
and refreshing fresh fruit cocktails; happy hour; soups, salads and
coffees. A few sidewalk tables. 2451 Shattuck Ave., 510-665-1675.
Homemade Cafe Cafe food; breakfast and lunch; beer and wine.
Three tables shaded by awning. 2454 Sacramento St., 510-845-1940.
House of Curries Pakistani; lunch and dinner; tea. Four
sidewalk tables. 2984 College Ave., 510-841-1688.
Imperial Tea Court Chinese teahouse located upstairs in the
Epicurious Garden; lunch and dinner. Large outdoor area with tables and
wood-slatted benches; surrounded by large Chinese sculptures, a willow
tree and a miniature creek. 1511 Shattuck Ave., 510-540-8888, ImperialTea.com.
International House Cafe American coffeehouse; breakfast,
lunch and dinner; beer and wine; sandwiches, coffee, pastries, and
fresh juices served at ten tables on two garden patios overlooking
Piedmont Avenue and UC Berkeley campus. 2299 Piedmont Ave.,
Jimmy Bean’s Californian; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer
and wine; offers three-course dinner special. Nine storefront tables
with umbrellas. 1290 Sixth St., 510-528-3435. JimmyBeans.com.
Joshu-Ya Japanese; lunch and dinner; sake, wine, and beer. A
quiet sushi retreat just off busy Telegraph Avenue. Around six tables
in fenced front garden seat around 30 people, plus fountain and heat
lamps. 2441 Dwight Way, 510-848-5260. Joshu-Ya.com.
Jupiter Californian/pub; lunch and dinner; salads and
wood-fired pizzas served in two-level beer garden with ivy, trumpet
vine, fire pit, heat lamps, and live music. 2181 Shattuck Ave.,
King Yen Restaurant Chinese; lunch and dinner; beer and wine.
Four tables on a shaded patio. 2995 College Ave., 510-845-1286.
Kirin Chinese; lunch and dinner; large tea selection; beer
and wine. Enclosed back patio with awning and foliage. 1767 Solano
Ave., 510-524-1677. TheKirin.com.
La Costa Mariscos Mexican; breakfast, lunch, and dinner;
Fresh seafood. Open-air atmosphere with outside seating. 3625
International Blvd., 510-533-9566.
La Mediterranée Mediterranean; breakfast, lunch,
dinner, and weekend brunch; beer and wine. Outdoor garden patio with
awning seats 32 people; pet-friendly and heated. 2936 College Ave.,
Lanesplitter Pizza & Pub Pizza and pub; lunch, dinner,
and late-night; beer (bottled and on-tap) and wine. Large outdoor patio
with heat lamps. 2033 San Pablo Ave., 510-845-1652, LanesplitterPizza.com.
La Note French; brunch, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine.
Rear patio with 20 tables, heat lamps, and quaint, provincial decor.
2377 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-1535. LaNoteRestaurant.com.
Le Bateau Ivre French; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend
brunch; coffee, full bar. Two brick patios, 15 tables with some
umbrellas. 2629 Telegraph Ave., 510-849-1100. LeBateauIvre.net.
Manny’s Tap Room American; lunch and dinner; microbrew menu,
beer, and wine. Patio shaded by umbrellas, trees, and bougainvillea,
plus a tiered deck. 2438 Telegraph Ave., 510-848-8652.
O Chamé Japanese-inspired; lunch and dinner; beer,
wine, and sake. Front patio has eight tables with cushioned seats;
shaded by awning and a large spruce tree and candlelit at night. 1830
Fourth St., 510-841-8783.
Paragon California cuisine; continental breakfast, lunch and
dinner; full bar. Wooden deck with fifteen tables, heat lamps, and a
view of the bay. Claremont Resort and Spa, 41 Tunnel Rd., 510-549-8585.
Picante Taqueria Mexican; imported and locally grown
ingredients; lunch and dinner; beer, wine, mojitos, and margaritas.
Sidewalk tables out front and a side garden patio. 1328 Sixth St.,
Rick and Ann’s California cuisine; breakfast, brunch, lunch,
dinner; coffees, beer, and wine. Flowery covered patio seats twelve and
has heaters. 2922 Domingo Ave., 510-649-8538. RickandAnns.com.
Riva Cucina Northern Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and
wine. Fifteen tables on outdoor piazza. 800 Heinz Ave., 510-841-7482.
Saul’s Restaurant and Deli New York-style deli; breakfast,
lunch, dinner; wine, beer, and some mixed drinks. Six sidewalk tables,
but no full service outside. 1475 Shattuck Ave., 510-848-3354. SaulsDeli.com.
Sea Salt Seafood; lunch, dinner, weekend brunch; beer, wine,
and cocktails; dollar oysters and happy hour every day from 3 to 6.
Patio seating with awning and heaters accommodates around fifty people
at happy hour. 2512 San Pablo Ave., 510-883-1720. SeaSaltRestaurant.com.
