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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” (62 reviews)
“omelette” (70 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 3:00 pm 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 22 June 2016 via mobile

Great little cafe and amazing friendly and fast service. They have really hard working servers here! Food: -started out blah-1st eggs Benedict was overdone, sent back came back then the 2nd batch was under cooked...they need to work on how to make them. -ordered the...More

Thank K R
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Veggie quiche and potato pancakes are awesome. Good coffee Atmosphere is café typical Pricing is definitely upper end of the spectrum but relatively typical for the area

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We went on a Thursday morning! We were seated immediately & drinks brought to us promptly! They have a great menu selection! The mashed potato pancakes were amazing! Everything was brought to us exactly! The staff is friendly & helpful! Would definitely visit again!

Thank Tammy D
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Drove past late Saturday morning, and made a plan to go early on Sunday. We waited only about 10 minutes. The location could have been just OK food. We were pleasantly surprised! Great blueberry bran muffin, veggie omelet and excellent ham. The only negative was...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

They refused to seat our party of 8 adults and 1 highchair together because they "couldn't" push tables together. I really don't understand that. They had the room and enough tables to do it. Nine people really isn't a large party and I feel like...More

Thank krysteen r
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We visited here four times for breakfast while in South Lake Tahoe. Great country fried steak and BLT. Get there early or you may have to wait (on the weekends).

Thank Babynole80
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped due to recommendations and were so glad we did. We loved the ugly potatoes and my husband adored his Carolina Connection. He says the potato pancakes. Our waitress recommended a small side of the chili for my potatoes. Excellent recommendation!

Thank DottieLouChief
Reviewed 10 June 2016

We love Driftwood and go every time we are in Tahoe. The place is extremely busy on weekends but not too bad during the week. If you have a big party, don't be surprised if you do not get to sit together. Everything we have...More

Thank Sean M
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate breakfast there. Don't be surprised if you have to wait a few minutes to get a table. They are always busy but it is worth the wait. I got the eggs, potatoe pancakes, bacpn, and toast. My wife got oatmeal...More

Thank purplerain64
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We can't come to Tahoe without breakfast at the Driftwood Cafe. The staff is always happy and very friendly. Service is quick and they making sure all your needs are meet. Try something different and order the Huevos Del Driftwood. Omeletts are great with lots...More

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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
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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