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Awesome breakfasts or brunch in Tahoe (north or south)

violet42 Jun 27, 2013 05:22 PM

Anyone have recommendations for amazing breakfasts in Tahoe? Whether it be South Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Tahoe City, Incline Village, anything from pastries to diners to brunches, I'm just looking for everyone's favorites. There aren't a lot of recent discussions on Tahoe breakfasts. Thanks!

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    glbtrtr Jun 27, 2013 05:25 PM

    Sunnyside near Homewood - North shore

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    1. re: glbtrtr
      c oliver Sep 7, 2013 06:26 PM

      Sunnyside may serve breakfast for guests staying there but otherwise not.

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      shellsbutt Jun 29, 2013 10:30 PM

      We tried out Fire Sign Cafe in Tahoe City earlier this month. It was pretty good. My husband loved the french toast.

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      1. re: shellsbutt
        c oliver Sep 7, 2013 06:27 PM

        We love Fire Sign. Usually get the Baker's Benedict, which has a sausage patty instead of Can. bacon.

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        baseballfan Jun 30, 2013 12:36 PM

        Squeeze Inn Truckee

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          ola Jun 30, 2013 12:42 PM

          Second on Sunnyside. One of my very favorite places to grab a bite or a drink in Tahoe.

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            RevrendAndy Jul 1, 2013 03:24 PM

            The Log Cabin in Kings Beach is my favorite.


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            1. re: RevrendAndy
              c oliver Sep 7, 2013 06:28 PM

              The Log Cabin IS good but there are LONG lines. Almost always.

            2. Steve Green Jul 11, 2013 08:09 PM

              Haven't been there in a few years, but we really like the Old Post Office Cafe in Carnelian Bay.

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                c oliver Sep 7, 2013 06:28 PM

                I don't DISlike the OPO but it doesn't ring any bells for me.

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                  glbtrtr Sep 8, 2013 08:35 AM

                  Agree, it is the sort of place that looks like it should be great but I also walked away with disappointment too - an indifferent classic American breakfast, which is pretty hard not to get right. Caveat: this was several years ago, so maybe it is better. Had no interest in ever going back.

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                    c oliver Sep 8, 2013 08:52 AM

                    It's also been a few years since we've been. We have friends who go there every time they're up. I think because it's the closest place to us (we live in Cedar Flat).

              2. c oliver Sep 7, 2013 06:31 PM

                Sorry for the late replies. I honestly forget that Tahoe is on the CA board while Reno is on SW.

                Fire Sign is our fave. But after that, we honestly like the breakfast at the Biltmore just over the CA/NV line on 28 and also Crystal Bay across the street. And if willing to drive a bit farther, the cafe at the Hyatt is REALLY good.

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