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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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Novato, California
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Stopped in today. My friend had the spinach salad - delicious! Mu husband had the Cobb salad - also very good. Portions quite plentiful. I had a grilled chicken sandwich with melted jack cheese and spinach. Loved it! Parking across the street in shopping center. Prices quite reasonable too! Would definitely come back for lunch. Btw breakfast served all day!

Thank Kiddergirl
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We were there on a busy midweek morning. It doesn't look like it from the outside but it has a crowded and noisy coffeehouse feel once inside. Our waitress was curt with us at times. Longer than average wait. Food was decent.

1 Thank bayview97
Staten Island
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

This spot was the best! They are a wonderful, friendly, delicious breakfast/lunch spot. My husband and I were in Tahoe 5 days and ate here for breakfast one day, and lunch another day. They are only open until 2pm, or we would have tried for dinner. The breakfast burrito was so delicious, especially the salsa they put on it. I... More 

1 Thank Linda L
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Friendly staff serves decent soups, sandwiches and salads. Good if you are staying in the area. Decent beers on tap. Their soup in a sourdough bread bowl was good. Pleasant staff...

Dallas, Texas
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We walked in looking for lunch and were blown away by the service and food. A down to earth cafe with wonderful friendly service.

1 Thank Peter S
Dallas, Texas
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165 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

I've read lots of great review about this place, and I saw that they had Eggs Benedict on the menu, so it was a must eat at place for me. Be prepared for a wait, this place does get crowded. My wife and I got a seat within a few minutes, the staff was excellent. They had a great menu... More 

Thank Bob U
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

One of the best places to eat in the whole of Tahoe. Always come back, always have an amazing welcome and fantastic food. 5*s

Thank Annalisa C
Surprise, Arizona
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Great food, wonderful service and a place to be sure to stop on your journey to experience a great breakfast. Large portions make it easy into share and try more than one dish.

Thank Terri C
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015

Driftwood Cafe is a quaint little cafe that no doubt makes the best hot chocolate Tahoe has to offer. Perfect to warm you up in the winter! The staff are always very friendly and you can be seated in no time at all, or grab a delicious croissant to go!

Thank Nicci_Short
Paris, France
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

That was just an awesome breakfast. We went there around 11 am and had to wait for 20 minutes or so (just enough to have a look at the shops nearby). Menu offered numerous options from excellent granula to a huge pile of pancakes, and included the kid-friendly picks. It was an excellent treat and I can only recommend to... More 

1 Thank Albert R

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?