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Ernie's Coffee Shop

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1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
+1 530-541-2161
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Opens in 22 min
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The coffee was very good. The loco moco was prepared well but lacked some flavor. The breakfast burrito was tightly wrapped and well made. The salsa and chips were good. Staff was prompt with good service. I'd like to go back and try some lunch.

Thank DJ989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been recommended the café by the owner of our Inn - it proved to be a very good place to have breakfast. It was very busy but the service was excellent - the food was very good and good value. Would recommend.

Thank MaxonianPortsmouth
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Great find, will visit again when in South Lake Tahoe. Had a Club Sandwich, was pleasantly surprised that it was made with REAL roasted turkey slices, and thick cut bacon! Ice tea was fresh, and the french fries where perfect. Many tables around us ordered...More

Thank Carol V
Reviewed May 14, 2017

We recently visited Ernie's Coffee Shop. We hadn't been there in quite a while so we thought we would give it a try. We were impressed with it's cleanliness. It was not very busy and the staff was mildly attentive, They could have been more...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed May 5, 2017

Our group had the breakfast burrito and the egg sandwich. Great spot to get a full breakfast if you are going to one of the snowmobiling tours in the area.

Thank 851travelbug
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

We were recommended for breakfast to Ernie's and it was a great experience Maria was our server and she was great. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed March 28, 2017

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I recently drove from the Sacramento area to Mammoth, and looked for a breakfast place in South Lake Tahoe. Our vegan son and his friend got a vote, and since they found Ernie's has some vegan items,...More

Thank Mark M
Reviewed March 14, 2017

First off, they just jacked up the prices between a $1.00 to $1.50 on almost every item. The only thing it has going for the COFFEE SHOP is the coffee. Fresh pancake batter rises as it cooks, their pancakes looks like the batter was made...More

Thank R W
Reviewed March 14, 2017

Ernie's is a very nice local shop.It is a breakfast/lunch type of place. The food is served with large portions and the service is quick and friendly, with easy to handle prices. It is located on HI 50, westbound, just past the Y on the...More

Thank U1461LFfranciscor
Reviewed March 6, 2017

we asked a local to recommend a good place for breakfast/lunch that was away from the tourist area, and he directed us here. It is at the west and south side of South lake Tahoe, off the side of the road, we would have missed...More

Thank Margaret W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-2161
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