Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Best cafes: Rosies, Lake Tahoe, California








Lake Tahoe is snowshoe and lumberjack country, where once pioneers turned to cannibalism to survive and now Californians go native, rent cabins, eat, and drink in the great outdoors. It is humming winter and summer and is a great spot to sample the great American breakfast.

Choosing Rosie's is easy - it opens early, and it is one of the oldest and most characterful places in town, bedecked with all manner of objects of interest and some gorgeous vintage bicycles. Choosing what to eat is not so. The great American breakfast is lauded for its variety among other attributes and when faced with a menu of oatmeal, granola, pancakes, eggs-done-any-way, steak, corn beef, biscuits and gravy, hashbrowns and the like, one feels all of a sudden the child-in-a-sweetshop, dazzled by the coloured jars.

Once clarity returned we made our relatively modest choices, but were not disappointed by the giant tray that arrived - of fresh, hot, wholesome food and, of course the bottomless coffees. All ML was left to contemplate was... thank heavens whipped butter hasn't made it big in the UK yet. It was our downfall.

Details: www.rosiescafe.com; open 7.30 weekdays (depending on the season) and from 7am weekends.

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