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Getaway Cafe

3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
$$ - $$$
3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Since they serve breakfast all day long, you can go at lunchtime and still get their delicious Deluxe Oatmeal, with raisins, walnuts and apples. If you want lunch food, their soup and sandwiches are great. We make a special trip when their homemade mushroom soup...More

Thank tahoegram
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diane greeted us as if old friends and her recommendations rocked! 10 minute wait but when offered free coffee it went fast. Like breakfast at "Pleasantville"!!More

Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Aditha, I enjoyed reading your review and seeing your group photo! I would love to share it on our Social Media sites. I hope you are okay with that! We truly enjoy providing our guests with unforgettable dining experiences. We are glad that you...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018

We found this quaint cafe on Mother's Day only 7 miles from the casinos. Needless to say it was packed but we decided to wait the 45 minutes. They called us 5 min later and said there were 2 seats available at the counter if...More

Thank Denise S
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Denise, What a wonderful day to stumble upon my little cafe. I am glad that we were able to accommodate you both quickly, and of course that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us! One of the reasons that we named our restaurant is...More

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

We stayed in Tahoe for my bday and went to breakfast on our last day there. This place was awesome. Everyone ordered something different and it was all delicious. Everything is made from scratch. I had the french toast that was made out of sourdough...More

Thank UC_Davis_Student
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, I am honored that you chose to spend such a special occasion with us, and also humbled by your kind review. It is the biggest blessing to get new customers and turn them into regulars. I think that you will enjoy our lunch...More

Reviewed May 3, 2018

The service was great and the food even better. I found this little gem on TripAdvisor and we made sure to visit on our way out of town. The portions are huge and very tasty. A bonus is their unique "breakfast" drink (beer with sparkling...More

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Carolyn, It's such a treat to serve people from my hometown. I am so glad that you found us on here. We do our best to keep an active presence, and to know that it's paying off makes it all worthwhile Thank you for...More

Reviewed March 22, 2018

Been the favorite since the beginning ( close to 30 years ) Eat here every time I get back to Tahoe. Maybe a change in ownership but not the food or service. Seeing these posts just makes me drool to get back again.More

Thank G H
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2018

Haha - drooling over our photos?! That's what I like to hear. Thank you for sticking with us through the ownership change. We feel blessed to have taken over Chris's Cafe more than 10 years ago, and to continue spoiling such amazing customers. We hope...More

Reviewed February 28, 2018

Everything we had was fantastic. This is one of those places you make plans to go back to! Chilaquiles was great and spicy! The sweet & sour french toast is one of those that go on the list of the best I've had!More

Thank alstrand777
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Wow, that's so sweet of you to say! I sincerely hope you are already planning your next visit. Do you come to the lake often? We will be here waiting to serve you again. Next time, you'll have to try lunch, although once you've experienced...More

Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Wow! So many yummy things on the menu, it’s difficult to decide. My family had the banana pancakes, huevos rancheros and the special chorizo quesadilla. I also had the blood orange mimosa. Everything exceeded expectations for such a small place. The 15 minute wait in...More

Thank KarenBluestone
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Hi Karen, You must have caught us during a cold winter weekend?! I feel bad that you had to wait in the car! I need a bigger restaurant! I am happy nonetheless that you had a great experience at The Getaway, and I hope you...More

Reviewed February 22, 2018

First it was busy on a Monday lunch time so that is a great sign. The food was really great, freshly prepared and mimosas are a top idea!More

Thank John F
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 8, 2018

Hi John, I like your style! You talk about our mimosas and not your meal! Of course, I am curious about what you ordered. Care to share? Either way, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review online. I am grateful! Best...More

Reviewed January 18, 2018

Even if we hadn't had an opportunity to ski for the entire weekend, it would've been worth the flight up just for the breakfast we had. I was trying to decide between the homemade corn beef hash or their eggs Benedict, and the waitress offered...More

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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2018

Hi there, We already sent you a thank you message on Yelp, but we wanted to say it again on here! We am very grateful for your business, and your kind words. Please come visit again soon :) Diane

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Questions & Answers
September 18, 2015|
Response from Diane G | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. We have updated our website and TripAdvisor page to reflect our current hours of operation. We are currently serving breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week from 7am-2pm. Hoping to bring back dinner... More
July 17, 2015|
Response from MarnChar | Reviewed this property |
The Getaway Cafe is open for dinner only Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings during summer. Otherwise just breakfast & lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-577-5132
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The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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