This little valley offers surprisingly diverse culinary choices, including outdoor cafés, fine restaurants, Mexican and Italian menus, and a bakery with pastries and coffee to die for. Keep in mind that many of these dining establishments are seasonal, with peak operating times in the summer months, so check their websites or call ahead if you’re visiting in the off-season.

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    Gringo's Mexican Café

    Coloma’s coolest eatery providing fresh & healthy Mexican cuisine overlooking the American River. Look for Salsa dancing, live music, tasty margaritas, and fun! Open 7 days a week. 530-295-0100

  • Sierra-Rizing-Bakery-Catering
    Sierra Rizing Bakery, Catering & Coffee House

    Breakfast and lunch fare, locally roasted coffee and espresso drinks, fresh baked goods, European breads, and fine desserts are served in this busy shop. Open daily year round 5:30am to 3pm. 530-642-1308

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    Sierra Nevada House

    Upscale casual dining, with outdoor seating in summer. Daily steak, chop, seafood specials, great burgers, sandwiches and vegetarian options. Cocktails, craft beer, and local wines.  Live music on weekends. Lodging and event facility. 530-626-8096

  • Argonaut Farm to Fork Cafe
    Argonaut Farm to Fork Café

    A cozy, riverfront restaurant located right in the gold discovery park. Open everyday for breakfast & lunch, featuring an organic and locally sourced menu. Full espresso bar serving Sacramento’s own Temple coffee! Catering available. swhitcomb01@gmail.com 530-626-7345

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    Café Mahjaic

    Dinners at Café Mahjaic are New American, a mixture of all ethnic backgrounds. All foods, sauces and breads made from scratch using naturally raised organic meats and grains. Daily specials. Restaurant now open Wed. – Sun. 530-622-9587

  • Hindquarter House
    The Hindquarter House

    A restaurant bar located on highway 49 in Pilot Hill, between Cool and Coloma. Great food and beverages in a casual and friendly environment. Eight beers on Tap. 530-885-8058

  • Coloma Club Café

    Café open 6:30 a.m. Full bar, live music every weekend. Garden available for private parties 530-626-6390

  • Marco's Café - Great outdoor Summer dining experience serving Roman style pizza, salad, curry, rice bowls, local beer and wine. 530-642-2025
  • River Shack - Deli & Pub offers great sandwiches, salads and microbrews. Indoor and patio dining. 530-626-1334