Meal Options

Sierra Hot Springs has reopened on May 21, 2021.

To find out more about all of our Covid Safety Protocols for re-opening, please click here.

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

Fall/Winter Menu


Roasted Candy Striped Beets – 11
Brussels, Sundried Cranberries, Pecans, Pomegranate Molasses (GF, V)
Humboldt Fog Crostini – 5
Prosciutto – 4 (GF)


Pumpkin Curry Bisque – 5 cup/8 bowl
Seeds, Cumin, Ginger, Lime, Coconut Milk (GF,V)

Chicken & Rice – 6 cup/9 bowl
Mirepoix, Kale & Broth (GF)

Daily Entrees

Grilled Sausage Plate – 21
Basque Chorizo, Smoked Bison, Jalapeno Elk, Boiled New Potatoes, Kohlrabi-Apple Slaw, Mustards (GF)

Cabbage Roll – 17.75
Pea Protein, Fennel, Boiled New Potatoes, Kohlrabi-Apple Slaw, Mustards (GF, V)


Chicken Parmesan – 20.5
Fresh Mozzarella, Creamy Polenta, Broccolini, Tomato Gravy

Eggplant “Parm” – 17.75
Vegan Polenta, Pangritata, Broccolini, Tomato Gravy, Pesto (GF, V)


Roasted Barramundi – 21.5
Puffed Amaranth Tabouli, Satsuma-Kalamata Chopped Sauce (GF)

Harissa Tofu -17.75
Puffed Amaranth Tabouli, Satsuma-Kalamata Chopped Sauce (GF, V)


Cast Iron Pork Chop – 22
Cannellini Bean Puree, Butternut-Golden Beet Hash, Sauce of the Butcher (GF)

Grilled Portobello – 17.75
Cannellini Bean Puree, Butternut–Golden Beet Hash, Sauce of the Herbivore (GF, V)


Pot Roast – 21
Yam, Turnip, Rutabaga, Parsnip, Parsley, Natural Pan Drippings (GF)

Bean & Rutabaga Dumpling – 17.75
Potatoes, Yam, Turnip, Parsnip, Carrots, Leeks, Parsley, Natural Broth (GF, V)


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.

Guest kitchens are available at both the Lodge and the Globe.  They are stocked with pots, pans and cooking utensils.  You will need to bring your own plates, bowls, silverware and cups.

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