Smokehouse Down-home greasy spoon with burgers, malts, and
shakes; lunch, dinner, and late-night. Covered patio with picnic
benches and a small area heater. 3115 Telegraph Ave., 510-845-3640.
Tacubaya Mexican; breakfast, brunch, and lunch; beer and
wine. Shared patio with Pasta Shop. Tables in front plaza. 1788 Fourth
St., 510-525-5160. Tacubaya.net.
Tomatina Italian; lunch and dinner; pizza, pasta, and salads.
About ten sidewalk tables in a fenced-off area. 2132 Center St.,
Triple Rock American; lunch and dinner; microbrews and
munchies. Seats about forty at picnic tables on a partially covered
patio. 1920 Shattuck Ave., 510-843-2739. TripleRock.com.
Uncommon Cafe Coffeehouse; breakfast and lunch; pastries.
Patio with pond and four umbrella-shaded tables enclosed in latticework
fence. 2813 Seventh St., 510-845-5264. UncommonGrounds.net.
Vanessa’s Bistro French-Vietnamese fusion; dinner; vegetarian
options; full bar. Semi-enclosed patio in front. 1715 Solano Ave.,
Vault Cafe Coffeehouse with sandwiches and pastries;
breakfast, brunch, lunch; beer and wine. Sidewalk tables. 3250 Adeline
St., 510-595-9600. .
Viva Taqueria Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer; tables outside
under umbrellas. 2984 Russell St., 510-843-5565.
Wat Mongkolratanaram Thai Buddhist temple food; Sunday brunch
only; mango sticky rice and Thai iced tea. Seating for more than a
hundred in backyard. 1911 Russell St., 510-849-3419.
Zabu Zabu Japanese; lunch and dinner; beer, sake, and wine.
Specializing in shabu shabu, thinly sliced meat cooked quickly at the
table. Outdoor patio with a cool modern feel. 1919 Addison St.,
Nines American; lunch and dinner; full bar. Covered patio
seats sixty; open patio seats eighty. 100 Summerset Drive at the
Brentwood Golf Club, 925-516-3413. NinesatBrentwood.com.
JD’s Restaurant and Pies Diner; lunch and dinner; beer and
wine. Enclosed back patio with 12 tables and a fountain. 2837 Castro
Valley Blvd., 510-886-6622.
Sunflower Chinese; lunch and dinner. Two tables on an
enclosed side patio. 3483 Castro Valley Blvd., 510-881-2657.
Ed’s Mudville Grill American; lunch, dinner, appetizers; beer
and wine. Patio with seven tables, trees, heat lamps, and a birdhouse.
6200 Center St., 925-673-0333. EdsMudvilleGrill.com.
La Veranda Cafe Italian; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch;
beer and extensive wine selection. Large front patio holds three to
four tables and faces downtown; creek around back. 6201 Center St.,
DJ’s Bistro Czech and German; lunch and dinner; beer and
wine. Sidewalk tables under an awning. 1825 Sutter St., 925-825-3277.
EJ Phair Brewing Company and Alehouse American; lunch and
dinner; company-brewed ales and lagers, wine. Patio tables seat around
25. 2151 Salvio St., Suite L, 925-691-4253, EJPhair.com.
Hot Basil Cafe Indian and Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and
wine. One table outside. 790 Oak Grove Rd., 925-288-0000.
Luna Ristorante Italian; lunch and dinner, no lunch on
weekends; beer and wine. Two sidewalk tables with umbrellas. 2118
Willow Pass Rd., 100-B, 925-691-4080.
Memo’s Cocina Mexicana Mexican; breakfast, lunch and dinner;
beer, wine, margaritas. Garden patio. 2118 Mount Diablo Blvd.,
La Tapatia Mexican; breakfast, lunch, dinner; full bar with
more than a hundred assorted tequilas and “monster margaritas.”
Terracotta patio with flower pots and adjustable awning and heater.
1802 Willow Pass Rd., 925-685-1985. LaTapatia.org.
The Dead Fish Seafood, steaks, pasta, salads; lunch and
dinner; full bar. Patio on bar side has a view of the Carquinez Bridge
and Strait; restaurant patio has umbrellas and heaters. 20050 San Pablo
Ave., 510-787-3323. TheDeadFish.com.
Nantucket Fresh seafood; lunch and dinner; full bar. Around
twelve picnic tables, some open, some shaded with umbrellas and awning.
At the foot of Port Street on the marina; waterfront dining, also with
a magnificent view of the bridge. 510-787-2233.
Blackhawk Grille California fusion; lunch, dinner, and Sunday
brunch; full bar; wood-fired pizzas and fresh seafood. Double-tiered
patio with seventeen tables, flowers, waterfalls, and a swan pond. 3540
Blackhawk Plaza Circle, 925-736-4295. BlackHawkGrille.com.
