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Getaway Cafe

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3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
+1 530-577-5132
07:00 - 15:00
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South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
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98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Getaway for Mother's Day. We were impressed as always. The owner and staff were pleasant, polite and accommodating as usual. The service was impeccable. The food was served fresh and hot and in a timely manner even though the restaurant was extremely busy. If in Meyers, California the Getaway Café is a must. You won't be... More 

Thank Patrick F
Santa Barbara, California
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, wish I had a better vocabulary so I could describe the incredible food served in this place. I don't think there's anything on the menu that you could go wrong with. We came for breakfast but joked we should stay through till closing (3pm) so we could sample all the dishes! Wife & friend had Huevos Rancheros. Yo quiero... More 

Thank RandyCP
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Randy! I got a chuckle out of your "come eat here now" line; maybe we should consider changing our name! Thank you for the laugh, and thank you again for the great review. I so appreciate your compliments, and I look forward to serving you (breakfast & lunch) when you return. Hugs, Diane More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a spot to grab breakfast before hitting the slopes. getaway delivered, the food was awesome probably enough for us to eat there tomorrow!

Thank Kevin D
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kevin! I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I am happy to hear that we delivered, and I just love knowing when guests visit for more than one meal while vacationing in Tahoe. You definitely put a smile on my face today! Thank you! Diane More 

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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a late breakfast about 11 A.M. before heading back to Sacramento. There were people waiting to be seated when we drove into the parking lot. It's a tiny place with seating for 30. Refreshing to be met at the door by the owner, Diane. There is hot coffee to sip on while waiting to be seated. We... More 

Thank Terri Y
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Terri! Thank you for leaving us such a nice review, and all of your sweet compliments too. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal, although I have to apologize that your chicken fried steak was a little tough. Please do not hesitate to let us know if something isn't perfect in the future so we can... More 

Gilroy, California
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82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I have been coming here for about 5 years. Great breakfast, fantastic dinners, in a casual setting. Very friendly wait staff.

Thank Marty S
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Marty! It is always wonderful having you visit us! We really appreciate your business. I did want to let you know we stopped serving dinner, but you can still get the same great food for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. See you again. Hugs, Diane More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Best breakfast in town! Small place. Get there early or be prepared to wait a little bit. Great consistent service.

Thank Kathy W
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Kathy! Hearing that you think we are the best breakfast in town is music to my ears! I am very fortunate to have customers like yourself. Thank you for your short and sweet review! We can't wait to welcome you back. Best wishes, Diane More 

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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed every item we ordered off the menu. Came in hungry and left fulfilled. The coconut french toast was tasty, but even half order felt more than enough sweetness. Be prepared to wait, but do come hungry. Recommended!

Thank Ming Z
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words, Ming. I am happy to know that you enjoyed all of your dishes, and also curious about what else you tried besides the Coconut French Toast! Would you mind sharing? I hope you have a wonderful day, and please come visit again. Best wishes, Diane More 

Laguna Beach
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173 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The fact that the owner of this cafe takes the time to respond to Tripadvisor posts intelligently says a lot about the restaurant. It is well managed; the staff turnover seems non-existent (the same young waitresses have served me for at least three years); the food is excellent--I had an omelette that was so large I could not finish it;... More 

Thank LagunaMike
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Mike, I got a chuckle out of your warning about the sign. I can not tell you how many times someone has kissed it with their bumper. Thank you for your kind words on my staff as well, I will be sure to pass along your compliments to them. I am truly blessed to have such a great team,... More 

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146 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I had the awesome burger, my friends had a burrito and the Ragin Cajun. By far the best food I have ever had in the South Lake Tahoe area. It deserves a 5 star rating. It truly is a great "Getaway"!

Thank Ted L
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Ted! Thank you for the wonderful compliments. It is every restaurant owners dreamt hear those words! We are only the best because we have the best customers - like yourself! I appreciate your business, and of course your review and hope to serve you again soon. Hugs, Diane More 

Santa Ynez, California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Our family (14 in all) just enjoyed a wonderful breakfast here. Generous portions of food. A varied menu, along with a nice kid's menu. They even had the lunch menu available at 8:30 am. The service was excellent! This is a great place to go if you want to avoid heading into the busy part of South Lake Tahoe.

Thank badgerlair
Diane G, Owner at Getaway Cafe, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for the 5 star TripAdvisor rating! It means the world to me. I am thrilled to know that you were all extremely satisfied with your experience at my little cafe. I hope that you join us for another meal soon. Best wishes, Diane More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Mexican, Fusion, American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 US Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-9214
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-577-5132
The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.

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