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                             

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Full Cafe serving

Fri   12noon - 8pm

Sat 8am - 8pm

Sun 8am - 7pm

Monday 9am - 4pm


Fri 5:30-8:30

Sat 6-9pm

​Sun 5-7:30pm

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.

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

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.