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Kohnen's Country Bakery

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$$ - $$$
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125 W Tehachapi Blvd, Suite D, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1659
+1 661-822-3350
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped while driving through town to explore this bakery and found a number of baked goods that I enjoyed while living in Austria as a young man. There are sweet rolls, loaves of bread, sandwiches, and other baked goods from which to choose.

Thank DavidUmstot
Management response:

Glad that we could bring back happy memories! Thanks so much for the review. Hope to see you back here for more of those sweet rolls. Best, Thomas & Colleen K., Owner More 

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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped this morning because I was working in Tehachapi today. An amazing selection. I would have ordered one of everything but, being gluten sensitive, that would have been complete overload and although I would have enjoyed every bite I would pay for it later. Even so, I could not resist a butter croissant and a coffee. If you like artisan... More 

Thank A2423LMmaryh
Management response:

Thanks so much for the review! Sorry that you couldn't have more, but we're glad that you loved everything you tried. Hope to have you back again soon! Best, Thomas & Colleen K., Owner More 

Bear Valley Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a wonderful place! Everything is delicious but don't leave without a lemon square, zucchini bread and a great sandwich!! The staff is all friendly and helpful. Now they have turned the empty space next door to them into a wonderful, homey spot to munch and visit.

Thank Nancy23441
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pastries are killer delicious and the ambiance is completely charming. Service is fast friendly and wonderful. My 5 year old daughter loves whenever we go for a special treat here Highly recommend!!

Thank John L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I had a conversation with a stranger at a San Luis Obispo farmers market about bread and she said to try Kohnen's. A couple months later we happened to be going through Tehachapi so we stopped. We had take out sandwiches and they were good, and huge. For us the real treat was the fresh bread. They have some great... More 

Thank Di B
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is the BEST German bakery I've ever been to! Their chocolate eclairs & cream puffs are AMAZING! Get a pepperoni pizza bread to go, you'll have lunch for days. Why can't Los Angeles have a similar bakery?

Thank Hairup
Fresno, California, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This place has phenomenal sandwiches and soup. They have a great bakery for bread too. They make bakery items, but their bread is what makes the sandwiches so good, and enhances the soup too. They also sell custom made aprons and other items. They have a big open space so you can bring a crowd, or just go by yourself... More 

Thank Alisa E
Louisville, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We went exploring to find food with a pet. Our first choice was closed on Tuesdays. We were thrilled to find this great bakery. Great sandwiches and amazing deserts. The chocolate eclair was a definite winner. Staff was friendly and welcoming. Limited parking available on the side. Would absolutely stop by again!

Thank Zcanana
Clearlake Oaks, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

We were in Tehachapi for a memorial service and went there both mornings. Second morning we had over 20 family members. It was a great experience. Their pastries were very yummy and the staff were helpful and quick with our orders We brought home cookies and a loaf if bread that they sliced for us. This is bakery but they... More 

Thank Wilma D
Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

There is a small patio out front (maybe 8 tables total). Some shade and pet friendly. Even a water bowl for the pup. Great staff and service. A must visit if you're in Tehachapi.

Thank Larry R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Soups, German, Cafe
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 125 W Tehachapi Blvd, Suite D, Tehachapi, CA 93561-1659
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Tehachapi
  • Phone Number: +1 661-822-3350
Kohnen's Country Bakery, located in historic downtown Tehachapi, California, is a delightful contemporary German bakery designed with Old World Charm. Honoring his German food traditions, baker Thomas Kohnen makes every batch from scratch - including some 20 varieties of artisan breads dense with whole grains, full flavors, and crisp crusts. Kohnen's offers fresh bread baked daily, including crusty rye, basil-barley garden, six-grain, sun dried tomato, delicate cinnamon raisin, and even pizza bread, not to mention pretzels, boiled-then-baked bagels, and Brotchen - traditional, crusty German breakfast rolls. We also offer refreshing German beer and freshly brewed iced tea. Desserts are gorgeous and irresistible, too. A few temptations are cinnamon crisps, apricot-walnut kolaches, and espresso chocolate chip cookies. The cafe also serves fresh-made soups and made-to-order sandwiches using Kohnen's breads for take-out, dining inside, or on the patio.

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