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Driftwood Cafe

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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
(530) 544-6545
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No trip to South lake is complete without having breakfast at the Driftwood. Originally a little hole-in-the-wall, attached to a tiny motel close to Stateline Blvd. that location gave way to redevelopment. As I understand it, the folks at Heavenly knew that losing this little treasure would be devastating to the locals and the skiing community. Heavenly village offered space... More 

Thank Jack Z
Fresno, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We usually visit Driftwood Cafe every time we visit South Lake Tahoe. You cannot go wrong with breakfast or lunch there. I had a delicious salad and my husband enjoyed his lunch as well.

Thank rosemarymorales
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Under the Marriott Grand, great food, very nice people...great service, not expensive by today's standards.

Thank Greg M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was excellent, service was decent. Omelettes were well worth the price tag. The coffee was exceptional. We arrived at about 8:30 and by the time we left at 9:40, there was a line out the door.

Thank Brian S
Sandy, Utah
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the philly and it was disappointing. My wife ordered the vegan skillet but added 2 eggs and that was good. I shouldn't judge the place by one sandwich but it literally tasted like a sand sand which. Not much flavor at all. The regular coffee was very very good and I would go back just for a to... More 

Thank Eric M
Petaluma, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WORTH THE WAIT! Good quality food...everything was delicious. We were not sure about this pace as it is located in a very touristy area ...what a pleasant surprise! Great service as well! Our waiter was really nice!

Thank Marianeduijn
Tarzana, CA
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at Basecamp Hotel recommended Driftwood Cafe and boy are we glad that they did. The food is terrific and the staff is amazing - especially Ethan (thank you for making our breakfasts each morning so wonderful). There will be a little bit of a wait but they have plenty of outside seating. How could you have a better... More 

Thank Suzy D
Twin Falls, Idaho
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast and we were both very pleased. The potatoes were perfectly cooked and very tasty with the Tahoe hot sauce provided (although hot sauce was not spicy). The coffee was amazing!

Thank rose72003
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying nearby and tried the Driftwood for breakfast. The food and staff were great, very well priced and we had one of their signature Driftwood iced coffees to go which was really nice too. Highly recommend for breakfast!

Thank sophie w
Athens, Alabama
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only wait in town - not much ambiance but good food. Service was fair as were prices. Would probably go ahead but not on the "must do" list.

Thank Janet R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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: (530) 544-6545

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?