Open for morning snacks, coffee and afternoon lunch, Tahoe House is worth a visit if you are looking for a snack or bakery item. The atmosphere is cozy, and there is plenty of room to just hang out, read, have a sandwich and enjoy a coffee. Our pick: Try a Jamaican Rum Ball; we rarely pass up an opportunity to stop for one. We love this place!
625 West Lake Blvd., Highway 89, ½ mile south of the Tahoe City Y
530-583-1377 $$ http://www.tahoe-house.com
I'll give this place three stars. The coffee is great because it comes from a machine that is from one of the Alps countries. Yet the baked goods, although they have a great slogan "While you sleep we loaf", are mainly from premixed and processed recipes. It's hard not to like this place because so many people do.