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Alpine Comfort Cuisine


Breakfast & Lunch

Great Food, Affordable Prices
Why Choose Us
locals favorite
The Getaway Cafe has been a local’s favorite for breakfast and lunch since 2006. 99 percent of everything on our menu is made from scratch with love. Our Mexican breakfast specialties are incredibly flavorful and we offer a wide array of vegetarian breakfast and lunch options. We serve locally roasted Alpen Sierra Coffee, and offer Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Draft beer and a great selection of wines by the glass. Our mission is simple: Fresh-made food, large portions, incredible service and passion for exceeding guest expectations!
kitchen rules
made from scratch with love
May your meal be enhanced by the friendly banter of an attentive staff. Everything is made fresh to order in a very small kitchen so sit back, relax and enjoy the conversations of the guests you are dining with. I promise you it will be worth the wait.
Getaway Favs



Three slices of coconut-crusted thick sliced sourdough, topped with fresh bananas and our amazingly-rich homemade coconut cream sauce



Fresh corn tortillas that are fried and then sauteed in our spicy salsa with crushed red chilies; topped with sour cream, avocado, and red onion. Served with re-fried beans
and two eggs



We start with a fresh spinach tortilla and layer it with scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, chorizo and shredded potatoes; griddled and served with sour cream and house-made salsa



Cajun spices, tossed in Frank’s hot sauce, then topped with bacon, avocado, crisp onion strings and grilled bleu cheese bun

people love our food

see what they say

This was my favorite place to eat in South Lake Tahoe! They have so many choices and their breakfast/brunch food is simply the best. Absolutely amazing poached eggs and hash browns.

The cafe feels very cozy in the inside and the service was fast and friendly. Highly recommended! 

Zsofi T. Berkley CA

Love it! Had a great breakfast and the service was good. Fresh ingredients made it all the better. I ordered the Chorizo Quesadilla, so yummy. Could only be better, if it was made with soy chorizo. My brother in law had the decadent Coconut Crusted French Toast. It was definitely dessert for breakfast.

Can't wait to try their burgers the next time I'm in town.

Milton H.

Don't pass this place up! Amazing food and service. By far the best breakfast in town. 

The owner comes by and checks on you and makes this place feel very welcome.

Tarah J.

People Love Us on Yelp!

  •   Holy moly. This place is incredible. Not only is the food some of the best breakfast food I have ever had, but the people that work here are so nice. So loving and kind and happy. We're from SF and have a lot of great breakfast restaurants but this one blows them out of the water.  

    We ordered Regular French toast for the table, to split between 4 people. It was perfectly cooked, slightly crisped and soft inside. 6 big fluffy pieces melted in our mouth.

    We then ordered the chorizo quesadilla, the huevos rancheros, and 2 morning afters.

    The chorizo quesadilla is a total grand slam.
    The huevos rancheros were the best I have ever had. Add chorizo and it will change your life. They have the best chorizo ever.
    These two dishes are crazy packed with flavor and it's all spot on and so fresh.
    And the morning after biscuits were so buttery and yummy. Perfect combination of flavors.

    And did I mention the staff and owner are just incredible. So loving and sweet and playful and attentive. I wish I was her daughter in law! She was hugging us and always checking in and so friendly.

    If you don't come here for breakfast it will be your biggest miss about coming to south lake ever. We debated staying an extra day so we could come back for lunch. Can't wait to come back!!

    thumb Kayla M.
  •   Wonderful experience at our first time visiting The Getaway Cafe. Very large portions and everything hot and fresh. Coffee was super fresh and delish. Bloody Mary was perfect!! We got to sit at the bar and witness the efficiency of the kitchen and waitstaff staff. As someone who worked in the restaurant biz for many years, I was extremely impressed. Breakfast is the hardest meal to serve in a restaurant and these folks make it look easy. My only suggestion would be to cook the eggs and muffin a tad longer so it holds up more, making for better texture enjoyment with the Deluxe Benedict. Looking forward to many return visits!

    thumb Katie T.
  •   The food is amazing beyond belief. It's all fresh and ingredients are all local. The staff is so sweet and always recommends the best stuff on the menu. Just look at the photos those speak for themselves.

    thumb Stinson Sara M.

People Love Us on Yelp!

you can find us

you can find us

3140 Hwy 50 (Emerald Bay Road)
Meyers CA 96155

contact us

contact us

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give us a call: 530-577-5132

With all the options for dining in the Lake Tahoe area we are pleased you have found our website.

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