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Fire Sign Cafe

1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0871
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (47 reviews)
“coffee cake” (23 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a group of six, with some kids in the mix. Everyone had a great time. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank James K
Reviewed 19 January 2018

We love the varied and interesting menu choices at Fire Sign Cafe. A glass of fresh squeezed carrot juice to start is a must. It is hard to pick from the refreshing menu, but we do love the buckwheat pancakes, the nut and seed waffles...More

Thank PAMike
Robert Y, Owner at Fire Sign Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the great review. We actually close at 3pm, an extra hour of enjoyment for future visits!!

Reviewed 31 December 2017

Once again we enjoyed a great breakfast-- the pancakes are amazing ( I especially love the buckwheat version), and healthier options are terrific too. Eggs Benedict several ways including with delicious ripe tomato and avocado. Very cozy and comfortable. Love!

Thank happywhenitsgood
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch at this charming restaurant during a trip to Tahoe. Everything was delicious--fresh and homemade. My husband had the Reuben sandwich and I had a black bean burger, both specialties of the cafe. Definitely a recommended lunch stop while in the area!

Thank BAR_Ranch_2003
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for breakfast with a party of 6 on a weekday. No problem getting a table right away. The waitress was courteous. The food was great! Wheelchair access was decent.

Thank Kerry K
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This place was awesome the first time we came and it still remains that way they have superb service it was very close to where we were staying and they're very personable great portions not too much and it taste fabulous I recommend this to...More

Thank occa1313
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Fire Sign Cafe is a must for good breakfast or lunch when staying on the western shore of Lake Tahoe. The service is great, and the food is outstanding.

Thank Fredbvegas
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Review is based on visit on December 2, 2017. We stopped here for breakfast following reviews of various local residents and travel sites. Upon arriving around 8:45 AM, we were greeted and seated in a booth where our server Sabrina introduced herself and went over...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Always on the lookout for a good eggs benedict, when researching restaurants in the area, this one ended up on the 'must visit' list. We stopped here for a late brunch on our drive around Lake Tahoe and it did not disappoint! The eggs benedict...More

Thank merlin0830
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have been here twice within a month. Once in September when it was packed and there was a wait to get a table, and once just last month (October) when some of the first snow of the season was falling and the summer crowd...More

Thank Lisa H
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25 July 2017|
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Response from Scott B | Reviewed this property |
No, the drive there is along the lake but the business itself is set back from the lake a little. And across the street. But it is set in Beautiful trees
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, 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: 1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-0871
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Since 1978, Fire Sign Cafe has been a family owned and operated Breakfast and Lunch restaurant. We pride ourselves on our extensive menu, full of homemade food. Our restaurant has been a local favorite since it opened. It has been featured in several publications such as Sunset Magazine, as well as shown on Rachael Ray's, "Tasty Travels". Our great service and even better food are what keep people coming back!
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