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Welcome to The Getaway Café

I have always dreamed of owning a restaurant where my friends and family would feel at home and where strangers would soon become friends. I have been in the restaurant industry since I was 14 years old and have been influenced by many wonderful chefs preparing a wide array of foods from many cultures.  My happiest moments have always been when I was cooking for my friends and family. My mission is simple: great food prepared with fresh ingredients at an affordable price.

May your meal be enhanced by the friendly banter of an attentive staff. Everything is made fresh to order in a very small kitchen so sit back, relax and enjoy the conversations of the guests you are dining with.  I promise you it will be worth the wait.

If there are items on my menu you have never tried before, I encourage you to be adventurous. You will find a blend of American, Italian and Mexican cuisines on the menu, sometimes with a unique twist, but always prepared with a passion for flavor.

Diane Guth,

you can find us

you can find us

3140 Hwy 50 (Emerald Bay Road)
Meyers CA 96155

contact us

contact us

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give us a call: 530-577-5132

With all the options for dining in the Lake Tahoe area we are pleased you have found our website.

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This was my favorite place to eat in South Lake Tahoe! They have so many choices and their breakfast/brunch food is simply the best. Absolutely amazing poached eggs and hash browns.

The cafe feels very cozy in the inside and the service was fast and friendly. Highly recommended! 

Zsofi T. Berkley CA

Love it! Had a great breakfast and the service was good. Fresh ingredients made it all the better. I ordered the Chorizo Quesadilla, so yummy. Could only be better, if it was made with soy chorizo. My brother in law had the decadent Coconut Crusted French Toast. It was definitely dessert for breakfast.

Can't wait to try their burgers the next time I'm in town.

Milton H.

Don't pass this place up! Amazing food and service. By far the best breakfast in town. 

The owner comes by and checks on you and makes this place feel very welcome.

Tarah J.

People Love Us on Yelp!

  •   My wife and I have been coming here a couple times a month for the last couple years. The service and food at this place is amazing. I'm not sure how they do it but the young ladies serving are always the nicest and most polite of any place I have been. It doesn't matter how busy they are, they always take the time to see how your day is going. The food and especially the breakfast is amazing. The morning after is so freaking good. Their cooks are top notch.
    I highly recommend this place!

    thumb Mike E.
  •   We were fortunate enough to visit "The Getaway Cafe" on their 2nd day of outdoor seating. We were quickly greeted by the owner who seated us quickly and also went over the menu as we were first time guests.

    We decided to have the Maple French toast and the Corned Beef Hash.  From the one bite I was allowed of the French toast, I have to say it was the best French toast I have had in the South Lake Tahoe area.

    My order, the corned beef hash also didn't disappoint.  I tend to order corned beef hash for breakfast and I would rank this as one of the best I have had in Northern California. The portion sizes were generous and the the flavor was rich.  "The Getaway Cafe" is now my go to breakfast spot whenever we make the trip up from Sacramento.

    P.S. I apologize for the lack of photos, we were hungry and I did not expect to start writing reviews again.

    thumb Danny G.
  •   This cafe is located right in the beginning of S. Lake Tahoe.
    I love the staff here, the girls are very friendly and kind. They have a menu online to look at and you walk up to order and pay inside to eat outside (during the pandemic).
    I totally forgot to take pictures of the food but everything was delicious and if you want good customer service, come here! You can have free coffee refills too 🙂

    thumb Nikki O.

People Love Us on Yelp!