Meal Options

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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


Fall/Winter Menu


Focaccia & Plugra Butter – 4
Roasted Garlic, “Honey Yard” Honey, Pepitas, Fennel Pollen, Sumac, Pink Peppercorns

Vegan Kimchi Crostone – 8.5
Toasted Focaccia, Cashew Cheese, Black Seaweed Pearls, Scallions (V)

Toast of the Gastronome – 9.75
Pate de Canard, Brie, Champignon, Choux de Bruxelles, Vin de Porto, Truffe Blanche

Winter Citrus Salad – 12
Navel Oranges, Grapefruit, Fennel, Pistachios, Cashew Cheese & Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette (GF,V)

New England Clam Chowder – 6.5 cup/ 9.75 bowl
Focaccia, Smoked Bacon, Mirepoix, Cream & Butter

Vegan Tomato Bisque – 5.5 cup/ 8.5 bowl
GF Crackers, EVOO, Coconut Cream, Sea Salt, Parsley (GF,V)

+ GF Sweet Potato & Cashew Cheese Crostini – 4 (GF,V)
+ Focaccia & Brie Crostini – 4

Daily Entrees

Cheese Tortellini – 22.75
Sierra Valley Yak, Chorizo, Bell Peppers, Brussels, Fennel & Tomatoes

Baked Jackfruit – 19.25
Amaranth, Bell Peppers, Brussels, Fennel & Tomatoes  (GF,V)


Chicken Pot Pie – 22.25
Buttermilk Biscuit, Parsnip, Carrot, Peas, Cream & Butter

Veggie Pot Pie – 19.25
GF Sweet Potato Flatbread, Parsnip, Carrot, Turnip, Yam, Peas, Coconut Gravy  (GF,V)


Braised Lamb Shank – 23.25
Pintos, Hominy, Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion Gravy  (GF)

GF Pakora – 19.25
Pintos, Hominy, Butternut Squash, Pumpkin-Curry Sauce, Chutney  (GF,V)


Beef Wellington – 23.75
Traditionally Prepared, Roasted Fingerlings, Brussels, White Truffle Veal Glace

Button Mushroom Napoleon – 19.25
GF Sweet Potato Flatbread, Cashew Cheese, Fingerlings, Brussels, Pomegranate Reduction  (GF,V)


Roasted Pork Loin – 23.25
Prosciutto, Peperonata, Parmesan, Roasted Root Vegetables, Creamy Arborio Rice, Pesto  (GF)

Grilled Eggplant – 19.25
Peperonata, Noosh, Roasted Root Vegetables, Creamy Arborio Rice, Vegan Pesto  (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