Breakfast served until 11:30 am, Lunch 11:30 am – Close The Crest Café offers breakfast, lunch, happy hour and Thursday night sushi!
Come eat and drink in our cozy café or on the sunny deck overlooking the Truckee River.
Take-Out is available for breakfast and lunch. Pick-up a trail lunch before you go skiing, hiking, rafting or biking! Trail lunches include sandwich, chips or cookie and soda or bottled water.
If you are in a rush, call ahead and we will have it ready for you! (530) 581-3037
“After a family-fun bike ride along the Truckee River, this was a great spot to stop and enjoy lunch on the patio. Sunny deck, delicious food and uber-friendly service. Couldn’t ask for much else.
Got a tip from a local biker to skip out on River Ranch (the patio was closed for a private event anyway) and come here for way less $$ which was just a driveway down outside of the Alpine Valley village. Glad we ran into her, she was right on.
For a tiny cafe, they have a great selection of paninis, wraps and salads. My BBQ ranch chicken wrap was awesome, and it came with chips and salsa vs. potato chips which was a nice variety. My dad’s cobb salad looked great, as well as the chili which was served with a crostini…nice gourmet touch. Even my little niece’s grilled cheese was something I would order – on thick panini bread and with sharp cheddar.
I would have insisted we stay longer and grab a pitcher of beer on the deck, although we needed to get the bikes back to town. Service was super-friendly (both the cashier and the cook in the back came out to say hey.) Will be back for the chicken wrap and that pitcher of beer next time around.-Kelly P., Yelp
“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 to 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
“I love stopping by here right before a snowboarding session at Alpine Meadows. The staff is friendly and they even would change the channel for you if you wanted to check out a game on their tv.
I always order the Bomb Sando (it’s like a BLT but they add an egg and instead of regular lettuce they use arugula, then the bread comes with a pesto cream cheese spread). It tastes even better if you sprinkle a little Tabasco on it. I haven’t tried anything else from their menu because I am so hooked on their Bomb Sando. It’s a great way to start a day on the slopes. I have to come back sometime in the future and check out their happy hour sushi. It sounds tasty by just reading the menu. I will update my review once I have tried their rolls.”-Shirlyanne A., Yelp