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Syd's Bagelery & Expresso

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550 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-2666
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Fresno, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place used to rock...now it offers a bland assortment with bagels with below average Joe. Do they even make their own bagels?

Thank jeffdebiannachris
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

I am a full on coffee snob of true Italian espresso and I was shocked at how good the cappuccino was. Also the egg sandwich on bagel was great. Definitely recommend coming here.

Thank Fabio B
New Bern, North Carolina
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

If you want a quick place to get a bagel, bagel sandwich or a breakfast burrito this is the place. All will be excellent. Pressed for time, then stop here and fill up quick.

Thank Ontour4444
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

The place actually made really good coffee (which in my opinion is a rarity in USA), the only slight issue for me was the surly service.

Thank SmellyMoose
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This place was rocking busy with families, college kids flirting with one another, and couples just seeking out a little caffeine. None of the chaos seemed to bother the young ladies taking coffee orders behind the counter; they were calm, kind & courteous. Amazing! The lattes were very good too😊

Thank aschwimm
Durham, North Carolina
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I like this place for a healthy lunch and coffee. One of two "go to" coffee places in the Tahoe City area, with the other being Tahoe House.

Thank D V
Sydney, Australia
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432 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Hard to fault Syd's for great coffee and very tasty bagels. Grab them to take away and go sit out the back on the benches to enjoy the view. Highly recommended.

Thank aimoverseas
Mentone, California
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Good lox and beggle and coffee. Fast service. Small, but outside seating is nice. Modern menue for younger folks, but attention to detail was good.

Thank vettefinderjim
Sacramento, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The lox and bagel are the best. It is a small place but you can go out and sit at the top of Commons Beach with a great view of the lake.

Thank robbmadd
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

The roast of coffee we had (iced) was excelent! High-quality bagels! More of a "hipster-organic" style menu, but very good. Had the salmon/tomato/cream cheese/capers bagel. It was DELICIOUS! One thing tho, the menu is pretty pricey. Sandwiches are almost$10.00.

Thank Camaragirl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: (530) 583-2666

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