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Pony Expresso

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5182 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa, CA 95338
+1 209-966-5053
07:00 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 16:30
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Winter Springs, Florida
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163 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The casual western decor and friendly staff create an inviting place to stop before you head out of Mariposa for Yosemite and caffeinate before the adventures ahead. It's a bonus that the espresso beverages are well made with organic coffee. There's an extra little room in the back for times when it is getting busy or you want a quiet... More 

Thank claireleefl
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Best coffee I've had in a long time. Great service. Also gave me a nice kick of energy for a day of hiking at Yosemite.

Thank Caleb E
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

While staying close by- Miners Inn, we found this shop and enjoyed their coffee each morning. Great folks and great coffee!

2 Thank Tamara H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very pleasant and friendly people. They also sell handmade goods (like scarfs, hats,soaps,etc). I bought a hat and wore the same day in Yosemite. I regret not buying a package coffee beans to take home(hope they sell online 😊.

2 Thank Ed S
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Coming out of Yosemite on hwy 140 we had need of coffee and a rest from the road before continuing our journey. Pony Expresso was perfect for both. Don't miss it! It's on the right, just after turning onto hwy 49. My almond milk latte was perfect, my husband enjoyed his mocha and the biscotti was especially delish. To make... More 

2 Thank 5Duckies
Dinsmore, Ca
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Good coffee, frittatas, pastries & thus, a perfect place for a light breakfast that trumps hotel fare.

2 Thank NanaPops
Carlsbad, California
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Came here 2 days in a row for a latte which was very good. Also had a homemade blueberry scone which was also good enough for another visit the next day. Service was quick and friendly. Wasn't too crowded either morning, but it's a little off season and this is not an early morning kind of town.

2 Thank Shaybly
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

On the way out of Mariposa, we stopped here early for a to go cup of coffee. It was a nice place. They had some bakery items and several types of coffee drinks.

1 Thank Brennan W
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Our go-to place in the morning, right across the street from the hotel. Very popular with the locals. Try the strudel. Too bad they close at 4:30, otherwise we'd have gone there after dinner too.

2 Thank ChuckB0nes
Sonora, California
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Very good coffee in a town that has no major coffee chains. Friendly staff, free internet, and quality coffee.

1 Thank Charles H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
06:30 - 16:30
07:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5182 Hwy 49 North, Mariposa, CA 95338
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mariposa
  • Phone Number: +1 209-966-5053
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?