Located in Southern California, Bakersfield is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. This growing city has a diverse population, which inspires some great restaurant spots and even better coffee shops. Here are a few of the best places to enjoy a cup of joe when in town.
Dagny’s Coffee Co is a neighborhood spot that is very simple in its charm. It has everything that coffee-goers could want, from comfortable seating to quick WiFi, no florescent lighting and a laid back atmosphere. Their coffee selection has a good range and they even offer some smoothies and blended coffee options. Customers can satisfy their sweet tooth with some of the home-baked goodies, which go from cinnamon rolls to brownies to lemon bars. The wall-to-ceiling windows allow for great natural lighting and a fine spot for people watching.
Milt’s Coffee Shop has been a landmark in Bakersfield since 1964. Amazingly, it is still run by Milt and his family even after all these years. One can see the family tradition that goes into the food, service and atmosphere of Milt’s. They are well-known for a fantastic breakfast menu with mouthwatering specials, like the hamburger steak and eggs and sourdough breakfast sandwich. Open early to late everyday, they serve lunch and dinner too. Their coffee is affordable and delicious, while most importantly coming with free refils!
Pappy’s Coffee Shop is hidden behind an unassuming exterior. This quaint coffee shop come brunch joint has some of the best breakfast food and coffee in Bakersfield. They have great pancakes and waffles with all different types of toppings. The coffee and tea are served in an eclectic collection of mugs as a cute addition. The servers make sure that cup remains cold or empty for long too, so expect to get your fill of caffeine at this one!
Caffeine Supreme is a local drive-thru spot that serves everything to do with coffee. For the patron always on the run, this spot offers great coffee at a great price without any frills or extras. They focus on blended coffee drinks with plenty of delicious flavors. Be sure to try the kona mocha and be wary of the morning rush of locals here!
Another family-owned and run business, Mossman’s Westchester Coffee Shop brings a little taste of home right to customers’ plates. The Mossmans use family recipes to create dishes that customers can’t find anywhere else. The breakfast menu is a great deal, with huge portions food at an excellent price, while the coffee is always hot, fresh, and ready to serve!
Covenant Coffee is a great local coffee shop with a funky and inviting atmosphere. There are couches to lounge on and plenty of tables perfect for staying productive or reading a book. One of the few spots that roasts their own coffee in town, customers here can taste the quality in every sip. They have plenty of great drinks and some of the best lattes in town, including some with truly artistic designs on top.
Found in the lobby of the boutique Padre Hotel, Farmacy Cafe is another great coffee spot in Bakersfield. The cafe is known for giving customers that much needed caffeine boost with their popular espresso drinks. They even sell some spiked coffee drinks to make a boring day a little more exciting, with cups of Irish or Mexican coffee. Most people take their coffee to-go as the cage opens its doors at 6am on the nose, making it a perfect choice for early risers. By Gwen Starkman