Bridges East-West; lunch and dinner; full bar; Twenty
grapevine-arbor-trellised tables beside a garden and large stone
fountain; quiet, peaceful, and heated. 44 Church St., 925-820-7200.
Esin Restaurant and Bar California cuisine; lunch and dinner;
full bar; fresh-baked desserts. Outdoor patio with umbrellas. 750
Camino Ramon, 925-314-0974. EsinRestaurant.com.
Father Nature’s Shed Californian; breakfast, brunch, lunch
and dinner; beer and wine; coffees. Patio with 25 tables shaded by
large umbrellas. 172 E. Prospect Ave., 925-820-3160.
Faz Restaurant and Bar Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; full
bar. Patio nestled in redwoods, with umbrellas, heaters, and a
waterfall. 600 Hartz Ave., 925-838-1320. FazRestaurants.com.
Marcello’s Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Candlelit
patio with ten tables, shrubbery, and stained-glass windows. 515 San
Ramon Valley Blvd., 925-838-8144.
Masala Indian Fusion Indian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine.
Side patio with umbrellas and heaters seats about twenty. 499 San Ramon
Valley Blvd., 925-362-4900. MasalaIndianFusion.com.
Patrick David’s East-West; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch;
full bar. Covered patio with heat lamps shaded by roof, umbrellas, and
foliage. In Danville Livery Mercantile, 416 Sycamore Valley Rd.,
The Peasant & the Pear California/seasonal; lunch,
dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar. Shady courtyard with around ten
tables and heaters, reminiscent of the pear orchard that originally
inspired the owners. 267 Hartz Ave. in the Danville Clock Tower Center,
Piatti Mediterranean; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; full
bar. Patio seats sixty under heat lamps, umbrellas, and awning. 100
Sycamore Valley Rd., 925-838-2082. Piatti.com.
McNamara’s Steak and Chop House Steakhouse; dinner; full bar.
Six tables on covered front patio with fireplace and fountain. 7400 San
Ramon Blvd., Dublin, 925-833-0995. McNamarasRestaurant.com.
The Junket European-Style Deli/grocery; extensive sandwich
menu includes specialty hams and wursts. Four outdoor tables under an
awning face El Cerrito Plaza parking area. 235 El Cerrito Plaza;
Little Ange’s Bar/steakhouse; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A
patio out back has three tables. 6115 Potrero Ave., 510-232-8979.
Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar Tiny all-organic
certified-green coffee shop with freshly brewed coffee and
Spanish-style bocadillo sandwiches. Sidewalk tables. 6925 Stockton
Ave., 510-528-4709. Well-Grounded.com.
Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria Baked goods and lunch.
Covered patio with four small tables and two open-air benches. Live
music on Saturdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m. through September 1. 4301 San
Pablo Ave., 510-547-0550. Arizmendi-Bakery.org.
Asqew Grill Californian; lunch, dinner, and snacks; beer and
wine. Seating for up to thirty on front patio, with heaters and lovely
plants. 5614 Bay St., 510-595-7471. AsqewGrill.com.
Bucci’s Californian-Italian; lunch and dinner, no Saturday
lunch; full bar. Garden patio with five to twelve tables, depending on
the weather. 6121 Hollis St., 510-547-4725. Buccis.com.
California Pizza Kitchen Pizza; lunch, dinner, and brunch.
Patio with heat lamps and eight tables enclosed by a guard rail. 5614
Bay St., Suite 244, 510-654-0750. CPK.com.
E-22 Cafe Italian; lunch and dinner; wine bar; pizza and
panini. Open outdoor patio. 1366 Powell St., 510-735-9714. E22Cafe.com.
Kitty’s Mexican; lunch and dinner, late-night; full bar.
A tavern with heated outdoor patio lounge. 6702 Hollis St.,
Manzanita Vegetarian and vegan; lunch and dinner. Side patio
with tables under big green umbrellas. 1050 40th St., 510-985-8386.
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Chinese; lunch and dinner; full
bar. Patio with heaters and four tables. 5633 Bay St., 510-879-0990.
Rubio’s Fresh Mexican Grill Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer.
Terrace patio with fourteen tables and a heat lamp. 5614 Bay St., Ste.
233, 510-420-0450, Rubios.com.
Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe American; breakfast, lunch, dinner,
and late-night; $1 domestic beers after 9 p.m. Thirty seats on a
sidewalk patio shaded by umbrellas, plus a stylish waitstaff. 4081
Hollis St., 510-594-1221. RudysCantFailCafe.com.
Semifreddi’s Baked goods and light lunches, including
sandwiches and chili. About a half-dozen tables under umbrellas. 4242
Hollis St., 510-596-9934. Semifreddis.com.
Townhouse Bar and Grill American; lunch and dinner; full bar.
Enclosed patio with fountain, seats around 65. 5862 Doyle St.,
Zao Noodle Bar Chinese; lunch and dinner; wine, beer (some on
tap), wine, and sake. Small terrace patio with ten tables and a
fireplace. 5614 Bay St., Ste. 234, 510-595-2888, ZaoNoodle.com.
