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5182 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa, CA 95338
209-966-5053
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6:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Description: Come and enjoy the distinctive vibe of Mariposa’s first and largest...
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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  • 34
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We are just finishing up a week of vacation in Mariposa. One of the first things we do when we go to a new place is check out their local coffee. We were thrilled when we found Pony Expresso. The coffee and other goodies are incredible. The owner and staff are great people. It has really cute areas... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
CaliMom6008
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Los Altos, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I should have known when all the bagels looked like pumpernickel but weren't or by the offering of a bacon maple bagel. I had the cinnamon raisin and it was so awful I had to chuck it. The coffee was burned. The atmosphere was cute though.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We are just finishing up a week of vacation in Mariposa. One of the first things we do when we go to a new place is check out their local coffee. We were thrilled when we found Pony Expresso. The coffee and other goodies are incredible. The owner and staff are great people. It has really cute areas to sit... More 

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Mariposa, CA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My wife and I are regular customers. We don't often indulge in their coffee blasts because we've already had our morning coffee at home, but when we do they are always great. We mostly buy whole bean coffee there. Used to get it from Peets, but Bill's coffee is better. We do sometimes treat ourselves to Deb's carrot cake or... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is a small friendly cafe where they roast their own beans and make excellent coffee. It was also populated by the locals, not just tourists, and seemed to also serve as a social hub.

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Mariposa, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place to go for a cup of great coffee and treat. Whether starting your day off or taking an afternoon coffee break. Tables available to sit relax and enjoy.

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Solana Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This place is really good. All the coffee is roasted in small batches with tons of TLC. Try the Tunnelview blend cause its my fav

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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Found this coffee place by accident!! But thank God for accidents!! Their staff are super friendly and helpful and their coffee is amazing!!! We purchased beans that were roasted that day! Brought home to enjoy more amazing coffee!!! Next trip to Mariposa we will be stopping in again!!!

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Mariposa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fun place and best COFFEE always has a great menu item to choose from. Staff is friendly, coffee is very good and fresh pastries.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I am italian from Rome. I moved in Las Vegas 4 months ago. I looked for a good coffee everywhere I visited but I found just a burned or watered fake espresso. This place is incredible they toast the coffee by ourselves and they know how to use an espresso machine. Right size, right temperature , foam and the taste... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Being from Melbourne (and therefore coffee snobs) we were a bit cynical of the reviews raving about the coffee in this place that, to be honest, is kinda in the middle of nowhere. But, we were on our way to Yosemite and needed our fix. Wow! They roast their own coffee and clearly know what they're doing. The standard coffees... More 

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Additional Information about Pony Expresso

Address: 5182 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa, CA 95338
Phone Number: 209-966-5053
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mariposa
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cuisine: Cafe

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5182 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa, CA 95338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mariposa
  • Phone Number: 209-966-5053

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:30 pm

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