The Getaway Cafe

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…

Drinks
Coffee (Natalia): Pretty good coffee at this joint! Plus constant refills. Black per usual.

Entrees
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!

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Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza

Blue Dog Pizza

Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza
2556 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Blue Dog has some of the best (and only) pizza up in Lake Tahoe. They have two locations on the South side and are definitely worth a try when you’re in the area. If you decide to sit and eat, they have a lovely selection of craft beers as well! Blue Dog’s pizzas are delicious, even though they’re a little pricey for how much you get. However, the good quality of their pizza does mean you gotta cough up a little extra cash. Plus a cabin party trip isn’t complete without some gratuitous pizza...right!? The group got two medium pizzas to share (honestly should have made these large or extra large, but we still had food leftover back at the cabin).

Entrees
Hawaiian Pizza & Meaty Combo Pizza

Natalia: They serve standard “American” style pizza (AKA not NY style or Chicago style). The crust is tasty, perfectly crunchy and strong enough to hold my slice nice and stable. Not enough sauce for my liking maybe a little on the sweet side, but enough to do its job! Blue Dog did good work with their toppings, a nice even spread across the whole pie. And as stated before, they use quality ingredients and you can definitely taste that. My only critiques would be: more cheese please and if you’re wondering what size to get here---order the bigger one!

Debra: You know, I don’t discriminate against pizza. I’ll eat it whether it’s thin-crust, thick-crust, deep dish, I’ll eat it all. EXCEPT for Hawaiian pizza. I already don’t like pineapple, so I wouldn’t order that as a topping. I had a good slice of pizza- the toppings didn’t fall off, the sauce was yummy- I will agree with Natalia that they should put MORE cheese on the pizzas. I usually don’t prefer all meat-combos because the pizza tends to be very salty, but this particular pizza was Blue Dog Gourmet Pizza wasn’t.

Note: that all the other photos of the pizza are lost somewhere in the depths of the internet.