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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%
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“omelette” (70 reviews)
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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 13 August 2016 via mobile

Seated quickly despite the fact that it was a busy summer Sunday morning.Friendly service and delicious comfort breakfast food. We had french toast and a sort of biscuits and gravy ham breakfast sandwich. Both were great. Traditional and comforting without feeling greasy or gut bomb.I...More

Thank 102shelbyp
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Very good breakfast at a very good price. Friendly staff. Nice decor. Close to the Heavenly village.

Thank JSP123
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Setting: Right at the commercial area – we can also call it strip-like Mall. Lot of Parking space available. Light wooden décor. You have to expect waiting times. It is a typical Diner style café with a huge variety of sandwiches and drinks. The portions...More

Thank Fernando B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The breakfast here is great and the price is reasonable. The staff is very friendly. a great place to have breakfast

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

In an area filled with tourist traps, Driftwood is a great spot. We had very friendly service and the food was fantastic! Excellent value for the cost too. Highly recommend!

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Delicious breakfast, especially if you like eggs in all its shapes and forms! We went for eggs benedict and a house special omelet, generous portions and it tasted super fresh. Only con is the long wait to get a table, we went for takeaway and...More

Thank Stéphanie N
Reviewed 9 August 2016

i've been coming to driftwood for years - whenever i'm in south lake tahoe. i rarely get anything different since nobody makes their mashed potato pancakes...i have extreme cravings for these! staff is friendly and strive to provide the best dining experience as possible. they...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We love eating breakfast at the Driftwood Cafe! Huge portions, big selection of items and of course the friendliest staff around! Yummmy....

Thank dawnrK1875JT
Reviewed 3 August 2016

A much better option than the mass produced hotel breakfasts. We ordered fried eggs, toast, a bagel with cottage cheese and a yoghurt with muesli an fruit. Nothing complicated but the food arrived fresh, exactly as ordered and not expensive.

Thank henry b
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Excellent food with a great staff - we arrived on Sunday Morning and had a 1 hour wait. We returned in 40 minutes and advised we were waiting- we were seated in 2 minutes. At 11:00 AM the place cleared out - I suggest if...More

Thank TheDudah
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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