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Cafe Alpina

822 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6413
+1 530-541-7449
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“waffles” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 18:00 Hours
Cafe, American
822 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6413
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this cozy little spot for coffee, chai, a smoothie or a waffle whenever I'm in the area. It seems like kind of a local spot because it's off of the beaten track a little bit, and I love that

Thank Kate O
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Westminster, Maryland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really cute shop, lots of variety, plenty of seating. Is kind of odd the way you step up to order and step down to pick up drink and step down again when finished. However it’s well marked, and if you are aware of your surroundings...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 January 2018

This cafe is top notch....wifi for all, coffee made to perfection and morsels if you are feeling a bit hungry. I even buy my coffee beans here and have them ground for my touchy Italian coffee maker.

Thank cfdcox
Reviewed 15 November 2017

It is two steps up to order food. Then you walk down one step to get your coffee. I got my coffee, turned and fell.......as you are standing on a ledge. There is a sign under the shelf where you get your coffee that says,"...More

Thank Carole W
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Stopped at this place primarily to use the wifi. That was all the place was good for. Food and service was terrible.

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a quaint and rustic coffee house, and rest assured that the coffee is legit. I was able to get an Americano, so I was happy. They seem to do everything: breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. There's mimosas and smoothies if you're not a...More

Thank JenTravels808
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Great tea selection, good coffee (according to my family), tasty food (quiche, bakery goods, breakfast casseroles), friendly faces. What more could you ask for? Oh wifi! The wifi works.

Thank AaronAllenFlynn
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Easy to miss small rustic independent next to highway in pine woods with indoor and outdoor seating. Huge bagels, veggie and gluten free options. Lots of coffee and tea options.

Thank nak12017
Reviewed 10 September 2017

I stopped by here to grab a java for the road and ended up returning several times. The black drip coffee (with a little cream) is divine! The food selections looked good as well. Another place I will return to frequently!

Thank clz7
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to relax. Big choice of different coffees. Tasty salad and friendly staff. I'll be back next year.

Thank alsogehtdoch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 822 Emerald Bay Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-6413
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-541-7449
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