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PO Box 5 //  9848 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.

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THANK YOU for being our customer!

On Snow days weekends like this one we can do

1 to 2 weeks’ worth of business in just one day.

This presents some great logistical challenges, so in order to serve the maximum number of people without sacrificing quality or running out of food, we scale our menu back significantly & eliminate all “options and add-ons.”

Our snow days menu offers a few simple basics, all crafted with the same great care we apply to our regular menu and specials.  We don’t receive food deliveries here, so we do most of our own shopping for supplies. And we don’t have access to “extra staff” during these peak busy times.  Therefore we greatly appreciate your understanding & patience regarding the limitations of our “snow day operations.”We look forward to serving you! .

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

Pine House Cafe & Tavern