Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Wally's Cafe

3900 San Pablo Ave. (Yerba Buena Ave.) Send to Phone
510-597-1303 | Menu
Tucked away Mediterranean diner frequented by Pixar workers on Emeryville's brief stretch of San Pablo.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • No Credit Cards

* Click here for rating key

Wally's Cafe Restaurant Review

: Down an alley off busy San Pablo Avenue, hidden behind the slightly gritty Bank Club saloon, sits this no-frills, old-fashioned diner comprised of one ring of counter seats with a kitchen in the middle. Owner Walid ("Wally") helms the center area and greets his regulars with reserved pleasantries, free bowls of lentil soup and just-right attentive service. (An unexpected sample of this or that might casually find its way to diners if he feels so moved.) The large poster of Pixar's "WALL-E" character represents devotees from that nearby company, who frequent the joint for its fresh, above-average hummus, baba ghanouj, dolmas and gyros, as well as more complex treats such as well spiced, garlicky shrimp or beef kebabs. Portions are generous and budget friendly, though the place is cash only. Dessert includes house-made baklava.

User Ratings & Reviews for Wally's Cafe
San Francisco Top 10 Restaurant Lists

Discover the top restaurants in the San Francisco/Bay Area for various cuisines and categories like sushi, steakhouses, happy hours, romantic dining and even gourmet food trucks. Find the best restaurants in SF here!

Discover the best restaurants in San Francisco for sushi, steak, a romantic night out and more


Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.