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Getaway Cafe

3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
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  • Excellent68%
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  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
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Reviewed 2 days ago

First it was busy on a Monday lunch time so that is a great sign. The food was really great, freshly prepared and mimosas are a top idea!

Thank John F
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Even if we hadn't had an opportunity to ski for the entire weekend, it would've been worth the flight up just for the breakfast we had. I was trying to decide between the homemade corn beef hash or their eggs Benedict, and the waitress offered...More

Thank 5AZtravelers
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, We already sent you a thank you message on Yelp, but we wanted to say it again on here! We am very grateful for your business, and your kind words. Please come visit again soon :) Diane

Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Great spot for breakfast, great service. Friendly and welcoming staff. We tried the eggs Benedict and the omelette. Everything is fresh and tasteful. Fair price and big plates.More

Thank yara_globetrotter
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Yara, It's not often that we get reviews from half-way across the world, so I'm sending a special thank you for this one! I'm happy that you enjoyed your food and your experience at my little cafe. The Eggs Benedict is one of the...More

Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a great breakfast with a large group. They did an excellent job of finding us a seat, serving us coffee while we were waiting and serving us after we were seated. The food was great (huge portions) and the experience was a lot...More

Thank Matt A
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Hi Matt, Thank you for choosing The Getaway Cafe while on vacation in Lake Tahoe. I am happy to hear that you had an awesome experience at my restaurant. We love accommodating large groups - even though we are a small place, we know how...More

Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We've been here before and everything on the menu is great. Servings are enormous. My husband likes the biscuits and gravy. The chicken salad wrap was enough for 2 meals. The hamburger was 1/2 pound. The onion rings were crisp and well cooked.

Thank Beth S
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Hi Beth, Thank you for being such a loyal customer and friend of The Getaway Cafe. We feel seriously blessed to have such a grateful and appreciative clientele. I appreciate your thoughtful review, and hope to see you soon. Hugs, Diane

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

You just can't go wrong if you start the day at the Getaway Cafe !! It really doesn't get any better. The service is unmatched! The girls are the best ! The food is a treat ! Don't miss it if you are near !...More

Thank Jeffery H
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi Jeffery! Thank you a million for this awesome review. It made my day! I hope we get a chance to spoil you again! Hugs, Diane

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The absolute best, not just in South Lake Tahoe area(Meyer), but anywhere. Food, service, atmosphere,and staff are all way above average. Sitting outside on a beautiful California day! Just ain't gonna get better than this. If there is a wait for seating, WAIT. You will...More

Thank flybear36
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Hi! Reading your review brightened my day. Thank you kindly. I truly appreciate all of your compliments, and I hope we get the opportunity to spoil you again soon. All my best, Diane

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great little restaurant with an excellent menu. Not just your eggs and bacon place. Biscuits and gravy with egg and bacon was one of the best. Excellent gravy. The hangover was nice and spicy. Great service. Always refilling coffee and waters. I would go back...More

Thank Jerry Z
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi Jerry! Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your food and service. We hope you get the chance to come see us again soon! Best wishes, Diane

Reviewed 7 August 2017

Read about this on the AAA information sent to me and the coconut crusted french toast got me and had to try. It's a little ways out from SLT, about 25-30 minutes but totally worth the drive. Its tucked away off the road, you can...More

Thank Diana H
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Hi Diana! It's great to know that we got a customer from AAA, and that you enjoyed my Coconut French Toast recipe. It is by far one of my favorite dishes to make, and to eat! I am glad you had an excellent visit to...More

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Omg this place is amazing and worth the wait! They have the most amazing coconut banana pancakes!! This spot definitely has the best breakfast in town! Good service and food!

Thank Sarai4me
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hi Sarai! Thank you, thank you, thank you! All of your comments made me incredibly happy. You're the best. We will be here to welcome you on your next visit. Hugs, Diane

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Questions & Answers
18 September 2015|
Response from Diane G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We have updated our website and TripAdvisor page to reflect our current hours of operation. We are currently serving breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week from 7am-2pm. Hoping to bring back dinner... More
18 July 2015|
Response from MarnChar | Reviewed this property |
The Getaway Cafe is open for dinner only Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings during summer. Otherwise just breakfast & lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
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The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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