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Driftwood Cafe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
+1 530-544-6545
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“omelette” (77 reviews)
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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had wonderful breakfast for 2, I had the Eggs Benedict I was longing for and my wife had one of her favorites, Corned Beef Hash, Eggs and toast. Both were outstanding, the Eggs Benedict had ample sauce with an Italian spice flair and a choice...More

Thank 3Tcubed
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We go back because the offer a winning combination of great food and outstanding customer service. Their friendly staff is backed up with attentive service. It shows you don't have to be big to put together a winning business! Best breakfast around!

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this restaurant by asking several local people what would their choice be for lunch. This one was always in the top three recommended. The restaurant was very busy, but they found us a table right away. The menu had a large selection of...More

Thank harvey837
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good and the price was within my travel budget. However, I felt like the front desk server was a little bit racist. She gave my group a table in the back while there was one clearly open that was near to the...More

Thank Adrian R
Michelle H, Owner at Driftwood Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Adrian, We are truly disturbed over the experience you felt you had at our restaurant. I discussed this situation in depth with our manager. He explained to me that you were moved from one table to another by the window. The booth by the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to the Driftwood even before it moved to Heavenly Village. The Driftwood Café is consistently good quality food, good service and good value. Highly recommend

Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our friend had his dog and we enjoyed breakfast outside. No outside service, so we ordered to go and ate our breakfasts from Styrofoam containers. Huevos were more like nachos with eggs, but they worked. Others enjoyed omelettes with no complaints

Thank Lee-and-Baby
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the few breakfast spots downtown and it is easy to tell by the constant line out the door. The food is good, but nothing spectacular for the time you will spend waiting to get in there.

Thank Amanda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Driftwood is located in a great spot with good staff, reasonable prices and a nice breakfast atmosphere. The pancakes are huge. Definitely make this a stop when in Heavenly Village.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Driftwood Café for a late lunch. The food was excellent and the menu was varied. Service was also excellent. We were sorry it is only open for breakfast and lunch!

Thank bjlundgren
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast here during our Tahoe visit. There was a wait on a weekday morning but there are tables and chairs outside to seat while waiting. The food were delicious, service was excellent, clean restaurant and great location by the village. We highly recommend...More

Thank wildorchid99
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Questions & Answers
Carol G
11 April 2017|
Response from Michelle H | Property representative |
We are open 7 am to 3 pm and serve breakfast and lunch all day. Soup starts at 11 am.
19 July 2015|
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Response from CiaoBella59 | Reviewed this property |
I dined inside the cafe a couple of times and did, indeed, see people seated outside who were served as well if it wasn't too busy inside. On days it was busy, patrons came inside to order and brought their food outside if... More
Robert B
30 June 2015|
Response from Michelle H | Property representative |
Sorry for late reply. I have never seen these questions before today when I got an email from Trip Advisor. We use Alpen Sierra coffee, vienna roast. They do have an online store.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-6545
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