Long before those ubiquitous chain coffee places started popping up across America, Truckee had its own go-to spot: Wild Cherries. The long-standing meeting place in Truckee is a cross between “Cheers” (sans the adult beverages) and an establishment owned by a buddy, which means after a while employees will know your name and order upon your entrance. No worries, though, if you’re just visiting town.
Owned by a former Olympic skier, Wild Cherries serves up a menu full of coffees and smoothies to fuel you up before heading into the great outdoors. Along with pastries and warm breakfast fare, the Wild Cherries kitchen prepares everything from soup to salads and hearty sandwiches. The homemade veggie chili is perfect before or after a cold day out on the slopes. There is also a menu for kids. Are you a repository of useless information? Answer the daily trivia question and win a free cuppa Joe.