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Ernie's Coffee Shop

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1207 Emerald Bay Rd, CA 96150-6206
+1 530-541-2161
06:00 - 14:00
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Tahoe for years, it was our first visit to Ernie's. The food was excellent. We had omelets.

Thank sandieago
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stop by this Restaurant every time I can and visit Lake Tahoe, it is most of the time very busy but the food is great and they have very good costumer service too.

Thank Martha C
Fremont, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been going to Ernie's my entire life and it has always been consistently amazing in every aspect. They are the best breakfast in Town. They are open from 6:00 am to 2:00 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday they have amazing eggs benedict. They prices are great for what you get, portions are fair and it is always... More 

Thank Shannan22
Auburn, California
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197 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Recently, there was a change of the ownership of this long-time Lake Tahoe favorite. From our recent visit, it appears that everything is still as it was before--always busy, very good food and service. Hands down, the best place for breakfast at South Lake Tahoe.

Thank Len T R
South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Owned by long - time locals, Ernies has a great and comfortable atmosphere for breakfast or lunch. Their menu is diverse - the food is delicious - and the prices are great. My favorite breakfast place!

Thank Targhee O
Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I was amazed at this wonderful breakfast location. Sometimes a busy place is indeed the best. It was in Ernie's case. Despite a brief wait for a table, we quickly came to understand why this was such a busy shop. Food and service was second to none.

Thank jbankson
Elk Grove, California
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We drove from Truckee for breakfast (about 1.5 hours with the road construction). We were a party of 10, but were seated quickly at ~10 AM. We tried many menu items, all were good to very good, service fast and attentive. Great family place.

Thank Gregg N
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My family has enjoyed Erine's for 30 years plus. Often when a business moves and or up grades they loose something. NOT THE CASE, THEY GOT EVEN BETTER. I have never had bad service or food that wasn't a 10.

Thank Randy D
Citrus Heights, California
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176 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

After so many trips, to South Lake Tahoe, I had the opportunity (on the way out of town) to stop at Ernie's to sample their breakfast menu. What a treat it was. Great service. Was seated immediately and hot coffee supplied soon after. I had already decided what I wanted to try so placed my order very quickly. Soon after,... More 

Thank DianeH7050
St. Michaels, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Our hotel told us about this wonderful family run Cafe. It was well worth the drive(5miles) from our hotel. I had Paul's Omelette (egg white) and was great alone with the crispy hash browns. Staff is very efficient and coffee & drink refills always at the ready. Jose Jr. Was very helpful with our order and checked on us during... More 

Thank Art2742

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?