Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Restaurant Review, Emeryville


Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe

4081 Hollis Street (At Park Ave)

Emeryville, CA 94608


Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe Website

Rudys Cant Fail Cafe Interior

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe is a diner in Emeryville, near the Home Depot shopping center, serving American food till 1am. Big breakfasts, salads, burgers, and sandwiches. Breakfast is served all day. It is owned by Billie Joe from rock band Green Day.

Rudys Cant Fail Cafe Exterior

Decor, Vibe – Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe features an outdoor patio for warmer days, funky decor inside with barbie dolls on one wall, rockish art on others. During lunch, the place was filled with local workers, folks from the 20’s to 40’s.

Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Menu Pictures (Click to zoom into any picture)

Website Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Menu


Rudys Cant Fail Cafe Monster Burger

Monster Burger ($11.95) has double the cheese and double the patty making it huge. A mound of nice meat maddness. Ran out of bun. Fries or Green Salad. The fries were good and plentiful. They ask you how you want the burger done.

Rudys Cant Fail Cafe Bacon Classic Burger

Bacon Classic with Cheese ($9.50) came with a good sized patty and lots of bacon. Cooked to a perfect and juicy medium rare, this was a very good burger. Decent bun but not artisanal.

Rudys Cant Fail Cafe Patty Melt

Patty Melt ($8.95) with melted Swiss on rye with grilled onions and thousand island dressing is another variation to serving their delicious burgers for those who like this style.

BBQ Pork Sandwich Tender Roasted and Shredded BBQ Pork on a Sesame Bun Served with House Made Cole Slaw ($9.95) was surprisingly decent. A ton of tender shredded pork and a reasonable BBQ sauce.

Rudys Cant Fail Cafe French Toast

French Toast Deuces wild ($9.50) Two pieces of Challah French Toast, Two eggs, two pieces of bacon with whipped butter and syrup was a pretty good sized hearty meal at anytime of the day.



Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe had typical service for a cafe of this type. Their prices are decent and portions good sized. If you are looking for some American diner fare in the East Bay, check this place out, especially if it is late. The burgers are some of the best on this side of the bay. $1 beers after 9pm. Kid’s menu available at Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe.

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Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Hours:Daily 7am - 1am
Parking:Street, Free Lot
Prices:$7.50 - $11.95

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  • Ben
    July 16, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    It is owned by Mike Dirnt of Green Day not Billie Joe. Just an FYI.

  • Malin
    January 4, 2010 at 1:56 pm


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