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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: Brunch, Breakfast, 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
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Went to eat here for breakfast and it is a tiny cafe in the plaza. Lots of bikers come here to eat breakfast too. My food came in a jiffy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
adrianjaimes672
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Daly City, California
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Daly City, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went to eat here for breakfast and it is a tiny cafe in the plaza. Lots of bikers come here to eat breakfast too. My food came in a jiffy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The proportions are huge which is a total plus! They serve breakfast late too. I got the French toast. It was a bit burnt on the sides but I ignored that. The staff was very friendly and the prices were fair. Great place! I totally recommend it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Being that this cafe is #4 out of 100+ places to eat in Tahoe...I was really expecting to be wowed/impressed on some level...in fairness to the rating scale. ..excellent and very good are very close to each other with very little difference when rating a restaurant. ..I would have preferred to see excellent...then good...then average...etc...overall...to me... it was a good... More 

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Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've eaten at Driftwood Cafe for breakfast and lunch with no disappointment. I've had colleagues accompany each time and there were no complaints from them either. I've been more than satisfied with everything I've had there.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

food was really fabulous, super cute café. A little wait time at 10am on a Friday morning (25 min) but worth it. The service was not the best ever, but they were slammed and I know it can be hard to keep up. Definitely worth the visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Great local breakfast café......great food, great people running the café, and great waitresses.....make you feel like you know them .

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Reno, Nevada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Always go here for breakfast when we are in South Lake. Great breakfasts, all the usual and not too pricey.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had eaten here before a few years ago, but somehow never made it back owing to either a timeframe or a line. Finally came back. We were here early, but got their last table - they gave us a table for six when we were just two. How many restaurants (especially busy restaurants) would do that? Awesome service, and... More 

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La Verne, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place is only open for breakfast & lunch. We had breakfast here a couple of times & it was very good food. Everyday they have a breakfast special. Prices are reasonable & staff is very friendly.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Bad food. Many like it so when friends joined me and wanted a place for breakfast I told them that I didn't like it but others think it is good. They went and agreed with me. Stale muffens, etc.

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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