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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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“potato pancakes” (62 reviews)
“omelette” (71 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
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 4 weeks ago via mobile

we had to wait about 30minutes but it was well worth it!!! the food was great, the service was GREAT.. &most of all we LOVED the prices! Great establishment. We will go back if we are ever in town.

1  Thank jaycuevas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ladies at Driftwood are a delight. I visited during peak season for the Memorial Day holiday and they were managing the crowd with grace. It’s small, but well worth it. They serve coffee for everyone while waiting. Their menu is pretty standard, with a...More

Thank RustyPickens
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this little gem on Trip advisor. Amazing breakfast, pancakes and waffles amazing. Great service, you must try this!

Thank MaryMaryMaryMaryMary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ugly fries were outstanding. And the bacon was some of the best we’ve had! The hubs had an omelet and it was good too. Short wait, friendly staff. Would go back again!

Thank Charla C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have always loved this place until today when the owner decided to argue with me about lukewarm coffee. I asked for the coffee to be removed from my bill because it was barely warm. when I received the coffee and took the first sip...More

Thank 1tahoeday
Michelle H, Owner at Driftwood Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We agree.This was a very upsetting situation. Our owner went over to this table after hearing profanity from a customer. He asked what he could do to make things better. He knew nothing about the coffee. At this point, the coffee had already been taken...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food. Wonderful atmosphere. Amazing service. If you want an awesome breakfast for sure, go here. We ended up eating here the first day and again on the way out. A note: portions are huge! Especially the Vegan burrito.

Thank Travelerhh777
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the cafe on 14 May 2018 for breakfast. Very good spread of steak, omelette and waffles. The cafe was pretty crowded as well.

Thank Ng J
Reviewed 13 May 2018

4/21/18, 8AM, Table 7, Server: Jenelle....Little hole in the wall at the base of the Gondola. We were among the first to enter at open and was surprised at how small this place really is. While we were there, they did a BOOMING take out...More

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 12 May 2018

This cafe serves excellent breakfast or lunch. They put Riva's Caesar Salad to true shame...The freshness of their food, the great presentation and portions are something to behold. The service is excellent. I will return here as it is a rarity in all facets of...More

Thank MsBunny2011
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

I was worried being in heavenly village that this restaurant would be overpriced like a lot of the places close. However prices were normal for a breakfast place and the food was super delicious. I had the vegetarian eggs Benedict and a delicious mimosa!

Thank amandapU5355SK
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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