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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We ate here twice the first week of May. The first time, we sat outside and had a fabulous waitress; didn’t get her name. I had a breakfast sandwich, hubby had an omelette; both excellent. The second time, we were told they weren’t allowing outdoor...seating. Waiter was fine. Food was fine - I had veggie quiche; husband had oats with a dense, bland muffin. Overall, it was good. The first visit was excellent, the second average.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited South Lake Tahoe during the last week of April, 2021. Every day there, we had either lunch or breakfast at the Driftwood Cafe. Although the location is at busiest intersection of a busy tourist destination, menu prices were very reasonable. Moreover, service was...fast and staff was very attentive . In fact, we were there so often that several of the staff became friends by the end of the week. But, that is only half of the my 5-Star rating. We ordered from both breakfast and lunch menus, getting a different entree each day, and every selection was delicious. The long breakfast and lunch menus have something for everyone. I strongly recommend this restaurant when you are in South Lake Tahoe.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both indoor and outdoor seating were available. A n excellent variety of breakfast and lunch entrees to chose from. Our server was friendly and efficient. Just a short walk from the Marriott timber Lodge and gondolas.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful staff, great breakfast and coffee. After horrible coffee and rude staff at two other breakfast cafes nearby, we really appreciated the friendly staff and food. They were COVID conscious and arranged outdoor seating or inside with high-back booths and door open. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent breakfast! Between four of us we had pancakes, omelette, oatmeal and yogurt parfait. All were great!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 13, 2021 via mobile

Great food and a great selection. My husband had a traditional breakfast. Our friends had chicken fried steak with eggs. The ugly fries were delicious. 1/2 order was huge and enough for 2 people.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2021

Best homemade food everything is good, always a waiting line but worth it, go early if you can. Or order to go

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 5, 2020 via mobile

Always a great choice for breakfast, brunch or lunch. We’ve only had brunch here but service was great and food always fresh and delicious. So many choices... baked goods the best! Always busy but definitely worth the wait. :)

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 25, 2020

Great omelets and eggs benedict! The service was good and friendly. It was a nice morning to sit outside. A bit cool but comfortable with the heaters turned on.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2020

Great location at the Marriott Grand Residences at the entrance to the valet area. We had breakfast here twice during our stay. Only open 7a - 3pm daily. Omelet's come with choice of potato pancake, hash browns or home fries. Hash browns were dry, so...I would suggest the home fries (rectangular-diced potatoes about 2in long). Choice of toast also included. We ordered takeout each time and ate in our rooms. The place gets busy towards 9am and for the rest of the day. There is indoor & outdoor seating. They have a wide variety on their menu. The clam chowder is also very good.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Shadmonster
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.
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432CarolG432
April 11, 2017|
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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.
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peck925
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Driftwood Cafe

  • Yes, Driftwood Cafe offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Driftwood Cafe offers delivery services.

  • Driftwood Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4