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Fire Sign Cafe

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1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
+1 530-583-0871
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Mission Viejo, California
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My BBf and i always make at least one visit per stay in Lake tahoe for breakfast here. Coffee - strong hot and my cup is always full. Pancakes the best in town. If you are not having pancakes then order the breakfast bread/muffin of the day. A warm setting on a cold day. Very popular so there could be... More 

Thank charles1379
United States
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We traveled of the lake Tahoe perimeter and i searched for a near by cafe. This was our first visit and we were so impressed with food and atmosphere. My son ordered oatmeal with raisins and bananas and he loved it. My omelette was great too. There is a gluten-free option too. Highly recommend it! The atmosphere is warm and... More 

Thank Olga K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We found this place on TA of course. Stopped in for breakfast and were sat quickly. Coffee was good. So was burrito. We liked that they offered half orders on certain items. (Eggs Benedict for one) veggies potatoes were excellent. We also ordered a home made raspberry coffee cake to go! Must try the blue-raspberry syrup btw!

Thank Kimberly H
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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189 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Open every day until 3PM, this clean & comfortable café offers a great selection of perfectly prepared breakfast & lunch choices. My husband, quite a good cook, always says he couldn't prepare the eggs and bacon any better. The service is kind and mostly competent and the prices are very reasonable I love the real whole-grain pecan waffle, not the... More 

Thank Gerri B
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great service, and delicious breakfasts! We had blueberry waffles with the homemade hot berry sauce and the fire side special. The apple cinnamon muffin of the day was to die for! If you're staying at North Lake Tahoe, I'd definitely recommend having breakfast at fire sign cafe at least once.

Thank CarmenAScott
Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this little place we walked to for breakfast over the Independence Day weekend. Went there twice and we are from the east coast so we were there when they first opened. What a cute and inviting place to eat breakfast. Hope to be back to Tahoe again and will definitely go back for breakfast.

Thank Mpatak
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553 reviews
323 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove 35 minutes to Fire Sign for Breakfast and enjoyed it 100%. The house smoked Salmon Benedict is worth the drive. I love how you can wait for your table at their adjacent coffee house and they count the coffee towards your breakfast with refills. This is a Tahoe institution that everyone loves. They are having problems with Yellow... More 

Thank Gemma'smum
Lodi, California
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fire Sign Cafe is one of our go to places at Lake Tahoe. Superior food and service. Seem to be a lot of locals there too. Good selection of food. Coffee only average.

Thank Douglas O
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66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what I think, reading some of the other reviews - if you are a total foodie from a city that has a TON of great restaurants, this place will seem just...in the mid range. But, if you are in this small town of Tahoe City and had a full day in the gorgeous outdoors with people you like,... More 

Thank desertmidwife
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123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I ate breakfast at the Fire Sign Cafe, based on the TA reviews, and we were not disappointed. I had huevos rancheros and my wife had a scramble mix. Both meals were excellent and quite large. Andrea, our waitress, provided great service. Andrea and another waitress were pleasant and responsive and made sure that we were never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1785 W Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Tahoe City
  • Phone Number: +1 530-583-0871
Since 1978, Fire Sign Cafe has been a family owned and operated Breakfast and Lunch restaurant. We pride ourselves on our extensive menu, full of homemade food. Our restaurant has been a local favorite since it opened. It has been featured in several publications such as Sunset Magazine, as well as shown on Rachael Ray's, "Tasty Travels". Our great service and even better food are what keep people coming back!

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