“Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table.”
- Charles Pierre Monselet

If there is a place where the spirit of the Bug resides, it must be the Cafe. In addition to the excellent foods and sincere service we have on offer for you, this is where gatherings with music, games, chatter, laughter, openness and interaction all come together. This restaurant would not be what it is without the blend of fresh foods and international humanity. The cozy mountain lodge surroundings, taps, family style dining and open kitchen surely help.

We do look for fresh, organic & local foods in addition to our own heirloom gardens to expand the experience. Our attention to vegan and vegetarian foods, in addition to quality meats and sustainable fish show the difference. Our reflection of seasonal & California foods with a mountain sensibility towards value lends us our style. And what are Yosemite holidays without game!

Talia and her talented team make the true effort that has clearly put the Cafe at the top of it's game. We also now have a full lunch menu, homemade pies, local produce, our own dressings, & full children's menus. But most importantly: the love of food.

Please stop in whether guest or no, we have been open 16 years, every day. every meal, every natural disaster...

Thank you for your patronage,

Douglas & Caroline.

Our Garden
The Cafe's Interior
The Cafe Annex
People eating on the outdoor deck
 
Cafe Menu
 
 
 

 


 

BREAKFAST: Served 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. daily. Vegan options, too!

California Breakfast
Eggs, Wheat Toast, Fresh Tomato & Avocado,
* Tofu may be subsituted for Eggs.
$7.00
Muesli Breakfast
A bowl of quality Muesli or Hot Oatmeal with Soy, Whole Milk or Yogurt and a bowl of fruit salad.
$6.50
Buckwheat Pancake
A huge Pancake on a platter served with fruit salad.
Blueberry Pancake $1.00 more.
$6.50
French Toast
French Toast served with fresh cut fruit.
$6.50
American Breakfast
Eggs, Bacon or Ham, Hashbrowns & Wheat Toast.
* Tofu may be subsituted for Eggs.
$7.50
Continental Breakfast
Eggs, Wheat Toast and Apple or Orange Juice.
* Tofu may be subsituted for Eggs.
$6.00
Scramble
Ham and Cheese or Veggie and Cheese, Three Cheeses, Hashbrowns or Wheat Toast.
$9.00
Breakfast Burrito
Scrambled egg, black beans, veggies, chipotle sour cream, salsa fresca, avocado & hash browns.
$8.00


LUNCHES:    Here served from 11 a.m to 3 p.m,
                       To-go available 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily

HERE
(Hot lunches come with salad or soup side)
 
Black Bean Quesadilla with Salsa Fresca &
Sour Cream
   add chicken
$6

$8
 
Veggie Spinach Wrap with hummus, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, pickles, avocado, onion & cucumber $7
 
Triple Decker Grilled Cheese with cheddar, swiss, provolone, pesto, tomato, spinach, & onion $8
 
Vietnamese Salad with cabbage, bell pepper, fresh herbs, peanuts, lime & fish sauce
   With Chix
$8

$11
 
Greek Salad with pita, lettuce, feta, kalamata, tomato, cucumber, onion, pepperoncini
     in a Pita Sandwich with Chicken
$8

$11
 
Turkey Cobb Salad with avocado, blue cheese, egg, tomato, onion & honey mustard vinaigrette dressing $11
 
Local Angus Grass Fed Burger with standard trimmings $11
 
Build your own Sandwich, same ingredients as listed below $7
TO GO
Order during breakfast for packed trail lunches. Ingredients are packed separately for assembly during the acitivites of the day. Choose from provolone swiss and avocado, roast beef and cheddar, hummus provolone and avocado, turkey and provolone, ham and swiss, or BLT sandwiches with wheat-nut bread, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, condiments and an apple. Also includes quality trail mix and cookies.
$7

DINNER : Served 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily (6pm-8:30pm winter).

OUR DINNER MENU ITEMS CHANGE EVERY THREE DAYS. We have specials each night. All dinner's come with daily chef's vegetable selection.
Below is an example of what you may find:

Beef    

-Grilled Ribeye with bacon-jalepeno jam, demiglaze, mashed potatoes and asparagus.

-Skirt steak teriyaki with rice and housemade pickled vegetables.

-New York Strip Steak with blue ceese and roasted garlic compound butter, au gratin potatoes and brussel sprouts.

$18+

Fish    

-Grilled Salmon with sweet corn quinoa pistou, butternut puree, kale salad with housemade sprouted lentils.

