Rustic, elegant, hand-crafted food made with whole, fresh ingredients

Pine House Cafe & Tavern

Call Us  619.473.8857

PO Box 5 //  9849 Sunrise Highway

Mt Laguna CA 91948 US

Full-service Cafe Hours:            Espresso Bar Hours:

       Thursday    5pm - 7pm                      Friday   9am - 2:30pm

          Friday     12pm - 8pm                        Saturday & Sunday

        Saturday    8am - 8pm                              8am - 2:30pm

         Sunday      8am - 6pm                             

Live Music Fri & Sat Nights

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.

PCT Season

Front Room Coffee Bar with special Hiker Menu

Mon-Wed 9am - 3pm

Thur  12noon-5pm

Fri 9am - 12 noon all regular restaurant hours

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SPECIAL EASTER BRUNCH!!!    Sunday 9am - 1:30pm

​Reservations strongly recommended:


Brandon Burgers... & Macs, & Scrambles

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.