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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
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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Morro Bay
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I hate to not give this place 5 stars, but our visit was definitely lacking that wow factor. However, the food was good, and I liked that they had some unique offerings on the menu. I had the potato pancakes with gravy, eggs and a biscuit on the side. It was really good, and I liked it with a little... More 

Thank Marilynsmum
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice cafe in the south Lake Tahoe area. Located near Heavenly Tram in a commercial area of local shops. Food was very good and menu had something for everyone. The black bean chicken chili was spiced just right & served with a nice garlic toast.

Thank AlohaBuckeye
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for breakfast, the eggs Benedict and chili omelet were both delicious. Buy their hot sauce. So good.

Thank Beth F
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Driftwood Cafe on TripAdvisor and were thrilled we did. The food was great and the atmosphere feels appropriately Alpine-y. We both had omelets and I have to say, it was one of the best I've had in a while. Definitely recommend this place.

Thank Dave H
Eugene, Oregon
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way to the Gondola and didn't want to sit for breakfast, so we ordered pastries and bagels from the counter with some coffee and juice. The atmosphere was busy for a Monday morning, while the customers all looked happy. The hosts were gracious and very nice. The prices were very reasonable and I want to go... More 

Thank peacebeerlove
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our son took us to the Driftwood Cafe for breakfast and it was superb. US sized breakfast. Great staff. Might be a bit too much of a wait in the skiing season though.

Thank ArabianVisitor
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101 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This establishment is located near the Stateline area, so on the weekends expect it to be busy. The restaurant is clean, the staff is efficient. The portions are the right amount. I had an omelet, zucchini and herb cheese with potato pancakes, very good. Very good. My daughter had a chi tea latte that was off the scale. The zucchini... More 

Thank Dave G
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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125 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hadn't visited this restaurant since the early 90s. In fact, had to look up their new location. But the food and service was still good and we enjoyed our breakfast. I had the 1/2 benedict. My wife had what she said was a very good omelet. We both enjoyed the potato cakes. Go here for breakfast.

Thank edward d
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for breakfast! If you're a fan of sourdough bread, definitely try the French toast. The home fries were average, but the omelette was pretty good. Service was awesome with friendly staff and waitresses who made sure your coffee cup was always filled.

Thank Deidra P
Arcadia, California
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it opens at 7am and location is great close to Heavenly Village, within walking distance from Marriott properties (Timber Lodge and Grand Marriott). Standard breakfast, staff are very friendly, price is reasonable.

Thank PengembaraAbadi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?