The Getaway Cafe

3140 US-50, South Lake Tahoe
(530) 577-5132

Recent Reviews

Manasi D

We went in a bit early in the morning so there was no wait time but the place filled up pretty quickly. They have a good variety of menu and we went in as a big group so did get to try many dishes! Most of the dishes we ordered were really good - chilaquiles, egg Benedict, chicken sandwich and pancakes were all really tasty. Quality and taste of food was good!

Aziz Kadirov

This place is amazing. First time here, but the food is delicious, portions are big. Definitely a place to stop by for breakfast, lunch or something in

N Langenfeld

I see six open tables out side and not only are they not seating people but they won’t allow us to sit and wait.The owner would be embarrassed if she knew how it’s run when she isn’t present

Jason A

I had a great experience here!The service was friendly and warm.We were graciously accepted to sit where ever we wanted.Next time I'm in the area, I will totally try a new dish!They use a LOT of cheese for one omelette, it was fabulous! But as lot of cheese.

Yuri Trushkov

We recently visited a cafe for breakfast and I have to say, it was a great experience! The food was amazing and the service was top-notch. Diane, the owner, was very attentive and friendly.The cafe is very popular, so there was a wait line. However, they serve coffee, water, and drinks for people in line which made the wait more bearable.The location is outstanding as well! It’s easy to find and there is ample parking available.Overall, I highly recommend this cafe! The food is great, the service is awesome, and the location is perfect.

Donnie M

If you’re looking for a brunch spot that has a mountain town feel with delicious food and cocktails this is a must! Staff is always awesome and friendly! You’re going to wait but be patient it worth it!

Chris MacDonald

Excellent food! We had the hangover (fried potato chunks mixed with chorizo, peppers, and 2 eggs) and the pastrami Ruben. Both were the best we’ve had!We went on a Saturday around 11:30am, it was busy, 30 min wait, but well worth it. We had some drinks while we waited. The owner stopped by our table to welcome us, chat for a minute, and recommend a few dishes, very nice lady! The servers were great too!

Stephanie Garcia

Worth it!! We had the privilege of being seated by the lovely owner and she told us some of their specialty entrees. We each tried a different one and it was amazing!!! Not only is the service superb, but the food is amazing and the views are the cherry on top. I got the s’mores French toast and was worried it would be too sweet, I thought wrong. It had the perfect balance and was delicious!! Definitely would recommend and would come again.

Jen Arterbury

Amazing breakfast spot. Great service and atmosphere. The chicken fried steak was delicious!


Had a great breakfast at the Getaway. Went with old friend an wife. there locals so know were to eat. Small privately owned place. Nice out door seating . There in door seating too. Nice lady owns place an will ask you hows your meal .


Absolutely wonderful breakfast experience. Friendly staff and food was delicious. Felt like home on a Sunday morning with

Kristen Lewis

This place is by far the best food we ate all week in Tahoe. The owner and crew are so helpful. Definitely a home town vibe. Beautiful view on tip of the tasty food

Dan Roberge

This little spot is a great place to grab breakfast when you’re in South Lake Tahoe. There’s indoor and outdoor seating and it’s got a great “hometown” feel to it. The service is great as the servers are super friendly and get you in and out quickly without rushing you. We stopped here on our way back to the Bay Area but we’d be willing to drive out of our way to visit again. I ordered the traditional breakfast and my wife had the French toast. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals but had a tough time choosing as there were so many good options on the menu. Come here to get off the beaten path but don’t expect to escape the crowds as it is wildly popular with the locals.Parking: Dirt lot with plenty of parking.

Jessica Ellington

I have never before written a restaurant review, but this place is worth it.Diane is the embodiment of hospitality. She's thought of everything to make your visit comfortable, enjoyable and delicious. The staff works in perfect unison -- we couldn't tell who our server was. It didn't matter. Our every need was anticipated and it felt like it was truly their pleasure.With service like this, they could have served scrambled cardboard and I would have gladly eaten it. Luckily, the food is also outstanding.


Best meal we had in Tahoe! Went for breakfast, and everything exceeded our expectations! We heard that today was the owner’s birthday, so happy birthday!! The food, coffee, service, and vibe were all exceptional! Wish we would have discovered this place earlier in the trip! Well worth driving a few miles out of the tourist zone. Just incredible- highly recommend!! We had the breakfast burrito with chorizo, hangover special, and the vegan breakfast tacos, and all were AM-AY-ZINGGG!!!❤️

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