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Pastry and donut at Totem Roasters, El Dorado County

What a Way to Start the Day

Many agree that a good breakfast is a great way to start the day. But that may not look the same for all of us. So we suggest trying one of these incredible breakfast spots with easy access to the El Dorado Trail for a morning stroll.

Sweetie Pie’s

Sweetie Pie’s is located in a quaint Victorian house on the east end of Placerville’s Main Street.  It’s been a popular breakfast spot for travelers on the way to Lake Tahoe since 1991.  If you’re in a hurry, come early, especially on the weekends.

However, if you are not an early bird, the daily fresh-baked breads, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and pastries will definitely be worth the wait. The Chile Relleno Casserole and the Turkey & Asparagus Omelet are customer favorites. But the Olallieberry pancakes are pretty hard to beat.

Annie’s Mimosas

Tucked away on Placerville Drive, Annie’s Mimosas is a local favorite and a well-kept secret.  It’s a small café with an extensive menu and excellent customer service. The menu features six different benedicts, nine omelets, and more than a dozen mimosas, just to name a few. Chili Verde Enchiladas and the Breakfast Burrito are fan favorites.

Pachamama Coffee

If coffee is the most crucial part of your breakfast, Pachamama Coffee (formerly Totem Coffee Roasters). is the one for you.  Located in the heart of downtown Placerville, the charming courtyard is the perfect place to sip your coffee and start your day. They offer light breakfast items, including gluten-free pastries and vegan options.

Basecamp Nutrition

How about coffee and donuts without the guilt? Located in a cute corner shop in the Hangtown Village Square, Basecamp Nutrition is a refreshing change from traditional breakfast fare. Try the protein donuts that come in fantastic fall flavors like Pumpkin Sprinkle, Sugar Pumpkin, and Churro. Pair them with a hot or cold protein coffee, and you have the breakfast of champions!

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October 6, 2022
9:00 am 2nd Annual Forebay Charity Golf Classic
10:00 am Gold Bug Park
4:00 pm Climate Stewards of the Sierra Nevada Foothills
4:00 pm Honor our Troops Spaghetti Feed
6:00 pm Smith Flat House Presents Pickin' on the Patio
6:30 pm 2022 Vintner's Gala - A Wine Pairing Dinner!