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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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DRIFTWOOD SPECIALTIES‎
Basic American Fare
Two eggs any style, potato pancake, hash browns or home fries & toast.
$7.25
Eggs benedict
Toasted‎ English muffin w/ smoked ham, 2 eggs poached & our "cheesy” herb sauce, or try it veggie style w/ spinach & tomato or sliced breast of turkey. With potato pancake, hash browns or home fries.
Regular $11.99
1/2 order $8.99
Huevos del driftwood
Tortilla chips, grilled potatoes & mushrooms topped w/ 2 over medium eggs, our own salsa, melted cheddar cheese, sour cream & green onions. Served w/ our homemade jalapeno corn muffin.
Regular $8.99
1/2 order $6.99
Layer of black bean chic chili $+1.00
Carolina Connection
Two potato pancake topped w/ grilled ham, own over medium eggs & country gravy. Served w/ a buttermilk biscuit.
Regular $9.99
1/2 order $7.99
Chicken Fried Steak
Breaded ground sirloin topped w/ our homemade sausage gravy. Served w/ two eggs any style, choice of potatoes & a buttermilk biscuit.
$10.99
Ron's Scram
Grilled potatoes w/ 3 scrambled egg whites, grilled turkey breast, diced tomatoes & mild green chilies. Served w/ your choice of toast.
$8.99
Breakfast of champions
Old fashioned oats served w/ cinnamon, raisins, milk & brown sugar on the side & our homemade blueberry bran muffing w/ bananas, blueberries or strawberries.
$6.99
Ugly fries
Grilled potatoes, green onions &mushrooms, topped w/ melted cheddar
Regular $4.99
1/2 order $3.99
ON THE GO‎
Breakfast burrito
Scrambled eggs, your choice of meat & cheese, diced grilled potatoes & homemade salsa wrapped in our jumbo flour tortilla.
$8.99
Breakfast sandwich
Two eggs any style w/ choice of meat & cheese. Served on toast, English muffin or French roll
$7.99
OUTRAGEOUSE OMELETTES (3 EGGS)‎
served w/ potato pancake, hash browns, or home fries & choice of toast (wheat, rye, sourdough, English muffin flour, or corn tortilla or biscuit) sub fruit
Ed, s best omelette
Bacon, fresh garlic, swiss cheese & tomatoes. Topped w/ alfalfa sprouts & sour cream
$9.25
Healthy omelette
3 eggs white & 1 yolk, fresh garlic, sliced turkey breast, fresh spinach & parmesan cheese. Traditionally served w/ fresh fruit & our blueberry bran muffin.
$9.25
Black bean chicken chili omelette
With cheddar cheese, green onions & sour cream on top.
$8.99
Michelle's omelette
Two egg omelette w/ avocado' tomatoes, zucchini green onions & parmesan cheese topped w/ alfalfa sprouts.
$9.25
Smokey omelette
Smoked ham. Mild green chilies.Cheddar cheese & topped w/ sour cream.
$8.99
Meat lover's omelette
Bacon, sausage, smoked ham, avocado & jack cheese.
$9.99
Denver omelette
Diced ham, bell peppers, onion & cheddar.
$8.99
Salsa, mushroom & cheddar omelette
$8.99
Create your own omelette
choose just about any item you see on your menu. Each additional item add 1.00
$7.25
Item $+1.00
VEGETARIAN SPECIALTIES‎
Veggie quiche
Spinach, tomato, zucchini, mushrooms & swiss cheese. Served w/ a cup of fresh fruit & choice of toast.
$8.99
Yummy yogurt
Bowl of fresh fruit topped w/ vanilla or strawberry yogurt & granola. Served w/ a blueberry bran muffin.
$7.99
Vegan burrito
Sauteed‎ veggies, homemade salsa, diced grilled potatoes rolled into a whole wheat flour tortilla. Topped w/ guacamole & sprouts.
$8.99
Vegan scam
Sauteed‎ veggies scrambled w/ hash browns & salsa. Served w/ fresh fruit & choice of dry toast.
$8.99
PRIMO PANCAKES & WACKY WAFFLES‎
Buttermilk pancakes
Full stack (3 giant cakes) $6.50
Short stack (2 giant cakes) $5.50
One stack (1 giant cake) $4.50
Pancake Sandwich
Short stack w/ 2 eggs any style & 2 pieces of bacon or a sausage patty.
$8.50
Waffle
Slice of French toast
Fantastic French Toast
Thick sourdough bread dipping in our homemade cinnamon egg batter & topped w/ powdered sugar.
$6.99
Loaded Waffle
Roasted almond waffle topped w/ bananas, granola & vanilla or strawberry yogurt.
$7.99
Emily's waffle
Topped w/ fresh strawberries & whip cream.
$7.99
Plain waffle
$5.99
SIDES‎
Bagels
$1.99
Assorted pastries
Mashed potato pancakes
1 cake $2.25
2 cakes $3.25
3 cakes $4.25
Biscuits & gravy
Full order $5.50
1/2 order $4.25
Smoked ham, bacon, sausage
$3.25
Fresh fruit
Bowi $5.99
Cup $3.99
Side of yogurt
$2.50
Two eggs
$2.75
One egg
$1.75
Toast
$1.99
Bowl of granola or cereal
$3.99
BEVERAGES‎
Local alpen sierra coffee
$2.50
Tea or hot chocolate
$2.50
Fresh squeezed orange juice
12 oz $3.25
8 oz $1.75
Juices & milk
12 oz $2.25
8 oz 1.25
Sodas-complimentary
Refills
$2.25
Fresh squeezed lemonade
$2.25
Mimosa or champagne
Glass $5.95
Carafe $22.00
Bloody mary
$5.95
Bottled or draft beer
Bottled $3.50
Draft beer $4.50
ESPRESSO DRINKS‎
Espresso drinks
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 March 8, 2020

The Driftwood Cafe is a great small restaurant. Very welcoming atmosphere and great service. The menu is varied with great selections. We chose a club sandwich and a tuna melt both were very tasty and a sizeble portion. Great place for lunch.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Just had an amazing breakfast here this morning! Our family traveled to Lake Tahoe for a ski trip and we would return to the Driftwood Cafe in a heartbeat! The Huevos were amazing, especially with the black bean chicken chili!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020 via mobile

So we went out for breakfast. Stopped in at the Driftwood Cafe because if the reviews. It dis not disappoint. My wife had the french toast and I had Nachos. She drank fresh sqeezed oj and I had a cpl of bloody marys. We loved...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

We went on the weekend so very busy about a 20 minute wait. Staff is very friendly. You can have a cup of coffee while you wait and they move people through! Great food and decently priced for a resort.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

Best cafe in Heavenly village. We breakfasted here on several days and had great meals and outstanding service . Wendy and team are fantastic, entertaining and friendly and the food is fresh, tasty and came quickly. They looked after our party of 6 English guys...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

We had lunch here. The service was friendly and professional. The fish tacos delicious and soup of the day (tomato) was yummy.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

The Driftwood Cafe is definitely a locqtion I would definitely recommend for breakfast. The perple are friendly, professional and courteous. The food was delicious and the cost was reasonable.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant is very busy but worth the wait. Great omelet's, breakfast burritos, and coffee. The biggest drawback was the 40 min wait. Service once seated was quick and accurate.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 2, 2020

The breakfast here is terrific and the service comes with many smiles and a fun attitude. Be aware that on the weekends it gets very crowded and there is a waitlist, so just factor 30 minutes into your schedule.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

The nachos were amazing. The staff was friendly and service was perfect. Very cute restaurant. Reasonable prices.

Date of visit: December 2019
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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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