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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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“potato pancakes” (62 reviews)
“omelette” (71 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 14 July 2016

So good that we went back twice, the service was great, food was delicious (escargots and chowder are delicious, and the salads are huge portions) Great variety menu with something for everyone

Thank matthewsills
Reviewed 13 July 2016

WE got there at 10:45 and there was a 45 minute wait!! Decided to go up in the gondola and when we got back luckily the line had gone down. The reason for the line was obvious!! It was decided this was the best meal...More

Thank Bruce P
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The breakfast was good, reasonably priced, and the service was great. From the moment you put your name on the wait list until you finish the last bite you will encounter some of the nicest people. My breakfast was really good and there were many...More

Thank AdgieLB
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

This place came highly recommended to me. I went here for breakfast on a Tuesday morning. It was pretty packed. Waited 20 minutes to be seated. Food was definitely worth it. My only complaint was that the waitress was very slow and never came back...More

Thank robertjB9190AN
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Eggs Benedict and omelette, orange juice very good; fruit yogurt and granola below average and french toast bland. Crowded seating. Good service. Reasonable wait time.

Thank yusuf69
Reviewed 11 July 2016

My husband really wanted some pancakes and this spot looked like a great place to cure his cravings. We put our name down with the hostess, she gave us a 45min timeline. We said, ok, then walked around and did some shopping. We came back...More

Thank fancypants2008
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The best breakfast I've ever eaten. We were here in december 2013. Food was delicious and staff was very friendly. I dream to have a meal here again.

Thank CrazzzyRat
Reviewed 11 July 2016

There was a long wait to get in. There were as many tables outside where service was NOT offered, as there were in the small space inside. They used a noisy amplifier & speaker to announce each time a new party was to be seated...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great food and great service. I had Michelle's omelet, my wife had huevos Driftwood. Both were delicious!

Thank jeff573
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Great service and fine home cooking! I kinda felt at home and two of us had breakfast and my wife and I had 1/2 lb. burgers. Mine was cooked to order - hers was a little underdone in the middle. Tasty!

Thank RonTak
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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