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Pony Expresso

5182 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa, CA 95338
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Ranked #3 of 29 restaurants in Mariposa
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Ice Cream, Café
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Come and enjoy the distinctive vibe of Mariposa’s first and largest running coffee house, where good friends gather and new friends meet daily! We are a fun, eclectic shop, voted Mariposa’s Best Coffee 11 years running. Try our wonderful coffee, roasted on the premises, and one of our many homemade menu items. Hang out downstairs with our fun and friendly baristas or chill in our cozy, quiet upstairs loft and utilize our free WiFi.
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30 reviews from our community

96% Recommend
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English first
Mariposa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I love Pony's coffee but Amy's scones are faaaaabulous! They roast their own coffee and offer free internet.

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Thank you for the warm greeting when we stopped in for coffee on our way home from Yosemite. The coffee was bold in flavor with no bitterness!!! Awesome coffee and the beans we bought are by far the best we have had in a very long time (since Hawaii trip). Thank you very much for the conversation and friendly atmosphere.... More

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Windermere, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Does what it claims to: great café, lovely pastries, really nice owner. Well worth a stop on the way to Yosemite

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Irvine, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Good coffee stop on the way into Yosemite. Good coffee and good pastries. Not much else to say really.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband, teenage son and I stopped here on our way to Yosemite. Conveniently located at the NW corner where the two highways in Mariposa cross. Loved the cozy couches and books on Yosemite. You can tell the owner(s) really care about their guests here. Coffee was a hit. Will return if we ever come through here again. Thanks, Pony!

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El Portal, Ca.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

great location , easy in and out. great coffee and tea drinks. Now they roast coffee too , you can't go wrong.

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Hitchcock, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013 via mobile

After spending day in Yosemite, I needed a pick-me-up to complete drive to Sonora. Pony Expresso to the rescue! Great coffee roasted on premises. Bought a bag to take home to hubby who couldn't make the trip with me.

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Caldwell, New Jersey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We like to support local biz when we can so we stopped for a cup of joe to go on our way to Yosemite. Really friendly and upbeat woman helped us out. Good dessert and good coffee to wash it down with! Thanks Mariposa County Visitor Center for suggesting Pony Expresso.

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Clearwater, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

On our way back out of Yosemite we opted for Pony Expresso over Starbucks. Great choice. This great local coffee shop at the end of town from 140 by the Ace Hardware. This place is a real coffee meeting house. They have small rooms to have a conversation or play some games (available). Who would not want to hang out?... More

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Antioch, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is becoming a regular stop for us... whenever I get within 50 miles of Mariposa, it's pretty hard NOT to come up with a good reason to stop in at the Pony Expresso!! I found this place by accident 3 or 4 years ago, actually it was kind of funny how it happened. First of all, my wife and... More

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