The Old Post Office Cafe is a popular, family-friendly breakfast and lunch destination for locals and visitors alike. The decor is homey, and the staff makes everyone feel like a regular. Get a seat at the counter, in the dining room or out front on the enclosed porch where there’s a filtered view of the lake. You’ll find all the usual suspects on the menu: home-style biscuits and gravy, huevos rancheros, French toast and made-from-scratch pancakes and waffles. But you’ll also find creative house specialties like the Crab Cake Benedict, Cajun Scramble, Chicken Fried Steak Omelet and the Hangover Helper – two sausage patties on two biscuits smothered in gravy with eggs and crispy home fries. Pair that with a couple of mimosas or Bloody Marys and you’re back in business. Check out the Create Your Own breakfast menu. Start with a scramble, Benedict, potatoes or breakfast burrito and choose whatever vegetables, meats, sauces or cheese you want them to put in it. Lunch is sandwiches (hot or cold) and burgers. Portions are big, hearty and affordable. The restaurant gets crowded, and there is oftentimes a wait, especially on the weekends, but the friendly staff is fast and efficient at turning tables.
5245 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA