Coffee, Crepes & Eggs Benny: 10Best Breakfast Spots in Tahoe

Start your day of hiking, skiing or kayaking in the Lake Tahoe area with one of these 10Best 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.



Skiers and hikers love breakfast and brunch at the Log Cabin Cafe, claiming their generous portions of eggs, pancakes, and many other breakfast mainstays to be the ideal fuel for a day on the slopes. Cajun, Lobster or Crab Eggs Benedict,...  Read More



For over a quarter of a century, this cheery establishment has been serving three meals a day to crowds of tourists who leave full and happy. Rosie's breakfasts include items such as Eggs New Orleans, Bagels and Lox and Huevos Rancheros. You can...  Read More



The spot for breakfast and lunch in Truckee, Squeeze In is renowned for its huge omelets � all 62 varieties. Featuring almost every ingredient conceivable (including shrimp, avocado, and pesto), as well as standbys like bacon, onions, and...  Read More

Heidi's Pancake House
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Heidi's is known in the South Lake Tahoe area for its delicious pancakes and Swiss-themed breakfast. Locals and skiers stop by this place to munch on some delicious sandwiches and burgers along with steaming hot coffee. For its regular guests,...  Read More



With rave reviews from locals and visitors and lines often out the door on busy weekend mornings, Fire Sign Cafe is surely one of Tahoe's most popular breakfast spots. A quick glance at the menu shows why � a dill and artichoke omelet,...  Read More



The Old Post Office Cafe in Carnelian Bay has a casual, laid back atmosphere with good home-style breakfasts. Try the build-your-own egg-and-cheese scrambles, fluffy pancakes that are made from scratch and breakfast burritos with local eggs....  Read More



The Keys Cafe is located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe in a tiny yellow house. This funky cafe serves up breakfast, lunch, beer wine and their famous smoothies. The atmosphere is fun with local art on the walls and fresh, local eggs served in...  Read More



Zuri Coffee brings a bit of the Bay Area and Europe to Lake Tahoe. This Bohemian-style cafe owned by a Swiss couple serves not only great coffee, but also a variety of crepes and panini for both breakfast and lunch. Start off with a latte or...  Read More



The Driftwood Cafe near the Heavenly ski area in South Lake Tahoe has a huge menu full of breakfast and lunch items. This cute little diner decorated with Tahoe driftwood serves items such as Huevos del Driftwood with tortilla chips and grilled...  Read More



The exceptional breakfast buffet at Cascades at the Resort at Squaw Creek is not only delicious, it comes with a stellar view. Located in Olympic Valley, this hotel restaurant pairs gourmet food with a casual atmosphere and views of the...  Read More


Meet Christina Nellemann

Christina has lived in the Reno/Lake Tahoe area since she was a baby. A first-generation Nevadan, her Danish parents instilled in her an intense love of travel and the wild, rugged outdoors...  More About Christina