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“Downtown Bakersfield Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of 24th Street Cafe

24th Street Cafe
1415 24th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301-4023
661-323-8801
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Ranked #4 of 650 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Downtown Bakersfield Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Aloha Everyone, if you're from or familiar with California, then you'll know that Bakersfield Is often the butt of jokes on late night talk shows and/or cavalierly dismissed as some kind of redneck backwoods by the LA glitterati in the movies and interviews. What do they know? Sure, Bakersfield isn't the center of the universe, but it doesn't pretend to be. It, maybe surprisingly, has a few great treasures of its own worth stopping for. One of them is the 24th Street Cafe. It's been around for many years, and regrettably as a former Bakersfield-ian, I had never gone before. However, I had occasion to have breakfast there this morning and it was simply excellent. I had their signature pan-fried trout and eggs with fried green tomatoes and hash browns. Everything was awesome. I'm kind of a breakfast snob, so I tend to judge this meal rather stringently. The soft-scrambled eggs were perfect (many places simply cannot get it right), the trout and green tomatoes were crispy and hot; I mean hot, not warm. Hot. The hash browns were that perfect combination of crunchy outside with hot shredded insides. Then I hit 'em with the ketchup/catsup (either way). In-freaking-credib-ly good. Sourdough toast that actually was sour, not some lame excuse for sourdough. Pre-buttered generously, which I love! Hot coffee refills constantly. Attentive, but not pushy service. They have an interesting and slightly eclectic breakfast menu comprised of iconic, traditional offerings and some seafood/ Mexican/Cajun twists. Bottom line: serious tummy-gasms at a reasonable price. If you're local and you haven't been, shame on you. Yes, I'm a hypocrite, but I'm comfortable acknowledging it. If you're not local and just cruising through the Valley, do yourself a favor and swing in; easy off, easy on and less than 10 minutes from the 99 freeway. You gotta go. Aloha, Fritz

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Port Townsend, Washington
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7 restaurant reviews
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“Yum!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our first time in Bakersfield and our hotel did not include Breakfast, so we consulted TA. This is a diner so not fancy but the menu had a lot of options. Only had to wait 5 minutes, on a Friday morning about 10:00a. A fresh sheet included grilled asparagus omelette, which I chose, with (what I call) home fries. Generous portions but a little on the bland side. Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper on the table fixed that. Husband ordered huevos rancheros, equally good. We're from Washington so weren't sure how much water we'd get with our meal (that's all we drink with meals) but the server was attentive and generous. Definitely will return. P.S. next door to a carwash if that's on your "to do" list

  • Visited April 2015
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rocky Mountains Usa
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“Excellent breakfast all the around - food, service & atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We enjoyed the food. It tasted homemade, served hot and quickly by the efficient and friendly staff. It was a most enjoyable meal.

Visited March 2015
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“Brunch and Friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

You Will find very good quality food! Vast varierity of dishes, good for Breakfast and EXCELENT for Brunch*
They really effort to give you a good Service, so you can pick this place confident of having a good meal and share with friends :)

Visited March 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place has been around a very long time. Everything is great! My favorite lately has been the crepes. I highly recommend this place to everyone!

Visited March 2015
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