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At a café you can enjoy everything from breakfast and brunch to lunch and even late night desserts –without a long time commitment. The Lake Tahoe area has a wide range of cafés that serve a multitude of breakfast and lunch items during the day and coffee and sweets into the evening. Some of these Tahoe cafés also let you take your goodies on the road, on the trail and wintery slopes.
For a bit of grocery shopping and some delicious deli items, try Obexer's General Store near the Homewood ski resort on the West Shore. Also on this side of the lake is the West Shore Cafe (try their warm lobster dip) or the Fire Sign Café with their large portions and fresh squeezed juice. If you are on the South Shore, head to the Driftwood Café near Heavenly or the Keys Café near the Tahoe Keys Marina. For some vegetarian sandwiches and desserts, try the Blue Angel Café, which is also in South Lake Tahoe. For a special treat, Café Blue at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe fresh pressed juices, signature house-made paninis and Blue Bottle Coffee.