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Old Post Office Coffee Shop

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5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
(530) 546-3205
Today
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go to breakfast spot

Just a good basic breakfast, with very friendly staff. Get's crowded during the summer months, so just be prepared to wait a bit. Worth it, and they do their best to accomodate parties of all sizes.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
BinkysMom14
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Los Altos, California
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California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Great food and great value. It seemed a tad expensive at first but the servings were huge. Hubby had breakfast. I had lunch (Carnelian French Dip). Both were great.

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Los Altos, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Just a good basic breakfast, with very friendly staff. Get's crowded during the summer months, so just be prepared to wait a bit. Worth it, and they do their best to accomodate parties of all sizes.

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Panguitch, Utah
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85 reviews 85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I just love little locals restaurants, usually in old buildings. This fits the bill perfectly. Coffee was excellent and my Huevos Rancheros were very good, although I prefer them on corn tortillas instead of flour, but that's just me. The country-style potatoes were REALLY good. Very friendly waitress, but then we were with my niece who is a local so... More 

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Indio, California, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Visiting my niece (who lives in Tahoe Vista) ! =) She said this is the place in the area for awesome breakfast... She is right, WOW! Really cool place, servers and food! Love the "Cajun Scramble" my wife had the O P O "Huevos Rancheros", both were awesome and came with wonderful country potatoes and toast! The "Huevos Rancheros" was... More 

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Northern California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My husband and I were in the area for a relaxing weekend. We were looking for a breakfast place. Since there aren't many Denny's on the North shore of Tahoe, we stumbled upon this place. It does look like a small dive cafe, but it is a diamond in the rough! The only negative I would say about this place,... More 

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Jenks
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our family has breakfast at the Post Office in Carnelian Bay every year when leaving town after our vacation rental. The menu has a great variety of selections from the weight conscience to the hearty eater in your party. The food is prepared with fresh ingredients and their biscuits and gravy are the best on the lake. You may have... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It is a family tradition to eat breakfast here when we come to Lake Tahoe. Everything is delicious!! I recommend the breakfast, and if you feel like it a hot chocolate or milkshake for the kids.

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Lake Tahoe
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Extremely popular restaurant here in Tahoe for breakfast and lunch. It's been here for years and years. (Yes, I live nearby and pass it many times every week). We often go and have never been disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Nice place staff was freindly food was good. It seems like a place for locals. I have found if the locals like it than it probably is good

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Elk Grove, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

I have been eating here for 25 years, anytime I'm in town I get breakfast here. Get the postmaster special, 3 eggs, hash browns, pancakes, choice of meats, and toast. The atmosphere can be stale at times but the food clearly makes up for it. If you are looking for a low price Denny's style of food, run away from... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Carnelian Bay
  • Phone Number: (530) 546-3205
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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