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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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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (66 reviews)
“omelette” (116 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Our family enjoyed eating here. It has great fresh food, atmosphere -perfect for breakfast or lunch.

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 6 days ago

When you travel with multiple families it's always a bit of a challenge to arrive at a restaurant at the same time. Well - with this cafe you want to make sure you do! They won't seat you unless the entire group is complete, and...More

Thank Ivankamenken
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time we ate here. We were seated right away, ordered, and received our breakfast with in a couple minutes. I had the breakfast special, and my wife had a great sandwich. They both were very good!

Thank rgoben
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a late lunchtime shared snack. We found their Nachos to be good, but they were burnt on the edges. Their Simple Club sandwich tasted better than it was thanks to the sourdough bread it was on. The server politely noted the...More

Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by here due to good reviews. This place is horrible, from all of our plates the only dish that looked decent were the eggs Benedict. I got the "special" of the day which was appalling, it looked like cat food served with eggs, flavor...More

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The denver omelette was awesome! Would definitely return!!! Quick service and potato cakes are recommended.

Thank NeneDeb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had to wait 40 minutes on a Thursday, but it was well worth it. Nice friendly staff, clean restaurant. Was seated just outside the kitchen (which is not usually a good thing) but it wasn't an issue. The food was great and the prices reasonable.

Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice over the course of a week while staying in South Lake Tahoe. We really enjoyed the variety on the breakfast menu and the food. The food tasted very fresh, and there were some unique spins on breakfast classics, which was nice....More

Thank wildcatsfan86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was 45 minute wait for a table of 7, which was reasonable. Everyone had something different and all of it was delicious and fresh. The Chai tea latte and hot chocolate were better than Starbucks. Restaurant was clean and staff friendly and efficient. You...More

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only open for breakfast and lunch and always seems to have a wait. We were lucky to get in quickly as they had spots at the bar - and we were not disappointed. Service was polite, friendly and efficient. Food was fresh and delicious. Huevos...More

Thank RS3101
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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