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Getaway Cafe

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3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
530.577.5132
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from...
The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
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  • 52
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service excels and HEALTHY food!

Haven't eaten here in ages but in my quest to find a better grilled turkey sandwich and offer hubby a break from coffee making, we made another visit to Getaway in Meyers. The food is overall delicious with imaginative, healthy and hearty combinations. You can be vegan and get a great meal here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
AlohafromOahu
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South Lake Tahoe, California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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South Lake Tahoe, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Haven't eaten here in ages but in my quest to find a better grilled turkey sandwich and offer hubby a break from coffee making, we made another visit to Getaway in Meyers. The food is overall delicious with imaginative, healthy and hearty combinations. You can be vegan and get a great meal here. Hubby's omelet, their special of the day,... More 

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Rome, Indiana
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A local told my husband about this gem and we decided to give it a try for breakfast. We were a little concerned when we pulled up to the cafe, and there were no cars in the parking lot but we went in anyway, and I'm sure glad we did. Amber greeted us and gave us our pick of seats.... More 

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were travelling out early, moving from Tahoe to Yosemite and rather than eat at the hotel wanted a traditional breakfast along the route.Just outside of Tahoe we spotted this little cafe with a wooden troll guarding the door! Inside it was quite small but busy. We all chose different breakfasts and the food was delicious. The staff were friends... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Yes it's small, but the menu is creative the quality is excellent and consistent. The staff is friendly and the the restaurant is clean. The mimosas are perfect and a must try is the Hangover Helper or the Morning After.

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

What a great headline, Dave! I really appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. You have wonderful taste! What is your favorite lunch item at The Getaway? Best, Diane More 

South Lake Tahoe, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The food here is fantastic! I had the Veggie Eggs Benedict, and had to come back in less than a week and have it again. Lots of locals come here. It's a tiny little place in South Lake Tahoe, warm fireplace and great service accompany your delicious food. The Coconut French Toast is also the bomb! Large portions, great service.... More 

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

Hi Suzette! It always puts a smile on my face when someone says our food is "the bomb!" I am grateful for you taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. The Coconut French Toast and the Veggie Bene are two of my personal creations. Paired with a mimosa, you really can't go wrong. Thank you again for your... More 

cary,nc
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This cafe looks like a little nothing set among some other cafes. My daughter looked at some other reviews and were they right. All were favorable and I agree. The prices were very fair. The kids menu had delicious Mickey pancakes & cheeseburger which were huge portions. I had an unusual grilled cheese with different cheeses & the soup du... More 

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

Hi Lois, I am so glad that you were able to find us in Meyers, and that we were able to please everyone in your family. We are definitely both a local and visitor friendly cafe, and I appreciate you mentioning our reasonable prices. It sounds like you were able to sample a lot of our popular items - isn't... More 

Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

We left our hotel early, told my wife I would stop for a to go meal for her on the road. The last time I stopped at the Getaway Cafe for a sandwich for her. She loved it. I decided to stop there again ths time, the place was packed as it was the last time. I ordered a egg... More 

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

Wow! What a nice review to read, I really appreciate your kind words. I look forward to welcoming both you and your wife back into our restaurant. You’ll have to let me know what you end up ordering for yourself. Our Coconut French Toast is one of my personal favorites. See you soon! Warm wishes, Diane More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

If you are wanting to experience a cute local place with good food this is it. The service was very friendly and attentive. I ordered the turkey sandwich. I loved the sourdough bread and the cranberry mayo was excellent! My husband had the special Philly cheesesteak. The meat was a little dry for him but he enjoyed the flavor. He... More 

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

Thank you so much for your sweet review. The Triple Stacked Turkey Club is a really popular lunch item and I’m happy that you liked it. In the future, please don’t hesitate to let your server or the manager know if something is not perfect so we can check in with our kitchen team right away. We want to make... More 

Rancho Cordova, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The first time we ate here we had breakfast and it was very good. This time we had the mushroom burger - hands down the best burger I have ever had! Can't wait to go back to South Lake Tahoe so we can eat here again!

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

Best burger you've ever had? Thank you so much, we're seriously honored to hear that! I will be sure to pass along your compliments to the entire team. We look forward to having you back the next time you are in town! All my best, Diane More 

placerville,ca
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a good place to stop on the way to or from Tahoe. They have great omelets and good service. I've always wanted to sit outside but it has always been too chilly when we've stopped here. We've been here three times now. I'm hoping number four will be in warmer weather since they have a nice outside area... More 

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

Hi Chary, I am so happy to hear that you keep coming back in to see us for breakfast - what a nice compliment. It is hard to believe you were here in August and it was too chilly to eat outside! We just had guests dining on our patio last week. I hope that the weather cooperates for you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3140 HIghway 50, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96155
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: 530.577.5132

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

The Getaway Cafe serves alpine comfort cuisine just a short distance from your favorite outdoor activities in South Lake Tahoe.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?