• Kelso Mountain

    Mojave

    National Preserve California

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  • Kelso Depot Visitor Center hours

    Kelso Depot Visitor Center is open Fridays through Tuesdays from 9 am to 5 pm, closed Wednesdays and Thursdays. The Beanery Lunch Counter is closed.

"The Beanery" at Kelso

The Beanery at Kelso
The Beanery: Hot coffee and hot gossip since 1924
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Reappearance of a Mojave Desert Oasis!
After a nearly two decade-long haitus, the Kelso Depot lunch counter-"The Beanery"-is back in business. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, cold ice cream, a fresh deli sandwich, or the latest gossip in this unique setting, painstakingly restored to its historic, 1924 appearance.

Check-out the latest menu (PDF, 1.36 MB) and feel free to call ahead (see below) for large or group orders. We appreciate the heads-up!

Location
Kelso Depot Visitor Center

Hours of Operation
Open Friday through Tuesday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
CLOSED WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

Phone
760 252-6165

Did You Know?

photo of detail on Kelso Depot.

The railroad town of Kelso in Mojave National Preserve was named in 1905 by railroad construction workers. Two men placed their names in a hat, along with that of a third who had just moved away. The name drawn from the hat was that of John H. Kelso, the man absent from the drawing. More...