Casa Robles Mexican Restaurant Mexican; lunch and dinner;
full bar. Sidewalk patio seats 30. 494 Mowry Ave., 510-796-4750.
Chaat Cafe. Indian; lunch and dinner. Patio seating. 3954
Mowry Ave., 510-796-3408. ChaatCafes.com.
City Beach – Pineapple Bar & Grill American grill;
dinner and weekend lunch; full bar. Back patio with umbrellas. 4020
Technology Pl., 510-651-1660.
Classic Diner American; 50’s-style diner serves breakfast,
lunch, and dinner. Sidewalk patio with four tables and umbrellas. 39403
Fremont Blvd., 510-651-7241.
Buffalo Bill’s Brewery American/brewpub; Lunch, dinner, and
late night; sandwiches and pizza; locally brewed beer on tap and in
bottle; coffees. Twelve four-top tables in front; around fifteen tables
on the side with an awning. 1082 B St., 510-886-9823. BuffaloBillsBrewery.com.
Neumanali Californian; dinner; beer, and wine. Seating for
twenty or more on back garden patio with grapevine and flowers,
fountain, umbrellas, and heat lamps. 742 B St., 510-583-9744. Neumanali.com.
Post Meridian French; dinner and weekend brunch; beer and
wine. Four sidewalk tables under an awning. 1568 Oak View Ave.,
Bistro at the Park/Duck Club American; lunch and dinner; full
bar. Eleven tables on a covered patio; more outside shaded by trees and
umbrellas. 3287 Mount Diablo Blvd., 925-283-7108.
Bo’s Barbecue Barbecue; lunch and dinner; beer and wine.
Niman Ranch meat and friendly service. Seven tables on a patio in
front. 3422 Mount Diablo Blvd., 925-283-7133.
Chow American; breakfast, lunch, dinner; beer and wine.
Encircling patio with large tables, shaded by awnings and umbrellas;
heat lamps; dogs OK. 53 Lafayette Circle, 925-962-2469. ChowFoodBar.com.
El Charro Mexican Dining Mexican; lunch and dinner; full bar.
Patio with around nineteen tables under umbrellas, surrounded by
fountain and flowerbeds. 3339 Mount Diablo Blvd., 925-283-2345.
La Finestra Ristorante Sicilian/Tuscan; lunch and dinner;
full bar. Two covered patios plus a fountain amid vegetable and herb
gardens. 100 Lafayette Circle, Suite 101, 925-284-5282. LaFinestraRistorante.com.
Giardino Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Nine
tables on a front patio with heaters; seats around 24. 3406 Mount
Diablo Blvd., 925-283-3869.
Metro Lafayette California/Asian fusion; brunch, lunch, and
dinner; full bar. An outdoor garden patio seats up to 175, shaded by
magnolia trees and surrounded by lavender, rosemary, and fruit-bearing
vines. 3524 Mount Diablo Blvd. (in the Plaza Shopping Center),
Postino Italian; lunch weekdays, dinner nightly; full bar.
Thirteen tables with heaters on Tuscan-style patio laced with ivy. 3565
Mt Diablo Blvd., 925-299-8700. PostinoRestaurant.com.
Wente Vineyards Restaurant American/Californian; lunch,
dinner, and Sunday brunch; full bar and extensive wine list. Dozens of
patio tables overlooking vineyard. 5050 Arroyo Rd., 925-456-2450.
Haute Stuff Californian; lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat.;
beer and wine. Five tables on a brick patio seat approximately twenty
on sleepy one-way street. Sunny and shaded seating. 521 Main St.,
La Tapatia Mexican; breakfast, lunch, dinner; full bar with
more than a hundred assorted tequilas and “monster margaritas.” Outdoor
patio shaded by a huge tree seats around thirty people; a partially
covered balcony with heaters seats around sixty. 536 Main St.,
Ranch House Cafe American; breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Four
picnic-sized tables on a patio. 1012 School St., 925-376-5127.
Ristorante Amoroma Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar.
Enclosed patio with lemon trees, heat lamps, and jasmine in full bloom.
360 Park St., 925-377-7662. Amoroma1.com.
À Côté Californian; dinner; full
bar; eclectic wine list. Italian-style outdoor setting with columns,
fountain, herb garden, grapevines, and lemon and avocado trees.
Retractable awnings and velvet curtains plus radiant heaters. 5478
College Ave., 510-655-6469. ACoteRestaurant.com.
Aunt Mary’s Cafe American/Southern soul food; breakfast,
brunch, lunch, and Thurs.-Sat. dinner; house-baked pastries; coffees.
Covered front patio with six or more tables. 4307 Telegraph Ave.,
Bakesale Betty American; sandwiches, salads, baked goods and
coffees; breakfast and lunch; tasty fried chicken sandwiches and
salads. Cute sidewalk ironing-board tables and stools. 5098 Telegraph
Ave., 510-985-1213. BakesaleBetty.com.
