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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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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We had several breakfasts there (mainly because Driftwood was the only one open in the early morning), both sit in and take out. Very courteous service, food is better than average breakfast, and price is reasonable. Very clean environment with light colored wood decor, and...More

Thank Guangqing C
Reviewed 31 December 2015

When I stay in Tahoe, always I take my breakfast here. I order eggs Benedict which is delicious, the service is top notch, the ambient is cozy. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sampiva
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

A good place to grab a filling breakfast. The lines were long, but we wandered around until I our time to sit was closer. (Grocery store is across the parking lot. Area had numerous smaller shops.) The seating area wasn't huge, but worked. We came...More

Thank K08-Family
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Food and service was great! But of course it was packed! Don't sit close to the doors when its cold, this place is busy!

Thank Valarie T
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Visiting South Lake Tahoe over the holidays and found a wonderful place to eat breakfast. Stopped by a day earlier and the wait was too longer so went earlier the next day. Coffee available while waiting and the food was fantastic. It was probably the...More

Thank wkghound
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Plenty of options: soups, sandwiches, coffee and the likes. Reasonably priced. Large portions. Convenient if you are headed to or from the Gondola.

Reviewed 16 December 2015

We were lucky enough not to have to wait but it got busy quick. We had a nice breakfast. All the food looked good. The waitress was very good.

Thank beachpeach75
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

We came here on a Saturday morning around 830 and had to wait about 20 minutes for a table of two. It wasn't bad considering it was a Saturday morning. I had the Eggs Benedict with the potato cake! I was a little scared to...More

Thank ktblondie
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Came here for breakfast over the weekend. Menu looks great for breakfast and after waiting 30 minutes we were seated. Staff are very friendly. We ordered breakfast burrito, eggs, bacon & pancakes, scrambled eggs & bacon, and the smokey omelette. Everything was basically ok, nothing...More

1  Thank stevenroz
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We ate here for breakfast for the two days we were here. The service was outstanding and the food was excellent with plenty of tasty choices.

Thank stu_uk
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Carol G
Do you have all day breakfast? Or is breakfast only in the morning, if so, until what time?
11 April 2017|
Response from SouthLakeTahoeDude | Property representative |
We are open 7 am to 3 pm and serve breakfast and lunch all day. Soup starts at 11 am.
Do you have an outside patio? I have a small dog and don't like to lave her in the hotel room..
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
My family had the pleasure of enjoying your restaurant this past weekend and I particularly enjoyed the coffee. I forgot the brand of coffee that the waitress told me you use. I would love to order some if you could pass on the brand and type of coffee you use. Thank you.
30 June 2015|
Response from SouthLakeTahoeDude | 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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