Northern California July 28, 2017
The Northern California Restaurant That’s One Of The Most Unique In America
There are some pretty tremendous restaurants in Northern California, but this cafe in a sleepy small town in Gold Country is one of the coolest and most unique places to eat in the whole country. Not only is the food delicious, but the historical building that the Cozmic Cafe where the located will transport you right back into the Gold Rush.
The Cozmic Cafe is located in the old John Pearson Soda Works building in Placerville. Much of Placerville burnt down in the 1850s. The current building you see today replaced what originally stood here.
In 1859, a Scottish immigrant, John Pearson, built this building in front of an abandoned mine shaft. His plan was to use the underground tunnels to keep ice cool.
Visitors to Cozmic Cafe can explore the mines in the back of the restaurant. Where else can you sip a latte in an old mine shaft?
In addition to the caves at the rear of the cafe, this place is packed with interesting flavors and artwork. Pictured here is the Asian rice bowl with turkey.
They specialize in Vegan and vegetarian options, but there are classics like turkey sandwiches and fish fillets on the menu, as well. Pictured here is the vegan BLT w/ Lightlife Fakin' Bacon.
Here's an egg and cheese sandwich on their hearty whole grain bread. It's filling and nutritious.
The downstairs is where you will order your meal, as well as any specialty coffee drinks or non alcoholic beverages.
The upstairs, however, is a full bar and dance floor. You'll be charmed by the eclectic atmosphere.
The dance floor and stage in the upstairs is a popular venue for live music, but it is also used as a community meeting space. Tibetan Monks working on sand mandalas, yoga instructors, and other eclectic performances have all set up here to share their art with the Placerville community.
From the fantastic local artwork to the exposed brick walls, this place is the perfect combination of New Age and Gold Rush, a style that is totally unique to this part of Northern California.
The Cozmic Cafe is located at 594 Main St, Placerville, CA 95667
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