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Ernie's Coffee Shop

1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
+1 530-541-2161
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“home fries” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Comfy booths, good breakfast food, lots of smiles on employees, many choices, however ... no spinach or poached eggs.

Thank Maureen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what the fuss is about. Had eggs, sausage, and biscuits & gravy. First, B&G should be illegal outside of the south. Nobody does it right (especially in Tahoe). So, not gonna hold that against them. Eggs were fine but you could tell the...More

Thank Lunchbox72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ernie's is a very popular place to eat so it is best that you go early for breakfast. There is lots of indoor seating and there is some outdoor seating but it fills up fast because this place knows how to serve some really good...More

Thank LindaSPage
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The coffee was very good. The loco moco was prepared well but lacked some flavor. The breakfast burrito was tightly wrapped and well made. The salsa and chips were good. Staff was prompt with good service. I'd like to go back and try some lunch.

Thank DJ989
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had been recommended the café by the owner of our Inn - it proved to be a very good place to have breakfast. It was very busy but the service was excellent - the food was very good and good value. Would recommend.

Thank MaxonianPortsmouth
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great find, will visit again when in South Lake Tahoe. Had a Club Sandwich, was pleasantly surprised that it was made with REAL roasted turkey slices, and thick cut bacon! Ice tea was fresh, and the french fries where perfect. Many tables around us ordered...More

Thank Carol V
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We recently visited Ernie's Coffee Shop. We hadn't been there in quite a while so we thought we would give it a try. We were impressed with it's cleanliness. It was not very busy and the staff was mildly attentive, They could have been more...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Our group had the breakfast burrito and the egg sandwich. Great spot to get a full breakfast if you are going to one of the snowmobiling tours in the area.

Thank 851travelbug
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were recommended for breakfast to Ernie's and it was a great experience Maria was our server and she was great. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 29 March 2017

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I recently drove from the Sacramento area to Mammoth, and looked for a breakfast place in South Lake Tahoe. Our vegan son and his friend got a vote, and since they found Ernie's has some vegan items,...More

Thank Mark M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-2161
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