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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast

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  • 347
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  • 209
    Very good
  • 50
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  • 10
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  • 6
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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
Charming Place for Breakfast

Went here based on reviews & was not disappointed. Service was friendly, good food, delivered reasonably quickly. Did not have to wait for a table. Denver omelette and biscuits & gravy were very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Herndon, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Went here based on reviews & was not disappointed. Service was friendly, good food, delivered reasonably quickly. Did not have to wait for a table. Denver omelette and biscuits & gravy were very good.

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Turlock, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Sunday 08/30/15, Cafe was busy, had a 35 minute wait, and they did get us in within the time given. After being seated, waited 10 minutes for drinks, another 5 to give our meal order, when food was delivered, the burger was missing avocado (but they still charged for it). Waitress asked if we wanted Mustard, we said yes, she... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I has the healthy omelette - it was good. Nothing great but not bad. It came with a muffin that was incredibly dry but it was a pretty standard breakfast. The coffee was ok.

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Jamul, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Nice place for breakfast. Very clean wait staff are friendly and good. Food is plentiful and well prepared to your taste

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Novato, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Stopped in today. My friend had the spinach salad - delicious! Mu husband had the Cobb salad - also very good. Portions quite plentiful. I had a grilled chicken sandwich with melted jack cheese and spinach. Loved it! Parking across the street in shopping center. Prices quite reasonable too! Would definitely come back for lunch. Btw breakfast served all day!

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WesternKY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were there on a busy midweek morning. It doesn't look like it from the outside but it has a crowded and noisy coffeehouse feel once inside. Our waitress was curt with us at times. Longer than average wait. Food was decent.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This spot was the best! They are a wonderful, friendly, delicious breakfast/lunch spot. My husband and I were in Tahoe 5 days and ate here for breakfast one day, and lunch another day. They are only open until 2pm, or we would have tried for dinner. The breakfast burrito was so delicious, especially the salsa they put on it. I... More 

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NEW YORK, NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff serves decent soups, sandwiches and salads. Good if you are staying in the area. Decent beers on tap. Their soup in a sourdough bread bowl was good. Pleasant staff...

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We walked in looking for lunch and were blown away by the service and food. A down to earth cafe with wonderful friendly service.

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've read lots of great review about this place, and I saw that they had Eggs Benedict on the menu, so it was a must eat at place for me. Be prepared for a wait, this place does get crowded. My wife and I got a seat within a few minutes, the staff was excellent. They had a great menu... More 

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?