151 Union Square Wine Bar

151 union square wine tasting bar image in grass valley151 Union Square is home to four of Nevada County’s finest wineries. Set in an historic gold rush building you can relax, enjoy the ambiance and taste some of the finest wines the the foothills has to offer from the following wineries:eating
151 Mill St., Grass Valley, Ca • 530-205-9513 • Map It


Brew Bakers Coffee and Pastry House

Brew baker’s a family café.


Whatever the occasion birthdays, get togethers, weddings, holidays, you name it, you can always count on having fresh, homemade goods such as fresh out of the oven scones, cookies, cupcakes and much more! This is what Brew Bakers is all about. Brew bakers will always offer the finest and freshest ingredients. Not only will the fresh aromas entice you through the door, Brew Bakers will be proudly serving the finest of coffee – Temple. Temple coffee, based in Sacramento has achieved many awards and accolades. Brew Bakers is honored and excited to be partnered with such a leader in the coffee industry. Staff at Brew Bakers are trained to be the best barristers possible. Every poured, steamed, or blended drink will be passionately delivered for every customer.

As soon as you walk through Brew Bakers door, expect to experience, speciality coffees, yummy baked goods and dedicated family behind it all.

“Sweet treats, paired with fine coffee will brew you away!”

209 West Main st., Grass Valley, CA 95945 Map It | 530-272-7168

Caroline’s Coffee Roasters

caroline's coffee roasters grass valley californiaCarolines Coffee Roasters not only offers fabulous coffee but come in and try our diverse selection of bagged and whole leaf teas from all over the world. We also offer a delicious menu of breakfast and lunch items, plenty of goodies too! All our food is made fresh every morning, and drinks are made when you call in. We deliver to downtown businesses at no charge. The food is subject to availability, but if you call early we’ll try to satisfy any request.
–128 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-6424 • Map It

Charlie’s Café

charlie's cafe grass valley californiaCharlie’s Café is a cafe that is like no other. Start with a chef that has been culinary school trained and takes great pride in all that he creates. All their food from hand cut rib-eye steaks, thick-sliced ham, linguica, fresh cooked breakfast potatoes, to award winning biscuits & gravy, malted waffles, pancakes, burgers, hot & cold sandwiches, fresh grilled chicken, homemade soups and fresh salads, are prepared daily so every ingredient is of the highest quality. The coffee is freshly ground and they serve local wine and ice cold beer. So come by and say “Hi” to Charlie and hang out where the locals like to come.
–145 So. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-1839 • Map It

Christopher’s Old World Deli & Catering Company

christopher's deli grass valley californiaIn 2006 Christopher’s Catering Company expanded to include the Old World Deli ~ the addition has only enhanced the variety and selection available to our catering clientele & given our deli customers exposure to the delicious foods they can can request for their future events. Our food reflects our commitment to exceptional quality. All meals are prepared under the guidance of Chef Christopher, one of California’s most renowned chefs. All meals are prepared with a passion for perfection. Your guests will be talking about your wonderful food for days to come. Our menu has been developed over a fourteen-year period, with new dishes being added regularly. We serve traditional, elegant fare, with a contemporary flair!
–206 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-272-8919 • Map It

Cirino’s At Main Street

cirino's main street cafe grass valley californiaCirino’s At Main Street is a restaurant that blends families, friends, locals and tourists alike, creating either a casual or fine-dining experience…it’s up to you and there-in, lies its beauty. A separate bar offers an extension of the restaurant menu, as well as a Tapas menu. Small-plate dishes are a perfect accompaniment with a cold beer, a glass of wine or the famous Cirino Bloody Mary. The bar draws a multitude of local patrons as well as those who are simply passing through, and has been dubbed “the place to be” for many of the locals here in Nevada County. Come on in and you will see why.
–213 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-477-6000 • Map It

Cousin Jack Pasties

cousin jack pasties grass valley californiaTake out or dine at Cousin Jack Pasties! Their specialty is the Cornish pasty, known and loved throughout the world as a hearty baked turnover filled with generous portions of deliciously seasoned meat, poultry or veggies. All their pasties are made the old-fashioned way with diced fresh vegetables, quality cubed meats and no artificial additives or preservatives. Especially enticing is their light and flaky crust.
100 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley, CA • 530-272-9230 • Map It

Fable Coffee

Fable Coffee is an independent, husband and wife duo bringing specialty, fresh roasted coffee to the Sierra Nevada foothills in Nevada County. We roast in small batches on a Diedrich coffee roaster, sourcing the freshest beans. Ultimately, our goal is to create a welcoming space for building community over excellent cups of coffee.
167 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Map It | 530-802-5333

