Alpine Comfort Cuisine


Breakfast & Lunch

Great Food, Affordable Prices

Breakfast & Lunch DINEIN & TOGO

7am – 2:00pm Daily

Enjoy some true Tahoe Comfort Food!


Compliance and Regulations with love

We are diligently practicing the health and safety regulations in compliance with the health department, to ensure the safety of our staff, guests, and community.

Thank you for your continued support.

Why Choose Us
locals favorite
The Getaway Cafe has been a local’s favorite for breakfast and lunch since 2006. 99 percent of everything on our menu is made from scratch with love. Our Mexican breakfast specialties are incredibly flavorful and we offer a wide array of vegetarian breakfast and lunch options. We serve locally roasted Alpen Sierra Coffee, and offer Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Draft beer and a great selection of wines by the glass. Our mission is simple: Fresh-made food, large portions, incredible service and passion for exceeding guest expectations!
kitchen rules
made from scratch with love
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.
Getaway Favs



Three slices of coconut-crusted thick sliced sourdough, topped with fresh bananas and our amazingly-rich homemade coconut cream sauce



Fresh corn tortillas that are fried and then sauteed in our spicy salsa with crushed red chilies; topped with sour cream, avocado, and red onion. Served with re-fried beans
and two eggs



We start with a fresh spinach tortilla and layer it with scrambled eggs, pepper jack cheese, chorizo and shredded potatoes; griddled and served with sour cream and house-made salsa



Cajun spices, tossed in Frank’s hot sauce, then topped with bacon, avocado, crisp onion strings and grilled bleu cheese bun

people love our food

see what they say

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!

  •   We came here because they are dog friendly. Not only was the restaurant super dog friendly but the service and food was awesome as well. The staff went above and beyond to make us and our dogs comfortable. We ordered one item from the brunch menu and another from the lunch menu. Both were delicious! Highly recommend 🙂

    thumb Sina H.
  •   Recently went to tahoe for the first time and researched best places to eat. Found this gem online and made my way out there. My wife and I enjoyed the whole meal, I got the chilaquiles and she got the eggs benedict. We also shared a half order of the maple bacon French toast which was the best French toast I have ever had. Overall the meal was great, the owner was friendly along with the staff. 10 out of 10 in my book I will recommend to all my friends and return again when I am back in tahoe.

    thumb P W.
  •   The Getaway Cafe is my and my partners favorite spot to grab breakfast or lunch on our way in and out of Tahoe! Waits are usually a little long because this place is packed! During your wait you are able to grab coffee or water which is set up for you near check in. (I believe you can also order other drinks including alcohol while you wait) Staff is always friendly and attentive, they make you feel right at home. The food is always very good and hot. They make their spicy chorizo in house so I highly suggest anything with that in it! My favorite dish so fat has been the chilaquiles. 10/10 would recommend.

    thumb Jennie G.

People Love Us on Yelp!

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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