Barclay’s Restaurant and Pub Sandwiches and huge brew menu;
lunch and dinner; full bar. Sunken patio with eight tables. 5940
College Ave., 510-654-1650. BarclaysPub.com.
Barney’s Gourmet Burgers American diner; lunch and dinner;
beer and wine; coffees. Sturdy wood tables out back on an ivy-bedecked
brick patio, shaded by trees. 4162 Piedmont Ave., 510-655-7180; 5819
College Ave., 510-601-0444, BarneysHamburgers.com.
Bay Wolf Cafe and Restaurant Californian; lunch and dinner;
beer and solid wine list. Eucalyptus-screened, heated veranda with
removable windows seats forty. 3853 Piedmont Ave., 510-655-6004.
Blackberry Bistro Southern/breakfast; breakfast, brunch and
lunch; challah French toast, grits; coffees; beer, wine, sake, and
cocktails. Seven to eight sidewalk tables in front with an awning. 4240
Park Blvd., 510-336-1088. BlackberryBistro.com.
Caffe 817 Bistro; breakfast and lunch; beer and an
exceptional wine list. Tables outside, some shaded by umbrellas. 817
Washington St., 510-271-7965. Cafe817.com.
Caffe Verbena Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Patio
overlooking a Zen garden and downtown. In the Shorenstein Building
atrium, 1111 Broadway, 510-465-9300. CaffeVerbena.com.
Cafe Colucci Ethiopian and Eritrean; breakfast, lunch, and
dinner; beer (some Ethiopian) and wine; coffee. Four sidewalk tables
under umbrellas, with heaters and leafy plants. 6427 Telegraph Ave.,
Cafe Lyon French-style; lunch and dinner; sandwiches,
desserts; wine, beer; coffees. Six sidewalk tables. 5701 College Ave.,
Cafe Rustica Italian, pizza; lunch and dinner; full bar. Four
sidewalk tables in front with umbrellas; the tropical-themed Conga
Lounge upstairs also has outdoor seating. 5422 College Ave.,
Cesar Piedmont California/tapas; lunch and dinner; full bar.
Sidewalk tables on a street-front patio. 4039 Piedmont Ave.,
Chez Simone French; lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch; wine.
Second-floor patio open depending on weather. 4125 Piedmont Ave.,
Citron Californian; lunch, brunch, and dinner; full bar.
Wooden patio in back with redwood beams overhead and trees and flowers
about; heat lamps. 5484 College Ave., 510-653-5484. CitronRestaurant.com.
Cock-a-doodle Cafe Sandwiches, French-style quiches and
omelets; breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Seating
available on garden patio with heaters and umbrellas. 719 Washington
St., 510-465-5400. CockadoodleCafe.com.
Connie’s Cantina Mexican; breakfast, lunch, and dinner; beer
and wine. Back patio with dazzling murals and space for up to 45. 3340
Grand Ave., 510-839-4986. ConniesCantina.com.
Crepevine Crepes and diner food; breakfast, lunch, dinner,
and late-night; beer and wine; coffee. Patio seating under a heated,
covered roof. 5600 College Ave., 510-658-2026. Crepvine.com.
Doña Tomás Mexican; dinner; full bar, great
margaritas. Brick patio with a fountain. Outdoor seating available
seasonally. Closed Sunday and Monday. 5004 Telegraph Ave.,
Dopo Pizzas, pasta, appetizers; lunch and dinner; beer, wine,
and cocktails. Outdoor garden with four tables on the side and three in
front. 4293 Piedmont Ave., 510-652-3676.
Eli’s Mile High Club Bar; kitchen serves cheap foods like
quadruple-stack cheeseburgers, poboys, and wings. A large, partially
covered patio out back with tables, great hangout spot. 3629 Martin
Luther King Jr. Way, 510-358-7818.
Everett & Jones Barbeque Barbecue; lunch and dinner; full
bar; ribs, coleslaw, cornbread muffins; home of the world-famous
barbecue sauce. About twelve tables out front. 126 Broadway Ave.,
Filippo’s Pastaria Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine.
Sidewalk tables under an awning. 5400 College Ave., 510-601-8646.
Holy Land Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; beer; coffee.
Sidewalk tables under a large blue awning. 677 Rand Ave., 510-272-0535.
Il Pescatore Italian; lunch, dinner, weekend brunch; full
bar. Rear patio with twelve tables and umbrellas. Jack London Sq.,
Italian Colors Italian; lunch Tues.-Fri., dinner daily; full
bar. Patio with garden and large fountain offers seating for 42, most
under awnings; view of the Oakland hills. 2220 Mountain Blvd.,
Khana Peena Indian; lunch, dinner; buffet at lunchtime
only. Stylish modern architecture includes covered patio, heated when
necessary. 5318 College Ave., 510-658-2300.