-Trout with brown butter, almonds, barley pilaf and sauteed spinach.

-Blackened Cajun Catfish with red beans and rice with collard greens.

$15+

Chicken    

-Boneless yogurt marinated half chicken with panzanilla salad and kale salad.

-Coq au Vin with mashed potatoes and sauteed spinach.

Chicken cacciatore with polenta.

$12+

Pork    

-Country fried bone-in pork chop with apple apricot sauce, braised cabbage and mashed potatoes.

-Braised pork with mole, black beans, cabbage salad and tortillas.

-Pecan crusted pork loin with savory bread pudding and brussel sprouts.

$14+

Vegan/Vegetarian    

-Mediteranean Plate with lemon lentils, curried onions, sauteed spinach, grilled eggplant and spiced cous cous.

-North African black eyed pea and plantain stew with collard greens.

-Pasta with melted leeks, roasted garlic, white beans, goat cheese and spinach.

$12+

Hot Sandwich    

-Chicken quesadilla with cheddar, guacamole and coleslaw.

-Brie, tomato and basil on a baguette.

-Rueben with housemade corned beef and ousemade saurkraut.

$9.50

DESSERTS : All cakes are made on premises and have been perfected. Pies are baked in our kitchen. Served all day.

Real Chocolate Cake, Old Fashioned Cheesecake, Carrot Cake and a selection of homemade pies. We also serve various flavors of homemade ice cream.
$4+

CHILDREN'S MENU: ($5.50 per serving)

  Breakfast:
      half serving of any item
  Lunch & Dinner:
      Grilled Cheese Sandwich
      Vegetable Stir Fry
      Pizza, Cheese or Pepperoni
      Black Bean and Cheese Quesadilla
      Pasta with Butter and Cheese or Marinara

BEVERAGES : Served 7 a.m. til Closing (Typically 11:30p.m. daily).

Premium Red & White Wines

-14 Hands, WA, Cabernet Sauvignon

-Echelon Pinot Noir, California

-Francis Coppola, CA, Claret

-Cavit Pino, Grigio, Italy

-Kim Crawford, New Zeland, Sauvignon Blanc

-Clos Du Bois, Russia River, Chardonnay

Glass $4 - $7

Beer, Ale & Stout

Miller Highlife, Trumer Pils, Ace Joker Hard Cider, Prohibition Ale from Speakeasy Brewery, Brew Free or Die IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery, Seasonal Beer from Prospectors Brewery Mariposa

Pints $2.75 - $4.75

Coffee, Teas, Juice & Soda

Coffee, Teas, Apple or Orange Juice,
Soy and Whole Milk, Home Made Hibiscus Punch, Lemonade, Sports Tea,
Bottled Water

$2 a glass

For daily menu, see
our Facebook Page.
















 
What our visitors tell us
 
 
 

"Always great to return to The Bug. This is is no exception! Compliments to the chef, the dinner was magnificent! Some of the best Ive ever had at the bug. The radish salad was amazing hope to return very soon to see all the friendly staff and interesting travelers."

Gary, Berrbugy, CA

"Such a wonderful stay, the food was FANTASTIC, would not have expected so from a hostel resort, great staff, great location!"

Alison, UK

"That cheesecake that Dave makes was the best I have EVER tasted in 25 years! My only regret about this place is that I couldn't leave with *that* recipe!! Brilliant place, will definitely come again!"
Unknown

"2nd time at The Bug, always a pleasant expeirence, food is awesome and fresh, hospitality at its finest! We Love the Bug"

Shelly, Austraiia

" Our third visit - My son and I both love it - especially the food. Great staff, thanks for being here!"
Janice & Mathew - San Francisco

"LOCAL SPECIALTY:
Twenty-Five miles southwest of Yosemite Valley off of Highway 140 is the Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort, with Guinness on tap and great eats for about half what you'd pay at the park's showpiece Ahwahnee Hotel."

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE's national parks review issue - May 2002


Douglas Shaw, Owner


Talia, Executive Chef
 
 
 

Just 25 miles from Yosemite Valley!

 
 

Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort

Hostelling International - Midpines
6979 Highway 140
P.O. Box 81 Midpines, CA 95345
Toll Free: 866.826.7108 Telephone: 209.966.6666 Fax: 209.966.6667
E-Mail: bughost@yosemitebug.com