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The Old Post Office Cafe

5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
+1 530-546-3205
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (15 reviews)
“omelette” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Old Post Office Cafe was right near our rental, and we were so happy to have it. It's super local--not touristy--and the food is good, as well as the service. We fought over the last french fry!

Thank phantomframe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is weak. The sitting is crowded. Service was friendly and professional. In Tahoe that can change in a day, but on our visit it was good. Noise level is high. Property is clean. Menu is varied for breakfast. The food was hot and fresh....More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our first trip to Lake Tahoe, we visited this restaurant. Our meal was very good. We ordered oatmeal, egg, muffin and toast. The staff was friendly and attentive. My husband asked about the decor and asked questions about the postage stamp wallpaper and postage...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Very busy but service was good. Good breakfast food. Local favorite. Easy to find. Enjoy the atmosphere

Thank kirbygreen
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I am from North Carolina, and felt right at home here in an old time breakfast spot. Delicious sausage gravy! And do not miss their bacon waffles. Everything is defiantly better with bacon!

Thank ma102014
Reviewed 27 April 2017

I am a breakfast person and this place is amazing! Outstanding food, great coffee, excellent service with a smile! If I lived here, I'd be there every day!

Thank Shadowe10
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Food is good and there is a lot of it. The service was good and checked up on us a couple of times.

Thank Ben&Najwa
Reviewed 15 March 2017

HaVe beEn a paTron fOr maNy yeArs. I dOn't liVe in thE arEa so viSit whEn poSsible. ThEre haVe beeEn a feW ownErs siNce The 70'S. The foOd iSn't is goOd as it onCe wAs- hoWever, I keEp coMing BAck, I guEss it's simPly traDition...More

Thank monsoons2013
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good for breakfast, they have nice omelettes and other American breakfast items. It is a quiet place and it opens early, which was convenient. Our server wasn't happy on that day, and she was barely answering our questions.

Thank Raghda E
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were excited to try this local restaurant yesterday based on previous reviews. Started off fine, nice table, drinks, coffee. We patiently waited for our food despite all surrounding tables being served before us. After over 45 minutes passed (keep in mind this is breakfast)...More

Thank Emma G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Carnelian Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-3205
  • E-mail
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