La Calaca Loca Mexican; weekend breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
House-made flan; beer, wine, and margaritas. Twelve patio tables in
front with umbrellas. 5199 Telegraph Ave., 510-601-8226.
Lakeshore Cafe Sandwiches, burgers, and salads; breakfast and
lunch; beer and wine; coffees. Enclosed, secluded patio in back,
festooned with ivy, pillars and fountain. 3257 Lakeshore Ave.,
La Taza de Cafe Spanish tapas Cuban/Latin American food;
dinner, and Sunday brunch; wine and Cuban-style coffee. Live
entertainment Thu.-Sun. includes jazz, flamenco, and Cuban son. Ample
seating on back patio with outdoor fireplace. 3909 Grand Ave.,
Leaning Tower of Pizza Pizza; lunch and dinner. Three
sidewalk tables. 498 Wesley Ave., 510-444-6824.
Levende East California cuisine; lunch and dinner; full bar;
happy hour and specialty margaritas. Three four-top and four two-top
tables on sidewalk. 827 Washington St., 510-835-5585. Levende.com.
Lynn & Lu’s Escapade Cafe American, super omelets;
breakfast, brunch, and lunch. Sidewalk tables plus an upstairs patio
with ten tables. 3353 Grand Ave., 510-835-5705.
Mama Buzz Cafe Pastries, some sandwiches; beer on tap;
coffees. Backyard patio with four small and four large tables, and
three sidewalk tables in front. Free wireless. 2318 Telegraph Ave.,
Marc 49 Tapas/wine bar; dinner; international wine list.
Several tables on a back patio with heat lamps. 4915 Telegraph Ave.,
Messob Ethiopian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Patio in
front with four tables and umbrellas. 4301 Piedmont Ave., 510-428-1122.
Mimosa Cafe American/vegetarian; lunch and dinner; tofu
scramble and pastries; beer and wine. Two storefront tables. 462 Santa
Clara Ave., 510-465-2948.
Nan Yang Burmese; lunch and dinner; large beer and wine list.
Storefront patio made of marble with three small tables, seats about
ten. 6048 College Ave., 510-655-3298.
Nomad Cafe Californian; art and Internet cafe; breakfast,
brunch, lunch, and dinner; beer and wine; smoothies. Five to six tables
under awnings; live music on Fri., Sat., and Sun. 6500 Shattuck Ave.,
Oliveto Italian; breakfast, lunch, dinner; full bar. When the
weather is nice, the downstairs walk-in cafe opens up to four tables
onto the street. 5655 College Ave., 510-547-5356. Oliveto.com.
Palapas Taco Bar Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer, wine, and
cocktails. Tables outside. 200 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 510-268-1700.
Pizzaiolo Wood-fired pizza; dinner, plus coffee and toast
served in the a.m.; vegan options; full bar. Eight uncovered tables in
courtyard out back. Closed Sunday. 5008 Telegraph Ave, 510-652-4888.
Pomodoro Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Nineteen
tables on raised patio, with heat lamps and umbrellas. 5500 College
Powderface Coffee and Beignets Coffeehouse; New Orleans-style
beignets, smoothies, soups, and sandwiches; all-day breakfast, and
lunch. Patio seating for up to thirty at tables with umbrellas. 3411 E.
12th St., Ste. 134, Fruitvale Village, 510-536-3223. Powderface.net.
Quinn’s Lighthouse Seafood; lunch and dinner; full bar. Up to
thirty seats on a peanut-shell-strewn second-story deck, which
surrounds the bar and offers views of the marina and estuary. 1951
Embarcadero East, Embarcadero Cove Marina, 510-536-2050. QuinnsLighthouse.com.
Sabuy Sabuy Thai; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Nine
tables in an enclosed garden courtyard with an orange tree and
fountain. 5231 College Ave., 510-653-8587.
Silk Road Lounge Vietnamese fusion; lunch, happy hour and
dinner; full bar; live music. Patio seating. 101 Broadway,
Somerset American; lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch; full
bar. Trellised patio out back adorned with wisteria and other flowers.
5912 College Ave., 510-428-1823, SomersetRestaurant.com.
Stork Club Bar with uncovered patio and small covered area.
Few amenities aside from overturned milk crate seats, but lots of
gritty urban charm. 2330 Telegraph Ave., 510-444-6174.
Tamarindo Antojeria Mexicana Mexican; lunch and dinner; full
bar. Mexican-inspired patio with five tables. 468 8th St.,
Taqueria San Jose Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer. Eight
tables on side patio with fountains, umbrellas, and trees. 3433
International Blvd., 510-533-5748.
Tropix Backyard Cafe Caribbean/Gulf Coast; lunch, dinner, and
weekend brunch; beer and wine. Jamaican-themed patio with splashy
colors, vines, and flowers holds ten tables with heat lamps, umbrellas,
and an awning. 3814 Piedmont Ave., 510-653-2444.
