Bakersfield's 4 best cafes (that won't break the bank)

Bakersfield's 4 best cafes (that won't break the bank)
Photo: By the Way Cafe/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 03, 2019.

Wondering where to find the best cafes near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable cafes in Bakersfield, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. By the Way Cafe

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Topping the list is By the Way Cafe. Located at 5700 Gasoline Alley Drive, the cafe is the highest-rated cheap cafe in Bakersfield, boasting 4.5 stars out of 56 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Kimberly V. wrote, "This place is a hidden gem for sure! It's located in the Toyota service center in the auto mall. It's easy to forget that you're in a busy service center, because the restaurant is so cute and quiet."

2. Angel Food Donuts

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Next up is Angel Food Donuts, situated at 6515 Panama Lane, Suite 105. With 4.5 stars out of 53 reviews on Yelp, the bakery and cafe, which offers doughnuts and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option. 

Yelper Jimsy V. wrote, "They have a huge variety of doughnuts and other pastries. The staff greeted me with a wonderful smile."

3. Sugar Twist Bakery & Cafe

Photo: Sugar Twist Bakery & Cafe/Yelp

Crystal Ranch's Sugar Twist Bakery & Cafe, located at 5511 Calloway Drive, Suite 100, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive cafe, bakery and breakfast and brunch spot four stars out of 93 reviews. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about the cafe.

"At Sugar Twist Bakery, we're all about bringing people together," it writes on Yelp in the section about specialties. "It started in 2003, when three siblings opened our doors with the dream of bringing their community delicious creations and a place to enjoy them. More than 10 years later, we've got two locations in our beloved city and more ways than ever to celebrate life with something sweet."

4. Stay Fit Meals

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Stay Fit Meals, a cafe and fast food and vegetarian spot, is another inexpensive go-to, with four stars out of 27 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3550 Stine Road to see for yourself. 

We found this about its signature items: "Here at Stay Fit, we specialize in meal preps and making your every day delicious foods into healthy pre-portioned meals," it notes on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "We also serve sugar-free protein sweets, such as protein doughnuts, protein brownies and protein cookies."

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