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

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
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183 reviews 183 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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
19 helpful votes 19 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
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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179 reviews 179 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We always like to support local restaurant owners, so we were glad we stopped here. This was our first trip to Lake Tahoe, and we found this place on Trip Advisor. The place is charming, and in a great location. The staff is very friendly and does a great job. Our food was very tasty. We had a late breakfast.... More

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were camping at Sugar Pine Point so a breakfast out is a treat. This is just a great find; good food, wonderful and friendly service. Breakfast can be just breakfast but they have some unique breakfast foods with wonderful baked goods.Get here early because it can fill up quickly.

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Los Altos, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have been there many times, winter and summer, during the warm months they have a nice outdoor area. The food is quite good, plentiful, local athmosphere , service is friendly and efficient. They have a nice variety for breakfast , my husband had the egg Benedict and they were cooked perfectly , I had the crepes, saved half and... More

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Grass Valley, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've been coming here for years and it gets better. They have a unique home cooked menu full of seasonal veggies and fruits and baked goods that will make you drool. They have great service and the food is always consistently wonderful. Breakfast here is a must!

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