Charming Tahoe City is popular for its easy access to the Lake Tahoe and its close proximity to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. It's also known for having some of the best restaurants in the Tahoe area. These range from elegant restaurants and bars with a great lake view (like Christy Hill) to cafés that serve some darn good breakfasts and coffee. For breakfast, start out at the Fire Sign Café for their large servings of Eggs Benedict or waffles, or keep it light with some yogurt, granola and coffee at Gear & Grind. For lunch visit Bridgetender or Jake's on the Lake, which are both good for people watching or being by the water. For an afternoon pick-me-up, get a tea or coffee from the Dam Café and stick around to watch the people on Fanny Bridge. For dinner, head over to the West Shore Cafe in nearby Homewood for their small plates or delicious cioppino or to Dockside 700 for an all night happy hour.