Lake Tahoe, situated on the California-Nevada state line is a bucket list destination for adventure seekers, families and nature lovers from all over the world. The crystal clear lake, surrounded by the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range reigns as both a winter sports haven with 15 world class ski resorts and a summer mecca with its endless hiking and mountain biking trails. And if you want to make the most of it, you’ll need fuel. To start your day strong, here are the best breakfasts in Tahoe.
Feature Photo: Fire Sign Cafe
Tahoe Breakfast Map
Fire Sign Cafe
Open since 1978, Fire Sign Cafe has been the go-to breakfast spot on the west shore for over 40 years. Charming with a sense of home, Fire Sign’s well-rounded breakfasts include traditional and veggie egg Benedicts, a variety of egg scrambles including their top sellers, kielbasa, (made with green onions and Monterey jack cheese) and reuben scrambles, huevos rancheros and all kinds of griddle specials, including the pecan and nut seed waffles. Open 7am to 3pm daily. firesigncafe.com
Glazed and Confuzed Tahoe Donut
If you’re craving a sweet start to your morning, and the best donuts to be found around the lake, you’ll find a variety of small batch, handcrafted donuts, fritters and cinnamon rolls and other essential items like bagels, yogurt, breakfast sandwiches and cereal for a mouth-watering morning start. Be sure to get there on the earlier side before they sell out! Open Wednesday through Sunday 8am to 2pm. glazedandconfuzedtahoedonut.com.
Located in the heart of beautiful Tahoe Vista in Perennial Plaza across the street from Sandy Beach, enjoy a wholesome breakfast on the go, made fresh to order from all natural, organic and local produce in a quick and friendly manner. Pep’s Breakfast Burritos and acai bowls are made with a healthy twist on these familiar favorites while they proudly serve piping hot Blind Dog Coffee Roasters coffee every morning. Open Monday through Tuesday, Friday through Sunday 8am to 2am. pepstahoe.com
Wild Cherries Coffee House
“Good feelings, great coffee and great fare.” For over 20 years, this Truckee mainstay has been lauded for its bakery specializing in European-style pastries, artisan sourdough breads, focaccia, savory quiches, fruit and custard pies, fresh muffins and scones to name just a few! Feel free to enjoy your breakfast, snack or lunch at this laid back hub in Truckee, long a locals favorite or simply pop in for one of their fresh, flavorful roasted coffees. Open 6am to 4pm daily. wildcherriescoffeehouse.com