Start your day of hiking, skiing or kayaking in the Lake Tahoe area with one of these 10 Best breakfast locations. These restaurants are located all around the lake and usually feature large menus and a huge variety of food including bacon, sausage, pancakes and waffles, omelets and egg dishes, specialty dishes and great coffee and juice.
If you want to start out light, head to the Keys Café in South Lake Tahoe for their popular Acai Bowl with Acai berries, blueberries, banana, strawberry, and soy milk. For something more hearty, the Fire Sign Cafe near Tahoe City is a local favorite where the crepes and Eggs Benedict are highly recommended.
If you are in Truckee, get in line early for the Squeeze In. It was featured on the Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay and is renowned for its huge omelets – all 62 varieties. They feature almost every ingredient conceivable (including shrimp, avocado, and pesto), as well as standbys like bacon, onions, and cheese, many of the omelets are named after regulars who invented them. This fun restaurant (with several locations around the Reno and Sparks area as well) also has a great pancake dish called the Quintana Roo or Foo with two pancakes (Roo) or two pieces of French Toast (Foo) with two eggs prepared any way you like with your choice of ham, bacon, sausage or turkey sausage.