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Driftwood Cafe

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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-6545
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome food and service!

Family of 6 enjoyed eating here 4 times during our stay for a week. They were nice and even when I knew they were super busy! We will be back!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Jacksonville
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Jacksonville
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Family of 6 enjoyed eating here 4 times during our stay for a week. They were nice and even when I knew they were super busy! We will be back!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

many locally-grown, grass-fed, organic, etc options; happy hour and early specials make the high prices more tolerable

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is a budget conscious eatery considering the area. It is clean and the food was delicious and generous. We ate there for lunch. There are shoppes to walk around after you eat.

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Wasilla, AK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Quaint little place that gets packed during peak hours. Decent service, prices and food make this a staple for the area.

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Goa, India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Happened to be there for breakfast and really loved each and every dish ordered. The staff was very friendly. My fav is the hot chocolate :)

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Canovanas, Puerto Rico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We went with my family to this place because was recommended to us. We arrived a Monday morning and was packed; the wait was less than 15 minutes (I am ok with that). I had a cravings for pancakes and I order the 2 with some blueberries in the side, 2 eggs, bacon and real maple syrup. My wife order... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We discovered breakfast at the Driftwood Café on our 4th day in South Tahoe. I only wish we would have discovered it on day one. The food is great and all the people that worked there were tremendous. It certainly is a throw back to a small town café (prices may be a bit higher than a small town café.)... More 

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Texas, Australia
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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Great breakfast. Friendly and fast. All of our meals were really good. They have really good coffee. Highly recommend!

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Encino, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The line out the door indicates the quality inside the door. Friendly service--and despite the line, no sense of being rushed--and perfectly prepared breakfast and lunch standards brought us back again and again. There is nothing unusual in either the breakfast or lunch menu. What stands out are the fresh ingredients and perfect preparation. From French Toast to Omelettes, from... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Sorry to say this was not a good place. Service was quick. Food slow. Waffle was very thin and cold. I had started to cut the waffle and found out it was cold. They took it back and brought back the same waffle hot. It was awful, and hard. Waitress charged us for it. Now the hot oatmeal was good.

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Additional Information about Driftwood Cafe

Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: (530) 544-6545
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: (530) 544-6545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm

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