Breakfast at Lake Tahoe – The Firesign Cafe   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

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Ask any long time locals where the best breakfast place in town is, and the answer in unison will most likely be “The Firesign Cafe. No question.”  

Located just outside of Tahoe City on Hwy. 89 South at Sunnyside, it’s a perfect rest stop along the way to the West Shore’s hiking, skiing or bike riding opportunities. In fact the bike trail runs in front of the establishment and is right across the street from the lake. Decorated with warm, cabin-y touches and a large fireplace, it’s just the place to give you the warm fuzzies on a cold mountain morning and hit the spot for a hungry stomach.

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Grab a seat by the window...

Grab a seat by the window…

...take in the Fall color display.

…take in the Fall color display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Their menu not only boasts fresh and tasty food with healthy portions, but some very creative house specialties you won’t find anywhere else. One of my personal favorites is the Firesign Crepes. Filled with scrambled eggs, green onions, mushrooms and melted cheese, then smothered in hollandaise, this meal is a decadent dish to treat yourself to when you’re not obsessed with counting calories. You can even request a half order if the richness of the meal is just too much for one sitting.

I’m also a big fan of their Huevos Rancheros with black beans, fresh salsa, avocado slices, flour tortilla and sour cream. I can never eat the whole thing, and often split it with a friend (or take the rest home for breakfast the next day if I’m on my own.)

In addition, you’ll find daily specials, fresh made muffins, coffee cakes and cobblers too. They also serve lunch as well, with fresh salads, soups and sandwiches (both hot and cold), but I’ll be honest here and tell you I rarely make it past the breakfast menu.

 

OK, sometimes we do order lunch. Tuna Melt. You'll never leave The Firesign Cafe hungry. Ever.

OK, sometimes we do order lunch. Tuna Melt. You’ll never leave The Firesign Cafe hungry. Ever.

 

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Firesign Cafe is open 7 days a week from 7 am to 3 pm all year long.

Come early on the weekends or expect a wait, although the beauty of dining at the Firesign Cafe in the off season means the wait won’t be anywhere near as long as it can be in the popular summer months or during the height of holidays and ski season. Not to fret however, if there is a wait, they often have a separate cabin open where coffee or a latte can be had to tide you over until a table becomes available.

The Firesign Cafe

Tel  530.583.0871

1785 West Lake Blvd.

Tahoe City, CA 96145

Located 2.2 miles south of Tahoe City

For more information or to view their menu, go to their website at: www.firesigncafe.com

 

THINK OF ME, LYNN RICHARDSON, FOR ALL OF YOUR LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE REAL ESTATE NEEDS!

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