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Driftwood Cafe

1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
+1 530-544-6545
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“potato pancakes” (67 reviews)
“omelette” (117 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
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Reviewed February 11, 2018

Great diner-esque cafe usually about a 10 minute wait, but worth every minute. The breakfast burrito is superb. If you eat in, ask them to drizzle it with their salsa.

Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food and great service. I highly recommend the Eggs Benedict. Small but comfortable with a great staff.

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed February 8, 2018

We had taken the M.S. Dixie noon cruise and wanted some lunch. TripAdvisor had high ratings for this place and we headed for it. The only negative was parking- had to use the parking ramp and then wander through the complex to find restaurant even...More

Thank RonJmn
Reviewed February 1, 2018

A busy place but you can get in for a wonderful breakfast. Many homemade Danish and pastries. Friendly and helpful staff.

Thank ArleneVP
Reviewed January 29, 2018

We waited about 40 minutes to get breakfast here. I had the High Sierra omelet and it was delicious. They have a kids menu, too (the Mickey pancake was too big for my kid to finish). The waitstaff was great--and helpful; he gave us advice...More

Thank lorigirl74
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

The potato pancakes were unique and delicious. The croissant was not as fluffy as we would have liked, but it sure was yummy. The burrito lacked flavor but was packed! The banana pancakes were a classic, and the coffee! Oddly enough, the coffee and service...More

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Reviewed January 26, 2018 via mobile

Pleasant staff . Good food and served very quickly. TripAdvisor wants me to say more but I was only in there for coffee so what more can I say the coffee was good and so was the tea

Thank frank h
Reviewed January 24, 2018

The Driftwood Cafe offers some interesting breakfast items. The food is very good with the exception that their hash browns are not as good as the Red Hut. ;-) Give it a try when you are at a the Heavenly Village. They are probably the...More

Thank Four_Family_SD
Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

From an Aussie traveler good coffee is hard to come by. Although it wasn’t the best service we experienced on the trip the coffee made up for it.

Thank emygabroad
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Exactly the kind of breakfast you need before skiing, in friendly, lively, bustling atmosphere. Diner food with healthy options if desired (e.g., egg white omelette, bran muffin). Good coffee and tea selection, fresh OJ, and super friendly service. Especially like sitting at the bar

Thank Katja_e_b
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Carol G
April 11, 2017|
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.
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
Robert B
June 30, 2015|
Response from Michelle H | Property representative |
Sorry for late reply. I have never seen these questions before today when I got an email from Trip Advisor. We use Alpen Sierra coffee, vienna roast. They do have an online store.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 530-544-6545
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