The Uptown Bar with huge seated outdoor area for drinking.
1928 Telegraph Ave., 510-451-8100. UptownNightClub.com.
Wasabi Japanese; dinner and late night; sushi bar. Outdoor
seating accommodates up to forty. 1611 2nd Ave., 510-836-1611, OaklandWasabi.com.
Z Cafe and Bar Californian; weekday breakfast, lunch and
dinner; dinner-only on Saturday, closed Sunday; beer, wine, and
specialty cocktails; happy hour. Several tables on patio with awning.
2735 Broadway, 510-663-2905. ZCafeandBar.com.
Zza’s Trattoria Italian; lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch;
seafood, salad, pasta; beer and wine. Overhang shades four tables
overlooking lake. 552 Grand Ave., 510-839-9124. ZzasOnline.com.
Alekos Cafe Greek, Turkish, and Middle Eastern; lunch and
dinner. Four sidewalk tables. 2 Theater Sq., Suite 105,
Shelby’s American; lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch; beer
and wine. Storefront tables line a brick walkway in an outdoor shopping
complex, with umbrellas and potted plants. 2 Theater Sq. (next to
Orinda Theater), 925-254-9687. ShelbysSeatBetter.com.
Original Red Onion American diner; breakfast, lunch, dinner.
Enclosed creekside patio seats 40. 2870 Pinole Valley Rd.,
Pear Street Bistro Californian; weekday lunch, daily dinner,
and Sunday brunch; no alcohol served outside. Side patio with retro
furniture. 2395 San Pablo Ave., 510-741-8875. PearStreetBistro.com.
Kinder’s Custom Meats Combination meat market and barbecue
shop; lunch. Two side patios with nine tables. 2227 Morello Ave.,
Pleasant Hill, 925-798-2333. KindersMeats.com.
Left Bank Brasserie French bistro; lunch and dinner; full
bar. Nineteen tables on front patio amid heat lamps and potted fruit
trees. 60 Crescent Dr., 925-288-1222. LeftBank.com.
Baci Restaurant Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Three
storefront tables on quaint street with umbrellas and trees, plus six
tables around the corner. 500 Main St., 925-600-0600. BaciMainstreet.com.
Barone’s Restaurant Continental; dinner; full bar, happy
hour. Deck with umbrellas heaters seats about fifty. Courtyard in back
with gazebo and lawn for private parties. Live music Fri. and Sat. 475
Saint John St., 925-426-0987.
Blue Agave Club Mexican cuisine; lunch and dinner; full bar
with extensive tequila and margarita menu. Front garden patio holds
about 52 tables under umbrellas, trees, and heat lamps. 625 Main St.,
Claude & Dominique’s Bistro French; dinner; beer and
wine. Delightful covered patio. 210 Rose Ave., 925-462-0100. ClaudeandDominiquesBistro.com.
Faz Wood-fired Mediterranean cuisine; lunch and dinner; full
bar. Patio dining under big umbrellas seats sixty. 5121 Hopyard Road,
925-460-0444. 600 Hartz Ave., Danville, 925-838-1320. FazRestaurants.com.
Red Smoke Grill American, barbecue; lunch and dinner; beer
and wine. Front patio with three to five tables under umbrellas. 4501
Hopyard Rd., 925-734-0307. RedSmokeGrill.com.
Stacey’s Cafe American; lunch and dinner; full bar. Front and
side patio with eleven tables under umbrellas festooned with roses. 310
Main St., Suite A, 925-461-3113. EatatStaceys.com.
Warehouse Cafe American; lunch and dinner; Sunday BBQ; full
bar with more than 400 beers. Patio and deck overlooking the Carquinez
Strait. No food service outside, but you can take your food outdoors. 5
Canyon Lake Dr., 510-787-1827.
Portumex Portuguese and Mexican; lunch and dinner; beer
and wine. Extensive outdoor seating includes a large patio in back.721
23rd St., 510-237-7513.
Salute Ristorante Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar. An
awning shades nine tables on a wood patio in front; fountains, heat
lamps, trellises with jasmine archway. 1900 Esplanade Dr.,
Horatio’s American/seafood; lunch, dinner, and weekend
brunch; full bar. Nine patio tables, semi-enclosed with glass, overhung
with a trellis; heat lamps at night. Patio offers a sweeping view of
the marina. 60 Monarch Bay, 510-351-5556.
Joaquin Deli Eastern European deli; lunch; beer and wine.
Front patio with four tables under umbrellas. 275 Joaquin Ave.,
Sam’s Super Burger American diner; breakfast, lunch, and
dinner. Three sidewalk tables with umbrellas and a side patio with two
tables. 18401 Hesperian Blvd., 510-278-6339.
Katy’s Korner Diner food; breakfast and lunch. Shaded patio.
