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(SFGate)   Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe finds out that, in fact, it can   (sfgate.com) divider line
    More: Sad, Oakland, California, Comfort food, Green Day, Uptown Oakland, Mike Dirnt, Coffeehouse, American comfort food classics, Reuben sandwich  
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1321 clicks; posted to Business » on 08 Aug 2022 at 4:20 PM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-08 4:00:15 PM  
Should've named it after a Sex Pistols song instead.
 
2022-08-08 4:04:48 PM  
The busy diner was known for its full barista counter that brewed Oakland coffee, and hearty fare such as stuffed Denver omelettes with hash browns, stacked juicy burgers with crispy bacon, meatloaf and Reuben sandwiches and fruit pies a la mode.

So, like every other diner, only with an espresso counter.
 
2022-08-08 4:09:06 PM  
Mr SJF would take us to Rudy's whenever we were also going to see a concert at the piano store a few blocks away.
 
2022-08-08 4:09:51 PM  
(reads tfa) Huh, different Rudy's.
 
2022-08-08 5:02:49 PM  
Apparently it is a Tardis because it looks tiny from this exterior angle.
 
2022-08-08 5:08:58 PM  
Drinking brew for breakfast
 
2022-08-08 5:09:29 PM  
Not much reason to ride the route of the 19 bus anymore.
 
2022-08-08 5:10:57 PM  

puffy999: Should've named it after a Sex Pistols song instead.


Eat at 'Sub-Mission'  for your hero sandwiches
 
2022-08-08 5:12:42 PM  
Looks like a plate of crappy canned hash.  Meh.
 
2022-08-08 5:13:40 PM  
I wonder, what is the real reason for the closure.

"Passing the torch" isn't a reason.
 
2022-08-08 5:16:18 PM  

puffy999: Should've named it after a Sex Pistols song instead.


Who Killed Bambi's Road Kill Cafe.
 
2022-08-08 5:21:25 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: puffy999: Should've named it after a Sex Pistols song instead.

Who Killed Bambi's Road Kill Cafe.


Anarchy in the Cafe

I prefer L'anachie pour le Cafe myself.
 
2022-08-08 5:40:50 PM  
That sucks, I used to eat there all the time when I worked in Emeryville. They had amazing french fries.
 
2022-08-08 5:45:29 PM  
Had breakfast there a few times. Was always kinda meh and overpriced I thought. They had a location in Downtown Oakland that closed awhile ago.

Not quite sure what makes this Fark-worthy though.
 
2022-08-08 5:59:31 PM  
Eighteen bucks for fish & chips?
Five bucks for a side of mashed potatoes & gravy?
Five bucks for a lemonade?!
Ten bucks for pancakes?!
TWO BUCKS to sub a single pancake?

I dunno, maybe prices are really that high in that area, but, that menu reads like someone wanted to fail.
 
2022-08-08 8:18:26 PM  
Ate there a few times. There was nothing special about it, standard cafe food. Can't say I'll miss it.
 
2022-08-08 8:19:03 PM  

FormlessOne: Eighteen bucks for fish & chips?
Five bucks for a side of mashed potatoes & gravy?
Five bucks for a lemonade?!
Ten bucks for pancakes?!
TWO BUCKS to sub a single pancake?

I dunno, maybe prices are really that high in that area, but, that menu reads like someone wanted to fail.


Honestly I've noticed most restaurants seem pretty overpriced nowadays which is why I primarily eat at home. Also the food I cook tastes better. And I'm getting old. What the fark - is that cloud sassing me?
 
2022-08-08 9:04:54 PM  
Is staying open for 20 years considered failing in the restaurant business now?
 
2022-08-08 9:16:40 PM  
Good, but expensive. Even back in the day
 
2022-08-08 10:06:25 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Is staying open for 20 years considered failing in the restaurant business now?


Well when your name has "can't fail" in it...
 
2022-08-09 11:25:04 AM  
Guess they decided to stop messing around and think of their future...
 
2022-08-09 12:46:41 PM  
Apparently they didn't get the message

The Specials - A Message To You Rudy (Official Music Video)
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