No doubt you know about a night when you've taken your fun too far in Reno. We've all taken it too far and felt terrible the next morning. The key to a quick recovery after a night of partying is a hearty breakfast, so whether you're in Reno or Lake Tahoe, we have the best restaurants to go in Reno for breakfast after a night out.
Cafe Central at the Silver Legacy (407 North Virginia Street, Reno. 800-687-8733) — Open 24 hours, Cafe Central is the perfect spot to get a late night bite if you just can't make it to bed without eating. The full menu offers just about any food or drink you might be craving. If you're grabbing a post-night out breakfast, you may want to start with Sam's Perfect Bloody Mary, made with peppar vodka and salsa Bloody Mary mix, this concoction is topped with green beans, olives, and celery. Of course, you'll also want plenty of coffee. Breakfast is served 24 hours, everything from eggs to pancakes and french toast. The Chocolate Cherry French Toast, made with chocolate cherry bread and toffee syrup, sounds like it would hit the spot beautifully. The main menu also offers appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and Oriental treats.
If you've just finished a long night of dancing, hit the cafe for the late night menu, which is served from 2 a.m.-11 a.m. It sounds crazy, but the North Beach Chicken Sandwich, with a chicken breast, roasted red peppers, and pesto mayo might be just the thing to satisfy a late night craving. Maybe dessert in the middle of the night is more your speed. Feed your sweet tooth with Gary's Chocolate Fudge Cake or a hot fudge sundae.
Cafe Milano at the Peppermill(2707 South Virginia Street, Reno. 775-826-2121) — Open 24 hours, there are choices for everyone here. The regular menu features the hearty, down to earth food you crave after an evening out with friends. For breakfast, the locals favor the housemade corned beef hash and eggs, but there's also pancakes, waffles, and omelets to choose from.
The comfort food menu features a range of favorites, including the meat lovers omelet, which has ham, sausage, and bacon and is served with hash browns. Don't forget to add a cup of coffee to your meal for a quick boost of energy.
South Lake Tahoe
Red Hut Cafe (229 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline, NV. 775-588-7488) — Hit up a local hotspot after a night of celebrating. Open since 1959, Red Hut has been a hit with locals and tourists since day one, offering home cooked food and outrageous service (hey, the outrageous service part is on the website). The owners also tout having theWorld's Best Food. The breakfast menu is one page and has a variety of waffles, eggs, and pancakes to choose from. Choose from more than a half dozen types of omelets and add any fixings you like, from avocado to to zucchini or killer salsa. If eating healthy is one of your New Year's resolutions, you can't go wrong with an omelet loaded with veggies and topped with fresh avocado. Breakfast is served all day. Red Hut also has locations in Carson Valley and Reno.
North Lake Tahoe
Log Cabin Caffe(8692 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA. 530-546-7109) — Built in a log cabin, the Log Cabin Caffe is a classic North Shore breakfast joint, having been around since 1981. Make sure to call ahead before heading over to get on the waiting list — you can't technically make a reservation, but calling ahead will shorten the wait time somewhat. Featuring the usual breakfast favorites and a few new treats, you really can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Try the cranberry orange waffle or, if you're feeling celebratory, the crab cake benedict.
North Shore Runner-Up: The Old Post Office Cafe (5245 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay, CA. 530-546-3205) — No website, but it's worth it.