Especially on cold winter days, there is nothing quite like spending some relaxing time in a cozy coffee shop. This is especially true in Tahoe. This is partly due to the fact that you are likely to exert yourself well with endless opportunities for adventure and because there are so many amazing coffee shops in this area. The following are just a few of the best coffee shops in Lake Tahoe.

Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

From the rustic interior all the way down to the cozy communal space and delicious drinks, everything at Dark Horse Coffee Roasters has been cultivated to instill a sense of great relaxation. It is for this reason that they have garnered somewhat of a cult following among the locals. Specialty coffee roasted multiple times throughout the day accounts for most of the enthusiasm about Dark Horse. After hours, the coffee shop serves as the home of the town’s underground music scene. Find this and so much more at 10009 W River Street between 7 am and 5 pm every day.

Coffeebar Truckee

In 2010, it all started with the simple mission of providing the Truckee community with the best coffee possible. Since then, it has become a staple of the community as somewhere that showcases the art, music, and culture of Truckee. This is the place to go to taste the coffee produced by local farmers as well as from all over the world. For the best Italian-inspired coffee experience, come to Coffeebar Truckee at 10120 Jibboom Street from 6 am to 7 pm.

Zuri Coffee Co.

Have you ever been to Switzerland? If not, no problem because the Ospelts have brought the beautiful tastes of Swiss coffee right here to our very own Truckee, CA. Not only does this lovely coffee shop serve coffee and other drinks, but fresh pastries, as well as crepes, paninis, and salads. Don’t miss this truly unique coffee shop and come get a taste of Switzerland. Find this shop at 11357 Donner Pass Road, Suite G, Truckee CA, 96161.

Wild Cherries Coffee House

The mission here extends beyond serving the best coffee in town to also providing some of the Best Food in Truckee, CA. On top of the most affordable caffeinated drinks in town, you can enjoy some of the best breakfast and lunch with their famous breakfast sandwiches and fresh salads. Find this great coffee house at 11429 Donner Pass Road from 6 am to 6 pm.


You can find relaxation in any number of unique coffee shops throughout the area, so make sure to check out our picks while you’re here!