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Driftwood Cafe

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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
+1 530-544-6545
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Fremont
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly; great food. We like lunch there too, but always a great breakfast. We go there multiple times every visit. They use to be in a little motel across the street and moved into this larger space when Marriott opened. And, they got better.

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Thank rickbrounstein
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Breakfast! Great Coffe! Great Espresso! Great servcie! This place is a don't miss. Come early if you don't want to wait for a table.

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Thank tziarnik
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One word: YUM!! My family has a cabin right in south shore and growing up visiting all the time leaves me with excitement for our driftwood breakfasts! Wishing I could eat it now!

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Thank Annie M
San Diego, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty breakfast and lunch in a convenient location near the gondola. Crowded on weekends. Staff are warm and welcoming.

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Sydney
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all, great coffee, yummy breakfast with loads of options and friendly service. Can get busy on weekends so be prepared to wait, but staff will work as quick as they can to seat you.

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League City, Texas, United States
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had. Reakfast here 2 mornings. Service was great as was the food and coffee. Lose to the gondola is you want to go on the way to ski.

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Palo Alto, California
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a year we went again to Heavenly and before going skiing we had breakfast at the Driftwood Cafe. Excellent breakfast, very friendly people, nice and cosy. The omelettes are very good. Hope to come back soon.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is quaint, and the food is amazing. If you go for breakfast on a weekend day, expect to wait a while to be seated but know that it is well worth it. I always get the Denver omelet, which is delicious. If you're in a hurry, they make egg sandwiches and breakfast burritos to go. Get the breakfast... More 

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sacramento
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Nice little cafe. Eggs Benedict were good. Service was ok. Nice selection for breakfast. It's Tahoe, so a little pricey.

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Thank rabidroach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Stop here for lunch during a snow storm that closed the skiing resorts. Good food with hot drinks made a good lunch on a snow-out day. Good service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?