Chances are, if you've driven by the South end of Heavenly Village Marriott Center on any given day, you may have noticed a small but consistent crowd seated outside near Driftwood Cafe. That crowd is the devote fans of this amazing breakfast/ lunch cafe that will not keep you waiting! Open from 7am until 3pm, this popular early morning breakfast location continues to rack up rave reviews from both tourists and Tahoe natives year after year.
Opened in 1999, owners Bud and wife Michelle Hillman are very active in the daily operations of the cafe. Both with strong backgrounds in hospitality, the style itself warm, inviting and more-so, fun for the kids. A "typical" order of kids pancakes comes in the shape of Mickey Mouse with M&M's eyes and a piece of bacon for the smile, always a huge hit with my son! A must try, the popular Carolina Connection, Driftwood's twist on Biscuits and Gravy (but way better!).
If you walk in and it seems overly busy, trust me, the wait will be worth it. They are quick to seat you and they take great pride in their service, so rest assured, your dining experience is top notch. You can even order a Latte while you wait or walk around the shops nearby. The convenience is something you will not find at any nearby restaurants, making Driftwood Cafe your go-to restaurant before or after you hit the hill!