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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

So many eateries in South Lake Tahoe are in shopping type malls. Not wanting to go to a chain restaurant for breakfast we found this. Great service. Great food (Tahoe is not the best for food so we were pleased). They have an egg special of the day. Can also get coffee and sweets too.

Thank painnurse
Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

We stopped in here after mountain biking for about 4 hours. They were closing soon but were very nice and invited us right in. They roast their own coffee so I had an iced latte and it was great. Joe had the fresh squeezed lemonade and it was tart! I ordered the fish tacos made with basa (never heard of... More 

Thank Deb S
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

My boyfriend and I came here 3 times in a row because we were so satisfied with each of our breakfasts every time. Recommend the Eggs Benedict with turkey, plus for the meat lovers; the chicken breaded sirloin with a really tasty sauce. Unlimited coffee also offered by the very friendly staff. I don't recommend the smoked ham or the... More 

Thank LaurenJCh
Los Angeles
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

Waiters and waitresses are very courteous and friendly. I felt so comfortable to eat there . Two of us ordered Healthy omelette and Loaded waffle. Both are good. Healthy omelette is light and tasty . Love it. Good place to have breakfast .

Thank FaCool
Galt, California
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Great food, great service, great price!!!!!! Wish you were closer to ME!!!!! {oh yeah, thanks for finding my cane} lol!!

Thank HOOPS51
Kalispell, Montana
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015

Quick, friendly service; good variety on menu. Loved the potato pancakes. And my omelette was filled from end to end, not just in the middle. I've had better breakfasts, but this one was pretty darn good.

Thank FallenLeafGal
San Francisco, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Lots of breakfast choices both healthy and not so healthy so it's great for any kind of eater. I would definitely go back again and again.

1 Thank Bernadette1207
Vallejo, California, United States
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185 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Went here based on Trip Advisor reviews...not sure what the previous diners were thinking...very average food. I would not return...the bacon was stuck together and not cooked right...the potatoes were bland...the omelet was supposed to have mushrooms in it...NOT... orange juice was good though.

Thank John F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We were there right when they opened and the were ready. Friendly staff, and we were seated quickly. Great breakfast menu, with a couple of items that included some delicious Carolina potato pancakes (you gotta try them). Our meals were very good, reasonable and they kept the hot coffee coming. If you are staying in town it is an easy... More 

2 Thank DoAllTheParks
Pepperell, Massachusetts
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Great breakfast. Be ready for a wait especially on weekend. Great, friendly service. Fresh squeeze oj, great coffee, breakfast sandwich was more that I could eat. Mash potato pancakes were really good too

2 Thank Peg B

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?