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Ernie's Coffee Shop

1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
+1 530-541-2161
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“omelet” (10 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ernie's is one of those SLT "institutions". It never fails. The place is always hopping. And the food is always great. It has been our GO TO breakfast place for more than 20 years when we are visiting SLT. The staff is friendly and efficient....More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We came here on a Saturday morning it was busy but we only waited maybe 15 minutes to be seated. We ordered breakfast and bloody Mary’s or breakfast arrived before our drinks. The food was very good we all enjoyed our meals.

Thank chefjeff60
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Service was prompt and efficient. Food came quickly and was hot and tasty. My latte was superb. Husbands Belgium waffle with fresh blueberries was delicious. My veggie omelette with avocado was perfect. Hash browns were a bit bland but our adult daughter loved the home...More

1  Thank dianekae
Reviewed 19 August 2018

You can't go wrong at Ernies In the past 2 weeks have eaten outside on their beautiful shaded patio 3 times, each time with different guests. My dad a famous baker from san francisco loved to celebrate his birthday there and we continue to carry...More

Thank evie r
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This folks have figured out how to do breakfast and lunch and then go home. Hours end at 2:00PM. Seems to always be busy, so there may be a short wait, but that is as a result of their longevity. We had a home in...More

Thank Len T R
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Super spot. Locals eat here and it’s busy. Reasonable prices, excellent food, good service. Get there early, or you will have a long wait. No wonder!

Thank Brett T
Reviewed 12 July 2018

I am unsure of the validity of the negative reviews here. I have been eating here for 26 years. Even though new ownership came in a few years back, i still enjoy my meals here. Try the fresh orange juice! and the oatmeal. Can't miss...More

Thank sirjeff
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

There were four different breakfasts ordered and four satisfied customers. Portions were great, food was prepared perfectly, and the service was excellent.

Thank Rgrace33
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We had the omelette was filled with the most amazing fresh veggies. The best of our trip! Salsa was definitely homemade. Coffee was luke warm but tasted good. They hold themselves out as a Diner and Espresso Bar - didn't really see that as part...More

Thank TravelingAnn91
Reviewed 13 May 2018

We wanted to try a new place for breakfast so we tried Ernie's. First off, the coffee was terrible! Tasted like coffee you would get at a gas station. Then every item on the menu was very expensive. I had a cheese omelet, which was...More

Thank Horses79
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-2161
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