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Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Downtown Oakland Was Best Late Night Breakfast Place

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Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Downtown Oakland Best Late Night Breakfast

ONN – Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Downtown Oakland Was Best Late Night Breakfast Place

This is a tribute to the still-not-replaced best Downtown Oakland late night breakfast restaurant, Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe. An off-shoot of the Emeryville-based, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives-featured, gotta-love-the-rich-food eatery, Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Oakland, located at 18th and Telegraph Avenue, filled need in the Uptown Oakland area for a late night anchor. A place you could go with that nice lady you met at Make Westing next door, or to have a business lunch meeting. I have done both.

Unfortunately, it’s closed, and replaced by a game center! Here is what I vlogged at on July 28th, 2018:

Wow. Rudy’s Cant Fail Cafe Closes In Oakland. This vlogger’s favorite late night breakfast place shut its doors on July 26th 2018. And I found out the hard way: hungry for a Rudy’s Cant Fail Cafe helping of Green Eggs and Ham (not kidding), after attending the TechCrunch August Capital Party in Menlo Park (they only had cheeseburger sliders, and I don’t eat cheese on my sliders, so I passed). I was starving. Rudy’s Cant Fail Cafe In Oakland was right off the 19th Street BART Station exit part of Fox Theater and next to Make Westing Bar, so it was an easy walk. And closed.

A couple of security guard friends of mine told me the shutter was abrupt, and workers were laid off without warning and the culprit was a rumored rent increase on top of the higher minimum wage regulations for 2018 in Oakland.

The Rudy’s folks left a note on the door that reads “We are sad to announce that after 7+ years of serving uptown Oakland, Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe is closing its doors. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to have created a welcoming space for all of the great people who have joined us for breakfast, lunch, dinner, day and night! Rudy’s Oakland last day will be Thursday, July 26. We will be open 7am-3pm.
We are also very proud of and thankful to everybody who has served with us along the way.
Thanks again to everybody who has been a part of Rudy’s time in Oakland, and if you need your Rudy’s fix, you can still come visit us at our Emeryville location where we will continue to be there for you, just as we have for the last 16 years!
Emeryville Hours: 7am – 1am Everyday”

To say that Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe Oakland made the intersection of Telegraph and 18th along with Make Westing is an understatement. Before Phil Tagami redeveloped the Fox Theater for the City of Oakland, that space Rudy’s was in was an adult film store with boarded up windows. You didn’t know what was going on.

When I was intern to the Oakland Redevelopment Agency, my boss Jeff Chew and I took a visit to that space, and to the then run-down and closed Fox Theater. A vastly different world there today.

Where is the late night Uptown Oakland breakfast eatery now? We need one.

Stay tuned.

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