The Crest Cafe and Catering—Lake Tahoe

Visit us on the Truckee River for breakfast, lunch and special evenings:

“This is not so much a restaurant as a catering company with a great location.” - SF Chronicle

Our Café features fine foods from Paninis to Pizza and Quesadillas to Rigatoni including fresh homemade soups, lunch specials and baked goods.

Three select beers on tap. Bottled beer, wine, Alpen Sierra Organic coffee, espresso, assorted teas and Odwalla juices are also available.

All menu items available for carry-out. Or ask about our special Take Out Dinners (48 hrs. notice required)


Sun - Tue: 7 am - 5 pm

Wed - Sat: 7 am - 8 pm

Happy Hour pricing on beer/wine daily from 3pm

Call for Carry Out: 530-581-3037

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We’ll make your event special at your venue or ours in the beautiful Lake Tahoe area.

From our customers:

“Thank you for the lovely job you did on our wedding last weekend.”

“The food was excellent, the presentation impressive, the timing perfect and the friendly staff superb.”

“Your professionalism gave me great comfort from beginning to end.”

“Thank you guys for the great job you did at our Barbeque.”

“Everything the whole weekend went smoothly.”

“Brad’s party was a complete success. The food, service, cake were fantastic.”

 $1.50 Draft PBR All Day Every Day


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“Fuel: Stop by...for a muffin and a breakfast mimosa on Sundays; or come any day at lunchtime for an Italian Panini or Asian wrap. Hit the Crest Café at the bottom of the Alpine Meadows Road for $1.50 PBR drafts all day, plus ski-bum-priced meatball sandwiches and pizza. You’ve earned it.” — Skiing Magazine (full article)