Since 1942


Open Thursday to Sunday

Thursday: 4PM – 7:30PM
Friday: 8:00AM – 7:30PM
Saturday: 8:00AM – 7:30PM
Sunday: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Breakfast Menu: 8:00AM – 11:30AM
Lunch/Dinner Menu: 11:30AM – 7:00PM

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An Institution for almost 80 years

Pinehouse Cafe

Established in 1942.

PIne House was originally built and opened as a Cafe & Tavern, supporting the growing community of Mount Laguna which hosted the then active Air Force Base. Decades later the Base was closed, but the little mountain town with it’s community of cabins owners and regular recreational visitors has remained. Less than an hour’s drive from San Diego, Mount Laguna has become a favorite destination of hikers, backpackers, mountain bike & motorcycle riders, and more. Our historic log building has stood the test of time.

Pine House Cafe & Tavern
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Bult Gaming
Bult Gaming
20:46 10 Apr 21
Great food, nice, quaint environment.The employees are French and they don’t act like Americans which is part of the reason we love the place. Also, great food especially brats with melted cheese and French bread. Don’t expect a American food chain experience. It’s far from that and it’s amazing. Highly recommend this place if you are in the more
Tri Tom
Tri Tom
00:23 05 Apr 21
Great food and location. Everything was so fresh and delicious. Looking forward to see them on our next hike.
John Snell
John Snell
16:37 01 Apr 21
Great foodHours are tricky, I think they close when there’s no hikers left. I’d get there before 4pmThey were very nice, let me charge, and had a piano!10/10 would stop againread more
Leny Iniguez
Leny Iniguez
21:00 24 Mar 21
Had a very cozy and tasty lunch after a day in the snow!.. French staff very friendly, the place is very well decorated. Great family time.They were doing distanced indoor dining BTWread more
Dan Poulton
Dan Poulton
02:55 14 Mar 21
Fantastic place on Mt. Laguna. Excellent food with vegetarian options and Mountain man plates as well. Great service and wonderful place to stop in for a meal after time on the more
Nat Cornacchione
Nat Cornacchione
23:41 18 Feb 21
I was very happy with the Pine House Cafe! I had the beyond burger and french fries and everything tasted amazing. They gave so many french fries and they were cooked just right. Can’t wait to go back!read more
Brensa Dutch
Brensa Dutch
09:11 02 Feb 21
Hands down one of the best (and one of my favorite) restaurants of all time.They have the. best. bread pudding, which has seriously changed my life :pTheir burgers and fries are also really good as well as their nachos.Great service, better food 😉read more
Christelle Roux
Christelle Roux
01:23 16 Dec 20
Amazing! We had the chance to have lunch at Pine House Cafe right before the restaurants had to close for dine-in again and we had the most fantastic experience. The owner Eric is a very enthusiastic French man who puts his heart in the business. We had the cheese fondue and it was delicious. The cheese comes with a platter of bread, veggies and fruits and in regards of quantity and quality we found the price very reasonable. We can’t wait to go back!read more
Mabel M Rivas
Mabel M Rivas
02:36 07 Dec 20
If you like beautiful places ,incredible scenery and great food then you’ll love this place. I’d never had a french stile stew in my life and I was very pleasantly satisfied with this dish.The owners were super nice and welcoming!read more
Ernie S Smith
Ernie S Smith
14:24 08 Nov 20
Awesome place under new ownership, lovely French couple with cuisine you normally don’t see east of downtown, let alone in our back country! Yes they have burgers and fries but they also have a wonderful cheese fondue that can be followed by a flaming crepe for dessert! A couple of great beers on tap and delicious coffee to go with the after dinner sweets. A wonderful place for an after hike lunch or dinner and a unique treat for an unusual romantic dinner!read more
Cameron Herrick
Cameron Herrick
18:59 26 Oct 20
I cannot say enough good things about this delightful mountain restaurant. I’ve returned three times in the past few months. The food is simply delicious, the atmosphere charming, and the new owners welcoming and friendly. Highly recommended!read more
Joseph Delgado
Joseph Delgado
19:59 25 Oct 20
Food was tasty! It just took longer than expected but luckily I had time. Location was super ideal after a hike and the atmosphere was warm !read more
San Diegan
San Diegan
16:19 28 Sep 20
Great experience. Owners are a French couple that works efficiently to make you feel welcome. Lunch was great, so we ordered 2 entrees for home. All good. Remember, the French people like to give you time to visit, eat and enjoy (like a sidewalk Cafe in Paris). So please stop and support this small business as you enjoy Mt more
Phillip Paipa
Phillip Paipa
01:02 04 Sep 20
I wish I get there sooner the food is pretty good.
Antoinette Perez
Antoinette Perez
17:20 26 Jul 20
Great restaurant! We visited after our lengthy hike and this place was just what we needed. Delicious food. I had the burger and fries and everything was delicious. We all enjoyed our meals. They had plenty of outdoor dining. Wonderful place! 😊read more
Nancy Ulrich
Nancy Ulrich
20:25 07 Jun 20
Deliciousness under new management! Everything tastes like it was made from scratch. My husband’s French Beef Stew was richly wine flavored, with hearty beef & carrot chunks. It was topped off by 4 scoops of buttery mashed potatoes. My tomato basil soup was simple, but flavorful. Order the decadent chocolate mousse topped with whipped cream, M&M’s and chocolate sauce. You won’t regret it. We WILL be back!read more
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4:00PM – 7:30 PM
08:00 AM – 7:30 PM
08:00 AM – 7:30 PM
08:00 AM – 5:00 PM


9849 Sunrise Hwy
Mount Laguna, CA 91948

(619) 473-8857

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