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Keys Cafe: The Key to a Cozy Place for Coffee in South Lake Tahoe

Submitted on: 6/26/13 | by Chloe Mulliner
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Keys Cafe in South Lake Tahoe is your one-stop shop for premium coffee, speciality food, decadent desserts, and fine wines. Run by Tahoe locals, this coffeehouse, restaurant, wine and dessert bar is a cozy cabin-like establishment filled with artwork and the smell of fresh roasted coffee. There’s no better way to spend a lazy Sunday in Tahoe than sipping on a glass of Coloma Syrah in the charming wooden computer room or noshing on a ham and swiss sandwich out on the inviting outdoor patio.

Commonly described as a little hippy joint, Keys Cafe delivers not only mouth watering food, but friendly service and catchy music to boot. Its warm ambience and eclectic atmosphere makes it a must-visit cafe in Tahoe.

Tahoe’s Key Cafe is open daily from 7am until 4pm, where guests can enjoy tasty breakfast, lunch, and beverages all day long.


When you head to Keys Cafe in Tahoe, make sure to arrive thirsty, because the cafe’s beverage options are too good to pass up. For a toasty drink, try the Vaneli’s coffee, Numi Organic teas, or Yerba Mate. And if you’re looking for something with a little more kick, check out the vast selection of beers and red and white wine.

The Tahoe cafe also offers a bunch of fruit smoothies and granola smoothies, along with chai tea smoothies and even an espresso smoothie. You won’t be able to resist the Purple People Eater made with pomegranate juice, blueberries, and banana, or the Chai Teaze, which is a to-die-for combo of David Rio Tiger Spice Chai and your choice of milk.


For breakfast, the colorful cafe features acai bowls, breakfast burritos and sandwiches, along with fresh breads, pastries, and scones to help you start your day off with a full belly. And on Saturday and Sundays, celebrate the weekend with the cafe’s secret family recipe of Belgian waffles with fresh fruit and pure maple syrup!

When lunchtime rolls around, Keys Cafe presents a variety of yummy grub including salads, homemade soups, sandwiches, and wraps. The cafe also serves up a daily scrumptious lunch special such as the pepper turkey melt, creamy cheddar turkey BLT wrap, or mango-BBQ roast beef sandwich.


And for those of you who can’t get enough of Keys Cafe’s cuisine, you’re in luck because the cafe also offers catering so that you can order your favorite Keys entrees for your special occasion. Keys Cafe can whip up breakfast, small bites, soups, salads, sandwiches, hot dishes, and even dessert to help you spice up your event.

Keys Cafe
2279 Lake Tahoe Blvd #2
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150