A Cafe That’s Worth a Detour in Mariposa
Yosemite has entrances, and great eats, on both sides of the Sierras. If you’re staying on the Westside of the Sierras, make sure to get breakfast at the Sugar Pine Cafe in the charming town of Mariposa, right before the entrance for Yosemite Valley. Even if you don’t stay around here, this place is worth a long detour.
Gas Station Gourmet + Essential Road Snacks near Tioga Pass
On the other side of the Tioga Pass, the gateway to the Eastside of the Sierras, is the famous Whoa Nellie Deli – an opportunity to dine richly inside a Mobil Station.
If you’re heading in from the Tioga Pass, we love the town of Bishop. Here you can acquire provisions for your mountain adventures. Mornings should start with some bread and Dutch bakery delights at Erick Schat’s Bakkery.
Don’t miss the jerky, double smoked bacon and tall-stacked sandwiches at Mahogany Smoked Meats.
Excellent Burger Options in Lone Pine
On your way down HWY 395, stop for top-notch burgers and Sierra views at Frosty Chalet
in Lone Pine. If you want a slower meal in town, the Alabama Hills Café
offers some of the best eating in the Sierras.
Sugar Pine is a country café on Yosemite’s doorstep serving masterful scones, biscuits, and muffins.
At the doorstep of Yosemite National Park, Whoa Nellie Deli is part gas station, part gastropub, and the last chance to get fuel for nearly 100 miles.
Eric Schat’s Bakkery is a Disneyfied temple to Dutch baking in the Sierras: superb bear claws, crisp-skinned donuts, and creative bread loaves.
Mahogany is a vintage California bacon & ham smokehouse that serves dozens of varieties of superb jerky and great deli sandwiches.
Lone Pine's Frosty Chalet is an updated Frosty stand serving some of the best little burgers in California.
With a breathtaking view of the Alabama Hills, this small town café serves cinnamon swirl French toast, massive Mountain Man Burgers & homemade pies and cakes.