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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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  • 343
    Excellent
  • 206
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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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Great food, wonderful service and a place to be sure to stop on your journey to experience a great breakfast. Large portions make it easy into share and try more than one dish.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Terri C
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Surprise, Arizona
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Surprise, Arizona
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Great food, wonderful service and a place to be sure to stop on your journey to experience a great breakfast. Large portions make it easy into share and try more than one dish.

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Driftwood Cafe is a quaint little cafe that no doubt makes the best hot chocolate Tahoe has to offer. Perfect to warm you up in the winter! The staff are always very friendly and you can be seated in no time at all, or grab a delicious croissant to go!

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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

That was just an awesome breakfast. We went there around 11 am and had to wait for 20 minutes or so (just enough to have a look at the shops nearby). Menu offered numerous options from excellent granula to a huge pile of pancakes, and included the kid-friendly picks. It was an excellent treat and I can only recommend to... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went for breakfast. We liked it, but it was not over the top like we were expecting. The staff was great. They had interesting choices. It is a solid 4 stars.

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Portland, OR
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A non-Starbucks coffee shop? Yes please! And good breakfast options with a great staff? Wish I'd found this my first day rather than my last.

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Tucson, AZ.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Variety of breakfast items served all day along with lunch after 11. Waffle was very thin but tasty. Everything else we got was good but nothing special. Expect a wait, even by 10 am.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very friendly people, a place you can feel good about going to. It has a nice, hometown family feel. I know there isn't much they can do about the wait, but by the time we were seated, we were starving. The food was okay. Breakfast burrito was soggy. Salsa mediocre. Biscuit was okay but cold. Had to ask twice for... More 

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Tenafly, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Had a meal there every day we were in Tahoe last week. My husband and sons had the Eggs Benedict, chicken fried steak, a burger, pancakes, etc. All were amazing. I had yogurt with berries plus a blueberry muffin, blueberry scone (to die for!), and a lovely salad. Really friendly waitstaff makes you want to come back again and again.... More 

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Schwedelbach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Breakfast was good but our waitress didn't bring what we specificly ordered. Had to ask for the salsa and napkins again. Ordered 2 OJ and she brought 3. 1 coffee was ordered and she brought 2.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Quickly seated a large party. Service was relatively quick and high quality. Food was great, sides slightly pricy but worth it in my opinion. Would gladly recommend.

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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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