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On the northeast end of Mariposa, lies a nice café. The Happy Burger is a mandatory stop for me. By the time I arrive from San Jose, via Hwy 140, I’m ready for a pit stop and food. Mariposa was once the hot spot during the gold rush days and the early Yosemite years.
This place is great. It is decorated in a ‘50’s motif. This means every inch of the walls AND ceiling are full of old record album covers. You could spend your “wait time” and see which ones you have or remember.
There is a jukebox full of classics but it keeps playing. I have never seen anyone put money it.
They have free wifi (ask for the code) and even a house PC that you can use.
The burgers are generous and cheap. If you are vegan or just cutting down on calories, their salad bar is long and fresh.
When I head back home in the morning, I stop for their breakfast. Take a look.
All this for $6.99. Add milk and you’re set for the long ride home. They even give Military/veteran discounts as well as seniors.
It’s on the right side as you head out of town. Well worth a stop. About an hour from the Arch Rock gate.
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “”There is no dark side of the moon really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark.” – Pink Floyd
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