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“Great start/finish to Yosemite”
Review of Mountain Sage Cafe

Mountain Sage Cafe
Ranked #2 of 2 Coffee & Tea in Groveland
Description: a very friendly organic cafe serving the best espressos in California, outdoor seating in the garden amongst the nursery plants
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Description: a very friendly organic cafe serving the best espressos in California, outdoor seating in the garden amongst the nursery plants
Reviewed 13 March 2014

I've stopped here twice on the way to Yosemite to grab coffee and chai tea. The drinks and pastries are quite good, but the atmosphere is really special. You can tell these locals really like where they live and they are mainstays of the community. Rob Hirsch is a fantastic photographer of nature, particularly Yosemite. His work is on display and for sale in the gallery. It's well worth stopping just to see his photography. There are also several other locally made goods for sale. During the summer they occasionally have live music from top quality musicians from the region and from the Bay Area. Haven't been to one of these events yet, but what a great venue it would be--intimate and comfortable. I will return on one of these nights.

Thank Barbara R
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

This is not your ordinary cafe. Housed in an old, original house, it includes a wonderful photo gallery, a plant nursery and they have summer concerts. Oh, and great coffee and assorted drinks and snacks.

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Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This place has great espresso coffee, and is just a cool place to visit. The art and crafts on display, most of which is for sale, are well worth taking a look.

Thank CLandrock
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

This little "cafe" was a delightful surprise for us.
They create and serve excellent baked goods, nutritious drinks, coffees, teas, and freshly-made lunches. One woman seemed to make it all, so we had to wait about 10 minutes to be served, but there was lots else to see here so that was OK.

The cafe is in the family home from mid-1800's. But the best part of this cafe is the photo collection from Robb Hirsch, a local landscape photographer with a highly refined photographic eye and ability to capture light. Guests are free to explore several rooms of the home gallery. Also there's a nursery featuring many native plants in the garden out back.

Finally, there is free, very fast WiFi and several couches and seating areas in the gallery rooms for staying connected on the road.

Our best advice: Buy Breakfast or Lunch there and eat in their garden, right out the back door if the weather permits. Most people ate inside and didn't know about the outdoor dining area.

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1  Thank ExplorerMundi
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Reviewed 3 July 2013

Lovely atmosphere to get your morning coffee. Dont expect to get it fast though, thats part of its hippie charm.

Enjoy the store, the surroundings and colorful neighbors

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1  Thank William F
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