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Driftwood Cafe

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1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 544-6545
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 57
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Omelette

Their breakfast food was delicious especially their omelettes. One of the guys had a huge pancake that he said melted in his mouth. Had bacon was perfectly fried to my liking not too crisp and just chewy enough. The wait was a little long -35 min but we could serve ourselves free hot coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jeanine B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Their breakfast food was delicious especially their omelettes. One of the guys had a huge pancake that he said melted in his mouth. Had bacon was perfectly fried to my liking not too crisp and just chewy enough. The wait was a little long -35 min but we could serve ourselves free hot coffee.

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Thank Jeanine B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I eat here every time I stay in town to hit the slopes. Waiting time for a small place has been 30 minutes for every 5 times I been here so far. There are plenty of options for breakfast and lunch. The quantity and quality of the food is so fulfilling and flavorful. I love their egg benedict. I'm the... More 

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Thank Jeanivic A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the food here. Very fresh and flavorful!! Fresh squeezed orange juice, and had a nice list of vegetarian options too if you are vegetarian.

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Thank Florence K
Modesto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was OK nothing special food was average they were very busy. I don't think there's a lot of places around for breakfast even though my husband said he did see a waffle house we will have to try that next time we come up

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our breakfast here. The hot chocolate is served in a huge mug that looks somewhat like a bowl with a handle. It is topped with real-cream whipped cream. I loved it. Two of the oatmeal bowls were served a little cooler than they should have been, so they took them back and remade them. They could have just... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I ate here every morning before hitting the slopes. I ate a different menu each time and was constantly impressed by the taste, quantity, price and service. Make this place a go to during your visit.

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Thank Lee M
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Best place to eat breakfast before hitting the slopes at Heavenly Mountain. Great service and good food. Daily breakfast special is always the best hit! Fuel up here with a hearty breakfast before hopping on the gondella to ski all day at Heavenly!

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Thank Sealiz29
Ballwin, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice menu and friendly staff. Just the right atmosphere for South Lake Tahoe. Very family-oriented and a good value. We liked that we were able to chat with the waitstaff and get some local tips on things to do.

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate breakfast here last year on vacation. Loved it! Came back this year the service and food was even better. Javier (the manager) has a great crew. The kitchen cooks up delicious specials everyday. I don't even look at the menu I just ask for the special. The servers are so friendly and understand proper service. When to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the black bean chicken chili and it was great! My husband had the clam chowder and he said it was the best he's ever had! The staff were so friendly and helpful. It took us two days to get into this place cause it's always got a crowd of people waiting. And for me - a plus was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lake Tahoe (California)  >  South Lake Tahoe
  • Phone Number: (530) 544-6545

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

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