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Driftwood Cafe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-6545
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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English first
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

stumbled across driftwood, and had both breakfast and lunch entrees four people- and all four people were pleased with their food. Service was pretty good, and atmosphere was okay. Location keeps this gem low-key I think- try it

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Virginia Beach
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Located in the village one of my favorite places to grab breakfast before a day on the slopes or out on the lake

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Pukalani, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We ate breakfast at this cafe 3 times! The pancakes were so tender and delicious! My granddaughter loved the French toast--she had it all 3 mornings. Their servers were friendly, helpful and brought the food quickly. They had nice selection of teas, and the hot chocolate with whipped cream was a very large, wide brimmed cup. The decorations were very... More

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Makawao, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We were in south Tahoe for 4 days ate breakfast there 3 of the 4 days. I highly reccomend the Driftwood cafe. Great panckakes, omlets,scrambles and french toast. The service was excelent, friendly and fast. The only reason I didnt give a 4 out of 5 is because I love good hashbrowns or breakfast potatoes and thiers were ok. Other... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

We wanted to go somewhere different for our anniversary breakfast and we're glad we did. I had the 1 stack pancake with Banana. Amazing. My hubby had the special. Which was scrambled eggs with Turkey, cheese, mushrooms. Which came with hashbrown and English muffin. Amazing and a very good price. The cappuccino was the best I've ever had.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We had lunch here on ones of the days of our holiday to South Lake Tahoe. Very happy with the quality of the food. Nice friendly atmosphere. Great Service! Wish we had found it earlier.

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dallas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We loved this reataurant. Great service, fresh food, friendly atmosphere. Stop in for a latte or cappuccino with the best coffee ever. A must for breakfast. We stopped in 3 times. Can't be beat

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Miami, Australia
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23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Fantastic menu options for both lunch and breakfast. Staff were very helpful, and the place has a nice warm and friendly feel. This is a certainly not to be missed when in town.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Only open for breakfast and lunch, but the food and service was great! We could've gone back everyday for breakfast.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We vacation at Heavenly every year and this place always delivers -- great food at a reasonable price. There is always an option for my vegetarian wife and I am consistently satisfied with the food. Breakfast and lunch both offer great food. Service is OK during the breakfast rush, we went this year for lunch and left very content.

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