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.

  • Sierra Rizing Bakery, Catering & Coffee House
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner fare with locally roasted coffee, fresh baked goods, soups, salads, panini’s, pot pies and more. Enjoy daily dinner specials, fine desserts and espresso well into the evening.  Open daily year round. 530-642-1308
  • American River Pizza and Grill
    Family friendly dining, Patio-Pet Friendly-seating. Always fresh salad bar. Original Cool Deli menu “Baked Goods”. Longtime popular destination for hungry visitors. Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week 11am – 8:30pm and  Breakfast Friday-Monday 7am – 11:00am. 530-887-1969
  • Cool Beerwerks

    A unique fusion of Hawaiian and Japanese cuisine, cocktails and craft beer brewed on site. Everything handcrafted from the best ingredients. Live music, comedy, karaoke and more! 5020 Ellinghouse Drive, Cool, CA 95614

    (530) 885-5866
  • Squallys on the River
    Where you are family. Pizza, BBQ, Salads and more. Large groups/events welcomed. Located in River Park Village next to the 49 bridge. Open Noon-10pm/7 days a week 530-622-1213
  • Camp Lotus Deli
    Deli with great coffee, fresh baked goods and sandwiches, and outstanding drink selections. Open 8-5 daily from Memorial Day-Labor Day. (530) 622-8672
  • 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. 530-626-7345
  • River Park Village & Mini Storage
    ARRA, Bookkeepers, Bakery-Cafe, Coloma Shuttle, Garden Center, Gym, Hotshots Images, Mini Storage, Post Office, Rafting, Restaurants, Salon and Yogurt. Retail space available. 530-320-8856
  • Coloma Club Café
    Café open 6:30 a.m. Full bar, live music every weekend. Garden available for private parties 530-626-6390
  • Riyo Yogurt - (530) 919-4793
  • Rise Up General Store & Deli
    Wholesome breakfast and lunches, freshly made to order. Ice Cream, Smoothies and Coffee. Pre-orders welcomed. 530-852-7898
  • Take A Bite Deli - (530) 642-8482
  • River Shack - 530-626-1334
  • Marco's Café - 530-642-2025