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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato pancakes” (66 reviews)
“omelette” (116 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll 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 15 March 2016 via mobile

This lil cafe's as been a Tahoe staple for many years. Excellent location, excellent food, superb staff. Sometimes it's gets a lil crowded and a short wait. But we'll worth it..

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 12 March 2016

In South Lake Tahoe for a few days vacation. Ate here two days in a row. Great breakfast. Very well run. Get there early or there will be a wait. Stay across the street at the ParkTahoe Inn and receive 10 % off your bill.

Thank dougieb58
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I don't know how we missed this jewel in all our trips to SLT but it's a must on future trips. Onion soup and club sandwich: delicious. And they make a really outstanding mocha!

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

Great breakfast and great survive! Michele omelette is delicious, so fresh! And for the price you can't beat it. Definitely going there again before we leave.

Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Great food!! Better get there early or you will be waiting for a while for a table! Pretty much the only/best place to eat breakfast in the Village within walking distance.

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We ate breakfast here all but one morning and every morning it was extremely good. First of all, when you ask how big the "Giant Pancakes" are, they will try and describe it to you with their hands. Nope. They are Ginormous! I'm a grown...More

Thank Blubusdrvr
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Ordered 2 club sandwiches before heading to slopes. The food is delicious, prices is very reasonable for being in the Village.

Thank bobolee55
Reviewed 22 February 2016

I initially went to Driftwood for breakfast and liked it so much I took the gondola down from Heavenly and had lunch. For breakfast I had the loaded waffle, loaded with banana, granola and vanilla yogurt. It was absolutely delicious ! For lunch I got...More

Thank Tonyfrombklyn
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent my whole family enjoyed the meal! We looked at past reviews so we tried the ugly fries and potato pancakes ..... outstanding!! I had the Huevos rancheros 4 star needed s little more chorizo but very good. Great value

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 20 February 2016

My family and I go there for breakfast when we get the chance. Never has disappointed us. Lunch is great. Big burgers and fish tacos are really good. They do offer some vegan food as well. Fresh squeezed OJ and home made salad dressings and...More

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Questions & Answers
Carol G
11 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.
18 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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