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Driftwood Cafe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
+1 530-544-6545
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On a Sunday morning, we waited about an hour before getting seated. The food was delicious and well worth the wait. We will be going there again on our next trip to South Lake Tahoe.

Thank jacquelined511
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were willing to walk in 18 degree weather for breakfast at this little gem. Not once but twice. I enjoyed Michelle’s 2 egg omelet topped with avo and sprouts. Very good for gfree and vegetarian. Won’t disappoint

Thank JeJe19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just walked out of breakfast very dissatisfied with the service we received on a underwhelming meal. The staff seemed more concerned with Halloween and their costumes than with the service they provided. Coffee refills we hard to get and they forgot my toast, then brought...More

Thank Trip80191
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best breakfast we had in South Lake Tahoe. Loved the ambience of the shopping area it is located in and that of the restaurant. Be prepared to wait to get seated since the place is not too terribly large. But it is...More

Thank Gary333888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was quick, the food was hot and large menu. Close to our vacation condo at Marriott’s Timber Lodge.

1  Thank Suewilli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch and I had the chili. It was delicious, I would definitely go back. The breakfast looked amazing and is served all day. Very reasonable prices.

Thank PerkinsPartyof6
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I can not remember the last time I went to a restaurant and ate ALL of my food like I did here. All around amazing! Bit of a wait, but SO WORTH IT!

1  Thank heatherstarr2016
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Ate both breakfast and dinner and they were outstanding. Food is fresh and taste exceptional. The place is busy so expect a wait if you dine in. There are a few outside tables. Plates were huge. It is a must stop on a visit to...More

2  Thank brad4226
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place. Cannot recommend the French toast enough. Also loved the atmosphere and the very friendly service.

1  Thank RICH_0887
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Located across the street from Raleys, the Driftwood Cafe is a hopping place. We visited on a Sunday at about 9:00 and had a 15 minute wait. We shared an omelette and were served enough food for two (we don’t eat a lot). It was...More

Thank Teryl B
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Questions & Answers
August 8, 2018|
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Response from 314jefftrips | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I have tree nut allergies, mine are not too severe, but I was able to eat there without a problem.
Carol G
April 11, 2017|
Response from Michelle H | Property representative |
We are open 7 am to 3 pm and serve breakfast and lunch all day. Soup starts at 11 am.
July 18, 2015|
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Response from CiaoBella59 | Reviewed this property |
I dined inside the cafe a couple of times and did, indeed, see people seated outside who were served as well if it wasn't too busy inside. On days it was busy, patrons came inside to order and brought their food outside if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: +1 530-544-6545
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