“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 Yosemite Bug resides, it must be the June Bug 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!

Two Eggs, Toast and your Choice of Beverage
Two Eggs, Toast, Avocado and Tomato
Two Eggs, Toast, Hashbrowns and Bacon or Ham
Veggie & Cheese Omelet
Onion, Pepper, Mushroom, Cilantro, Cheese with Hashbrowns or Toast
Ham & Cheese Omelet
Ham, Cheddar & Mozzarella, Hashbrowns or Toast
Chorizo Burrito
Scrambled Eggs, Cheese, Onions, Peppers, Cilantro, and Hashbrowns
Vegetarian Burrito
Eggs, Cheese, Onions, Peppers, Cilantro, Mushrooms, Black Beans, Avocado & Hash Browns
French Toast
Grilled Egg Toast, Cinnamon, Powdered Sugar, Side of Fruit
Buckwheat Pancake
With Side of Fruit (Blueberries inside for .50)
Homemade Mueslis with Whole Milk, Soy Milk or Yogurt, and Side of Fruit
Steelcut Oatmeal with Whole Milk, Soy Milk or Yogurt and Side of Fruit. Raisins & Brown Sugar upon Request

LUNCHES:    Here served from 11 a.m to 2 p.m,
                       To-go available 7 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily

Trail Lunch
TO GO      
Separately freshly wrapped Meat & Cheese, Veggies, Bread, Cookies & Trail Mix, Apple & Condiments
Build Your Own Sandwich
Choose Roast Beef, Ham, Turkey, Bacon or Hummus and other elements of the sandwich, with Soup or Salad
Chicken & Cheese Quesadilla
Chicken and Cheese grilled between Flour Tortillas and sides of Sour Cream and Salsa
Black Bean & Veggie Quesadilla
Black Beans, Cheese, Onions & Peppers and sides of Sour Cream and Salsa
Vietnamese Chicken Salad
Shredded Red and Green Cabbage, Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Cilantro, Basil, Mint & Peanuts. Lime and Fish Sauce
Greek Salad
Tomatoes, Onion, Cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Feta, Pepperoncinis, Red Wine Vinaigrette and Pita. Chicken +$4.00
Greek Chicken Sandwich
Brioche Roll, Spring Mix, Tomatoes, Red Onion, Feta Cheese & Red Wine Vinaigrette. Soup or Salad
Cuban Sandwich
Grilled French Roll, Ham, Bacon, Swiss Cheese, Pickles, Pepperoncinis, Whole Grain Mustard. Soup or Salad
Chicken BBQ Sandwich
Free Range Breast, Broiche Roll, Cheddar Cheese, Avocado, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion. Soup or Salad
Italian Grinder Sandwich
French Roll, Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, Provolone, Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onion, Pepperoncini, Vinaigrette. Soup or Salad
Vegan Hummus Wrap
Flour Tortilla, Hummus, Spring Mix, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Onion, Pepper, Avocado, Vinaigrette. Soup or Salad
Turkey Cobb Sandwich
Whole Wheat Bread, Roast Turkey, Mayo, Blue Cheese, Bacon, Avocado & Spring Mix. Soup or Salad
Local Grass Fed Burger
1/3 lb. Patty, Brioche Roll, Lettuce, Onion, Mayo. Add Avocado or Fried Egg $1, Bacon $2. Soup or Salad
Veggie Burger
Black Bean Patty, Brioche Roll, Lettuce, Onion, Mayo. Add Fried Egg or Avocado $1. Soup or Salad
Vegan Pesto Pasta
Angel Hair Pasta, Cherry Tomatoes, Spinach, Mushrooms, Parmesan & Garlic Bread. Add Chicken +$3
Artisanal Cheese Plate
A selection of cheese like Brie, Goat, Manchego, Cotswold, Marinated Feta, Seasoned Fruit, Nuts & Crackers

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 dinners come with daily chef's vegetable selection.
Below is an example of what you may find:

Grilled Ribeye Steak
With Chipotle Butter, served with a Baked Potato, Chive & Sour Cream and Seasonal Vegetables
Spice Rubbed Trout
Topped with Pickled Fennel & Cucumber Relish, Cilantro Rice & Summer Corn
Free Range Chicken Cacciatore
Braised in Red Wine & Bacon with Garden Tomatoes & Herbs, Mushrooms over Parmesan Polenta & Garlic Bread
Grilled Jerk Pork Chop
With Black Bean and Pineapple Salsa, with Cilantro Rice and Summer Corn
Wild Gulf Shrimp & Bean Pasta
With Garden Tomato Confit, White Beans, Kale, Herbs and Garlic Bread. Also in Vegan Version
Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich
Thin Sliced Steak, Onions, Garden Chilis & Sweet Pepper, Jack Cheese, Thyme Foccacia & Cumin Lime Potato Salad
Sweet Potato Samosa
With Onions & Spices, with Tomato Eggplant Chutney, over Red Lentil Dahl
Summer Plum & Roast Beet Salad
With Mixed Greens, Blackberry Thyme Vinaigrette and Warm Brie Crostinis
Kids Menu 12 & Under
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza, Cheese Quesadilla, Pasta with Butter and Cheese or Red Sauce. Side of Fruit or Veggies

Mixed Berry, Apple, Pecan, Peach, Strawberry Rhubarb, Chocolate Creme or Banana Creme Pie. Vanilla Ice Cream
Walnut Brownies, German Chocolate Cupcakes, Carrot Cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcakes

Lemonade, Hibiscus Tea, Iced Tea, Hot Tea, Coffee, Apple Juice, Cranberry Juice
Organic Orange Juice, Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Milk, Milk
1 Ltr Bottled Water
1 Ltr Sparkling Water
Ace Joker Hard Apple Cider    Sonoma, CA
Drake's Black Robusto Porter   San Leandro, CA
805 Pilsner     Paso Robles, CA
Dust Bowl Hops of Wrath IPA   Turlock,CA
Pacifico Lager     Mexico
14 Hands Cabernet Sauvignon     Washington.
    Glass $4
Cavit Pinot Grigio   Italy
    Glass $4
Greg Norman Pinot Noir    California.
    Glass $5
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!"

"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

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