The Smokin' Barrel Cafe

Regular Hours


Bear Valley California

The Smokin' Barrel Cafe is a fast & friendly cowboy eatery and espresso bar serving the Bear Valley community. You can find us at the front entrance of the Lodge in Bear Valley Village. We hope you enjoy SBC and our interpretation of high cattle-country cuisine!

We are open early, serving fresh-baked stuffed croissants, tea and coffee varieties. When stopping by for breakfast, its also a great time to grab a to-go lunch to take up to the mountain for your day of skiing. Or order a quick mocha or hot cocoa & whip for the bus ride up to the Bear Valley ski resort.

Our lunch fare includes a Caesar salads, a daily rotation of hearty soups, and our signature Tri Tip chili and Tri Tip sandwiches (with sautéed veggie or poultry substitution options for the later). You can also order whole Tri Tip roasts (marinated and ready to grill or fully-cooked in one of our smokin' barrels) for take-home dinner or catering.

Coming soon, we are also offering Homemade Soft-Serve Ice Cream. We'll have it in cups, old-fashioned sugar cones, made-to-order waffle cones and affogatos. 

What are affogatos ... mosey on down and see!!