Our Story

Our Story

I’m Kelli. Jeff and I are so glad you’re here. We invite you to take this journey with us as we set up a food truck on the Camino de Santiago – Francés at kilometer 59. And eventually the Happy Camper Albergue Campground and Cabins.

In 2018, we ditched the rat race in los Estados Unidos, sold everything and moved to Spain with four suitcases and a dream. Landing in Valencia on the Mediterranean, we quickly heard the siren song of the Camino calling us to Galicia. Then la pandemia hit Spain hard, and our dreams of living up North were put on hold. But, never say never.

In early 2022, we bought our farm on the Camino and now we’re ready to set up shop and welcome Pilgrims from all over the world. Are we nervous? You bet! But someone once said if you are afraid of a new adventure you should definitely do it. It’s pretty much my life’s motto. That’s how I ended up walking the Camino, for goodness sake. A little fear is a great motivator.

I’ll keep this site updated as we move along with getting things set up. I’m sure you can tell we are very excited about the possibilities. But most of all, we’re excited about meeting all of you as you embark of the adventure of a lifetime.

Thank you for making us a part of your Camino!!

~Kelli y Jeff

O Café de Felicidade – The Happiness Café Food Truck

On the Camino de Santiago

Our Mission

At the Happiness Café we are privileged to serve the needs of Peregrinos on the Camino Francés, and to be small part of their Camino experience. Our sole focus is supporting Pilgrims with a sustainable experience, including flexatarian, vegetarian and gluten-free foods with allergen sensitivities in mind. We strive to provide a place of respite and comfort, where small moments of magic between Pilgrims occur every day.

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COMING SOON!!

Take a Break – Menu

Breakfast or lunch on the Camino should be more than a croissant and a coffee. Gluten-free, ovo lacto vegetarian and an allergen sensitive means all are welcome at The Happiness Café.

Take a Breath – Camping and Cabins

Perfect for a day in Galicia. Make a reservation. Check in. Then close your eyes, breathe in the fresh lavender from our field. Put down your pack and rest.

Tell Us Your Story – Podcast

Each Peregrino walking the Camino started with a story. That story may change along the way – as good stories do – but it began before you took your first step on The Way. What’s your story?


We can’t wait to welcome you in Spring of 2022!

Where Starlink wifi and water bottle refills are always free

Baby Steps

Phase 1 Spring of 2022: The Food Truck serving vegetarian allergy sensitive and sustainable foods

Phase 2 Summer of 2022: Support Peregrinos with an Albergue Campground and small Cabins

Phase 3 Fall of 2022: Pilgrim Podcast – Stories from the Happiness Café


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If you’re reading this, Peregrino, you are one of the first! I’m Kelli, and Jeff and I are so glad you’re here. We invite you to take this journey with us as we set up a food truck on the Camino de Santiago – Francés. And eventually the Happy Camper Albergue Campground and Cabins. In […]

Happiness Enterprises

At kilometer 59 on the Camino de Santiago – Francés – between Palas de Rei and Melide, Galicia, Spain
info@the-happiness-cafe.com