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Cafe Alpina

822 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-541-7449
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“waffles” (2 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, American
822 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

It is two steps up to order food. Then you walk down one step to get your coffee. I got my coffee, turned and fell.......as you are standing on a ledge. There is a sign under the shelf where you get your coffee that says,"...More

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Stopped at this place primarily to use the wifi. That was all the place was good for. Food and service was terrible.

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a quaint and rustic coffee house, and rest assured that the coffee is legit. I was able to get an Americano, so I was happy. They seem to do everything: breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. There's mimosas and smoothies if you're not a...More

Thank JenTravels808
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Great tea selection, good coffee (according to my family), tasty food (quiche, bakery goods, breakfast casseroles), friendly faces. What more could you ask for? Oh wifi! The wifi works.

Thank AaronAllenFlynn
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Easy to miss small rustic independent next to highway in pine woods with indoor and outdoor seating. Huge bagels, veggie and gluten free options. Lots of coffee and tea options.

Thank nak12017
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I stopped by here to grab a java for the road and ended up returning several times. The black drip coffee (with a little cream) is divine! The food selections looked good as well. Another place I will return to frequently!

Thank clz7
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to relax. Big choice of different coffees. Tasty salad and friendly staff. I'll be back next year.

Thank alsogehtdoch
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Alpina came under new ownership last year, and has really improved all the way around. The new owner is a chef and has expanded the menu to include lunch, and they now stay open until 5pm. They just got a beer and wine license too....More

Thank Kim V
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We come here every time we are in South Lake Tahoe. I had the strawberry bread with lemon glaze, and it was declines! My husband had the breakfast burrito. He asked for extra salsa but was told "there is salsa inside." The coffee is very...More

Thank Anaundda E
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This is a very small, snuggly, warm, inviting cafe with inside and outside seating. Help yourself to the specialty coffee that is on the honor system. This cafe/bakery offers up some really tasty treats. The breakfast burrito was huge and good and I split it...More

Thank LindaSPage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-7449
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