Meal Options

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


Summer Menu

Wednesday & Thursday

Build Your Own Soup & Salad
19.50 – 25
Dependent on Order
*gluten free & vegan options available*

Daily choice of soup, build your own salad with optional protein add-ons & choice of gluten free or regular bread.

You’ll find garden fresh vegetables and embellishments such as:
black and scarlet kale with baby arugula, peeled baby carrots, red cherry tomatoes, crispy roman hearts, radishes, shredded and crumbles cheese and the OG Hall of Fame line-up of philosophical dressings.

Weekend Menu (Friday-Sunday)


Marinated Olives – 5
Chili & Tangerine (GF, V)

Candied Nuts & Seeds – 5
Cumin, Cayenne (GF, V)

Crispy Green Beans – 7
Maple Mustard Dip (V)

Crispy Artichoke Hearts – 9
Vegan Ranch (V)

Caprese -13
Fresh Mozzarella, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil, Balsamic & Olive Oil (GF)

Pear & Feta Salad – 12.5
Mixed Greens, Carrots, Tomatoes, Peppers, Balsamic Vinaigrette (GF)
Add Steak – 4

Red Pepper Bisque – 5.5 cup/ 8.5 bowl
Coconut Milk, Tarragon, EVOO (GF, V)

Fennel & Hominy Soup – 6.5 cup/ 9.75 bowl
Chicken, Sausage, Chiles (GF)

Daily Entrees

Pan Seared Cod – 27
Butter Bean Mash, Piperade, Leek Cream (GF)

Eggplant Schnitzel – 21
Butter Bean Mash, Piperade, Maple Mustard Sauce (GF, V)


Ancho Chili Tri-Tip – 26
Quinoa Tabouli, Edamame, Chickpeas, Kale, Mango Chutney (GF)

Chile Relleno – 21
GF Panko, Vegan Mozzarella, Black Beans, Quinoa Tabouli, Chutney (GF, V)


Short Rib Lasagna – 24
Noodles, Wild Mushrooms, Sautéed Greens, White Wine-Cream Sauce

Lentil Bolognese – 21
Wild Mushrooms, Artichoke, Tomatoes, Carrots, Onion, Celery, Herbs (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, cooking utensils & dishes.  You will need to bring your own spices, oils, coffee, etc.

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