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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%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“omelette” (74 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 15:00All hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1001 Heavenly Village Way, Ste 1A, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150-7068
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast with great service! Large portions. I had the breakfast nachos ( can't remember what the actual name was) I ordered the half portion and couldn't finish!

Thank 1770wyatt
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the early conclusions in Lake Tahoe area is the high cost of meals, when looking for reasonable food, good value and quantity would highly recommend the Driftwood Café for breakfast or lunch. Large menu, excellent service in a smaller "plain jane" atmosphere, tasty...More

Thank westrain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a Saturday Brunch at the Driftwood Cafe. We sent one of our party ahead to put our name on the list for the 1 hour wait. Very good food that was served quickly - considering how busy they were.

Thank lindajeanwilson
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family ate at this restaurant for both breakfast and lunch. We had good meals with good service both times. The staff was extremely friendly. If you are staying at the Marriott resort, you will receive a 10% discount.Great for all ages.

Thank Stermers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family friendly, and good for toddlers! We ate here with my 1.5 year old and she loved the pancakes. The wait was a bit long, but fortunately they have a to-go counter and we were able to get coffee while we waited. Food was good...More

Thank Brianna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They get busy, so a wait is not uncommon. Despite arriving fairly early, we had to wait just a few minutes. Four seats at the "counter" we were told, turnover faster, if desired. We got a two top table. Staff friendly, food was very good,...More

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food great service and warm setting. A must visit! No downside. I had a chicken crispy bacon salad wrap that came with tortillas and salsa. Perfect compliment to the meal. The hubby had Cheese burger and fries. Yummy!

Thank llevere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tasting food! Was able to walk to restaurant from our hotel which made it very convenient. Good service.

Thank sharinixon11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy place but staff very efficient. We had veggie quiche and veggie wrap. Good hot chocolate. Would definitely come back.

Thank Sarsprdoc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had read about this restaurant before we arrived in South Lake Tahoe. I read some reviews and they were very good. I also heard from other people that it was the best place to eat breakfast in Tahoe. Well, it did not disappoint us....More

Thank abdosmom
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Carol G
Do you have all day breakfast? Or is breakfast only in the morning, if so, until what time?
12 April 2017|
Response from SouthLakeTahoeDude | Property representative |
We are open 7 am to 3 pm and serve breakfast and lunch all day. Soup starts at 11 am.
Do you have an outside patio? I have a small dog and don't like to lave her in the hotel room..
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
My family had the pleasure of enjoying your restaurant this past weekend and I particularly enjoyed the coffee. I forgot the brand of coffee that the waitress told me you use. I would love to order some if you could pass on the brand and type of coffee you use. Thank you.
30 June 2015|
Response from SouthLakeTahoeDude | 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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