Flour Garden Bakery

flour garden bakery grass valley californiaRather than baking with the commercial methods using manufactured mixes and artificial flavorings, Flour Garden Bakery bakes with a special blend of classical European style and a Californian’s awareness of how our foods influence our health. Starting with the best ingredients and using labor-intensive methods we create fine, handcrafted breads, croissants, muffins, scones, danish, bagels, cakes and pies daily. We can custom-make your Birthday or Wedding cake. We believe our long success is a result of providing great value and great service to our customers.
—999 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA • 530-272-2043 • Map It
—109 Neal Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-477-2253 (CAKE) • Map It

Foothill Mercantile

foothill mercantile candy grass valley californiaFoothill Mercantile is Americana revisited where a small town variety store captivated the imaginations of both young and old. Specializing in toys and gifts for all ages, they also have an incredible greeting card section as well as a fine selection of handmade chocolates, fudge and a variety of old-fashioned candies. They have been offering the best quality service for all of Grass Valley and Western Nevada since 1976 and have affordable and fun products with the most caring staff.
–121 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-8304 • Map It

Frank’s Pizza

frank's pizza grass valley californiaWelcome to Frank’s Pizza in historic Grass Valley, California. Frank’s has been serving up pizza for 54 years now using recipes that have been handed down for 3 generations. Our dough and sauce are made from scratch every day so that we can offer you only the freshest quality and taste. We use heaping amounts of only the finest ingredients so as to set apart our pizza from all others.
–122 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-4622 • Map It

Kaido Sushi & Japanese Grill

kaido sushi grass valley californiaKaido Sushi & Japanese Grill has quickly become a local favorite restaurant in historic downtown Grass Valley. Owner Kazu Mukai continues a long tradition of Japanese cuisine excellence and offers a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Japanese dishes prepared to perfection. Kaido Offers both sushi and tempura dishes and to enhance the authentic atmosphere while dining, Kazu, who collects popular old Japanese movies from 40-60 years ago shows them in the background for your added enjoyment.
–207 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-0144 • Map It

Kane’s Family Restaurant

kane's family restaurant grass valley californiaOpened by executive chef & owner John Kane in 2006, Kane’s Family Restaurant in Downtown Grass Valley, California is an exhibition-style (open kitchen where you can watch us cook…ala Original Joe’s in San Francisco), family-friendly restaurant featuring a very eclectic Italian-American fare. We serve a wide selection of dishes (pizza, pasta, sandwiches, burgers, steaks, chops, roasts, fish, chicken, and seafood) and over the years and we have listened to our customers — they have truly designed the menu we feature here on our web site and in the restaurant.
–120 E. Main St., Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-8111 • Map It

La Gastronomia

La Gastronomia is dedicated to cooking good, healthy food and sharing it with people; offering food which is good not only for your body but also for your conscience and for the world – foods that are more sustainable, natural, and made with love.
104 East Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Map It530-798-6021

Lazy Dog Chocolateria

lazy dog chocolate grass valley californiaLazy Dog Chocolateria is owned and operated by Bob and Debbie Peterson and is proud to produce and carry hand-crafted artisan chocolates using the best Ambrosia chocolate combined with the finest ingredients available. They also serve premium Gunther’s ice cream and award-winning “The latest Scoop” Italian gelato. All set in an amazing space that highlights Grass Valley’s historic gold rush style architecture.
–111 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-0774 • Map It

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant

maria's mexican restaurant grass valley californiaMaria’s has been serving fresh Mexican food to loyal locals and visitors alike in Downtown Grass Valley since 1992. We pride ourselves on offering you a comfortable setting where you will enjoy our authentic Mexican cuisine. Our dishes are prepared fresh daily using family recipes created in Mexico and handed down through the generations. We feature daily specials (ask when you visit!) and host many fun and interesting events such as our Tequila Tasting Dinners where you can taste and learn about different tequilas while dining on a 6 course meal.
–226 East Main St., Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-2040 • Map It

Marshall’s Pasties

marshall's pasties grass valley californiaMarshall’s Pasties is not your typical Deli, they only serve true Cornish pasties at their counter. You can get your order to go or to take upstairs to their seating area. Marshall’s Pasties are prepared and rolled by hand, seasoned deliciously and baked in their own kitchen. Marshall’s today, like the Cornish Women of old, pride themselves in the preparation and serving of this savory food just as they did to the miners long ago.
–203 Mill St, Grass Valley, CA • 530-272-2844 • Map It

