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
Cafe with locally roasted coffee-espresso drinks. Freshly baked pastries, eggs & more. For lunch try pasty’s or cheeseburgers. We also offer large verities of desserts & local hard ciders.530-642-1308
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
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
The Lotus Pub
Open Wednesday-Saturday at 4pm. Outdoor setting in the spring/summer. Beer and Wine. No reservations needed. 530-642-2114
Gorilla Rock Tacos
Open for lunch and dinners, family-oriented with a large outside patio and inside dining area. Fresh locally sourced ingredients with gift shop and snack items. Local wines and 48 beers on tap.
River Shack - 530-626-1334
Marco's Café - 530-642-2025