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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!

  •   We come here ALL the time.
    We love the whole earth omelette, the French toast and the oatmeal deluxe!
    Today we got a Cobb salad for the first time with grilled chicken so so so so good! Yum! We love the getaway, all the servers and the owner!

    thumb Angela A.
  •   Right off HWY50, near the highway patrol, lies a little cottage of earthly delight. I'm talking about The Getaway Café. Yes París is burning ( Notrè-Dame) but it's cold outside in Tahoe, and the breakfast here is just the thing to cheer you up.

    I went with the morning after: biscuits n gravy topped with eggs and bacon or sausage with potatoes (homefries or hash browns). Everything was delish and immediately put me in a food coma. I knew this place would be great and I wasn't wrong. The homefries weren't too crispy and neither was the bacon. Everything was cooked perfectly with perfect flavors.

    I followed that up with a half-order of coconut crusted French toast: "coconut crusted thick sliced sourdough , topped with fresh bananas and our amazingly rich homemade coconut cream sauce", i call it heaven on a plate....

    ...the note on my yelp account quoted me saying I will die of a food coma and getaway cafè has brought me one step closer to my self-fulfilling prophecy - thank you getaway!!!!

    thumb Johny B.
  •   The food was divine and customer service was fantastic. Definitely recommend the huevos rancheros and also the ya giver helper.

    thumb Alyssa D.

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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