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The Old Post Office Cafe

5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
+1 530-546-3205
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (15 reviews)
“omelette” (12 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a late breakfast here and the place was really busy yet food was quick and good. They have a large menu selection and lunch is available from 10am. Only regret they're not open for dinner.

Thank Michatravelling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast with a group of 7. They seated us quickly outside and moved umbrellas to shade our table on a warm morning. Excellent service and good quality food. Would recommend and I'd come again.

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered to go breakfast with a strict no mushroom request. On the receipt it says mushrooms. Good thing I inspected it before eating or I'd be in the hospital right now. Mushrooms all in the mix. Operating a business myself out here, I know how...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The Old Post Office Cafe was right near our rental, and we were so happy to have it. It's super local--not touristy--and the food is good, as well as the service. We fought over the last french fry!

Thank phantomframe
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Parking is weak. The sitting is crowded. Service was friendly and professional. In Tahoe that can change in a day, but on our visit it was good. Noise level is high. Property is clean. Menu is varied for breakfast. The food was hot and fresh....More

Thank Edward S
Reviewed 27 May 2017

On our first trip to Lake Tahoe, we visited this restaurant. Our meal was very good. We ordered oatmeal, egg, muffin and toast. The staff was friendly and attentive. My husband asked about the decor and asked questions about the postage stamp wallpaper and postage...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Very busy but service was good. Good breakfast food. Local favorite. Easy to find. Enjoy the atmosphere

Thank kirbygreen
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I am from North Carolina, and felt right at home here in an old time breakfast spot. Delicious sausage gravy! And do not miss their bacon waffles. Everything is defiantly better with bacon!

Thank ma102014
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I am a breakfast person and this place is amazing! Outstanding food, great coffee, excellent service with a smile! If I lived here, I'd be there every day!

Thank Shadowe10
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Food is good and there is a lot of it. The service was good and checked up on us a couple of times.

Thank Ben&Najwa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Carnelian Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-3205
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