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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%
Travellers talk about
“potato pancakes” (64 reviews)
“omelet” (73 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hours
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 via mobile

Great spot for breakfast, had short stack and couldn’t finish it. Wait staff were very friendly and kept the coffee topped up. Definitely recommend.

Thank ostan14
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a popular place so you might have to wait for a table.They have a great selection of set breakfasts. Ask for crispy hash browns and you will be pleased.

Thank M V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place for breakfast near casinos. Food is tasty but a little boring. Can be crowded. Service is good.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Put in a order to go for French Toast, because the guy suggested that the pancakes are REALLY big for a to go box and the french toast was perfect for 2 to split!

Thank Stacie L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for breakfast and were seated immediately by a friendly hostess who gave us the day's special. We were greeted by a friendly waiter when we were ready to order. I got the Healthy Omelette w/the bran muffin and fruit, just because it...More

Thank TravelinFools66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got nachos driftwood And eegs Benedict. Was so nice. Also have vegetarian alternatives. The hash browns was SO amazing. They where the best I had so far. Really Nice crunchy and tasty. Uhmm Really sweet service. Queue but bit seated rather fast. And definitely...More

Thank Laura E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there twice for in 4 days for breakfast. Very popular place! Expect to wait about 30-45 minutes if you don't make it before 9AM . Fortunately there are plenty of places to browse shop during your wait. There are bistro type tables and...More

Thank Larry V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people were very good and professional, the food was rather bland and lacked any zest. We asked for anything like chili and what we received I wasn't too sure about.

Thank Diveplan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here two mornings and thoroughly enjoyed the food, The omelet was yummy and the orange juice was freshly squeezed.

Thank jnjdougan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there three times in five mornings. Without a doubt, the best breakfast in Tahoe. Long wait on the weekend, but worth it. I thought the full stack of pancakes was way too much food even though I'm a big eater. The Huevos del Driftwood...More

Thank Richard S
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Questions & Answers
August 8, 2018|
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Response from 314jefftrips | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I have tree nut allergies, mine are not too severe, but I was able to eat there without a problem.
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
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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