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Fire Sign Cafe

1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
530-583-0871
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Ranked #1 of 54 Restaurants in Tahoe City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, Diner
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Holly Hill, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Breakfast still really good w huge portions. Tough to get seated sometimes, service can be spotty. Overall, very nice, little expensive for breakfast, but quality food.

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Carlsbad, California
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Stopped by this place while on a drive around the lake. Had to wait about 20 minutes to be seated but that was not an issue. Actually, there were no "issues" with this restaurant. It was a charming little place and was busy. I think we just expected more from the food, and the service was no better than any... More

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We had four different dishes and all were great. Tofu scramble, the Rubicon scramble, regular scrambled eggs and silver dollar pancakes. Home fries were fantastic! Great service and beautiful setting. Highly recommended!

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El Dorado Hills, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Read several reviews and decided to hit the Café with the kids. We were super lucky to get a parking space in front! Then we got seated right away. I had read about the Chai Tea Latte and ordered it...IT WAS THE YUMMEST Chai Tea I've ever had. Bold statement, I've not had many, but this tasted like warm Fall... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I dont normally go to spots like this, but being in Tahoe there is not must choice. I decided to try this little gem of a diner and was so happy. The lattes and tea selection were beyond what I expected and they juices were so fresh! I am so glad to have found a place to get fresh squeezed... More

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indianapolis, IN
Top Contributor
184 reviews 184 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I had been to two restaurants here for breakfast and were not offered coffee or even addressed by wait staff after being seated at either one. We thought maybe things were different here in Tahoe... But our faith in service was restored at the Fire Sign Cafe! Coffee was offered immediately when we were seated. Food came... More

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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Thank goodness for Fire Sign, which was so close to where I was staying! A chai latte every morning, awesome lunch one day, and were it not for my husband, who wanted to "try other places," I could have eaten here 2x a day for our whole stay. :)

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Encino
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I can't imagine how anyone could score this anything but a 5...just an outstanding breakfast! The french toast is made from challah from a nearby bakery. SO delicious! The orange & carrot juice are both freshly squeezed. The hot chocolate has some interesting (yummy) kick to it at the end. It's just bliss. My wife, father, & I all loved... More

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Truckee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Get here fairly early and you'll get a table. Come after 9:30 and you'll wait in line but not too long. Excellent food and reasonable prices.

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Greenwood, South Carolina
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

TIP: Get there early if you can, place gets super busy mid to late morning. This cafe has the 3 key ingredients that make a good place: good service, good prices and good food. Try the "Huevos Rancheros" they are excellent.

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