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Getaway Cafe

3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Diane greeted us as if old friends and her recommendations rocked! 10 minute wait but when offered free coffee it went fast. Like breakfast at "Pleasantville"!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this quaint cafe on Mother's Day only 7 miles from the casinos. Needless to say it was packed but we decided to wait the 45 minutes. They called us 5 min later and said there were 2 seats available at the counter if...More

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Tahoe for my bday and went to breakfast on our last day there. This place was awesome. Everyone ordered something different and it was all delicious. Everything is made from scratch. I had the french toast that was made out of sourdough...More

Thank UC_Davis_Student
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was great and the food even better. I found this little gem on TripAdvisor and we made sure to visit on our way out of town. The portions are huge and very tasty. A bonus is their unique "breakfast" drink (beer with sparkling...More

1  Thank Carolyn W
Reviewed 23 March 2018

Been the favorite since the beginning ( close to 30 years ) Eat here every time I get back to Tahoe. Maybe a change in ownership but not the food or service. Seeing these posts just makes me drool to get back again.More

Thank G H
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Haha - drooling over our photos?! That's what I like to hear. Thank you for sticking with us through the ownership change. We feel blessed to have taken over Chris's Cafe more than 10 years ago, and to continue spoiling such amazing customers. We hope...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018

Everything we had was fantastic. This is one of those places you make plans to go back to! Chilaquiles was great and spicy! The sweet & sour french toast is one of those that go on the list of the best I've had!More

Thank alstrand777
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Wow, that's so sweet of you to say! I sincerely hope you are already planning your next visit. Do you come to the lake often? We will be here waiting to serve you again. Next time, you'll have to try lunch, although once you've experienced...More

Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Wow! So many yummy things on the menu, it’s difficult to decide. My family had the banana pancakes, huevos rancheros and the special chorizo quesadilla. I also had the blood orange mimosa. Everything exceeded expectations for such a small place. The 15 minute wait in...More

Thank KarenBluestone
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Karen, You must have caught us during a cold winter weekend?! I feel bad that you had to wait in the car! I need a bigger restaurant! I am happy nonetheless that you had a great experience at The Getaway, and I hope you...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

First it was busy on a Monday lunch time so that is a great sign. The food was really great, freshly prepared and mimosas are a top idea!More

Thank John F
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi John, I like your style! You talk about our mimosas and not your meal! Of course, I am curious about what you ordered. Care to share? Either way, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review online. I am grateful! Best...More

Reviewed 18 January 2018

Even if we hadn't had an opportunity to ski for the entire weekend, it would've been worth the flight up just for the breakfast we had. I was trying to decide between the homemade corn beef hash or their eggs Benedict, and the waitress offered...More

Thank 5AZtravelers
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Hi there, We already sent you a thank you message on Yelp, but we wanted to say it again on here! We am very grateful for your business, and your kind words. Please come visit again soon :) Diane

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot for breakfast, great service. Friendly and welcoming staff. We tried the eggs Benedict and the omelette. Everything is fresh and tasteful. Fair price and big plates.More

Thank yara_globetrotter
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Hi Yara, It's not often that we get reviews from half-way across the world, so I'm sending a special thank you for this one! I'm happy that you enjoyed your food and your experience at my little cafe. The Eggs Benedict is one of the...More

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Questions & Answers
19 September 2015|
Response from Diane G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We have updated our website and TripAdvisor page to reflect our current hours of operation. We are currently serving breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week from 7am-2pm. Hoping to bring back dinner... More
18 July 2015|
Response from MarnChar | Reviewed this property |
The Getaway Cafe is open for dinner only Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings during summer. Otherwise just breakfast & lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-577-5132
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The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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