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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.
PO Box 5 // 9849 Sunrise Highway
Mt Laguna, CA 91948
Build a GREAT Burger!
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