Meal Options

Sierra Hot Springs has reopened on May 21, 2021.

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The Philosophy Café

The Philosophy Cafe is located downstairs in the Main Lodge at Sierra Hot Springs.
Our gourmet cuisine is sure to please the palate and inspire the mind. We offer seasonal, fresh organic food,
prepared in a healthy, balanced way using locally grown ingredients whenever possible.

At the Philosophy Café, we believe in food

Reservations are not required. Prices range based on your order. Although we do serve meat and fish entrees, there is always a vegetarian/vegan option.

Cafe Hours
Wednesday through Sunday
(closed Monday & Tuesday)
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Spring/Summer Menu

Salads & Bowls

Kale Salad – 11.5
Shredded Carrots, Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds, Tahini, Orange Zest (GF/VG)

Quinoa Power Bowl – 13.25
Chickpeas, Braised Kale, Roasted Cauliflower, Shredded Carrots,Tomatoes, Basil, Red Pepper Vinaigrette (GF/VG)

Daily Entrees

Sierra Valley Ranchers Gyro – 18.5
Local Lamb & Yak, Grilled Flatbread, Feta, Kale, Tomato, Cucumber-Yogurt, Sweet Potato Fries

Chickpea and Smoked Jackfruit Burger – 17.75
GF Sweet Potato Bread, Noosh, Tahini, Kalamatas, Kale, Tomato, Cucumber, Schug, Sweet Potato Fries (GF/VG)


Chicken Adobo – 20.5
Fried Rice, Smoked Bacon, Scrambled Egg, Asparagus & Green Pea Stir Fry, Hoisin Sauce (GF)

Tofu Adobo – 17.75
Fried Rice, Leeks, Roasted Garlic, Asparagus & Green Pea Stir Fry, Hoisin Sauce (GF/VG)


Jerked Market Fish – 21.5
Black Beans & Rice, Grilled Pineapple, Mango Salsa, Tostones (GF)

Jerked Jackfruit – 17.75
Black Beans & Rice, Grilled Pineapple, Mango Salsa, Tostones (GF/VG)


Blackened Scallops – 21.5
Sweet Corn Maque Choux, Andouille, Okra, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Red Pepper Vinaigrette (GF)

Blackened Tempeh – 17.75
Sweet Corn Maque Choux, Okra, Summer Squash, Tomatoes, Red Pepper Vinaigrette (GF/VG)


Ale & Hickory Braised Brisket – 21
Cauliflower “Mac” & Cheese, Beans & Beans & Greens, K.C. Barbeque Sauce (GF)

Grilled Portobello – 17.75
Hominy Cornbread, Beans & Beans & Greens, Kombuchaque Sauce (GF/VG)


Local Options
There are three restaurants in Sierraville, including Smithneck Farms, for breakfast, coffee & lunch items & Los Dos Hermanos, a highly recommended mexican restaurant. They are open for dinner until 8pm Tues-Sun.

The gas station in Sierraville carries an assortment of grocery items.

The nearest health food stores are:
Feather River Food Co-op in Portola, CA
or New Moon Natural Foods in Truckee, CA