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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!

  •   Owner: Diane-
    Friendly. Imaginative. Competent.
    Server: Ashley -
    Friendly, warm, efficient. Engaging.

    Frank's burger: Amazing! Inventive! Layers of Flavor! Fresh baked bread daily.

    Juevos rancheros with home made chorizo: Full of flavor. Minimal grease.

    French toast: Light, crisp, rich, delicious.

    Its apparent Diane keeps the hot oil clean
    Restaurant: Cute, clean, and quaint.

    thumb Jeff W.
  •   We visit South Lake Tahoe every two to three years.  This trip (June 2018) we came with our daughter and son-in-law.  Our daughter looked on Yelp and found The Getaway Cafe, which we had never tried but the menu looked wonderful.  We decided to go for breakfast.  The location is just a few miles out of town, but we were there in 10 minutes.  We had a small wait, but delicious coffee is served outside while you wait.  It was a little too cool for us to sit outside - but many chose that option.  We were so impressed by the friendliness of staff, and the owner stopped to talk to us, and checked on us several times during our meal.  I had the corned beef hash (made from scratch) with eggs, and it was amazing.  My husband ordered the Hangover Helper, and said it was the best chorizo he'd ever tasted, and he orders that item often.  Along with an egg breakfast, our daughter ordered the coconut crusted french toast, and shared it with me.  l would drive back just for that, along with all the other delicious food!

    We have several activities we love to do every time we visit S. Lake Tahoe - and Getaway Cafe has been added to the list.  As we left, the owner gave each of us a hug.  What a memorable meal and experience.

    thumb Patricia M.
  •   This is our favorite breakfast (and sometimes lunch) spot in all of South Lake Tahoe. We come up to Tahoe roughly 6 times a year and this is always our last stop on the way out before heading home. They have a nice quaint local atmosphere. Most of the servers have been there for at least 2-3 years now and they are all very friendly and provide great service. The owner is a sweet heart and always tries to make sure everyone gets a seat during the busy days.

    One thing we really like is the specials. On Mother's Day about 1 year ago they served up a French toast berry special with cream cheese I think and it was he best French toast I've ever had. I always look out for it on the specials still but they only bring it back once or twice a year. Everything on the menu is great. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed!

    thumb Brandis A.

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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