Ernie's Coffee Shop

Serving South Lake Tahoe since 1968

New Ernie’s Operations: Dine In or Take Out.

Ernie’s is currently open from 7am to 1 pm to a limited number of customers who would like to eat indoors or on our outdoor patio. In order to promote safety and health through physical distancing at the restaurant, all customers will be required to wear a face mask covering both their mouth and nose except when eating and/or drinking. Parties of more than 6 people WILL BE SPLIT. If you would like to join our waitlist, click on the link below. We are also offering take out orders that can be made online or by phone.

Placing a to-go order?

Still the safest way to support your favorite diner, we’d love to take your order from 7am til 1pm.  Give us a call at 530-541-2161 or place your order through our new online ordering platform. Our modified menu is listed below.

Order Online by clicking Here

Ernie’s Modified Menu (Click Here)

***Eggs Benedict, Eggs Cosmic, Eggs Florentine available on weekends

***Current regulations allow us to sell alcoholic beverages to go with a meal and a valid ID.

Ernie’s Coffee Shop is an award winning breakfast and lunch café located at 1207 Emerald Bay Road in South Lake Tahoe, California. We have been voted Tahoe’s Best numerous times by locals and visitors alike. Our hours are 6am to 2pm daily. Our vast menu features a wide selection of classic American foods as well as a variety of options that reflect the tastes of our diverse clientele. We also pride ourselves on serving the highest quality locally roasted Alpen Sierra coffees and espresso, as well as fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosas, bloody marys, and a substantial beer selection. Contact us at (530) 541-2161.