Old Town Café

old town cafe grass valley californiaWith the first restaurant opening at this site back in the 1920’s, the slogan on the front window of the Old Town Café says it all “Oldest continuous restaurant in Grass Valley”. Their menu features traditional cafe fare like eggs, hotcakes, biscuits and gravy at breakfast; burgers, sandwiches, shakes and salads for lunch. The Old Town Café is also known for its friendly, small-town atmosphere and their high level of service. Even with the staff chatting it up with regulars and greeting new visitors, they pride themselves getting their customers in and out for lunch in a half-hour.
–110 Mill St., Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-2600 • Map It

Pete’s Pizza and Pub

pete's pizza grass valley californiaAt Pete’s Pizza, all of our pizzas are handrolled and then baked in our stone ovens — no conveyors here! We offer pizza by the slice. We stay open until 11pm on the weekends (midnight in Spring/Summer!). We use Giusto’s Flour from San Francisco in our homemade dough. We have Auburn Alehouse Fool’s Gold and Gold Digger on draft. We have super fresh salad dressings that are homemade! We use Shaft Bleu Cheese in our amazing homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing. We love Nevada County and are grateful for all of our loyal customers!
114 W. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-9600 • Map It

Restaurant at the Holbrooke

holbrook hotel restaurant grass valley californiaRestaurant at the Holbrooke features a cheerful, sun­lit view of Main Street with historic appointments reminiscent of the exciting days of the Gold Rush but still remains casual enough for intimate café dining or celebrating special occasions. Head Chef Bobby McKnight’s passion for food really shows with our superb menu which includes seasonal farm to table menu items using local fresh organic ingredients when available. Chef McKnight creates impressive daily specials unique to his style and by popular demand, our dinner menu features a jambalaya pasta entrée with cajun shrimp, chicken, and chorizo mixed with penne pasta, caramelized peppers and onions served with a red sauce.
–212 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-1353 • Map It

Sergio’s Café

sergio's cafe grass valley californiaTo know Sergio and Lena Martignago is to love them – or so say their long time customers. Martignago’s appreciation for food from around the world started with his parents, who moved from Italy to Argentina after world war II. He and Lena, who is originally from Russia, go back every few years to visit Sergio’s parents. The couple was married in 2002 and opened Sergio’s soon after. Now their vision of opening a modest restaurant with affordable, good food has far exceeded their initial goal, Sergio said, and his customers couldn’t be more supportive.“I’ve always loved sharing my passion for food with my customers” Martignago said. That’s why their new and expanded Sergio’s, has been met with collective enthusiasm. “It’s exciting to now be able to do that and so much more”. So stop by and see what all the buzz is about and I can promise, you will not be disappointed!
–109 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-273-3555 • Map It

South Pine Café

south pine cafe grass valley californiaOver the last 10 years, George & Suzie have bought several restaurants, some they’ve kept, some they’ve sold, but one concept is here to stay, South Pine Café. Their idea was to create a restaurant that would appeal to any type of clientele, from the biscuit and gravy connoisseur to the vegan, and anyone in between; the result is an eclectic array of specialty items that attract a very diverse mix of diners. With 10 years of testing, adjusting, changing, tweaking and perfecting, they’ve built two thriving South Pine Café locations in Grass Valley and Nevada City.
–102 N. Richardson St. Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-0261 • Map It

The Owl Grill & Saloon

the owl grill and saloon grass valley californiaTHE OWL IS CURRENTLY CLOSED, STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES!

From mouth-watering Filet Mignon to the area’s best, fresh Pacific Ahi Tuna. We’ve got your tastebuds covered with delight. Sample the area’s finest wine or choose from our extensive list of world-famous reds. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh, crisp citrus salad or want to cap your meal off with our mouth-watering desserts of homemade pies and torte’s, we invite you to see what to visit the New Owl Grill & Saloon.
–134 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA • 530-274-1144 • Map It

Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro

tonanelli's gold country bistro grass valley californiaTofanelli’s is owned by a third-generation restaurant family that has opened 15 very successful restaurants in California, Oregon and Nevada. Most famous were the Golden Egg Omelet House restaurants, with an incredible array of 101 omelets that have been featured on television and copied internationally. Tofanelli’s introduced that same award-winning breakfast menu featuring the 101 omelets in 2006 and its popularity has grown rapidly throughout the Gold Country foothills since.
–302 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA • 530-272-1468 • Map It

Trattoria Milano

trattoria milano restaurant grass valley californiaOwned and operated by two partners – manager Mario Fantoni and chef Gianfranco Maffezzoni, Trattoria Milano opened in March of 2013 with an authentic Northern Italian menu and select wine list. Not wanting to settle for the ordinary, they waited for two years for a 1890 Victorian house in the beautiful town of Grass Valley, CA (a circa 1860’s Gold Rush town between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada foothills) to become available. The ambience is very cozy and welcoming and the menu is authentic Italian!
–124 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA 530-273-3555 • Map It