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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” (65 reviews)
“omelette” (77 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
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Reviewed yesterday

We had lunch and the food was great! Hamburger come with side or soup for 1 low price (in an expensive area). The clam chowder is also good. The only draw back is this place closes at 3 pm.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mt10251
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LONG wait time aside, Driftwood Cafe was worth it. It’s easily accessible from our hotel, too. We simply waddled back to our room after our tummies were completely satisfied. It is in a very popular area so “busy” would be an understatement. Once inside though,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HonuAloha81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We received a warm welcome as we walked in from a cold 12F temperature outside. The service was prompt and the breakfast selection was huge. I ordered my usual eggs and toast and my wife ordered the vegetable quiche. Highly recommend the quiche.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 331saibals
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is fantastic. Huge servings will satisfy any appetite. Sandwiches come with your choice of fries, cup of soup or chips & salsa.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TiredWorldTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish to god I had a breakfast spot like this at home. We eat here every time we come to South Lake Hot damn. Eat here. Five stars

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank professorsdurian
Reviewed 14 November 2018

On a Sunday morning, we waited about an hour before getting seated. The food was delicious and well worth the wait. We will be going there again on our next trip to South Lake Tahoe.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jacquelined511
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

We were willing to walk in 18 degree weather for breakfast at this little gem. Not once but twice. I enjoyed Michelle’s 2 egg omelet topped with avo and sprouts. Very good for gfree and vegetarian. Won’t disappoint

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank JeJe19
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Just walked out of breakfast very dissatisfied with the service we received on a underwhelming meal. The staff seemed more concerned with Halloween and their costumes than with the service they provided. Coffee refills we hard to get and they forgot my toast, then brought...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Trip80191
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This was the best breakfast we had in South Lake Tahoe. Loved the ambience of the shopping area it is located in and that of the restaurant. Be prepared to wait to get seated since the place is not too terribly large. But it is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gary333888
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Service was quick, the food was hot and large menu. Close to our vacation condo at Marriott’s Timber Lodge.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Suewilli
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Questions & Answers
8 August 2018|
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Response from 314jefftrips | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I have tree nut allergies, mine are not too severe, but I was able to eat there without a problem.
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.
18 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
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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
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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