Best Breakfast Restuarants in Tahoe South

5th January, 2020

Lake Tahoe provides unlimited adventures and properly fueling your body for daylong energy is crucial. Everything from playing in the mountains to taking breathtaking sightseeing tours should all start with a hearty breakfast. We rounded up our favorite breakfast options in Tahoe South. So, bring your appetite and get ready to indulge all your senses.

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Bert’s Café 

Bert’s is easily known as a local’s favorite breakfast restaurant because of their commitment to homemade, made-from-scratch items. Whether it’s the strawberry or blueberry compote on your fluffy pancakes or the biscuit and gravy with your eggs, Bert’s prides themselves on making their items fresh every day. The fresh waffles and pancakes will take you back to childhood on your first bite. It’s among Tahoe South's most popular breakfast spots, and there is usually a line so make you get there early. On your first visit make sure to try the Crepe's Benedict with scrambled eggs, sausage and spinach or the popular breakfast burrito.

Ernie’s Coffee Shop

Don’t let the name fool you, Ernie’s is way more than a good place to get a cup of coffee. It’s another breakfast restaurant staple known for having some of the best breakfast in South Lake Tahoe. The log cabin design is filled with bright sunlight and offers some of the best fresh-squeezed orange juice you’ll taste. They also serve coffee roasted from local Alpine Sierra Coffee Roasting Company, which creates a special roast exclusively for the restaurant called Ernie’s Mountain lands. Whether you’re craving Belgian waffles, a Tahoe scram, or vegan banana French toast, breakfast is served all day and can be paired with whatever you desire from fresh-squeezed orange juice to a root beer float.

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The Getaway Café

If you’re looking for a place that feels like home and where strangers become friends, then look no further than Getaway Café located on Highway 50 in Meyers. This quaint little restaurant draws in locals and long-time visitors daily with generous food portions. What’s unique about the Cafe is the blend of American, Italian, and Mexican cuisines on the menu, sometimes with a twist, but always prepared with a passion for flavor. Make sure you try their deluxe eggs benedict if you’re looking to start your day right!

Meyers Downtown Cafe 

Meyers Downtown Café is another local’s favorite located in Meyers that’ll easily win your heart if you've been looking for the ultimate mom-and-pop breakfast spot. Be advised they are cash-only, but that extra trip to the bank is worth it. The rustic Tahoe décor and warm hospitality will instantly make you feel at home enjoying an awesome breakfast that will fuel any Tahoe adventures. Make sure you try the Redneck Benedict or Chicken Fried Steak, trust us.

Creative Crepes

If you are looking for a quick crepe in the Heavenly Village area of South Lake Tahoe, Creative Crepes is the best option. They have a nice selection of crepes from savory to sweet and everything in between. They will package their crepes so that it’s easy to eat them on the go. It’s the perfect option before loading the Heavenly Gondola and hitting the slopes for the day.

The Red Hut Café

The Red Hut Cafe is a perfect choice if you're looking for an all-American breakfast. They serve crispy, golden waffles at this brunch food heaven. The same goes for the generously sized, fluffy, and sweet pancakes. Additionally, they have a wide range of lunch options and they offer both breakfast and lunch all day long. Red Hut Cafe has three different locations with the Original Red Hut Cafe opening its doors in 1959, and they're still thriving to this day because of their unwavering dedication to delicious eats. Check the blackboard for amazing specials that change from daily! The best way to go easy on your wallet is ordering The Usual, a delicious straight forward dish that comes with biscuits with gravy, hash browns, and two eggs your way for only $5.99.

Driftwood Cafe 

The Driftwood Café is located in the Heavenly Village and is another great option before heading up the Heavenly Gondola. Definitely make plans for a stop at the Driftwood Cafe for a hearty plate of breakfast featuring pancakes, waffles, biscuits and gravy, eggs or omelets. The portions are ideal for those who plan on burning a lot of calories skiing or hiking. The Driftwood café also boasts vegetarian-friendly options for those who like to stay meat-free.

Now that you know the best breakfast restaurants in Tahoe South you can plan your adventure accordingly. After a day of skiing the highest peaks or a full day of sightseeing world-famous landmarks, relax and unwind in our comfortable guestrooms. Book online or contact our in-house reservation team at 1.800.877.1466