The Getaway Cafe
3140 U.S. 50
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
After starting the New Year right (with loud ass music and Champagne of course). We packed up our belongings and drove a whole minute to our breakfast destination! The Getaway Cafe is a small restaurant, so you might have to wait if they’re busy. However, the service was phenomenal--the manager personally came to our table just to check in on our party. Just off 50, The Getaway Cafe is a great (and quick) stop to fuel up before heading over the pass and down the mountain. I would definitely stop here again, next time without a hangover…
Coffee (Natalia): Pretty good coffee at this joint! Plus constant refills. Black per usual.
Chorizo Scramble (Natalia): I’m super big on trying specials, especially if I know going there won’t be a regular occurance. So I went with something that sounded hearty and delicious--AKA lots of protein and cheese! Overall the Scramble was excellent, I prefer having my cheese in my eggs rather than on top of them, honestly. The eggy combo of peppers, chorizo, cheese and avocado was heavenly and I devoured this rather quickly. Plus the hash browns were cooked perfection, I was happy the serving was on the smaller side, because I know I would have eaten more if there was more…
Banana Walnut Pancakes (Natalia was tag-teamed to help finish them): These pancakes were perfection. I love bananas. I love walnuts. I love pancakes. I’m sensing a theme here! Plus the serving was huge, hence me needing to help eat them. The pancakes weren’t too fluffy and were cooked to perfection.
Classic Breakfast (Debra): I customized mine’s, and it was simply just two eggs over easy and some type of sauce, sausage links, and country fried potatoes. This is definitely a hearty breakfast, designed to keep you satisfied for a while. This is a cute and bustlin’ breakfast place that is so conveniently off of the 50, and the owner was super friendly and made sure to greet us when we sat at the table. That contributed to an overall pleasant experience at the cafe 😆
It was actually good hearty food, and sometimes that’s what needed after dancing away at a music festival for a couple of days. The country-fried potatoes were crispy and soft on the inside, and it had such good flavor. I totally would come back again if I was in the area!