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


Spring/Summer Menu


Marinated Green Olives – Tangerine & Chili (GF,V) – 4

Marcona Almonds – Fried & Salted (GF,V) – 4

Eggy in a Basket – Phyllo, 63° Egg, Everything Seasoning – 4

Smoked Trout Mousse – Green Onions & Grissini – 4

Edamame – Togarashi & Tamari (GF,V) – 4


Ramen – Pork Belly, Noodles, Egg, Scallions, Sriracha –  6.5 cup/ 9.75

Caprese – Heirloom Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Basil, Saba, Sea Salt (GF) – 12

Chilled Potato & Leek Soup – EVOO, Veg Stock, Oatmilk, Nutmeg (GF,V) –  5.5 cup/ 8.5 bowl

Tahoe Food Hub Salad – Inspired Weekly by Community Supported Agriculture (GF) – 12.5

Charcuterie Board – Prosciutto, Chorizo, Capicola, Genoa Salami – 18.25

Anthology of Cheese – Crackers, Almonds, “Honey Yard” Honey – 16.5

Daily Entrees

Sierra Valley Yak – 22.75
Fry Bread, Sour Cream, Corn, Green Beans, Zucchini

Tostadas – 19.25
Pintos, Noosh, Guacamole, Three Sisters Succotash – (GF,V)


Clams Puttanesca -23.25
Smoked Trout, Spaghetti, Asparagus, Spinach, Tomatoes, Olives, Capers

Panisse – 19.25
Vegan Mozzarella, Green Garbanzos, Sauce Provencal – (GF,V)


Nashville Chicken Tenders – 22.25
Classic Potato Salad (V), Green Bean Salad & Watermelon

Vegetarian Nashville “Chicken” Wings -19.25
Classic Potato Salad (V), Green Bean Salad & Watermelon


Yellowfin Tuna Nicoise – 23.25
Egg, Potato, Spinach, Green Beans, Tomato, Basil, Sherry Vinaigrette

Seared Watermelon -19.25
Potato, Spinach, Green Garbanzos, Green Beans, Tomato, Basil, Sherry Vinaigrette – (GF,V)


Baseball Steak – 23.75
Spinach Souffle, Pt. Reyes, Tomato-Red Onion Salad, Chimichurri Sauce

Grilled Portobello     – 19.25
Creamy Coconut Spinach,Tomato-Red Onion Salad, Chimichurri Sauce (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