Marty’s Cafe

With a trip to Truckee, California and the Lake Tahoe area, you expect to find incredible beauty. You do not necessarily expect to find restaurants that you will never forget, but still people find just that all the time. This is particularly true for anyone that has ever visited Marty’s Café amidst the rustic charm of what used to be a train station. This is the place to go if you are looking for the best breakfast in Truckee and/or lunch consisting of American fare with a uniquely French twist.

A One of a Kind Place

This café specializing in Cali-French cuisine embodies the term farm-to-table. This is maintained by a dedication by the chef and owner, Marty Carlton, to locally source all ingredients whenever possible. Now moving on to the menu, there is no better place to start your day than at Marty’s. Get off to a good start with something light like fresh and seasonal fruit selection, homemade granola, or the Israeli cous-cous with coconut milk, dried mango, raisins, and almonds. You can also opt for something a bit more substantial like the huevos rancheros or the eggs benedict which changes every day based upon what is fresh at the market. For something very special, get the fluffy French toast and add chocolate fondue!

After experiencing the best breakfast in Truckee here, you will likely want to return later that a day for lunch when you will find a fresh and exciting midday menu. Among the favorites on this menu are thick hoagies, sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs. You can find vegetarian options along with the best meats and cheeses in town. The vegetarian hoagie is very popular, while the burger with Cajun bacon, bleu cheese, jalapeno relish and onion straws is an award-winning burger. This also may be your only opportunity to get a Southwest Sloppy Joe complete with melted Swiss, chili peppers, and guacamole atop garlic bread.

Explore the City Before You Grab a Bite to Eat

Before you stop in at Marty’s Cafe for a good meal, get out there and explore everything Truckee has to offer. Truckee is a small town that sits opposite of Lake Tahoe on the North shore. The city of Truckee is packed with a rich history, once the site for major railroad construction in the late 1800’s. Today, this Old West town has become a hub for creativity and adventure.

Enjoy a Little Retail Therapy

Stroll through downtown Truckee to explore all kinds of quaint boutiques and luxury shops. Stop into Nomad Boutique for unique boho-style women’s attire with a selection of cozy sweaters, shoes, jewelry, and accessories. At Bespoke, you’ll find a variety of local art, handcrafted jewelry, home accents, and gifts that make for the perfect, one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Explore Local Art Galleries

The surrounding mountain landscape draws creatives from all over to Truckee, with an outpouring of art and unique crafts reflected in the local galleries lining downtown. Drop by the Mountains Are Collective, Riverside Studios or Gallery 5830 to explore the handiwork of local artists, offering gorgeous sculptures, paintings, woodwork and so much more. If your visit coincides with the first Friday of the month, the downtown art galleries come to life with special events and exhibitions for you to explore.

Taste Local Wines and Craft Beer

Check out the Pour House which is located within six miles of Marty’s Cafe for quality wines and wine tasting events that you can enjoy with friends. The Pour House has more than 300 different wines to choose from, sourced from vineyards all across the globe. Also, Craft Beer has a strong presence in this town. Fifty Fifty Brewing Co serves some of the best craft beer in town. Try a barrel-aged beer for a heavy, rich taste or relax with a crisp Belgian-style beer. Cocktails are also available, perfect for enjoying on the outdoor patio.

Find Your Outdoor Adventure

While it’s easy to get into some fun all year round in Truckee, for most people the best time of the year to visit is during the summer months. You can soak up the sun at the beaches, ride ATVs in the forest, and go on a peaceful boat ride as the sun sets. You can also go horseback riding and rock climbing. Vacationing in Truckee is all about adventure. During the winter months snowmobiling, sledding, and skiing are popular recreational activities.

Visiting Marty’s Cafe

Not only do you get amazing food while you are at Marty’s Café, but you get incredible service, since making every customer feel at home is the most important thing here, right behind serving the best food possible. The ambiance is another factor that sets this place apart from the rest in Truckee. You can find it in a refurbished train station, so there is rustic charm that you just will not find anywhere else. Find this one of a kind café at 10115 Donner Pass Road and enjoy these amazing meals from 8 am to 3 pm every single day.

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