Top Choice Californian in Nevada City

New Moon Café

Pure elegance, Peter Selaya’s organic- and local-ingredient menu changes with the seasons. If you visit during spring or summer, go for the line-caught fish or their house-made, moon-shaped fresh ravioli.
Creole in Nevada City

Ike’s Quarter Cafe

Right out of New Orleans' Garden District, Ike’s serves splendid brunch fare with a sassy charm. There's eggs Sardou, jambalaya, vegetarian po' boy sandwiches and more. It’s an excellent place to get 'Hangtown Fry’ …
Desserts in Nevada City


It’s a crowded contest for Gold Country’s best ice-cream shop, but this cute little spot – the brilliant second career of avuncular scooper Bob Wright – wins in a walk. Many flavors are sourced from ripe local produ…
Thai in Nevada City

Sopa Thai

Mango red curry, steamed mussels and springs rolls are all excellent in the region's best and most popular Thai restaurant. The interior is furnished with imported carvings and silk, and the patio seating in back is…
Cafe in Nevada City

Fix for Foodies

You can't miss this old stable covered in corrugated steel. A favorite of raw, vegan enthusiasts and the generally health obsessed, it's the kind of place that makes its own almond milk, durian shakes, and sprouted …
Cafe in Nevada City

Café Mekka

Decorated in a style best described as ‘whorehouse baroque,’ this charmer serves coffee and beer through the day, along with sandwiches, pizzas and delectable desserts. Listen for live folk music some nights.