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Tunnel Creek Cafe

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Healthy, Café, Sandwiches
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1115 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village, NV
775 298-2502
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Description: Friendly fast service. Perfect on your way to or from enjoying your day at...
Friendly fast service. Perfect on your way to or from enjoying your day at Tahoe. Coffee and espresso drinksBreakfast sandwiches and burritos.Assorted pastries, Bagels.Hot panini style sandwiches as well as traditional sandwiches.We have a great rueben sandwich!Vegetarian sandwiches and wraps.Smoothies. Beer on tap.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lake Tahoe Ambience

My husband and I had lunch here today for the first time! We ordered the tri tip on sourdough panini and the turkey pesto on sourdough panini and both were delicious! As was the iced tea! They were each $8.95 and came with potato chips. The atmosphere is very cozy, casual, and comfortable. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Mindyla
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Staten Island, NY
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Lunch
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English first
Staten Island, NY
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My husband and I had lunch here today for the first time! We ordered the tri tip on sourdough panini and the turkey pesto on sourdough panini and both were delicious! As was the iced tea! They were each $8.95 and came with potato chips. The atmosphere is very cozy, casual, and comfortable. The location is just below the famous... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Located at the start of the Tunnel Creek trail access, this cafe offers lifts up the hill for cyclists (the first part of this is pretty steep, so the lift is very welcome). A nice selection of sandwiches, burgers and soups. Outdoor seating available in nice weather.

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Redwood City, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

the place is small but 'homey' and comfy. We came here for breakfast and the location is pretty. It wasn't busy; given the the small size. We ordered the burrito breakfast and the meat lover skillet breakfast. This is a good place to come for a quick/fast bite and some coffee, cafe. Not a place if you want the traditional... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

After our hike, My girlfriends and I came here for breakfast. Always a local favorite. Breakfast bowls are hearty and worth the value. Breakfast burrito was very tasty and I like the red potatoes and onions :). Strawberry smoothie was ok but missing something in the flavor. Great spot and location!

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USA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

After a long day driving around the lake, it was time to find a food place. We pulled into Tunnel Creek Cafe not knowing what to expect. We hit the jackpot. The food and atmosphere was charming ; the food presentation was great. Stop by even if you just want a beer or coffee. Our biggest surprise after viewing Bonanza... More 

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Truckee, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A friend turned me on to this great little place. I live in Truckee but have going to Incline to train for the XTERRA Lake Tahoe race. The food is great! Plenty of vegetarian and gluten free options. Plus lots of choices for the Paleo crowd. The staff is helpful and the espresso is superb. Far superior to the Starbucks... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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186 reviews 186 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Wife & I stopped at this rustic style restaurant and were charmed. She had the Turkey Pesto on sourdough panini and I had the hot pastrami with hot mustard and provolone on marble rye. We both had pints of Ballast Point Ale which were cold and crisp. Place is frequented by mountain bikers. We were seated outside in the shade... More 

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Encino
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Our family stopped here for a casual lunch while spending a day exploring Incline Village. The service was good. It's a casual & comfortable (& cozy) spot. Their music is on too loud...the Paninis were just OK. Not a bad meal, but by no means delicious. Probably wouldn't return, but it wasn't a bad experience. 3 circles feels about right.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The cafe is cute and pleasant to sit and relax for a bite after hiking or just to stop in for the awesome vegan burger. It was honestly the best tasting vegan burger I have had anywhere. You have to stop here!

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Roseville, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Used their shuttle to ride the Flume Trail! Beautiful ride!! After the ride, I enjoyed a beer on the porch of their cafe. 3 beers on tap and she offered me a sample of all of them! I paid in cash, so I didn't have the tip experience. Everybody was super friendly and though I was there by myself, I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1115 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village, NV
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Lake Tahoe (Nevada)  >  Incline Village
  • Phone Number: 775 298-2502

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: Healthy, Café, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Friendly fast service. Perfect on your way to or from enjoying your day at Tahoe. Coffee and espresso drinksBreakfast sandwiches and burritos.Assorted pastries, Bagels.Hot panini style sandwiches as well as traditional sandwiches.We have a great rueben sandwich!Vegetarian sandwiches and wraps.Smoothies. Beer on tap.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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