Whether you are looking for a hearty breakfast or a quick coffee and pastry, North Lake Tahoe has some amazing cafes and restaurants that know how to do breakfast right. Below are some of the eateries that serve up the best breakfast in Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista, and Kings Beach.
Make Your Own!
Make breakfast in the comfort of your own room! The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge offers fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes in all rooms. With Safeway Supermarket located just one mile away, we suggest you stock up on the essentials and fry up some eggs or whip up a pot of oatmeal to fuel up for a day of Tahoe adventure.
Spindleshanks Tahoe Restaurant
Spindleshanks American Bistro is housed in a modern lodge on the Old Brockway Golf Course in Kings Beach. Decks out back and around the side provide alfresco dining with a view of the golf course. It’s a great place to fill up before golf in the summer or to enjoy an après-ski happy hour in the winter.
Spindleshanks Tahoe Restaurant, 400 Brassie Avenue, Suite B Kings Beach, CA 96143, (530) 546-2191
Located just across the street from The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge, Pep’s Place offers healthy takes on grab-and-go food. Their limited menu doesn’t lack in heartiness and healthiness though–ranging from delicious breakfast sandwiches to salads and burritos. They serve up Blind Dog Coffee, roasted in Gardnerville, NV, and also have an extensive grab-and-go selection of kombucha, flavored drinks, and beer and wine.
What we recommend: The Acai Bowl is delicious, nutritious, and light enough so that you’ll feel ready for a day on the lake.
Pep’s Place, 6883 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista, CA 96148, 530-553-1607
Located just 2 miles from The Franciscan Lakeside Lodge in Carnelian Bay, Waterman’s Landing Cafe is a beachfront cafe that serves up organic, locally-sourced breakfast food in a casual atmosphere. The coffee bar serves up a wide range of specialty coffee and tea drinks using locally-sourced ingredients. In the summer months, the outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying a bite to eat with unparalleled views.
What we recommend: The Waterman Breakfast Burrito can’t be beat. Flavorful and sustainably sourced ingredients wrapped in a warm tortilla–our mouths are watering just thinking about it.
Waterman’s Landing, 5166 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140, (530) 546-3590
Old Post Office
Now open for outdoor dining and to-go orders! The Old Post Office is just two miles down the road from The Franciscan. Serving up classic diner breakfast and lunch in a casual setting, this is the perfect place to stop for a hearty breakfast. The restaurant occupies the old Carnelian Bay post office and has an eclectic and casual vibe.
What we recommend: Keep it classic at the OPO. Their omelets are delicious, and their First Class Specials do not disappoint. Think perfectly browned hash-browns, warm biscuits, and eggs cooked exactly how you like it.
Old Post Office, 5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140, (530) 546-3205