Every once in a while you want to get away from it all. If time won’t allow a weekend getaway, then a remote restaurant will do the trick. The next time you find yourself eastbound Highway 50 from Sacramento, just keep driving. About an hour west of Lake Tahoe is this cafe. Sit on the back deck and take in the picturesque backdrop of Sierra Nevada pines – they go on forever and make you feel like you’re a million miles away.
New Red Apple Cafe
2740 US HWY 50,
Most of us have driven past this cafe for years and never stepped inside. Well, a few years ago, it came under new management and you're going to just LOVE it!
Step inside and feel right at home.
Most of the old-timey charm is still here. I mean, think about it - it's the gold country out here, people! So, of course, it's going to feel like you're walking into someone's warm and cozy home in the mountains. Makes total sense!
Or, walk outside to their patio with a view for miles!
Northern California has some of the best weather in the world! This is what makes the patio that much more miraculous. Most months of the year (except winter) you can sit out here with a warm cup of joe and feel the tensions melting away. Ahhhhh....
Their breakfast is TO DIE FOR.
The cafe here is known for their homemade soups and baked goods...and ESPECIALLY their breakfasts! This would be their eggs benedict with hollandaise sauce that's got a kick to it that customers love.
But, if dinner is more your thing...
Dinner is served here on the weekends; Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The fire pit has been known to be lit and the views of the Sierra Nevadas go for miles and miles. It's just incredible here.
How about a burger while your head is in the clouds?
Why are their burgers so amazing? Black Angus beef and bacon that's a notch above the rest - smoked applewood. Uh, yeah!
Anyone else feel like escaping with you?
Make sure bring along a partner in crime when you feel like getting away from it all. There's room for everyone here. Have your family or friends meet you up here for breakfast or dinner. Apple Hill is only a few miles away so you can spend time there when you're done. What a perfect getaway!
But, seriously, back to breakfast.
So...we need to talk about their breakfast just a bit more. I mean, what about this? Wow. If your mouth isn't salivating then you might not be a true blue Northern Californian.
Apple HIll is too close not to have this...
With Apple Hill just a few miles away, it just makes sense the chef here would make homemade warm applesauce to drizzle over your pancakes if that's what you desire. Heck yes we do!
With a full belly, it's time to sit and just take it all in!
Before you push away from the table, try to remember the reason you needed to feel a million miles away. Then breathe a prayer of thankfulness that you get to live in a state as breathtaking as this one.
Leave feeling incredible!
Yes, you will eventually have to leave. But, that's okay. You've just discovered a special place to go when life gets a little too overwhelming. And, you didn't even have to drive all the way to Tahoe to do it.
There’s nothing like a good meal surrounded by the peaceful surroundings of trees and mountains and big sky. Do yourself a favor and get away from it all more often.