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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)
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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 2 days ago

We had such a good meal at the Driftwood Cafe. The Huevos del Driftwood are SO good ---- I ordered the half-size with the black bean chicken chili, and it was the perfect brunch. My husband got the High Sierra omelet and he loved it...More

Thank MDGal66
Reviewed 3 days ago

The fresh air just makes everything taste good. We had a GREAT breakfast. the ingredients were very fresh, the coffee was good, and the prices were right in line. The service was REALLY good. If you want a hearty breakfast before you head up to...More

Thank Wade S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I typically get Huevos Rancheros anywhere I can get them. Best. Huevos. Rancheros. Ever. Also, the bacon is thick and tastes amazing. Everyone else loved theirs also, I was just too fixated on my own meal!!

Thank MattyB22
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Driftwood Cafe in South Lake Tahoe offers hungry tourists and locals the whole package in great food and customer service. My party and I ate breakfast at the Driftwood Cafe three of the five days we spent in South Lake Tahoe. Each of us...More

Thank tltalbert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe is a great place for breakfast or lunch and is located right in the middle of the village. The food is delicious, service is great and the prices very reasonable. If in the area this place is a must.

Thank m1006
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After so many lunches on the mountain, I wanted wanted something that was different and not $$$$$. Nice, easygoing atmosphere and great food. I asked for a chicken avocado sandwich on toasted sourdough along with a fresh lemonade and they happily obliged. I went two...More

Thank toqisf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good breakfast venue with great staff. The food is very tasty, reasonably priced and good portion sizes. We will definitely be back before we leave...

1  Thank Robin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super breakfast place, with delicious pancakes bigger than your face (2 per order, so share). Large menu of many breakfast delights. Quick and friendly service. They do not take reservations, so get there before 9am to avoid a wait! Bacon is so good!

Thank Southcityca
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Breakfast all day with a great selection. Good coffee. Homemade soups ( Mushroom soup to die for). Fish tacos and Chilli too. Want chanmpagne with that- no problem. Delightful Staff who can't do enough to make you feel welcome.Expect a 20-minute wait around 1pm, but...More

Thank prescott52_10
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very well ran!! The best breakfast ever! If you like eggs this is fab place to come. You can have your dish exactly how you want it!

Thank Cassidy S
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Questions & Answers
Carol G
12 April 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.
19 July 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
30 June 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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