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Tunnel Creek Cafe

1115 Tunnel Creek Road, Incline Village, NV
775 298-2502
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Price range: $5 - $12
Cuisines: Healthy, Café, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch
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.
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Encino
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Incline Village, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great place to stop after hiking or biking Tunnel Creek or the Flume Trail along the east shore of Lake Tahoe. Don't expect a fancy restaurant, it's just a good place to relax and grab a bite to eat. You can have a beer, coffee or other drink or just relax on the porch. This is a local spot and... More

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Incline Village, NV
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a small cafe in Incline Village at the base of Tunnel Creek Rd and the site of the now closed Ponderosa Ranch from Bonanza days. It also houses a mountain bike shuttle service to Tahoe Meadows and Spooner Summit for mountain bikers in the Tahoe Rim Trail and the Flume Trail. It's mostly a sandwich menu along with... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is great. They have done a great job satisfying a community need for parking for tunnel creek hikes and serving great coffee, tea and yummy food. You often find the owner in the kitchen preparing what ever he feels passionate about that day. It always smells so good you usually end up buying the soup or chilli as... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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66 reviews 66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The food was not very flavorful, and when you pay the guy turn their ipad around and say "choose a tip." Like you HAVE to tip them. I'm not happy that I just picked a percentage because I thought it was strange....but they are not even serving you at the table. I wouldn't go back. My burrito was supposed to... More

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Bayport, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We had coffee here - friendly staff - This café sits on the entrance to the former Ponderosa - Variety of coffees was good. Cute quaint atmosphere.

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Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Limited menu and they cater to bicyclist. Prices are fine and I really enjoyed my Ruben last time. It's not far from the entrance to Lake Tahoe. Smaller place and not usually too crowded so no problems with seating or service. I'd give it a higher score if it had a bigger menu. Plenty of parking and outside dining also... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This newly build sandwich/beer and wine pub is a great place for morning goodies and coffee, mid day sandwiches, or late afternoon snacks and beers. This has been recently built or remodeled, former stables/barn, what an excellent remodel, very nice environment. This place serves at the terminus for mountain bikers and hikers, with shuttle service to Spooner Summit, Farmers Market... More

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