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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (18 reviews)
“pancakes” (30 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a nice breakfast here. My son loved their pancakes and my husband and I both enjoyed our egg scrambles and bacon. You can tell this is the sort of place frequented by both vacationers and locals. It really is in an old post...More

Thank Carolyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Famously funky roadside coffee shop. Circa 1930-1970. Enjoyed the reuben sandwich, chocolate milkshake on the enclosed sun porch. Chatted with some old timers at the counter...

Thank Diedra34108
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Servers were great here--very friendly and quick. Our breakfasts were very yummy! I had a scramble and both of my friends with me had the two eggs and bacon. We were all very happy with our meals.

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on a Saturday, and there was a small wait (15 minutes) but was worth it. It's what you'd expect for a small locally owned cafe.

Thank Scott B
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a great breakfast here. We got there early, so no problem getting a seat, but I’m sure it gets very busy after about 9 or so. It’s very small, maybe 12 tables and a counter. The food and service were excellent. They have...More

Thank suethenurse29
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Old time place that hits the mark on many fronts. FOOD A+. SERVICE A+. SETTING A+. Need I say more?!

Thank 1kenny
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Friendly staff, tasty breakfast fare, and reasonably priced for Lake Tahoe. Looking forward to our next trip to the Lake and will eat here again.

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch after a morning on the lake. Great food, we all tried something different from burgers to breakfast and every plate was delicious. A must stop for breakfast and lunch when on the North side of Tahoe.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed July 5, 2018

We stopped in here after a sunrise hike up near Kings Beach since this was one of only a handful of restaurants open at 6:30am. The inside is super cozy and cute, our server was very friendly and made sure our coffee mugs were never...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Was recommended as a good place to eat so we tried it for lunch and were very pleased. My husband had a delicious chefs salad and I enjoyed a sautéed veggie sandwich which was very good. It was a post office from the 1940s to...More

Thank Yogagmama
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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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