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Pine House Cafe & Tavern

Pine House Cafe & Tavern is a mountain dining experience. Our historic log building sits at 6000 feet elevation amidst an oak & pine forest atop the Laguna Mountains, less than an hour's drive from San Diego's downtown & beaches.  We serve up rustic, elegant comfort food made from scratch with whole, fresh ingredients, offering a great list of everyday mountain favorites & an ever changing array of seasonal weekly specials.

                                                                                       The original Pine House Café & Tavern was opened in 1942 when                                                                                         WWII was in full swing and Mount Laguna was buzzing with                                                                                                 activity from the Laguna Mountain Air Force Base. Decades later                                                                                         the base closed & the Pine House changed several times before                                                                                             closing for quite a long spell.

Nica Knite reopened Pine House in the summer of 2011 and was joined by her business partner & chef son, Jonathon, in 2014… With a growing reputation for great food & friendly mountain atmosphere PINE HOUSE is proud to be “the place to dine in the backcountry!”

Weekend Dinner reservations strongly recommended.

Call Us 6194738857

PO Box 5  // 9849 Sunrise Highway

Mt Laguna, CA 91948

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Full-Service Cafe Hours:

​Friday                     12pm - 8pm

Saturday                  8am - 8pm

Sunday                      8am - 6pm

JANUARY 2020 Hours:*


12 pm to 6pm

Saturday & Sunday

9am to 6pm

*All Mt Laguna Campgrounds are clossed for repair, possible re-opening 1/31/2020