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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
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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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
Great food...LONG wait to get seated

The Driftwood is one of our favorite places to go when in South Lake Tahoe. Breakfast menu is fresh and incredibly super tasty. We got the full stack of blueberry pancakes and Ron's Scram. Coffee was good too. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. I deducted a star because of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
BobbyB27
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San Francisco, California
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Driftwood is one of our favorite places to go when in South Lake Tahoe. Breakfast menu is fresh and incredibly super tasty. We got the full stack of blueberry pancakes and Ron's Scram. Coffee was good too. Staff was super friendly and accommodating. I deducted a star because of the wait. It took over 1 hour to get seated.... More 

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Lindenhurst, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

We went to the Driftwood Cafe after hiking in Van Sickle Park. Food was good, the drinks were good. Very Hawaiian feel to the place, and nicely decorated. For a quick bite for lunch or breakfast, it is a great choice. More moderately priced than surrounding restaurants.

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California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Wanted to try the local breakfast in Tahoe.. so this is the place we choose!! I so looooooved the hot chocolate :). And I was looking for something in Vegetarian..The Ugly fries was the best deal I got... for non-vegetarians it would surely be much better with a wide variety of option. Want to visit this place soon again!! :)... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I ate here upon my last visit to lake tahoe. I was pleasantly surprised, the omelets were good and the bran muffin was a great surprise. Can't go wrong here; 4 stars for an above average breakfast!

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Kununurra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Good atmosphere & great breakfasts at this cafe. Service was good & always with a smile! The oats was to die for!

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UK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A decent breakfast place with friendly staff. In terms of room for improvement I didn't like drinking the very nice orange juice they had out of a plastic glass - why not glass? Also there is no wifi - why not?

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Champaign, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Good environment. GREAT food. We went for breakfast. Just a walk away from everything, including our Inn.

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Mountain View, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Very busy place which tells me that ALL their food is great! Great service, reasonably priced and DELICIOUS food! Will be going back when we are in the area again!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our server Dian was pleasant and professional. The coffee was excellent. The food came out fast but was undercooked, cold and seemed to have been prepared very early or yesterday. The veggie quiche was watery from the spinach, the fruit was not ripe but the sourdough was flavorful. The veggie Benedict was undercooked and bland with cold starchy house potatoes.... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Good service, delicious soup and omelettes, a variety of pastries, all for a reasonable price. However, closes early (3pm), so go for breakfast or lunch, maybe even better for a brunch.

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?