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Getaway Cafe

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3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
07:00 - 15:00
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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74 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a spot to grab breakfast before hitting the slopes. getaway delivered, the food was awesome probably enough for us to eat there tomorrow!

Thank Kevin D
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a late breakfast about 11 A.M. before heading back to Sacramento. There were people waiting to be seated when we drove into the parking lot. It's a tiny place with seating for 30. Refreshing to be met at the door by the owner, Diane. There is hot coffee to sip on while waiting to be seated. We... More 

Thank Terri Y
Gilroy, California
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have been coming here for about 5 years. Great breakfast, fantastic dinners, in a casual setting. Very friendly wait staff.

Thank Marty S
South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Small place. Get there early or be prepared to wait a little bit. Great consistent service.

Thank Kathy W
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kathy! Hearing that you think we are the best breakfast in town is music to my ears! I am very fortunate to have customers like yourself. Thank you for your short and sweet review! We can't wait to welcome you back. Best wishes, Diane More 

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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed every item we ordered off the menu. Came in hungry and left fulfilled. The coconut french toast was tasty, but even half order felt more than enough sweetness. Be prepared to wait, but do come hungry. Recommended!

Thank Ming Z
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, Ming. I am happy to know that you enjoyed all of your dishes, and also curious about what else you tried besides the Coconut French Toast! Would you mind sharing? I hope you have a wonderful day, and please come visit again. Best wishes, Diane More 

Laguna Beach
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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The fact that the owner of this cafe takes the time to respond to Tripadvisor posts intelligently says a lot about the restaurant. It is well managed; the staff turnover seems non-existent (the same young waitresses have served me for at least three years); the food is excellent--I had an omelette that was so large I could not finish it;... More 

Thank LagunaMike
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Mike, I got a chuckle out of your warning about the sign. I can not tell you how many times someone has kissed it with their bumper. Thank you for your kind words on my staff as well, I will be sure to pass along your compliments to them. I am truly blessed to have such a great team,... More 

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146 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I had the awesome burger, my friends had a burrito and the Ragin Cajun. By far the best food I have ever had in the South Lake Tahoe area. It deserves a 5 star rating. It truly is a great "Getaway"!

Thank Ted L
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Ted! Thank you for the wonderful compliments. It is every restaurant owners dreamt hear those words! We are only the best because we have the best customers - like yourself! I appreciate your business, and of course your review and hope to serve you again soon. Hugs, Diane More 

Santa Ynez, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Our family (14 in all) just enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here. Generous portions of food. A varied menu, along with a nice kid's menu. They even had the lunch menu available at 8:30 am. The service was excellent! This is a great place to go if you want to avoid heading into the busy part of South Lake Tahoe.

Thank badgerlair
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for the 5 star TripAdvisor rating! It means the world to me. I am thrilled to know that you were all extremely satisfied with your experience at my little cafe. I hope that you join us for another meal soon. Best wishes, Diane More 

Chanhassen, Minnesota
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317 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I had a breakfast burrito in a spinach tortilla. It was good, not great. My wife had a hamburger with no bun. She said it was cooked nicely, but was not memorable. The Bloody Mary was really good; again, not great. Service was outstanding. I can see coming back here for breakfast the next time I'm at Lake Tahoe, but... More 

Thank Sid R
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Sid! I apologize that your experience at The Getaway was not up to par. We pride ourselves on serving only the best, freshest food, and quality cocktails. Did you happen to let your server know that you were unhappy with the food? We are always more than happy to replace it with something that you would give a five-star... More 

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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We stopped to have breakfast on our way to Bodie. The food was good and tasty. They made a mistake with the eggs but they were very apologetic and took off 20% on the meal, even If I told them that it was not needed. I like my eggs over hard and theirs was cooked but not so much that... More 

Thank capun1950
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you very much for the five-star review! I apologize for the mishap, but I'm happy to hear that my staffed their best to remedy the situation. We work hard to make sure all of our guests have the best experiences here. We want you to come back every time you visit the lake! I hope you had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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
The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?