2550 San Ramon Valley Rd., 925-831-2145.
Kilohana Grill Hawaiian; lunch and dinner. Front patio with
four tables shaded by umbrellas. 1061-A Market Place, 925-830-1144.
Sergio’s Trattoria Italian; lunch, brunch, and dinner; wine.
Heated outdoor veranda with 15 tables. 500 Bollinger Canyon Way,
Zachary’s Pizza Pizza; lunch and dinner; beer and wine.
Outside tables in the Summer. 3110 Crow Canyon Rd., San Ramon,
Babushka Restaurant and Deli Eastern European; lunch, dinner,
and brunch; beer and wine. From May through October, garden patio
seating upon request; music and dancing at night. 1475 Newell Ave.,
Le Bistro French; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Two
sidewalk tables under an awning. No wine service outside. 1606 N. Main
St., 925-407-8000. LeBistro.fr.
Breads of India Indian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine.
Seven sidewalk tables. 1358 N. Main St., 925-256-7684. BreadsofIndia.com.
Caffe Delle Stelle Italian; dinner; wine and beer. Four
tables on the street. 1532 N. Main St., 925-943-2393.
Il Fornaio Italian restaurant and bakery; lunch, dinner, and
weekend brunch; full bar. Patio with heat lamps and umbrellas holds
twelve tables bedecked with flora. 1430 Mount Diablo Blvd.,
La Fogata Mexican Grill and Bar Mexican; lunch and dinner;
full bar. Twelve tables in front of restaurant on a covered patio with
shade and ceiling fans. 1315 N. Main St., 925-934-8121.
Genova Delicatessen Italian deli with sandwiches, pastries,
espresso, pasta, and sauces; lunch. Ten to twelve tables on sidewalk at
each location. No bar service outside. 1105 S. California Blvd.,
925-939-3838; 2064 Treat Blvd., 925-938-2888. GenovaDeli.net.
Kaiwa Sushi Japanese; lunch and dinner; beer, wine, and sake.
Two patio tables. 1534 Locust St., 925-274-9496.
Lark Creek Classic and contemporary American; lunch, dinner,
and Sunday brunch; full bar with sweeping wine list; patio happy hour
Mon.-Thurs. from 4 to 6 with discounted specialty cocktails and wine.
Eight tables on front patio, plus a fire pit and sunshade; large table
on side patio. 1360 Locust St., 925-256-1234. LarkCreek.com.
Massimo Ristorante Italian; lunch and dinner; beer plus
extensive wine list. Outdoor patio seating with heaters. Live piano
jazz on Friday and Saturday nights. 1604 Locust Street. 925-932-1474.
Maria Maria La Cantina Mexican; lunch, dinner, and brunch;
full bar. Twelve tables on back patio with creekside dining, nine more
in front; both with trellises and umbrellas. 1470 N. Broadway,
Pomegranate Mediterranean; lunch and dinner; beer and wine.
Twelve storefront tables with umbrellas on a tree-lined patio. 1389-B
N. Main St., 925-944-9292. PomegranateRestaurant.com.
Prima Italian; lunch and dinner; full bar with extensive wine
selection. Loggia with 12 tables overlooks the street; enclosed by
glass doors, opened during good weather. 1522 N. Main St.,
Pyramid Alehouse American; lunch and dinner; beer and wine.
Fifteen tables, benches, and bar seating in back with umbrellas and
heat lamps; front patio seating for 24 under an awning. 1410 Locust
Rocco’s Ristorante & Pizzeria Italian; lunch and dinner;
beer and wine. Hand-thrown pizzas and a vintage mural inside; four
sidewalk tables outside. 2909 Ygnacio Valley Rd., 925-947-6105.
Skipolini’s Pizza Pizza and salads; lunch and dinner; beer
and wine. Back patio seats up to 95 with a fountain and a covered kids’
play area; patio features a mural and is surrounded by heaters, trees
and bushes. 1535 Giammona Dr., Walnut Creek, 925-280-1100. SkipolinisPizza.com.
Stanford’s Californian; lunch and dinner; full bar. Three
patios with eighteen tables under umbrellas, surrounded by
flower-topped brick wall. 1300 S. Main St., 925-944-0895. Stanfords.com.
Tomatina Italian; lunch and dinner; beer and wine. Covered
patio with eight tables under a glass roof, opens onto the street. 1325
N. Main St., 925-930-9999. Tomatina.com.
Va de Vi Bistro and Wine Bar International/global cuisine;
lunch and dinner; full bar. Four sidewalk tables, plus eight on the
side lane and ten on the back deck with umbrellas (reservations
recommended). 1511 Mount Diablo Blvd., 925-979-0100. Va-de-Vi-Bistro.com.
Walnut Creek Yacht Club Seafood; lunch and dinner; full bar.
Heated deck with a nautical theme, plus retractable walls and ceiling.
1555 Bonanza St., 925-944-3474. WalnutCreekYachtClub.com.
Emeryville’s E-22 Cafe.