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The Old Post Office Cafe

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American, Cafe, Diner
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5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
+1 530-546-3205
06:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:30 - 14:00
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Acampo, California
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy but service was good. Good breakfast food. Local favorite. Easy to find. Enjoy the atmosphere

Thank kirbygreen
Laurel Park, North Carolina
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130 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am from North Carolina, and felt right at home here in an old time breakfast spot. Delicious sausage gravy! And do not miss their bacon waffles. Everything is defiantly better with bacon!

Thank ma102014
Ocala, Florida
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80 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a breakfast person and this place is amazing! Outstanding food, great coffee, excellent service with a smile! If I lived here, I'd be there every day!

Thank Shadowe10
Castro Valley, CA
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The Food is good and there is a lot of it. The service was good and checked up on us a couple of times.

Thank Ben&Najwa
Yreka, California
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319 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

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Thank monsoons2013
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Good for breakfast, they have nice omelettes and other American breakfast items. It is a quiet place and it opens early, which was convenient. Our server wasn't happy on that day, and she was barely answering our questions.

Thank Raghda E
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were excited to try this local restaurant yesterday based on previous reviews. Started off fine, nice table, drinks, coffee. We patiently waited for our food despite all surrounding tables being served before us. After over 45 minutes passed (keep in mind this is breakfast) and a table of 6 who came in 30 minutes after us received food, I... More 

Thank Emma G
Park City, Utah
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We love to go to breakfast and like a big breakfast before we hit the mountain, this place was great. Our initial greeting was a little weird, the girl was eating breakfast at the counter while greeting us but the food was excellent and the price was reasonable although not cheap. I'd definitely go back next time I'm in the... More 

Thank Jody A
Waterford, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Visited from Ireland in July 2016, and we had breakfast in the Post Office Cafe, which had fantastic food, a great menu and friendly staff Ideal place for a family breakfast

Thank matthewsills
Clayton, Missouri
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135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

There always seems to be alone to eat here. The food is good and there is lots. Their scrambles are great and so are the omelettes. Busy busy busy!

Thank DebMey11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5245 N Lake Blvd, Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  Carnelian Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 530-546-3205

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?