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Getaway Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Classic Eggs Benedict
Two pieces canadian bacon and two poached eggs on an english muffin; topped with hollandaise and served with homefries or hashbrown potatoes
Veggie Benedict
Two poached eggs on a toasted english muffin with avocado, sauteed tomatoes, onions and spinach; topped with hollandaise and served with homefries or hashbrown potatoes
Add Chili on Top $12.95
Huevos Rancheros
Spinach tortilla topped with re-fried beans, two eggs, jack and cheddar cheese, house-made salsa, sour cream, avocado and fresh fried corn tortilla chips
Fresh corn tortillas that are fried and then sauteed in our spicy salsa with crushed red chilies; topped with sour cream, avocado and red onion. Served with refried beans and two eggs
Sausage, Biscuits and Gravy
Two fresh-baked biscuits and three links of sausage topped with our home-made sausage gravy
Banana Nut Pancakes
Three buttermilk pancakes loaded with walnuts, cinnamon and bananas
Coconut-Crusted French Toast
Three slices of coconut-crusted thick sliced sourdough, topped with fresh bananas and our amazingly-rich homemade coconut cream sauce
Sweet N' Sour French Toast
Thick-sliced sourdough bread dipped in our special batter. Topped with sour cream and served with boysenberry syrup on the side
Deluxe Eggs Benedict
We couldn't decide if we liked the veggie or the regular, so we combined them! Two poached eggs on an english muffin with canadian bacon, avocado, sauteed tomatoes, spinach and onions; topped with hollandaise and served with potatoes
Getaway Breakfast Burrito
Spinach tortilla wrapped around scrambled eggs, red and green peppers, onions and pepper jack cheese; your choice of bacon, sausage, chorizo or vegetarian! Served with salsa and sour cream on the side and your choice of potatoes
Bacon and Egg Sandwich
Two eggs over hard, two strips bacon, melted jack cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and mayo on toasted multigrain bread; served with your choice of potatoes
Chorizo Quesadilla
We start with a fresh spinach tortilla and layer it with scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, chorizo and shredded potatoes; griddled and served with sour cream and house-made salsa
The Morning After
One biscuit topped with two eggs and homemade sausage gravy with your choice of bacon or sausage links; served with your choice of potatoes
Hangover Helper
An amazing combination of chorizo and homefries sauteed with tomatoes, onions and peppers; topped with melted cheddar cheese and served with two eggs and toast
Three Slices French Toast or Three Buttermilk Pancakes
Short Stack or Small French Toast
Pancake or French Toast Combo
Two buttermilk cakes or two french toast slices served with one egg and two strips of bacon or two sausage links
Mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, ortega chiles, sprouts, black olives, jalapenos, spinach or salsa; served with choice of cheese, toast and potatoes; turkey, ham, bacon, sausage, chorizo $0.75 Extra; no yolk omelets $1 extra or avocado $1.50 Extra
One Item Omelet
Your choice of american, cheddar, jack, pepper jack or swiss cheese and one additional item
Two Item Omelet
Three Item Omelet
Overland Meat's Breakfast Sausage Patties
Two Eggs and Toast
Served with toast and choice of potatoes
Bacon or Sausage Links
Italian Sausage or Chicken Apple Sausage
Chicken Fried Steak, Grilled Ham or Hamburger Patty
From Scratch Corned Beef Hash
Deluxe Oatmeal
Raisins, walnuts, apples and cinnamon
Getaway Granola
Our special blend of oats, wheat germ, pecans, dried apricots, sunflower seeds, coconut and honey
Old Fashioned Oatmeal
Served with toast and your choice of homefries, hash browns, cottage cheese, tomato slices or fresh fruit
The Club
Turkey, bacon, avocado and tomatoes with jack cheese
South of the border specialty. Ortega chiles, black olives, onions and pepper jack cheese. Topped with salsa, avocado and sour cream
Sauteed italian sausage, onions and peppers with your choice of cheese
Whole Earth
Sliced mushrooms, tomatoes, avocado, onions and sprouts with your choice of cheese
Eggstraordinary Veggie
Sauteed zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, spinach and mushrooms with your choice of cheese
Fresh sauteed spinach, sliced mushrooms and your choice of cheese
Loaded Bloody Mary
White Peach Bellini
Blood Orange Mimosa
Agave Wine Margarita
Juices (12 Oz)
Apple, tomato, pineapple, grapefruit, orange, cranberry
Bottomless Cup of Alpen Sierra Organic Coffee or Decaf
Hot Tea, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Hot Cocoa
Coke, diet coke, sprite, root beer
The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
US$10 - US$25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On our way to ski resort, we stopped for breakfast. It was hidden behind piles of snow, but the food was amazing and the service excellent. The owner works alongside and makes the food choice process much easier and enjoyful!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Georgios B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for breakfast to enjoy the ambiance and food. Getaway Cafe is located right off HW50 just past the agriculture checkpoint and is located in an A-frame building. It is not large but just big enough to provide the right ambiance and warmth...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kgv2828
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for saying such nice things about us on TripAdvisor! I really appreciate the love, and am happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Getaway. In the future, if you have any issues with your order, please let us know while...More

Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding meal, very friendly service. The owner is out there working alongside and as hard as her employees, and with a great attitude. You have to respect that!More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank richardaz416
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

What an honor it is to read this, Richard! I am humbled by your kind words. I love my job because I get to take care of people like you! Thank you for putting a smile on my face, and warming my heart. I hope...More

Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting from Tennessee- we found this place on Trip Advisor and thought it sounded pretty good. We were not disappointed. We actually came back a second time because the food was so incredibly delicious. Today, we were fortunate enough to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Hi Brandy! I don't think hearing these amazing compliments will ever get old. I love treating everyone that comes into my restaurant like gold. Everyone deserves great food and service after all! That is what dining out is all about! I am so happy that...More

Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

The Chilaquiles were excellent, nice job to the owner who was very hospitable. Just about everything on the menu sounds delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michaelmY1468JR
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Hi Michael, I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip to Tahoe, and of course your visit to my cafe. The Chilaquiles are one of my favorite dishes too, although I have to be honest and say that everything else is just as...More

Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Best burger in town hands down !! Large portions of sides ! Service was Jenny on the spot ! Seen to with out having to ask for anything ! Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank maddreddog
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hi there, What a great review to read this morning! It made me laugh out loud too! I appreciate the kind words, and look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes, Diane

Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Getaway is excellent! The folks were friendly, as usual and the food was wonderful. We walked over for a late lunch after some medical appointments. It is a great locals place. We haven't been there in a few years for some reason. We'll be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Michael C
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hi Michael, I am so glad that you found us again! It is always wonderful to welcome people back to the Getaway family. Thank you for your great review, and please let us spoil you again soon! Best wishes, Diane

Reviewed October 27, 2018

Getaway Café is located away from the core tourist district and was about 15 minutes away from my South Lake Tahoe hotel. When I arrived around 7:00, the restaurant was not busy and I was given the option of patio or interior seating (I chose...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Tim R
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Hi Tim! Thanks for taking the special trip to Meyers to dine with us! I feel blessed to have such a faithful following, and of course for my friendly and attentive staff. I am so grateful for your kind words, and happy to know that...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I loved this little cafe. Best eggs Benedict and great coffee that I have had in ages. I had the big version with the grilled spinach, tomatoes and onions. The hollandaise was really tasty accompanied by crispy hash browns. My husbands turkey...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank martinione
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Hello, What an honor it is to read a review like this. I always love hearing that we are the best! It is one thing to claim it ourselves, but another to be recognized by our amazing customers. Thank you, from the bottom of my...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

Great food, friendly service, moderate prices. I go there often for their burgers for lunch. The burgers are a bit pricey however.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Southshorerider
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Thank you a million for your repeat business, and your nice review. It is always wonderful having you dine with us! I like to think that the size of the plates are worth the price you pay! I hope you do too! Until next time,...More

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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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